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960GB NewerTech miniStack SSD Storage Solution with FW800 / FW400 / USB 3.0 / eSATA . Cables, Prosoft Data Backup & Intech HD Speedtools included. 3 Year NewerTech Limited Warranty. (MSQSSD960) Same Day $799.99
OWC Discounted Price: $697.99
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NewerTech miniStack

960GB SSD
Multi-Interface Storage Solution

Mac / PC / USB 3.0 & 2.0 / FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 Backwards Compatible) / eSATA
  • Mac
  • PC
  • eSATA
  • FireWire 800/400
  • USB 3.0
Features
  • Ideal for storing or backing up large music, photo, and video libraries.
  • FireWire 800/400, USB 3.0, eSATA* with data transfer speeds
    up to 300MB/s.
  • High quality FireWire 800 & USB 3.0 (Standard-B to Standard-A) USB 2.0 backwards compatible cables included.
  • MagLev fan offers frictionless, whisper-quiet operation.
  • Integrated Kensington Security Slot for theft prevention.
Multi-Interface external drive offers the perfect complement to your Mac mini.
The Newer Technology miniStack is the perfect external storage and backup solution designed specifically to complement the look and feel of the latest Mac lineup. With a footprint identical to the Mac mini (2010 or later), the two stack and fit together for seamless desktop integration. It also looks great when paired with the iMac, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, and aluminum or black finished PCs.

The miniStack can handle up to 4TB of storage and features a multi-interface that allows you to choose the way you connect to your computer-via FireWire 800/400, USB 3.0, or eSATA - with data transfer speeds up to 300MB/s.The large storage capacity up to 4.0TB and multi-interface options make the miniStack ideal for storing or backing up large music, photo, and video libraries.

Includes the Powerful SpeedTools Utility Suite for Mac
The comprehensive Mac utility used by professionals for accurate Mac diagnosis and maintenance. Click the SOFTWARE tab below to learn more »

Features

  • Durable aluminum body is designed to match the finish of the current Mac line
  • Multi-Interface:
    • FireWire 800/400 (100MB/s / 50MB/s)
    • USB 3.0 (300MB/s / 60MB/s)
    • eSATA (300MB/s)
  • MagLev fan (same as used in the Mac mini) offers frictionless, whisper-quiet operation
  • Integrated Kensington Security Slot for theft prevention
  • High quality FireWire 800 & USB 3.0 (Standard-B to Standard-A) USB 2.0 backwards compatible cable
  • Identical footprint to 2010 and later Mac mini (measures 1.4 (H) x 7.7 (W) x 7.7 (D) inches)

Includes

  • Newer Technology miniStack external storage solution
  • High-quality double-shielded connecting cables
    • (1) FireWire 800 (9-9 pin)
    • (1) USB 3.0 (Standard-B to Standard-A) USB 2.0 backwards compatible
  • UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching 100 ~ 240v, 50/60Hz input, 12 Volt 2.5 Amp output Power Supply (adapter plugs for International use sold separately). For replacement power supply, click here.
  • miniStack user manual (5.8MB PDF)
  • Pre-installed Backup and Utility software
    • Intech® SpeedTools Utilities™ OEM (For Mac OS 8.6 - X only)
    • Prosoft Engineering® Data Backup for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
    • NovaStor NovaBACKUP® for Windows 2000 or later
  • Over 1.5GB of Freeware/Shareware/Public domain software pre-installed
  • NewerTech 3 Year Solution Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
  • Complimentary 1 Year Level 1 Data Recovery


Note: eSATA and FireWire 400 cables sold separately.

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Product Specifications:

Standard Mechanism

    Full 16 channel Implementation

    Release Candidate (RC) firmware set

    There are two kinds of firmware for SSDs Mass Production (MP) and Release Candidate (RC). Prior to an MP firmware release, there are beta firmware releases and an RC firmware release. Often, the RC is the same as the MP release, however there can be small changes and bug fixes made between the two. OWC has evaluated the RC for the 6Gb/s SandForce 2281 Processor and found it to be stable with no issues reported during our testing. However, as with any evolutionary product, issues may surface as different usages and configurations are employed and it is important to understand that there will be further updates and revisions.

    Since no firmware update is currently offered for the OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD, no update page exists. To see the typical steps involved with a self performed field firmware update, please visit our 3Gb/s product update page at: http://eshop.macsales.com/Customized_Pages/Framework.cfm?page=sf_firmware.html

    It is important to note that the current firmware update tool requires the use of Windows XP/Vista/7. OWC is currently working on a Mac OS based update tool, but we do not have an exact availability date.

    960GB Mercury Electra MAX 3G SSD Specifications:

    Specifications

    Controller
    2x SandForce 2181 Series Processor with 7% Over Provisioning
    NAND
    Tier 1 Asynchronous MLC NAND Flash Memory
    RAID Controller
    Silicon Image SteelVine Sil5923CNU
    Form Factor
    Standard 9.5mm 2.5"
    Interface
    SATA 3Gb/s
    Capacity1
    960GB useable capacity
    Total Flash Memory Components – 1024GB
    64GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
    Formatted Capacity2
    894GiB
    RAID Support
    Qualified for single drive and multiple drive production workstation RAID 0/1/10/0+1 and SPAN usage.
    Backup Drive is highly recommended for RAID 0 implementations.
    (Learn more about RAID)
    SMART Attributes
    Standard5
    Native Command Queuing
    up to 32 commands
    Manufacturer Model Number
    OWCSSDEX3G960
    RoHS Compliant
    Yes
    Format

    Physical

    Height (max)
    9.45mm (0.372″)
    Width (max)
    70.06mm (2.758″)
    Length (max)
    100.12mm (3.941″)
    Weight
    104 grams
    0.231 lbs +/- 3.7 oz

    Reliability3

    Data Reliability
    ECC Recovery: Up to 55 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector
    Security
    Chip Based Data Encryption: 128-bit AES-compliant
    Nonrecoverable Read Errors
    Less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read
    Warranty
    3 Year OWC SSD Limited Warranty
    (Standard return policy applies.)

    Performance

    Sustained
    Reads (up to)
    254MB/s
    Sustained
    Writes (up to)
    250MB/s
    Read Incompressible
    Data Rate (up to)
    252MB/s
    Write Incompressible
    Data Rate (up to)
    223MB/s
    Read Latency
    less than 0.1ms
    Write Latency
    less than 0.1ms

    Environmental (Operating)

    Temperature (°F)
    32°F to 158°F
    Temperature (°C)
    0°C to 70°C

    Environmental (Non-Operating)

    Temperature (°F)
    -67°F to 302°F
    Temperature (°C)
    -55°C to 150°C

    Acoustics

    Idle (Typical)
    0.0 bels
    Seek (Typical)
    0.0 bels

    External Drive Usage

    Supported for use in external enclosures that utilize a power source independent from the interface bus.

    Not supported or recommended for use in external, bus-powered enclosures.
    1. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences. 
    2. In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
    3. Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability.
    4. Specifications provided by SandForce.
    5. Temperature reporting is currently an unsupported feature because due to the operating characteristics of SSDs, it is highly unlikely one would ever exceed an OWC Mercury SSD's stated operating temperature ceiling of 158F/70C. However, we are looking into supporting this feature in the future via a firmware update. Firmware updates can be found here: http://eshop.macsales.com/tech_center/OWC/SSD.
  • 960GB* OWC Mercury Electra™ 3G SSD**

    *1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.

    **OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.

Features

  • Whisper quiet operation

Bridge Chipset

  • JMicron 355 chipset with eSATA, FW800(1394B), and USB 3.0

Interface/Ports

  • (1) USB 3.0 port
  • (1) eSATA port
  • (2) FireWire 800/400 ports

Maximum Data Transfer Rate

  • USB 3.0 (up to 300 MB/sec)
  • eSATA (up to 300MB/sec)
  • FireWire 800/400 (up to 100MB/sec)

Power supply

Material

  • Anodized aluminum and scratch resistant ABS plastic

Form factor

  • Same as all 2010 and 2011 Mac minis

Enclosure dimensions

  • 7.7 in (W) x 7.7 in (D) x 1.4 in (H)
  • 197 mm (W) x 197 mm (D) x 36 mm (H)

Enclosure weight

  • Empty case 1.87 lbs (.85 kg)

Compatibility

  • Compatible with any computer that can support a USB 2.0, USB 3.0, eSATA, FireWire 800 or FireWire 400 connection.
  • Bootable**

Mac System Requirements

  • Mac OS 8.6 or later
  • Support for drives over 2TB requires Mac OS X 10.2 and later.

Windows System Requirements

  • Windows 98SE or later
  • Windows XP 32-bit does not support 3TB and larger drives.
  • Support for drives over 2TB requires Windows XP 64-bit and later.

Linux Requirements

  • Linux OS versions

Software Included

Product Manual

Operating Environment:

Temperature

  • (operating) 5°C - 55°C (41°F - 131°F)
  • (non-operating) -40°C - 65°C (-40°F - 149°F)

Relative Humidity

  • (operating) 8% - 90% RH (Non-condensing)
  • (non-operating) 5% - 95% RH (Non-condensing)

Shock

  • (operating) 65G 2mS
  • (non-operating) 175G 2mS

Vibration

  • (operating) 1.0G (5 - 300Hz)
  • (non-operating) 5.0G (5 - 500Hz)

MTBF

  • More than 300,000 power-on hours

Warranty

3 Year NewerTech Solution Limited Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use - but should the need occur - we're proud to provide a superior level of support and service coverage to our customers. OWC and NewerTech storage solutions come fully backed by an Industry-leading 48-hour turnaround time which includes complimentary Level 1 data recovery for the first year, plus additional data recovery options available throughout the limited warranty period, for complete peace of mind ownership confidence.

View more information about the 3 Year NewerTech Solution Limited Warranty

Note: Do not disassemble or otherwise open your NewerTech solution prior to the conclusion of 3 Year NewerTech Solution Limited Warranty's period. Doing so will void the remainder of the NewerTech limited warranty.



*Native SATA interface speed of the Newer Technology miniStack enclosure is SATA 3Gb/s,
but is compatible with SATA 1.5Gb/s, 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s drives.


**Not bootable over USB 3.0 when used with FileVault encryption or when formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted).
Manufacturer provided specifications for Newer Technology p/n MSQSSD960

Software

Prosoft Macworld 4.5 mice
Prosoft Engineering® Data Backup 3 for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
Backup Made Easy. Data Backup makes it easy to backup to FireWire and USB drives, network drives, CDs and even DVDs. Make schedules so you don't need to 'think' about backing up... It does it for you.
A $59.00 Value! View detailed software info, or click here to purchase softwareseparately from solution
Novastor
NovaStor NovaBACKUP® Solution for Windows®
NovaBACKUP has been helping millions of users recover from data loss and disasters for over 18 years. Feature rich, NovaBACKUP provides a powerful backup solution. Built-in support for hundreds of the most popular storage devices and a step-by-step backup and restore wizard makes NovaBACKUP extremely easy to use. Requires Windows 2000 or later.
A $49.95 Value! View detailed software info
Intech SpeedTools Utilities
Intech® SpeedTools Utilities™
Intech SpeedTools consists of a suite of utilities managed by an application which controls the launching, documentation and version control of each individual component utility, such as Disk Defrag and QuickBack. An easy-to-use installation and removal application is provided to make installation a snap, yet powerful enough to allow you to customize which utility component set you would like to create.
An $89.95 Value! View detailed software info, or click here to purchase software separately from solution
NewerTech 960GB miniStack® Mfr P/N: MSQSSD960 OWC SKU: NWTMSQSSD960 SSD Multi-Interface Storage Solution 3 Year NewerTech Solution Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day only $697.99 Newer Technology MSQSSD960 In Stock, Click to Buy Now
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