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NewerTech miniStack v3

0GB "Quad Interface" Powered
Hub External Enclosure Kit

Mac / PC / eSATA / FireWire 800 / FireWire 400 / USB 2.0 & 1.1
  • Mac
  • PC
  • eSATA
  • FireWire 800/400
  • USB
BIG Performance From A Space-Saving Design!
  • Oxford OXUF924DSb - High performance FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, eSATA to SATA-II with Native Command Queuing (NCQ) for optimum drive performance
  • Compact 6.5″ x 6.5″ x 1.5″ size
  • External AutoSwitching 100~240v 50/60Hz UL Listed power adapter - 3A power supply gives you less stress and clean ample power!
  • Auto-Power up/down automatically with computer
  • Intelligent thermal monitoring activates fan only when needed to reduce power consumption andminimize noise output
  • Whisper Quiet Operation
  • Hard drive utility/performance & backup software bundle included
  • Kensington® Security Slot designed to allow
    the miniStack to be anchored to a desk
Fast, Flexible, and packed with Four Interfaces, the miniStack v3 offers a techno trinity of performance, convenience, and connectivity making it the ultimate single drive storage solution.
FAST:
When you have the need for speed! There are so many high performance speed components in miniStack v3 that you'd be tempted to drag race it. The latest generation Oxford 924 chipset, the fastest drive mechanisms on the market, and an eSATA port all combine to deliver the fastest single drive data transfer rates possible…up to 150 Megabytes per second!
FLEXIBLE:
Easy set-up, portability, and future compatibility With its one eSATA, two FireWire 800, and three USB 2.0 ports PLUS FW800 and USB 2.0 connection cables included, miniStack v3 connects to Mac and PC systems with Plug and Play simplicity. With up to 2.0TB of storage its port flexibility and compact design also make miniStack v3 an ideal portable external hard drive storage solution to move among multiple systems ensuring future system compatibility.
FOUR INTERFACES
For all your data transfer and accessory connection needs Having a "quad interface" in one portable housing makes miniStack v3 ideal for data intensive uses like audio/video editing, digital photography, MP3 libraries, and high-speed backup. Plus, now you can connect multiple desktop digital accessories like scanners, printers, memory card readers, digital cameras, and iPods® - all at once - with miniStack v3's unique, ergonomically enhanced rear and side port configuration.
AWARD-WINNING ORIGINS
A passive radiator heat sink, intelligent thermal monitoring, Whisper Quiet Operation engineering, and a unique, space-saving stackable design are just a few of the features miniStack v3 shares with the award-winning NewerTech miniStack v2 storage solution.
From desktops to notebooks, miniStack is the perfect companion for ANY Mac® or PC!
With its one eSATA, two FireWire 800, and three USB 2.0 ports PLUS FW800/FW400/USB 2.0 connection cables included, miniStack v3 connects to Mac and PC systems with Plug and Play simplicity.
Hard Drive Not Included - Needs 3.5" Serial ATA (SATA) Hard Drive
3.5" sata hard drive
OWC NOTE: This drive enclosure requires a 3.5" Serial ATA (SATA) drive mechanism. Most computers produced since 2006 use Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives. Please make sure that the drive you wish to use with this enclosure is compatible. If you need an enclosure for an ATA/IDE hard drive, click here.

Includes

Newertech miniStack includes
  1. Fan exhaust port
  2. One eSATA port (rear)
  3. Kensington Security Slot
  4. Smart power switch. Turn off miniStack v3 manually, or leave on and it will power up and down in tandem with the computer.
  5. Power receptacle
  6. Three USB 2.0/1.1 'A' ports (2 rear, 1 side)
  7. One USB 2.0 Uplink 'B' port (rear)
  8. Two FireWire 800 (1394b) 9 pin ports (rear)
  9. One FireWire 400 (1394a) 6 pin port (side)
  10. 36″ FireWire 800 connecting cable (9-9 pin cable)
  11. 36″ USB 2.0/1.1 connecting cable (A-B)
  12. External AutoSwitching 100~240v 50/60Hz UL Listed power adapter - 3 Amp power supply
    gives you less stress and clean ample power! (UL, CUL, CE, TUV approved)
  13. OWC 1 Year Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
Assembly Instructions:
Click here to download (PDF, 1.4MB)

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Product Specifications:

Drive Type

  • 3.5″ SATA 1.5/3.0GB 5400 to 7200RPM Note: 10K RPM drives not supported.

Bridge Chipset

  • Oxford OXUF924DSb - High performance FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, eSATA to SATA-II with Native Command Queuing (NCQ) for optimum drive performance

Case Material

  • High quality aluminum colored plastic

Features

  • Auto-switching for fastest hard disk mode
  • Smart interactive cooling system with thermal probe automatically regulating fan speed
  • Massive passive heat sink to radiate heat away from hard drive
  • Smart power switch - NewerTech miniStack v3 will power up and down in tandem with your computer
  • Kensington Security Slot designed to allow the NewerTech miniStack v3 to be anchored to a desk

Interface/Ports

  • One eSATA port (rear)
  • Two FireWire 800 (1394b) 9 pin port (rear)
  • One FireWire 400 (1394a) 6 pin port (side)
  • Three USB 2.0/1.1 'A' ports (2 rear, 1 side)
  • One USB 2.0 Uplink 'B' port (rear)

Data Transfer

  • eSATA - 1.5Gbit/s (or 150MB/sec)
  • FireWire 800 - 800Mbps (or 100MB/sec)
  • FireWire 400 - 400Mbps (or 50MB/sec)
  • USB 2.0 - 480Mbps (or 60MB/sec)

Port/Interface Bootability

    Can I use this solution as an external startup drive?
  • eSATA: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
  • FireWire 800: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
  • FireWire 400: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
  • USB 2.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info

Macintosh System Requirements

  • Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, Mac OS X 10.0.x or later and an available USB 1.1 or FireWire 400 port.
  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later. Including ‘Lion’ 10.7.x and an available USB 2.0/1.1, FireWire 800/400 port, or eSATA port.
  • Time Machine® Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later.

Windows System Requirements

  • Windows 98SE or later and an available FireWire 400 or USB 2.0/1.1 port.
  • Windows 2000 or later and an available USB 2.0/1.1, FireWire 800/400, or eSATA port.

Linux Requirements

  • Linux compatible via supported USB and FireWire interfaces.

Power Supply

  • External AutoSwitching 100~240v 50/60Hz UL Listed power adapter - 3 Amp power supply gives you less stress and clean ample power! (UL, CUL, CE, TUV approved)
    - Input: AC 100~240V, 1.2A, 50-60Hz
    - Output: DC +5/3A , +12V/3A

Enclosure Size & Weight

  • 6.5″(D) x 6.5″(W) x 1.5″(H)
  • 165.1mm x 165.1mm x 38.1mm
  • Approximately 2.6lbs (1.8kg) (bare enclosure only)

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

  • 65G 2mS; (non-operating) 175G 2mS

Vibration

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

MTBF

  • More than 500,000 power-on hours

Warranty

NewerTech 1 Year Solution Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use, but should the need occur - NewerTech is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. NewerTech's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. NewerTech solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.

View more information about the NewerTech 1 Year Solution warranty

Manufacturer provided specifications for Newer Technology p/n FWU2ESMSV3 UPC#: 853404001483

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.2 / 5 4 out of 4 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer Top 50 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Philippines Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 4/5 Flexible enclosure February 4, 2016 Bought this to match with a Mac mini. Fits nicely underneath.

Works fine. The fan is not so common so when its time to replace it, might be an issue. I like enclosures where the power supplies are not built in, makes replacing it much easier.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Reviewer: JayT Location: USA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 3/5 Nice, But Fan Disappoints September 8, 2011 After three years of almost daily use the fan was making an annoying whine so I had to replace it ($5.50 from OWC).

If stacking with the Mac Mini was not an issue I'd go with the Mercury Elite AL Pro, it has the four interfaces (but no hubs) and no fan.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: olileton Location: Belgium Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Very nice product ! September 2, 2011 Very nice product and services !

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: gimparoo Location: Austin, TX Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 5-6 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent feature, multiple speed ports/hub ability August 20, 2011 This has been an excellent product. I am buying this one, due to the first one I bought is such a great unit. If I need another enclosure, I will buy another miniStack... any day, before I buy anything else. I would love to see this product in dual drive configurations, but in having a built in hub, this works great in multiple units stacked and working together. I wish I had bought my first one from OWC, their price is so much better than from where I bought the first one, and the shipping is cheaper. I recommend this product to anyone needing an enclosure with multiple port speeds, so much more I could say.

MC

I would recommend this item to a friend!

NewerTech 0GB miniStack v3 Mfr P/N: FWU2ESMSV3 OWC SKU: NWTFWU2ESMSV3 "Quad Interface" Powered Hub External Enclosure Kit 1 Year Newer Technology Limited Warranty
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