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ADS Tech's USB 2.0 Mini Drive Kit for the Mac Mini

 
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 1:16 pm    Post subject: ADS Tech's USB 2.0 Mini Drive Kit for the Mac Mini Reply with quote

ADS Tech's USB 2.0 Mini Drive Kit for the Mac Mini
Tuesday May 10, 2005

ADS Tech has announced a new external USB 2.0 drive kit for the Apple Mac mini. The drive kit is designed to match the Mac mini's form factor and is 6.5 inches square and less than 2 inches high. Mac mini users can quickly and easily expand their storage capacity by simply plugging an IDE Ultra DMA 33/66 or ATA-100/133 hard disk drive into the ADS Tech Native Bridge Board inside the drive kit's enclosure. The drive enclosure is powered by an external power supply that provides both 5 and 12 volts to the drive. The enclosure also includes a rear power toggle switch and hard drive activity light to let users know when the drive is being accessed.

Mac mini users can backup data with one click of the Simple Touch Backup Button on the front of the drive enclosure. A micro-slot is built into the back of the enclosure and is compatible with Anchor Pad and Kensington locks for security. ADS Tech's kit includes the USB 2.0 Drive Enclosure, a 9-inch USB white cable and a 5-inch USB white cable, a 5-Volt/12-volt Power Supply and a CD with Intech's Utilities for PC and Mac systems. The kit will be available through ADS Tech's network of online and retail channels worldwide and has a suggested retail price of $59.95.



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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might pick one of these up and drill out some holes in the front for two USB ports! I already have a few drives laying around. No info on the website yet? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Argh why USB 2.0 and not Firewire?? Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree Firewire would've been better! I'm just going to back up MP3's, photos and other small documents with it, so USB 2.0 will be enough.
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

syaman wrote:
Argh why USB 2.0 and not Firewire?? Evil or Very Mad


Maybe they will make a FireWire version if we ask nicely? Wink
I think if ADS doesn't do it, some other company probably will...

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(...ordering my 1.42GHz mini today)
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have no idea about pricing but there is the M9 with firewire and USB. I think it's going to be sold without a hard drive.

http://www.123macmini.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=522
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

devo wrote:
I have no idea about pricing but there is the M9 with firewire and USB. I think it's going to be sold without a hard drive.

http://www.123macmini.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=522


Thanks for the link.. that looks pretty slick.
Have to check into pricing on that one..

I *just* placed my order (1.42GHz Mac mini at MacMall) ... if all goes well, I should have it tomorrow! Very Happy
Then I just need to install my 1GB memory I got at Crucial.
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you find out about how much the M9 costs let me know. I tried emailing them and never heard back! Sad
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If you find out about how much the M9 costs let me know. I tried emailing them and never heard back! Sad


I got a reply from them.. they gave me the contact info for the U.S. distributor:
Century Global, Inc.
www.centuryglobal.com
Tel. 714.572.9889

It's suppose to start shipping near the end of the month..
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info! Any word on price?
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

devo wrote:
Thanks for the info! Any word on price?


Your welcome! Smile
I didn't contact the distributor yet..

Too busy setting up my Mac mini - as expected, it arrived this morning!
Very Happy

I switched out the stock 256MB and put in a 1GB...
it's like "night and day".
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aaron.c wrote:
I *just* placed my order (1.42GHz Mac mini at MacMall) ... if all goes well, I should have it tomorrow! Very Happy
Then I just need to install my 1GB memory I got at Crucial.


I hope you get yours faster then I did from MacMall. I had to wait almost 6 weeks before they shipped mine and I wont get it until next week!!! If you ordered it with the Superdrive be ready to wait!!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LouieMacGoo wrote:
aaron.c wrote:
I *just* placed my order (1.42GHz Mac mini at MacMall) ... if all goes well, I should have it tomorrow! Very Happy
Then I just need to install my 1GB memory I got at Crucial.


I hope you get yours faster then I did from MacMall. I had to wait almost 6 weeks before they shipped mine and I wont get it until next week!!! If you ordered it with the Superdrive be ready to wait!!!!!


I got it this morning. Ordered the stock 1.42GHz model..
I have access to 2 DVD burners so there was no need for me to get one installed in the mini.

Major bummer... I hope you get yours soon.
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2005 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fired that email off to Century Global yesterday... I'll post what I find out. Mr. Green
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