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The 500GB miniStack Classic External Hard Drive from Newer Technology is an elegantly designed storage and backup solution that perfectly complements your Mac mini (2009 or earlier). It has a durable, painted aluminum-looking finish with a glossy white top, which offers an identical footprint to seamlessly stack with your Mac mini and maximize your desktop space.
With a storage capacity of up to 4TB, the miniStack Classic Hard Drive is ready to meet the demands of extended storage or backup, making it perfect for storing music, photo and video libraries, as well as acting as a boot drive. It also offers flexibility by providing USB 2.0/1.1 and FireWire 800/400 data connections for data transfer speeds of up to 100 MBps. A three-port integrated USB 2.0 powered hub on the back helps reduce clutter by providing a convenient way to connect and charge cellphones, iPhones, mice, keyboards, tablet computers and other USB-equipped devices. It can also be added to an Airport Extreme wireless network via USB to wirelessly share files, perform Time Machine backups and share other devices such as printers. Additionally, the miniStack Classic Hard Drive is A/V rated for high-performance home entertainment systems and sharing content with Apple TV.
The miniStack Classic Hard Drive features a durable aluminum-looking design to match the finish of the Mac mini line
It features a three-port USB 2.0 powered hub for connecting digital devices
The miniStack Classic Hard Drive provides a quiet and fanless operation
It comes with an integrated Kensington security slot for theft prevention
The hard drive features matching footprint to 2009 and earlier Apple Mac mini
It has three connections for flexibility and compatibility: Two FireWire 800/400 ports (Up to 100 MBps/50 MBps) One USB 2.0/1.1 Standard-B port (Up to 60 MBps/1.5 MBps) Three USB 2.0/1.1 Standard-A ports (Up to 60 MBps/1.5 MBps)
The hard drive also comes with high-quality double-shielded connecting cables: USB 2.0 Standard-B to Standard-A FireWire 800 (9-pin to 9-pin) FireWire 800/400 (9-pin to 6-pin)
A software suite is included which consists of: 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
In the Box
NewerTech 500GB miniStack Classic External Hard Drive
USB 2.0 Standard-B to Standard-A Cable
FireWire 800 (9-Pin to 9-Pin) Cable
FireWire 800/400 (9-Pin to 6-Pin) Cable
External Auto-Switching US/International 3 A 100/240 V 50/60 Hz UL Listed Power Adapter
Utility Software Bundle
OWC 3 Year Solution Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
3.5" SATA* drives Compatible with 2.5" hard drives and SSDs via the use of a Newer Technology AdaptaDrive
*Native SATA interface speed of the Newer Technology miniStack enclosure is SATA 3 Gbps, but is compatible with SATA 1.5 Gbps, 3 Gbps and 6 Gbps drives
Up to 16 MB (HDD only)
Up to 7200 rpm (HDD only)
2 x FireWire 800/400 ports 1 x USB 2.0/1.1 Standard-B port 3 x integrated USB 2.0/1.1 powered hub Standard-A ports*
*USB 2.0 power output is 500 mA per port. miniStack Classic can charge most devices except iPads, which require 2.1 A
Maximum Data Transfer Rate
FireWire 800/400: Up to 100 MBps USB 2.0: Up to 60 MBps
Scratch-resistant ABS plastic body and glossy plastic white top
Super-quiet, fanless operation
External auto-switching US/international 12 V, 3 A UL listed
Operating: 41 to 131°F (5 to 55°C) Non-Operating: -40 to 149°F (-40 to 65°C)
Operating: 8 to 90% RH non-condensing Non-Operating: 5 to 95% RH non-condensing
Operating: 65 G 2 ms Non-Operating: 175 G 2 ms
Operating: 1.0 G (5 to 300 Hz) Non-Operating: 5.0 G (5 to 500 Hz)
Intech Hard Disk 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
Compatible with any computer that can support USB 2.0, FireWire 800 or FireWire 400 external hard drive
Mac: Mac OS 8.6 or later Support for drives over 2 TB requires Mac OS X 10.2 and later USB 2.0: Mac with USB 2.0 interface, either built-in or via USB 2.0 expander card FireWire 800: Mac with FireWire 800 interface, either built-in or via FireWire 800 expander card FireWire 400: Mac with FireWire 400 interface, either built-in or via FireWire 400 expander card
Windows: Windows 98SE or later Support for drives over 2 TB requires Windows XP 64-bit and later USB 2.0: Windows 2000 and later with USB 2.0 interface, either built-in or via USB 2.0 expander card FireWire 800: Windows 2000 and later with FireWire 800 interface, either built-in or via FireWire 800 expander card FireWire 400: Windows 2000 and later with FireWire 400 interface, either built-in or via FireWire 400 expander card
Linux: Linux version capable of supporting USB or FireWire external storage devices
Same as all 2005 to 2009 Mac minis including Server
Enclosure: 6.5 x 6.5 x 1.58" (165.10 x 165.10 x 40.132 mm)