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NewerTech miniStack v2.5

1.5TB FireWire® 400/USB
2.0 Storage Solution

Mac / PC / FireWire 400 / USB 2.0 & 1.1
  • Mac
  • PC
  • FireWire 400
  • USB
BIG Performance From A Space-Saving Design!
  • Oxford 934 - High performance FireWire 400 and USB 2.0
  • Compact 6.5″ x 6.5″ x 1.5″ size
  • Plug and Play ready with ANY Mac! FireWire 400 and USB2.0
    connecting cables included.
  • Three Firewire 400 ports (1 uplink + 2 additional)
  • Four USB 2.0 ports (1 uplink + 3 additional)
  • Intelligent thermal monitoring activates fan only when needed
    to reduce power consumption and minimize noise output
  • Auto-Power up/down automatically with computer
  • Massive passive heat sink to radiate heat away from HD
  • Fully bootable via USB or FireWire
  • External AutoSwitching 100~240v 50/60Hz UL Listed power adapter - 2 Amp
    power supply gives you less stress and clean ample power!
    (UL, CUL, CE, TUV approved)
  • Whisper Quiet Operation
  • Kensington® Security Slot designed to allow
    the miniStack to be anchored to a desk
From desktops to notebooks, miniStack v2.5 is the perfect companion for ANY Mac® or PC!
Expand your storage capacity and port flexibility while decreasing your desk /cord clutter. The NewerTech miniStack v2.5 is the perfect external drive and powered hub companion for ANY computer.
Small Footprint, Big Performance
Housed within the miniStack v2.5's compact, sleek, state-of-the-art enclosure is a high performance 3.5″ Serial ATA (SATA) drive. Now you can have all the storage space you need for music & video files, graphics & photos, and document backup. Plus, with three FireWire 400 ports (1 uplink + 2 additional) and four USB 2.0 ports (1 uplink + 3 additional), you can now connect devices including scanners, printers, memory card readers, digital cameras, and iPods® - all at once!
Portable and Versatile
This terrific storage/connectivity solution is so versatile, it works with all Macintosh® computers and laptops, as well as virtually any Windows® or Linux®-based system with USB or FireWire. The easy-to-use miniStack v2.5 also perfect for booting your OS on any system with FireWire 400 or USB 2.0 boot-support.
A miniStack Solution For Every Need
Whether you're a techie and want to add your own hard drive to one of our 0GB Kits or want the convenience of a pre-configured solution that comes complete with a leading hard drive utility/performance & backup software bundle, NewerTech has a miniStack v2.5 solution for your specific need.
Speedtools
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 »

Includes

Newertech miniStack includes
  1. Smart fan exhaust port
  2. Kensington® Security Slot designed to allow the miniStack to be anchored to a desk
  3. Smart power switch - Turn off miniStack manually, or leave on and it will power up and down in tandem with the computer
  4. Power receptacle
  5. Three USB 2.0/1.1 'A' ports (2 rear, 1 side)
  6. One USB 2.0 Uplink 'B' port (rear)
  7. Three FireWire 400 (1394a) 6 pin ports (2 rear, 1 side)
  8. 12″ High quality double shielded FireWire 400 connecting cable (6-6 Pin cable)
  9. 12″ High quality double shielded USB 2.0/1.1 connecting cable (A-B)
  10. External AutoSwitching 100~240v 50/60Hz UL Listed power adapter - 2 Amp power supply
    gives you less stress and clean ample power! (UL, CUL, CE, TUV approved)
  11. 12″ FireWire 800-400 interconnecting cable (9-6 pin cable)
    • Over 1.5GB of Freeware/Shareware/Public domain software installed
    • Color product manual
    • Utility Software Bundle

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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 934

Standard Mechanism

  • 1.5TB* Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB**

  • *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.

Drive Rotation Speed

  • 7200RPM

Drive Cache Size

  • 32MB

Case Material

  • High quality aluminum colored plastic

Features

  • 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 logoKensington Security Slot designed to allow the NewerTech miniStack v2.5 to be anchored to a desk

Interface/Ports

  • FireWire 400 (1394A) 3 ports (6pin)
  • USB 2.0 high speed (USB1.1) 4 ports (4pin)
    • 1 port upstream (B Type)
    • 3 ports downstream (A Type)

Data Transfer

  • FireWire 400 - 400Mbps (or 50MB/sec)
  • USB 2.0 - 480Mbps (or 60MB/sec)
  • USB 1.1 up to 12Mbps (1.5MB/s)

Port/Interface Bootability

Macintosh System Requirements

  • Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, Mac OS X 10.0.x or later including ‘Lion’ 10.7.x and an available USB 1.1 or FireWire 400 port.

Windows System Requirements

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

Power Supply

  • External AutoSwitching UL Listed power adapter - 2 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 +5/2A , +12V/2A

Format

Software Included

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)

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 3 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 3 Year Solution warranty

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

Manufacturer provided specifications for Newer Technology p/n MS2SF7S15T32

Software

Prosoft Macworld 4.5 miceProsoft
Prosoft Engineering® Data Backup 3 for 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

Reviews

Benchmarks

Click any of the benchmarks below to view the results.
1. The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity
varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less).
2. 1MB per 2.4 megapixel JPEG photo - low resolution
3. DVD Quality Digital Video at a 2.597GB/hour data rate
4. 2.85MB per MP3 song
NewerTech 1.5TB miniStack v2.5 Mfr P/N: MS2SF7S15T32 OWC SKU: NWTMS2SF7S15T32 FireWire® 400/USB 2.0 Storage Solution 3 Year Warranty
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