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NewerTech miniStack MAX

0GB Multi-Interface Drive Enclosure Kit

Mac / PC / USB 3.0 & 2.0 / FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 Backwards Compatible) / eSATA
  • Mac
  • PC
  • eSATA
  • FireWire 800/400
  • USB 3.0
Features
  • Supports 1 x Serial ATA Drive (HD or SSD) and 1 x 12.7mm or 9.5mm Slim Optical SATA Optical Drive
  • Front panel easy access SD card reader (SDXC)
  • Fully Bootable and ideal for Backup, Audio, Video, Photography, and general storage needs.
  • FireWire 800/400, USB 3.0/2.0, eSATA with data transfer speeds up to 300MB/s*.
  • High quality FireWire (9 pin to 9 pin) & USB 3.0 (Standard-B to Standard-A) USB 2.0 backwards compatible cables included. (eSATA cable sold separately)
  • MagLev fan offers frictionless, whisper-quiet operation.
  • Integrated Kensington Security Slot for theft prevention.
Multi-Interface external enclosure kit offers the perfect complement to your Mac mini.
The Newer Technology miniStack MAX is the perfect external storage and backup enclosure kit designed specifically to complement the look and feel of the latest Mac lineup. With a footprint identical to the Mac mini, 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 finished or black PCs.

This enclosure kit lets you install the hard drive and optical drive of your preference to take advantage of a multi-interface that allows you to choose the way you connect to your computer-via FireWire 800/400, USB 3.0/2.0, or eSATA - with data transfer speeds up to 300MB/s. With multi-interface options, the miniStack MAX can be fully bootable and ideal for backup, audio, video, photography, and general storage needs.
Reads SD Memory Cards in a Flash
The integrated SD card reader (SDXC) on the front of the miniStack MAX makes transferring photos and video super-simple-no more fumbling around the back for the SD slot. Plus, it helps keep your desktop clean by eliminating the need for an external card reader and yet another cable.
Connect and Charge Digital Devices
Three powered USB ports on the back make the miniStack MAX a convenient digital hub for connecting external devices like iPhones, mice, or keyboards. One of the USB ports is a high-powered 2.1Amp slot, making it ideal for charging an iPad or other devices that require more power than provided by standard USB connections.

Hard Drive/SSD/Optical Drives Not Included - Requires User Provided Drives For Self Installation
2.5" sata hard drive
OWC NOTE: This drive enclosure requires user provided and self installed 2.5" or 3.5" Serial ATA (SATA) Hard Drive or Solid State Drive and a 12.7mm or 9.5mm optical drive if desired. 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.
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

  • Supports 1 x Serial ATA Drive (HD or SSD) up to 6.0TB and 1 x 12.7mm or 9.5mm Slim Optical SATA Optical Drive
  • Durable aluminum finish complements Mac models as well as aluminum finished PCs
  • Front panel easy access SD card reader (SDXC)
  • USB 3.0/2.0 powered hub:
    • Two ports for powering/charging common desktop accessories and digital devices
    • One port with 2.1Amp power for higher charging power required devices like the iPad
  • Multi-Interface:
    • FireWire 800/400 (100MB/s / 50MB/s)
    • USB 3.0/2.0 (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
  • Smart Power switch - in switched on position, the hard drive powers up and down in tandem with computer*
  • High quality double-shielded connection cables included (eSATA sold separately)
  • Identical footprint to 2010 and later Apple Mac mini (measures 2.3 (H) x 7.7 (W) x 7.7 (D) inches)

*Via FireWire and USB connections only. Fan will run continuously unless unit turned off.

Includes

  • Newer Technology miniStack MAX external drive enclosure
  • High-quality double-shielded connecting cables
    • High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 800 connecting cable (9-9 Pin cable)
    • High Quality Double Shielded USB 3.0 connecting cable
  • UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching 100 ~ 240v 50/60Hz input, 12 Volt 5 Amp output Power Supply (adapter plugs for International use sold separately)
  • miniStack MAX Owner's Guide & Assembly Manual (7.2MB 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
  • 1 Year NewerTech Enclosure Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time

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Product Specifications:

Standard Mechanisms

  • 3.5" or 2.5" SATA Hard Drive or SSD*
  • 9.5mm or 12.7mm optical drive**

Hard Drive Speed

  • Up to 7200RPM (HDD only)

Bridge Chipsets

  • JMicron 355 chipset with eSATA & FireWire 800 (1394B)
  • JMicron 539 chipset with USB 3.0

Compatible Optical Drives1, 2

  • Hitachi-LG CA10N
    Read up to 2X Blu-ray
    Burn DVD 8X, DVD-DL 4X, CDRW 16X R/W Speed
  • Hitachi-LG CA21N
    Read up to 6X Blu-ray
    Burn DVD 8X, DVD-DL 6X, CDRW 24X R/W Speed
  • Hitachi-LG CA30N
    Read up to 6X Blu-ray
    Burn DVD 8X, DVD-DL 6X, CDRW 24X R/W Speed
  • Hitachi-LG CA40N
    Read up to 6X Blu-ray
    Burn DVD 8X, DVD-DL 6X, CDRW 24X R/W Speed
  • Panasonic UJ265
    Burn up to 6X Blu-ray,
    DVD 8X, DVD-DL 6X, CDRW 24X R/W Speed 1 Slot loading optical drives are sensitive and care must be taken to not damage the disk loading armature. Only use slight, gentle pressure when inserting a disc into the miniStack MAX optical drive slot.

    2 In order for the optical drive to function, the miniStack Max must be connected by an active USB connection.

Interface/Ports

  • USB 3.0 hub with (3) USB 3.0 ports (backward compatible with USB 2.0, cable included):
    • (2) for data transfer or powering/charging devices
    • (1) with 2.1Amp power for charging devices like the iPad
  • (1) eSATA port (cable sold separately)
  • (2) FireWire 800 ports (backward compatible with FIreWire 400 via connector or cable sold separately)
  • (1) Built-in SD card reader

Maximum Data Transfer Rate

  • USB 3.0/2.0 (up to 300MB/sec)
  • eSATA (up to 300MB/sec)
  • FireWire 800/400 (up to 100MB/sec)

Power Supply

Material

  • Aluminum finished body and glossy plastic black top

Form factor

  • Identical footprint to 2010 and later Apple Mac mini

Enclosure dimensions

  • 7.7 in (W) x 7.7 in (D) x 2.33 in (H)
  • 197 mm (W) x 197 mm (D) x 59.182 mm (H)

Enclosure weight

  • Empty case 2.25 lbs (1.02 kg)

UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) Compliant

  • Yes

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

Product Manual

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

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.

View more information about the 1 Year NewerTech Enclosure 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.

**Different processes are required to install a 9.5mm drive versus a 12.7mm drive. Please refer to Chapter 2, Assembly section in product manual for exact steps to follow.


***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 NWTMSMX0GBSW UPC#: 811643013285

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 5 / 5 1 out of 1 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Recife, Brazil Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great 'little' device June 27, 2014 Great product. use it as TimeMachine and it works perfectly. bought the version without HD and added my own 3Tb WD. Recommend to all!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

NewerTech 0GB miniStack® MAX Mfr P/N: NWTMSMX0GBSW OWC SKU: NWTMSMX0GBSW Multi-Interface Drive Enclosure Kit 1 Year Newer Technology Limited Warranty
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