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NewerTech miniStack v2

0GB FireWire® 400/USB
2.0 Enclosure Kit

Mac / PC / FireWire 400 / USB 2.0 & 1.1
  • Mac
  • PC
  • FireWire 400
  • USB
BIG Performance From A Space-Saving Design!
  • Whisper Quiet Operation
  • Compact 6.5″ x 6.5″ x 1.5″ size
  • Integrated USB 2.0 powered 3-port hub (1 uplink + 3 additional)
  • Integrated FireWire powered 2-port hub/repeater (1 uplink + 2 additional)
  • Auto-Power up/down automatically with computer
  • Intelligent thermal monitoring activates fan only when needed
  • Industry standard security slot
  • Selectable FireWire or USB 2.0 hard drive interface mode
  • Fully bootable via USB or FireWire
From desktops to notebooks, miniStack v2 is the perfect companion for ANY Mac or PC.
Expand your storage capacity and port flexibility while decreasing your desk/cord clutter.
Small Footprint, Big Performance
Housed within the miniStack v2's compact, sleek, state-of-the-art enclosure is a fast 3.5" drive with up to 750GB that blows away smaller and slower 2.5" internal drives. 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 now can connect devices including scanners, printers, memory card readers, digital cameras, and iPods® - all at once!
Portable and Versatile
This terrific storage/connectivity solution is fully portable and 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, Plug and Play miniStack v2 also is perfect for booting your OS on any system with 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 solution for your specific need.
Hard Drive Not Included - Needs 3.5" IDE/ATA (PATA) Hard Drive
2.5" sata hard drive
OWC NOTE: This drive enclosure requires an IDE/ATA hard 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 a SATA hard drive, click here.


Newertech miniStack
  1. Smart fan exhaust port
  2. Connection switch
  3. Kensington security slot designed to allow the NewerTech miniStack v2 to be anchored to a desk
  4. Smart power switch. Turn it off manually, or leave on and will power up and down in tandem with the computer.
  5. Power receptacle
  6. Powered 3 port USB hub (2 rear, 1 side)
  7. USB uplink port (rear)
  8. Powered 3 port Firewire hub (2 rear, 1 side)
  9. 16″ High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 400 connecting cable (6-6 Pin cable)
  10. 16″ High Quality Double Shielded USB 2.0/1.1 connecting cable (A-B)
  11. External AutoSwitching 100~240v 50/60Hz UL Listed power adapter - 3A power supply gives you less stress and clean ample power! (UL, CUL, CE, TUV approved)
    • Smart interactive cooling system with thermal probe automatically regulates fan speed
Assembly Instructions:
Click here to download (PDF, 5.9MB)


Product Specifications:

Drive Type

  • 3.5″ PATA (IDE/ATA)

Bridge Chipset

  • Oxford 911+ FireWire® (1394A)/Prolific 2507 USB 2.0

Case Material

  • High quality aluminum colored plastic


  • Integrated USB 2.0 high-speed 4-port hub (1 uplink + 3 additional)
  • Integrated Firewire 1394A powered 3-port repeater/hub (1 uplink + 2 additional)
  • FireWire and USB 2.0 ports on left side
  • Switch for Firewire or USB 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 v2 will power up and down in tandem with your computer
  • Kensington security slot designed to allow the NewerTech miniStack to be anchored to a desk


  • 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


  • The NewerTech miniStack v2 can be used either as Firewire or USB hard disk. Use the switch at the back to change the mode.

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:


  • (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)


  • 65G 2mS; (non-operating) 175G 2mS


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


  • More than 500,000 power-on hours


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 FWU2MSV2
NewerTech 0GB miniStack v2 Mfr P/N: FWU2MSV2 OWC SKU: NWTFWU2MSV2 FireWire® 400/USB 2.0 Enclosure Kit 1 Year Newer Technology Limited Warranty
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