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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:26 am    Post subject: NewerTech Unleashes New miniStack V2 Reply with quote

NewerTech Unleashes New miniStack V2
Tuesday February 14, 2006

Other World Computing and NewerTech today announced the immediate retail availability of the miniStack V2, the 2006 upgrade to the award-winning miniStack computer enhancement storage solution.

The newly upgraded NewerTech miniStack V2 is engineered to increase drive capacity 80- to 500GB while adding integrated 2-Port FireWire and 3-Port USB 2.0/1.1 powered hubs that are ergonomically divided between rear and side configurations.

Although designed to maximize the Apple Mac mini, the NewerTech miniStack works with any Apple or PC computer with an available FireWire or USB port including any iMac, mini PC, desktop PC, or portable MacBook Pro, iBook, notebook, or PowerBook.

The NewerTech miniStack was named Accessory of the Year by 123Macmini, Editors' Choice by MacAddict, and Top Product by Macworld in 2005.

OWC and NewerTech premiered the new 2006 sleek upgraded miniStack V2 design at the Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco and the Showstoppers media event at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

"The NewerTech miniStack V2 is more than a new design, it's a newer design from NewerTech. The miniStack V2 is an improvement on a revolutionary NewerTech design that has already been proven to be one of the most valuable storage solutions available," says Larry O'Connor, CEO of OWC.

The NewerTech miniStack V2 retails for $135.99 for an 80GB version and is available in capacities up to 500GB at 7200RPM. An economical add your own hard drive' kit is available for $79.95.

We already have one of these bad boys in our hands and should have a full review with plenty of pictures up next week. You can see a picture of the new box below.



http://www.123macmini.com/news/story/439.html


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NewerTech should add the miniStack V2 on their website... OWC too.

Where do I go to order the miniStack V2? Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yvan256 wrote:
NewerTech should add the miniStack V2 on their website... OWC too.

Where do I go to order the miniStack V2? Confused

I don't think they have updated the miniStack page yet. You can get them here.

NewerTech miniStack V2 FireWire/USB2.0 Enclosure Kit with Integrated FW/USB Hubs

80GB NewerTech miniStack v2 7200RPM HD + Powered USB2/FireWire Hub Space Saving Solution

160GB NewerTech miniStack v2 7200RPM HD + Powered USB2/FireWire Hub Space Saving Solution

250GB NewerTech miniStack v2 7200RPM HD + Powered USB2/FireWire Hub Space Saving Solution

320GB NewerTech miniStack v2 7200RPM HD + Powered USB2/FireWire Hub Space Saving Solution

400GB NewerTech miniStack v2 7200RPM HD + Powered USB2/FireWire Hub Space Saving Solution

500GB NewerTech miniStack v2 7200RPM HD + Powered USB2/FireWire Hub Space Saving Solution
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know where you can get these in the UK? Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brian wrote:
Yvan256 wrote:
NewerTech should add the miniStack V2 on their website... OWC too.

Where do I go to order the miniStack V2? Confused

I don't think they have updated the miniStack page yet. You can get them here.

NewerTech miniStack V2 FireWire/USB2.0 Enclosure Kit with Integrated FW/USB Hubs



Thanks, just ordered mine. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the difference between this one and the first MiniStack?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What's the difference between this one and the first MiniStack?


2 side ports. 1 USB and 1 firewire. It also looks like you can't adjust the fan speed anymore. There's no switch on the back. Everything else pretty much looks the same.
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CTX wrote:
What's the difference between this one and the first MiniStack?


2 side ports. 1 USB and 1 firewire. It also looks like you can't adjust the fan speed anymore. There's no switch on the back. Everything else pretty much looks the same.


No switch? Bah, just wait until I get mine... It'll be off in no time.

I'm installing a 2.5" hard drive in it... It doesn't need any forced airflow. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm installing a 2.5" hard drive in it... It doesn't need any forced airflow. Very Happy


Hell... Just rip the fan out! Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

devo wrote:
CTX wrote:
What's the difference between this one and the first MiniStack?


2 side ports. 1 USB and 1 firewire. It also looks like you can't adjust the fan speed anymore. There's no switch on the back. Everything else pretty much looks the same.


Thank you. I might go ahead and order the 80 dollar kit.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How big is it? The exact same size as the Mini?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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How big is it? The exact same size as the Mini?

miniStack v2 = 6.5" wide x 6.5" deep x 1.5" high.
Mac mini = 6.5" wide x 6.5" deep x 2" high.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks devo. I wonder if one of those Skin It Skins would fit on it...
Hmm... Wink
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I'm installing a 2.5" hard drive in it... It doesn't need any forced airflow. Very Happy


Hell... Just rip the fan out! Laughing


Well, I'm a bit more careful than that... Let's just say the same thing will happen to the front LED though. Wink

Gotta love those on-board connectors.
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Well, I'm a bit more careful than that... Let's just say the same thing will happen to the front LED though. Wink

Gotta love those on-board connectors.


What??? You don't love the big-blue-light! Wink It really doesn't bother me that much. I'm just happy they didn't plaster a big miniStack logo on the front.
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