Newer Technology, Inc. today announced the miniStack Max, the latest version of its award-winning quad-interface powered hub storage solution. Offering Plug and Play ease of use with Macs or PCs thanks to five interfaces—USB 3.0, USB 2.0, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and eSATA—the miniStack Max is the only four-in-one storage, data access, connectivity solution on the market. In addition to adding an optical drive and an integrated SD card reader to its time-proven design, the latest miniStack is now available with an expanded storage capacity of up to 4TB. The new miniStack storage line and other unique Newer Technology products will be shown in Other World Computing’s booth #5231, LVCC North Hall, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which begins today in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Sized for the Mac mini, Ideal for Any Computer
Elegantly designed with an anodized aluminum body and glossy black top, the miniStack’s footprint is identical to the Mac mini (2010 or later) for a stackable, seamless look. The miniStack also provides Plug and Play ease of use with any Mac or PC that has an available USB 3.0, USB 2.0, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, or eSATA port. With its quad-interface versatility and ultra-small form factor, the miniStack Max delivers cross-platform portability, enabling users to move easily among multiple Macintosh computers and laptops and virtually any Windows-based computer with a USB, FireWire, or eSATA port.
Professional-Level Storage Made Plug-and-Play Simple
Delivering storage capacity up to 4TB, the miniStack’s 7200RPM hard drive can easily handle the demands of extended storage or backup and data-intensive applications such as professional audio and video editing, digital photography, MP3 music libraries, and high-speed backup. And, with multiple interfaces, users can choose the data connection that’s compatible with their computer and workflow needs. It’s the ideal solution for storing entire music, photo and video libraries, and even burning backups via the internal optical drive.
Restores Optical Drive Convenience
With the newly added internal optical drive, the miniStack Max is ideal for users of the 2010-2011 Mac mini which no longer includes an optical drive, as well as legacy Mac mini users with an inoperative drive. The miniStack Max is the convenient solution users need to install software from a CD or DVD, load music into iTunes, access archived photos, or watch DVD movies on their computer without extra cords, clutter, or cost.
Reads SD Memory Cards in a Flash
The integrated SD (SDXC) card reader on the front of miniStack Max makes transferring photos and video super-simple—no more fumbling around the back of the Mac mini to access the SD slot. It also helps keep the desktop clean by eliminating the need for an external card reader and yet another cable.
Connects and Charges Digital Devices
Three powered USB ports on the back make the miniStack Max a convenient digital hub for connecting external devices like iPhones, scanners 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 the standard USB provides.
• Storage options from 0GB kits up to 4TB solutions
• Optical read/write CD/DVD drive
• USB hub with three USB 3.0/2.0 ports, one with 2.1Amp power for charging devices like the iPad
• Two FireWire 800 ports (backward compatible with FireWire 400) and one eSATA port
• Front panel easy access SD card reader (SDXC)
• MagLev fan (same as used in the Mac mini) offers frictionless, whisper-quiet operation
• Integrated Kensington Security Slot for theft prevention
• High-quality, double-shielded connection cables included for all interfaces
• Identical footprint to 2010 and later Mac mini (measures 7.7 (W) x 7.7 (D) x 2.33 (H) inches)
• Durable anodized aluminum body complements Mac aluminum finish
“When the original miniStack was introduced in 2005, it immediately became an industry best selling product because of its unique design and feature set,” said Larry O’Connor, President, Newer Technology Inc. “Over the past year, we worked diligently to perfect the new miniStack Max’s four-in-one storage, data access, and interface capabilities to ensure its broad appeal. While it’s the ultimate upgrade for 2010-2011 Mac mini owners, the new miniStack Max is also ideal for use with other Macs and PCs due to all the built-in convenience features not found in other external solutions.”