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NewerTech miniStack

1.0TB 7200RPM
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 6TB 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 6.0TB and multi-interface options make the miniStack ideal for storing or backing up large music, photo, and video libraries.

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 »

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.
  • Assembly Manual & User Guide (1.1 MB 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


Note: eSATA and FireWire 400 cables sold separately.

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Product Specifications:

Standard Mechanism

    1.0TB Toshiba / HGST Deskstar 7K1000.D Specifications:

    Specifications

    Form Factor
    3.5″ HDD
    Interface
    SATA 6.0Gb/s
    Capacity1
    1.0TB
    Formatted Capacity2
    931GiB
    Rotational Speed
    7,200 RPM
    Cache / Data Buffer
    32MB
    Manufacturer Model Number
    HDS721010DLE630
    Format

    Physical

    Height (max)
    26.1mm (1.027″)
    Width (max)
    101.6mm (4.0″)
    Length (max)
    147mm (5.787″)
    Weight (typical)
    450g (0.992 lbs.)
    Bytes per Sector
    512
    Areal Density
    569Gb/in2

    Reliability3

    Contact Start-Stops
    300,000
    Nonrecoverable Read Errors
    1 per 1014 bits read
    Warranty
    2 Year Warranty

    Performance

    Transfer Rate (Max)
    3.0Gb/s

    Power

    Maximum Start Current, DC
    2.0 Amps
    Idle Mode
    3.7 Watts

    Environmental (Operating)

    Shock
    70 G max at 2ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    32°F to 107°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    0°C to 42°C
    Vibration
    0.67 G (5 to 500 Hz)
    Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
    8% to 90%
    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 3,048 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000+ ft)

    Environmental (Non-Operating)

    Shock
    350 G max at 1ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    -40°F to 158°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    -40°C to 70°C
    Vibration
    1.04 G (5 to 500 Hz)
    Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
    5% to 95%
    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)

    Acoustics

    Idle (Typical)
    2.5 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.
  • 1.0TB* Toshiba/HGST Deskstar™ 7K1000.D Hard Disk Drive**

  • *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

  • 7200 RPM

Drive Cache Size

  • 32 Megabytes

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

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)

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 MSQ7S10TB32 UPC#: 811643012349

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

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.5 / 5 46 out of 52 (88%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Verified Buyer Top 100 Contributor
Reviewer: GaryH Location: Bedford Tx Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent Storage April 5, 2016 Needed to create several clones of existing iMacs. Just add whatever storage size you require and use Cloning software to make bootable backups. The Firewire 800 ports are great of the older macs, the usb 3 perfect for the newer Macs. Fan is very quiet , units fit nicely and match the quality finish of the macs. Have used the stacks for many years, never any problem.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Baltimore,MD Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent Product April 4, 2016 I Love Everything About This Product. Looking Forward To 4.0 NewerTech

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Southern CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great for external drives March 10, 2016 I really like these drive enclosures! They run quiet, cool, and are mechanically stable. I stack three of them to house multiple external backup drives for my Mac Mini. They are the same size and shape as the mini and could be stacked with it or used with any computer. I was using common commercial drives that come in a housing for this purpose. But I had them on a rack next to the computer table and it was hard to keep them setting upright. I knocked over two of them while they were running and it killed the drive. The miniStack is very stable and also, like the mini, have a fan. As backup and time capsule drives they don't get hot much anyway but it's nice to have cooling when you need it. The only caution is an issue I had with one of the drives I transferred to the miniStack from a common commercial backup enclosure that was the same brand as the disk (package deal). Initially it wasn't recognized by the miniStack. I called support and they thought some of the commercial backup packages may have some propriatery interface with the disk that wasn't recognized by the miniStack. I had to reformat the drive to get it to work in the miniStack. This wasn't a problem for me since had two backups and was able to clone back the drive contents after reformatting. If you use new raw disks you shouldn't have any problem.

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 3/5 Nice looking drive, but noisy March 1, 2016 This seems like a well-built product, and performance is good. The fan is a bit loud, though, which is a bit of a drag since I'm using this in an audio recording studio.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Ontario, Canada Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Good Looking But Noisy January 9, 2016 I bought the miniStack to match my 2012 Mac Mini, and while it looks great, the fan makes quite a bit of noise. Before adding this to my system, it was dead silent, but now I hear a constant whirring from the miniStack fan. It's not annoying enough for me to ask for an exchange, but anyone who wants to use this in a quiet environment should be aware of the sound you will hear coming from it.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Erie, PA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 miniStack for MacMini November 29, 2015 Easy setup for installing the hard drive; in my case it was 3GB 3.5" drive for a backup and storage. Nice to stack on top and relieves any clutter with other devices. Although the MacMini we have is USB2 the USB 3 (high speed does show up in Apple System Profiler). The wife does notice the fan noise at first did not know where it was coming from; I showed her the miniStack. That would be the only con. For me its not a problem I have two hearing aids so I am lucky to hear anything.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Ohio Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 4/5 Matches Mac Mini - Does a good job. November 22, 2015 This product performs as advertised. Did have a problem with it during the warranty period but OWC responded, I sent it in and it was repaired and returned to me promptly. It was good to know that they stand behind and service their products as advertised.

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Easy, affordable way to get Firewire backup October 2, 2015 No complaints about this drive. It works nicely for me in the background as a Time Machine backup. Very good price point for an attractive Firewire solution.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: NZ Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 elegant, simple, effective - what else is there? September 20, 2015 A perfect companion to my iMac and my Synology server for Time Machine backups etc. Appreciate the ease of installing a new drive and having all the cables needed for the interfaces. Wonderful to have cables included as needs change over time and this device will be a part of my system for years.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: NC Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Just Fine. September 15, 2015 What I needed.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Green Lane, PA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Massive Storage Great Price September 5, 2015 This is a massive amount of storage capacity for such a great price! I'm not sold on using just cloud storage for my photos. I'm the family archivist and I'm an amatuer photographer, so my photos mean the world to me. I now have a place where I can store my photos fast and easily on a local drive and not worry about losing them. I even have a backup drive just for my data that I can't fit on my MacBookPro. I love the look and the quality. This is a great choice for someone that really cares about the data they store. It's a quiet drive too, and the light lets you know it's on. I'm impressive with these external drive/storage devices. It takes just a couple minutes to set it up. So fast and easy!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Green Lane, PA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great Backup and Storage Device September 5, 2015 I'm thrilled with this device. I had bought one for my husband a year or so ago, and when I was faced with not enough storage on my macbookpro, I decided to move my files (mostly photos) onto the drive. I now have two, one for storage and one for backup. I love it because it is easy to setup - plug and use! I also love the way it looks next to my macbookpro, it's cool and works great. Quiet too.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Columbia, Missouri Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 I really like my NewerTeck miniStack August 31, 2015 I'm using this device to serve as my Time Machine backup. The set up was well, nonexistent. I just plugged it in, connected it to my iMac, And started Time Machine; Done!

It is working perfectly and I am completely satisfied with this product. I especially like the looks. It sits under my screen on the iMac pad and as a very Applie look.

Would highly recommend this product.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Portland, OR Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 So far, a good solid external Hard Drive June 25, 2015 Pros - Firewire 800/USB 3.0 - Quiet Operation - Attractive Casing - Reliable - Preinstalled software can be easily removed and doesn't cause problems

Cons - Expensive compared to other external HDD's - Larger footprint compared to other external casings - Quiet but not silent operation - Very bright LED power light

This external hard drive is definitely more expensive than other comparable brands; however, two things tipped the scale for me to pony up the extra money; 1. My early-2009 iMac doesn't have USB 3.0, just slow 2.0. With this HDD I can connect via FW800 which give me almost twice the access speed of USB 2.0. 2. I had a really bad experience with an external Seagate drive a couple years back where the power management firmware built into the external case would constantly drop the HDD connection to my computer. I eventually had to pull out the HDD and place it into a generic casing. I haven't had any performance issues with this HDD and the preinstalled software is easy to delete.

It is needlessly large, but is one of the more attractive HDD casings I've ever seen and complements my iMac perfectly. People's comments that the LED power light is bright is spot on. I turn the HDD 90 degrees away from me. Also, the HDD is quiet, but not silent. Any sort of ambient noise such as road noise, music, etc... easily drowns out the fan noise. But if you are in a quiet office with no background noise, you will hear the fan.

Overall, very satisfied and feel it was worth the extra money.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Livonia, MI Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Like it so far! May 15, 2015 I've had much better luck with FireWire than USB when it comes to connecting big drives, and the NewerTech miniStack FireWire connection has been no exception -- it has worked reliably over FireWire so far (about a month). Many reviews mention fan noise, and while it's slightly louder than the Mac Mini, I find it barely audible. Drive installation was not elegant, but it was easy. Inclusion of a FireWire800 cable is nice (I would prefer a bit shorter, but it is not inappropriately long). This is in the middle of a FireWire chain that ends in a FireWire400 device and everything works well.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Orange County, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great match for the mini May 11, 2015 Easy to open and install my own hard drive, quiet, and the fit and finish match the Mini perfectly.

If I could make some changes, I'd add one front-facing USB 3.0 port -- or, if not front-facing for aesthetic reasons, side-facing, as it's not easy to access the back of the unit. Wouldn't mind if they made a version equipped with Thunderbolt, but that would likely drive the price up too much.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Des Moines, IA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Works great, quiet, no major issues May 1, 2015 I have a miniStack with quad interface. I put a 750 GB hard drive in it to use with Time Machine. No problems. After 2 years of use I am replacing the hard drive and increasing capacity.

I also have a miniStack Max with blu-ray and card reader and a 2TB drive which I use to back up with SuperDuper. Works great too. The only design feature I would improve is that the card reader design does not have enough "grab space" to easily remove the memory card. You can do it, you just have to carefully grab the card when removing.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Denver, Colorado Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 A great, good looking addition to my iMac April 21, 2015 So far, so good. Great connectivity and speed.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Dubai, UAE Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 1/5 Did not work with Mac Mini April 2, 2015 I think this may already be a known issue but when I bought this enclosure for my mac mini, it was designed to nicely sit below my mac mini and be its extra drive. Instead, it stopped my bluetooth apple mouse and keyboard to work (basically gave interference). Somehow the new USB 3.0 caused some kind of interference which is kind of a massive design flaw.

I now use this drive for another purpose but if I wasn't living overseas, I would have returned it instantly.

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Response from MacSales.com, Technical Support April 2, 2015 The 2012 Mac mini is a great machine, but we have found one small issue with it. Some units may not have proper shielding applied internally on the Bluetooth module and thus can experience interference from USB 3.0 drives. This situation appears to be due to the specific placement of shielding which can vary from unit to unit. As a result, some mini users may experience diminished and/or up to total loss of Bluetooth use even at very short range. The OWC Bluetooth Shielding Kit is a simple, DIY solution that substantially improves Bluetooth range. It comes complete with all tools, instructions, and a special EMI shielding foil with non-conductive adhesive. After installing this kit, you should experience improved functional Bluetooth range up to 20 feet. http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/DIYIMM12BTS/ For full details about the Mac mini 2012 Bluetooth issues: http://blog.macsales.com/15990-shielding-resolves-usb-3-0-conflict-with-bluetooth
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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Wellington, New Zealand Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Nothing short of brilliant March 13, 2015 This is my 5th ministack drive enclosure, I have them stacked all in a group. The best thing aside from looking amazing like your other mac products do, the quad interface is awesome especially if you are getting flaky reliability with USB 3 or some other connection and OSX. I mainly use FW800, which is still a good speed and the connection is as reliable as can be.

I have bootable copy of Yosemite on one of them so I can still use that if needed, but generally still use Mavericks for reliability.

Service from OWC is also second to none.

Great product and great service, what more can you ask for...!

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Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Oklahoma City, OK Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Just right! February 26, 2015 With failed power supplies an irritating weak point on made-for-PC desktop drives, it's great to have an upscale price point that lets me reuse the perfectly good hard drives with no reformat or other modifications and return them to service quickly.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: brooklyn, ny Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 4/5 nice look, not nice noise February 2, 2015 fits nicely with my mac mini but the fan seems to run a good amount of time and is a bit noisy. I didn't think it was going to make any noise, but it does. Might have to have to go SSD to nave no noise.

It is quieter than my lacie 4TB raid drive. That sounds like a jet in comparison.

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Response from MacSales.com, Technical Support February 3, 2015 It's amazing how spoiled we can get by new technology. With the introduction of solid state drives, we've gotten used to storage being absolutely silent - so when we hear the whir of a fan (or more likely in this case the spinning of hard drive platters) we often wonder how we once lived with all that "noise" before.
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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Arizona Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Never thought I'd own one November 22, 2014 When I saw this product announced, I considered it a clever idea, but since I didn't own a Mini, I didn't pay it too much attention. Skip forward a few years, I now run a Mini as a SOHO server, discovered my go-to enclosure wouldn't handle a new 4GB drive, and needed a new enclosure fast. Mirabile dictu—for the same price as a pedestrian enclosure, the 0GB miniStack took up zero additional workbench footprint, gave me eSATA/USB3 expansion potential, and gave me extra FW ports besides. What a classy way to solve a nagging problem!

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Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Chicago, IL Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Solid enclosure, perfect fit with Mini November 13, 2014 I bought this as a backup enclosure for a Mac Mini. It is a perfect fit when stacked and looks nice with the mini. Set up as backup drive for Time Machine and is working perfectly. Blue power indicator light in front is WAY too bright. I had to put tape over it.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Nevada Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great look and feel. August 25, 2014 Great design and installation instructions easy to follow. Kit contained cord I needed. Matches the mac mini and previously purchased miniStack.

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NewerTech 1.0TB miniStack® Mfr P/N: MSQ7S10TB32 OWC SKU: NWTMSQ7S10TB32 7200RPM Multi-Interface Storage Solution 3 Year Newer Technology Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day Only $159.99MacSales.com Price $147.99
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