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0GB miniStack Classic

USB 2.0 & 1.1 / FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 Backwards Compatible)
  • Mac
  • PC
  • eSATA
  • FireWire 800/400
  • USB 3.0
Classic Style With Cutting-edge Storage and Backup Capabilities. Add more capacity to your 2009 or earlier Mac mini!
The NewerTech miniStack Classic can instantly turn your 2009 or earlier Mac mini into a lean, mean data storage/backup machine. The versatile miniStack features a three port USB 2.0 powered hub for connecting digital devices as well as FireWire 800/400 capabilities. The miniStack classic is perfect for video, audio and photo libraries. It can act as a boot drive as well. That’s quite a bit of bang for your computing buck.
Style (and Room) to Spare
The miniStack Classic was designed to perfectly complement 2009 or earlier Mac minis. It has a durable aluminum finish and a glossy white top that make it easy to stack with your Mac mini without sacrificing any more desktop space. It’s an easy way to improve your workflow without losing elbowroom.
Versatility and Efficiency
The miniStack Classic has plenty of room for extended storage, and makes a great home for your music, photo and video library. What makes the miniStack special is how well it streamlines access to your stored data.

You can choose between USB 2.0/1.1 and FireWire 800/400 to reach data speeds up to 100MB/s. It has a three-port integrated USB hub which helps reduce clutter and makes the miniStack Classic convenient for connecting iPhones, mice, keyboards and other common devices.
High Expectations; Higher Performance
The miniStack Classic offers more than just convenient high-high speed data transfer and storage. It also has several other features sure to improve your workflow. You can add the miniStack Classic to an Airport Extreme wireless network via USB to wirelessly shared files, perform Time Machine backups as well as sharing other devices, such as printers. Not only that, it’s AV rated for high-performance home entertainment systems and sharing content with Apple TV.
Bundle of Joy
The miniStack Classic is ready to improve your workflow and data security as soon as you take it out of the box. It comes pre-loaded with freeware, shareware and public domain software, including InTech Hard Disk SpeedTools Utilities, ProSoft Engineering Data Backup and NovaStor Nova BACKUP. In addition, it comes with an integrated Kensington Security Slot for theft prevention.
Hard Drive Not Included - Needs 3.5" Serial ATA (SATA) Hard Drive
2.5" 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.

Features

  • Durable aluminum-looking finish designed to match the finish of the Mac mini line
  • Interface:
    • FireWire 800 (100MB/s and 50MB/s) (FireWire 400 Backwards Compatible)
    • USB 2.0 (60MB/s)
  • Three port USB 2.0 powered hub for connecting digital devices
  • Super-quiet, fan-less operation
  • Integrated Kensington® Security Slot for theft prevention
  • High-quality, double-shielded connecting cables
    • USB 2.0 (Standard-B to Standard-A)
    • FireWire 800 (9-9 pin)
    • FireWire 800/400 (9-6 pin)
  • Matching footprint to 2009 and earlier Apple® Mac mini

Includes

  • NewerTech miniStack external storage solution
  • High Quality Double Shielded Connecting Cables
    • (1) USB 2.0 (Standard-B to Standard-A)
    • (1) FireWire 800 (9-9 pin)
    • (1) FireWire 800/400 (9-6 pin)
  • Power Adapter: UL listed U.S./International auto switching 100 - 240v, 50 - 60Hz input, 12v 3A output power supply (adapter plugs for International use sold separately). For replacement power supply, click here.
  • miniStack Classic user manual (5.5MB PDF)
  • 1 Year NewerTech Enclosure Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time

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Product Specifications

Drive Type

  • 3.5" SATA* Drives
**NOT COMPATIBLE**
  • Western Digital Green drives
Using a hard drive that's 1.5TB or larger?
If you place a 1.5TB or larger hard drive into a miniStack Classic, any existing data on the drive will not be accessible. The drive will show up as "unformatted," and will need to be reformatted inside the miniStack Classic before the drive can be used.

Conversely, if the drive is formatted in the miniStack Classic, it will show up as "unformatted" if the drive is removed from the miniStack Classic for usage in a computer, different external enclosure, or dock. None of the data will be accessible and the drive will need to be reformatted before it can be used. However, the data on the drive is not erased or damaged unless you reformat it. To access a drive's original data you can place the drive back into the miniStack Classic.


To migrate your data from a miniStack Classic formatted drive for use in another location follow these steps:

  1. Back up the data from the miniStack Classic to another drive
  2. Relocate the drive from the miniStack Classic to the new location
  3. Reformat the drive
  4. Copy/Migrate the data from the backup to the newly reformatted drive
  5. Note: This is not a concern with hard drives 1.0TB and smaller with the miniStack Classic.

Data Buffer

  • Up to 64MB (HDD only)

Hard Drive Speed

  • Up to 7200RPM (HDD only)

Features

  • Super-quiet, fan-less operation

Chipset

  • Oxford 943

Interface/Ports

  • (2) FireWire 800 ports (FireWire 400 Backwards Compatible)
  • (1) USB 2.0 (Standard-B) port
  • (3) integrated USB 2.0/1.1 powered hub ports (standard-A)**

Maximum Data Transfer Rate

  • FireWire 800/400 (up to 100MB/sec)
  • USB 2.0 (up to 60 MB/sec)

Power supply

Material

  • Scratch-resistant ABS plastic body and glossy plastic white top

Form factor

  • Same as all 2005 to 2009 Mac mini including Server

Enclosure dimensions

  • 6.5 in (W) x 6.5 in (D) x 1.58 in (H)
  • 165.10 mm (W) x 165.10 mm (D) x 40.132 mm (H)

Enclosure weight

  • Empty case: 2.3 lbs (1.04 kg)

Compatibility

  • Compatible with any computer that can support USB 2.0, FireWire 800 or FireWire 400 external drive

Linux Requirements

  • Linux version capable of supporting USB or FireWire external storage devices

Mac System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.2 or later
  • USB 2.0: Mac with USB 2.0 interface, either built in or via USB 2.0 expander card
  • FireWire 800: Mac with FireWire 800 interface, either built in or via FireWire 800 expander card
  • FireWire 400: Mac with FireWire 400 interface, either built in or via FireWire 400 expander card

Windows System Requirements

  • Windows 98SE or later
  • Support for drives over 2TB requires Windows XP 64-bit and later
  • USB 2.0: Windows 2000 and later with USB 2.0 interface, either built in or via USB 2.0 expander card
  • FireWire 800: Windows 2000 and later with FireWire 800 interface, either built in or via FireWire 800 expander card
  • FireWire 400: Windows 2000 and later with FireWire 400 interface, either built in or via FireWire 400 expander card

Product Manual

*Native SATA interface speed of the NewerTech miniStack enclosure is SATA 3Gb/s, but is compatible with SATA 1.5Gb/s,
3Gb/s and 6Gb/s drives.
**USB 2.0 power output is 500mA per port. miniStack Classic can charge most devices except iPads, which require 2.1A.

Operating Environment:

Temperature

  • (operating) 5°C - 42°C (41°F - 107°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)

Warranty

1 Year NewerTech Enclosure Limited 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.

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Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.6 / 5 20 out of 20 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Glad They Are Still Available July 11, 2016 Some sort of a hardware problem with another external drive, drive OK, made a new one a necessity. This form factor is getting harder to find so I was glad to find it was still available.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Kingman, AZ Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Great Product, but.... July 5, 2016 It is a great product, only the formatting I'm not really happy with. For some reason if you have a 1.5 TB hard drive or larger it has to be re-formatted for any of the data to be accessible. I have a 3 TB drive and had to basically lose a few items of data in order to for this to work up to the 1.5 TB limit. Under the Using a hard drive that's 1.5 TB or larger? Read Here: https://eshop.macsales.com/item/NewerTech/MSCKIT0GB/

If that was fixed, then a 5 star for sure! Once the formatting work is done. More data can be added up the drive's capacity.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 4/5 Great deal for an old Mac with FireWire April 30, 2016 I would recommend this item to a friend!
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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Tennessee Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works just fine April 22, 2016 I'm a grandma, not a computer geek, but with the miniStack and my son's advice I duplicated everything on my old Mini onto the drive I had removed from my MacBook Pro when I replaced it. The drive doesn't fit right, of course, but it's stable enough since the miniStack doesn't get moved around much. It's just a lightweight plastic case but it looks decent and it does the job. I was afraid the Mini would die soon and I would lose my graphics software so I was glad to have a solution prior to a problem.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Clarksville, TN Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Outstanding product AND service! February 29, 2016 I have a similar unit from YEARS ago and was afraid I wouldn't find another. But of course MacSales made an offer I couldn't refuse....so here it is on my computer desk running like a champ!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Los Angeles Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Good Product February 23, 2016 This product filled a niche, It gave a home to an old hard drive and the USB hub was also needed. My old MAC PRO has stuff plugged in everywhere, but 1 Firewire port was still open and No USB ports were left. So this product filled the spot perfectly.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Vancouver, Canada Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great external drive enclosure February 2, 2016 This enclosure is one of the few that support FireWire connections. Small, easy to mount the drive, and good-looking into the bargain. I also own the same enclosure with a 1TB drive, and really enjoy the ability to chain these together with other firewire drives or USB drives as needed. Delivery was on time, cost was very reasonable, and the operation has been good. I'd recommend this enclosure for anyone needing Firewire storage.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Hamilton, Ont Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Good build, quiet when running January 11, 2016 The placement of my external 2 TB hard drive was simple and the instructions, while not really necessary, were clear. I did not, as a warning note that came with the unit, have to erase my data in order for my Mac Mini 2011, El Capitan OS to recognize the MiniStack HD. Once it was connected to the Mini all was well. Transfer via Firewire 800 cable have gone smoothly. I would have preferred the outer body to be metal as opposed to plastic but that is a minor quibble. Longer ownership will hopefully not change my rating.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Victoria, BC Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 5-6 months
Rating: 5/5 Nice enclosure! June 21, 2015 Good compact hard drive enclosure with powered hub.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Louisville Ky Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great product May 18, 2015 I had a new 1TB hard rive that would not mount in my 2006 iMac. this enclosure was the easiest way to use that hard drive externally. Surprisingly it was just a five minute job installing the hard drive in the enclosure..

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: L.A., CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 OK replacement for older Mini-Stack April 29, 2015 Outstanding product except it does not have the convenient USB/FW ports on the side as the original Mini-Stack.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Greece Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent product April 11, 2015 I bought the case because of the FireWire 800 mostly. I installed a 4gb hdd. And I connected 3 more external hdd's in the usb connectors provided. I have a made a great backup system.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: east texas Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 5-6 months
Rating: 3/5 Plastic vs metal March 23, 2015 Overall this is a good product and seems to function ok. However, the last Mac Mini stack I bought was metal, larger and with a fan. It gets a 5 star rating.

the best I can give this one is 3 stars.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Canada Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Good product, fast shipping! March 18, 2015 Very nice--Firewire 800, USB--great little enclosure, fast, quiet, and looks very good. Fast shipping, too--thanks, OWC, as always!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Works great February 25, 2015 It does everything it is advertised to do. Nice form factor. FW 800 is fast and stable.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Bangkok, Thailand Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great service, highly reliable and a wonderful company to do business with. November 20, 2014 Despite living in Thailand and having to pay high shipping charges, I have, over the last ten years, purchased many items from Other World Computing from memory to hardware and have found their products to be first class and their service to be highly dependable. They are a great company to deal with and I will continue to deal with them whenever I cannot obtain the computer equipment that I want in Thailand.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Switzerland
Rating: 4/5 perfect for streaming November 4, 2014 bought MiniStack enclosure and fitted a WD 2TB Red Drive to use as OS backup and for storing video files on a Mac Mini I use as a media server

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: St. Petersburg, Fl. Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great choice for that backup drive October 28, 2014 I was looking for a inexpensive case for a backup drive,but did not want to sacrifice quality. As usual OWC had the right product. The mini stack classic had the connections I wanted(firewire, USB) and the design made installation easy. Add in the integrated hub and you can`t go wrong.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Oklahoma City, OK Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 4/5 Excellent solution to a problem! September 13, 2014 When my desktop external drive's USB3 interface failed, I thought the problem was with the HD itself. When using a bare drive adapter to pull surviving data from it, I found the HD to be just fine! All it needed was a new enclosure and this one filled the bill. Back in business with back ups!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Alabama Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great product at reasonable price May 2, 2014 I bought two of these for their FireWire 800 support. Thunderbolt is still too expensive. I easily placed a new 3TB drive in one and the original, 1TB, boot drive from my iMac (mid 2012) in the other and daisy chained them up. I'm using the 3TB as my system back-up. They look great and run quiet. The 800 FW works much faster than USB and daisy chaining was flawless. Too bad power supplies aren't internal. They come with quite the assortment of cables included, USB, FW400/800 and FW800. Perfect for my application!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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