Newer Technology, Inc. announced today its new miniStack external storage solution specifically designed to match the appearance and size of 2010 and later Mac mini computers. With the same 1.4″ H x 7.7″ W x 7.7″ D dimensions and aluminum finish, the two devices can be stacked together to conserve precious desktop workspace while the miniStack is used for storing or backing up large music, photo, and video libraries.
Stackable Design with Big Performance
While designed to complement the Mac mini, the miniStack is also an ideal space-saving, high-performance external drive that can be used with any Mac or PC. Users have found they can create a ‘power tower’ of storage capacity by stacking two or more miniStacks while still preserving desktop workspace. miniStack offers up to 4.0TB of storage with data rates up to 500MB/s thanks to a ‘Quad Interface’ of FireWire 800/400, USB 3.0, and eSATA ports. Article Continues…
Newer Technology, Inc. announced today its eSATA to USB 3.0 Adapter as the high performance, Plug and Play link between existing eSATA interface equipped external drives and the new ‘SuperSpeed’ USB 3.0 equipped MacBook and MacBook Air computers introduced at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) this past Monday.
Updates Existing Drives With 3x Faster Performance
The $29.95 MSRP adapter has been benchmark test proven to deliver over 240MB/s real-world data rate performance from the following NewerTech and OWC eSATA interface equipped solutions: Newer Tech Guardian MAXimus, Guardian MAXimus mini, and Voyager Q; OWC Mercury Elite Pro, Mercury Elite Pro Dual Drive, Mercury Elite Pro mini, Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini, Mercury Qx2, and the Mercury Rack Pro; as well as other brand external drives when used with the new 2012 Mac models. For comparison, FireWire 800, the most prevalent high-speed Macintosh computer interface, offers a real-world maximum of 82MB/s transfer rate. Article Continues…
To celebrate Tuesday’s release of the OWC DIY Kit for 2011 27” iMac models, we’re knocking and additional $15 off the price if you buy a qualifying OWC Mercury SSD at the same time.
Though the procedure is not for the faint of heart, adding a fast OWC SSD alongside the internal platter-based hard drive that’s already installed allows you to keep your data while gaining the speed benefits of an SSD when your OS is properly installed on it.
If you’re looking for further drive expansion options, though, or if you’d rather have a trained professional do it for you, you may want to check out our Turnkey Upgrade Installation Program, which has a number of extra options.
Other World Computing today introduced the OWC DIY Kit for 2011 27″ iMac models. The kit enables owners to add a high-performance SSD in addition to existing factory hard drive. After performing this installation, which comes fully supported with a step-by-step video, iMac owners will enjoy near instantaneous booting and application launches along with data transfer rates up to 559MB/s. While OWC highly recommends its Mercury SSDs for the Apple iMac, this kit is fully compatible with all 2.5″ Serial ATA SSDs.
OWC DIY Kit for 2011 27″ iMac Includes:
Other World Computing announced today it has lowered prices and added new drive performance and capacity options to its OWC Turnkey Upgrade Installation Program for the 2010 27″ Apple iMac and 2011 21.5″ or 27″ iMac models. Starting from less than half the cost of factory SSD options, iMac owners can have OWC professionally install up to three award-winning OWC Mercury Solid State Drives up to 480GB each and with data rates over 2x faster than factory SSD options. Program options also include a larger capacity hard drive up to 4.0TB and certified Memory Upgrades up to 32GB. 27″ iMac owners also have the option of OWC installing the industry’s only eSATA interface and experience data transfer rates up to 600MB/s. OWC’s installation service program offers multiple configuration options starting at $169 with a 48 business hours or less installation turnaround. Article Continues…