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Newer miniStack now comes in 500GB capacity

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:45 am    Post subject: Newer miniStack now comes in 500GB capacity Reply with quote

Newer miniStack now comes in 500GB capacity
"Newer Technology Inc. has announced the availability of its miniStack peripheral in 320GB and 500GB storage capacities. The new miniStacks join 80, 160 and 400GB models already available and cost US$289.99 and $499.99 respectively."

http://www.macworld.com/news/2005/07/21/ministack/index.php?lsrc=mwrss[/b]
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that's getting steep. I think I'll stick with changing DVD's for a while. Nice to see they are offering choice. I know others will be happy.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I'll just pick up one of these...

http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10610
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I'll buy a car instead Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I think I'll buy a car instead Wink


One autonomously navigated by Minis, no doubt. Now look at me driving (no pun intended) a thread off-course when I was just commenting elsewhere on threads losing their focus. Apologies.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you're better off buying the MiniStack kit for $99 and installing the drive yourself. It seems like every weekend there's deal in the paper for drives with 250GB-300GB for $59-$89 after rebates. $500 is just too expensive for a Mac mini accessory. Heck the Mac mini itself only costs $499. Well at least for the 1.25Ghz, but you get the point. The 250GB kit for $240 appears to be the sweet spot for the preinstalled kits if you're not a technical person.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I think you're better off buying the MiniStack kit for $99 and installing the drive yourself. It seems like every weekend there's deal in the paper for drives with 250GB-300GB for $59-$89 after rebates. $500 is just too expensive for a Mac mini accessory. Heck the Mac mini itself only costs $499. Well at least for the 1.25Ghz, but you get the point. The 250GB kit for $240 appears to be the sweet spot for the preinstalled kits if you're not a technical person.


The thing is that for an external drive, $1 per gigabyte isn't that bad, especially for what is probably the largest external drive. Buying an internal and sticking it in an enclosure will ALWAYS give you the best deal unless an external is on sale/clearance/whatever.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 2:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Newer miniStack now comes in 500GB capacity Reply with quote

Charles wrote:
Newer miniStack now comes in 500GB capacity
"Newer Technology Inc. has announced the availability of its miniStack peripheral in 320GB and 500GB storage capacities. The new miniStacks join 80, 160 and 400GB models already available and cost US$289.99 and $499.99 respectively."

http://www.macworld.com/news/2005/07/21/ministack/index.php?lsrc=mwrss[/b]


That's a spitting image with the Mac Mini Pod: http://www.macpower.com.tw/products/hdd3/m9/m9dx
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yah, other companies can sell the m9dx and call it whatever they want.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 3:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Newer miniStack now comes in 500GB capacity Reply with quote

James T. Kirk´┐Ż wrote:
Charles wrote:
Newer miniStack now comes in 500GB capacity
"Newer Technology Inc. has announced the availability of its miniStack peripheral in 320GB and 500GB storage capacities. The new miniStacks join 80, 160 and 400GB models already available and cost US$289.99 and $499.99 respectively."

http://www.macworld.com/news/2005/07/21/ministack/index.php?lsrc=mwrss[/b]


That's a spitting image with the Mac Mini Pod: http://www.macpower.com.tw/products/hdd3/m9/m9dx


The M9DX I don't think is actually sold by MacPower. I think that they only manufactor the products and look for resellers to take care of the actual consumer sales side of the product. I know that's how it worked for the U.S., but from looking around their website, it seems that this is how it works for this product.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked it better when it was called the M9. It sounded like something from James Bond! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I liked it better when it was called the M9. It sounded like something from James Bond! Very Happy


The product comes with two manuals (one labeled miniStack, the other labeled M9-Mini Pod). You choose what you want to call it. I think I'm going to call mine miniDriveHubThingy. At least it doesn't have miniStack or M9 or NewerTechnology or anything else indelibly emblazened across the front of it anywhere. I'll consider that a plus.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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At least it doesn't have miniStack or M9 or NewerTechnology or anything else indelibly emblazened across the front of it anywhere. I'll consider that a plus.


Logos=bad! I REALLY don't understand why some of these companies are putting logos on top. Um...the mini is going to be on top. Who's going to see it? What's a next a logo on the bottom? I love that the M9/miniStack is sans logos.
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