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NewerTech miniStack v3

2.0TB "Quad Interface" Powered
Hub External Storage Solution

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!
  • 2.0TB of bootable, performance disk capacity
  • 64MB data cache
  • 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 - 3 Amp
    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 and minimize noise output
  • Whisper Quiet Operation
  • Kensington® Security Slot designed to allow
    the miniStack to be anchored to a desk
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 on 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.
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. 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)
    • Over 1.5GB of Freeware/Shareware/Public domain software installed
    • miniStack V3 Manual
    • Utility Software Bundle
  13. OWC 3 Year Solution Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
  14. Complimentary Level 1 Data Recovery

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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

Standard Mechanism

    2.0TB Western Digital Caviar Black Specifications:

    Specifications

    Form Factor
    3.5″ HDD
    Interface
    SATA 3 Gb/s
    Capacity1
    2.0TB
    Formatted Capacity2
    1862GiB
    Rotational Speed
    5400-7200 RPM Variable Speed
    Cache / Data Buffer
    64MB
    Manufacturer Model Number
    WD20EARS
    Format

    Physical

    Height (max)
    26.1mm (1.028″)
    Width (max)
    101.6mm (4.00″)
    Length (max)
    147mm (5.787″)
    Weight (typical)
    0.73kg (1.61 lbs.)
    Guaranteed Sectors
    3,907,029,168

    Reliability3

    Contact Start-Stops
    50,000 minimum
    Warranty
    3 Year Western Digital Warranty

    Performance

    Transfer Rate (Max)
    3 Gb/s
    Average Latency
    5.60ms

    Power

    Read Power
    6.0 Watts
    Write Power
    6.0 Watts
    Idle Mode
    3.7 Watts
    Standby Mode
    0.80 Watts
    Sleep Mode
    0.80 Watts

    Environmental (Operating)

    Shock
    30 G max at 2ms
    Vibration
    20-300 Hz, 0.75 G (0 to peak)
    Altitude
    -1,000 feet to 10,000 feet

    Environmental (Non-Operating)

    Shock
    300 G max at 1ms
    Vibration
    20-500 Hz, 4.0G (0 to peak)
    Altitude
    -1,000 feet to 40,000 feet

    Acoustics

    Idle (Typical)
    2.4 bels
    Seek (Typical)
    2.9 bels
    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 rates.
  • 2.0TB* Western Digital Caviar® Green**

  • *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

  • 5400-7200RPM Variable with Intellipower, a finely-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate, and caching algorithms designed to deliver both significant power savings and solid performance.

Drive Cache Size

  • 64MB

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

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)

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 3 Year Solution 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 warranty period, for complete peace of mind ownership confidence.

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 MS3S7W20TB32

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

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 2.0TB miniStack v3 Mfr P/N: MS3S7W20TB32 OWC SKU: NWTMS3S7W20TB32 "Quad Interface" Powered Hub External Storage Solution 3 Year Warranty
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