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Newertech Ministack Max 500gb DVD-Rw/Cd-Rw -- Storage And Optical Drive Enclosure - DVD-Rw, Cd-Rw, USB Hub, SD Card Reader - Fw800/Fw400/USB3/ESATA

Newertech Ministack Max 500gb DVD-Rw/Cd-Rw -- Storage And Optical Drive Enclosure - DVD-Rw, Cd-Rw, USB Hub, SD Card Reader - Fw800/Fw400/USB3/ESATA
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The only four-in-one storage, data access, and connectivity solution available!

The Newer Technology miniStack MAX puts the diverse functionality of a high-capacity hard drive, Blu-ray/CD/DVD optical drive, SD card reader and USB powered hub into a single elegant aluminum finish enclosure. A perfect complement for ANY Mac or PC, yet sized to match the footprint of the Mac mini, miniStack MAX offers fully bootable data storage/backup along with three USB ports for powering and charging external devices.

An integrated SD card reader (SDXC) conveniently located on the front of the drive makes transferring photos and video from digital cameras easier than ever. Plus, an internal optical drive offering DVD/CD read/write and choice of Blu-ray read only or Blu-ray read/write capabilities completes your digital workflow needs without adding extra cords and clutter.

Looking for massive capacity in a desktop space-saving design or want to give your notebook more functionality while "on the go?" No problem, miniStack MAX can stack upon itself to create a "tower of power", yet is lightweight and compact so you can enjoy the power of desktop accessories wherever you roam. Now you truly can take storage, data access, and connectivity to the MAX!

Professional Level Storage Made Plug and Play Simple

With up to 4TB of capacity, the miniStack MAX is ready to handle the demands of extended storage or backup. It's also great for intensive data access such as professional audio and video editing. A multi-interface allows you to choose the data connection that suits your workflow-USB 3.0/2.0, FireWire 800/400 or eSATA-with data transfer speeds up to 300MB/s. It's the perfect solution for storing your entire music, photo and video libraries, and even burning backups via the internal optical drive.

Restores Optical Drive Capabilities

The miniStack MAX provides modern optical drive capabilities for all users, and more so with systems that no longer even include an optical drive. The miniStack MAX returns the convenience of installing software from a CD, DVD or Blu-ray, loading music into iTunes, accessing archived photos, or watching DVD or even Blu-ray movies on their computer without extra cords, clutter, or cost. Two optical drive options are available: a Blu-ray read and DVD/CD read/write or Blu-ray read/write and DVD/CD read/write.

Reads SD Memory Cards in a Flash

The integrated SD card reader (SDXC) on the front of the miniStack MAX makes transferring photos and video super-simple-no more fumbling around the back for the SD slot. Plus, it helps keep your desktop clean by eliminating the need for an external card reader and yet another cable.

Connect and Charge Digital Devices

Three powered USB ports on the back make the miniStack MAX a convenient digital hub for connecting external devices like iPhones, mice, or keyboards. One of the USB ports is a high-powered 2.1Amp slot, making it ideal for charging an iPad or other devices that require more power than provided by standard USB connections.

Includes the Powerful SpeedTools Utility Suite for Mac

The comprehensive Mac utility used by professionals for accurate Mac diagnosis and maintenance.

Drive Rotation Speed

  • 7200 RPM

Drive Cache Size

  • 64 Megabytes

Read Speeds*

  • Blu-ray: up to 4X
  • DVD: up to 8X
  • CD: up to 24X

Write Speeds*

  • DVD: up to 8X
  • CD: up to 24X
  • JMicron 355 chipset with eSATA & FireWire 800 (1394B)
  • JMicron 539 chipset with USB 3.0/USB 2.0
  • Interface/Ports

    • USB 3.0 hub with (3) USB 3.0/2.0 ports:
      • (2) for data transfer or powering/charging devices
      • (1) with 2.1Amp power for charging devices like the iPad
    • (1) eSATA port (cable sold separately)
    • (2) FireWire 800/400 ports (backward compatible with FIreWire 400 via connector or cable sold separately)
    • (1) Built-in SD card reader

    Maximum Data Transfer Rate

    • USB 3.0/2.0 (up to 300MB/sec)
    • eSATA (up to 300MB/sec)
    • FireWire 800/400 (up to 100MB/sec)

    Power Supply

    • UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching 100 ~ 240v, 12 Volt 5Amp Power Supply (adapter plugs for International use sold separately)


    • Aluminum finished body and glossy plastic black top

    Form Factor

    • Identical footprint to 2010 and later Apple Mac mini

    Enclosure Dimensions

    • 7.7 in (W) x 7.7 in (D) x 2.33 in (H)
    • 197 mm (W) x 197 mm (D) x 59.182 mm (H)

    Enclosure Weight

    • Empty case 2.25 lbs (1.02 kg)


    • Compatible with any computer that can support a USB 2.0, USB 3.0, eSATA, FireWire 800 or FireWire 400 connection.
    • Bootable**

    Mac System Requirements

    • Mac OS 8.6 or later
    • Support for drives over 2TB requires Mac OS X 10.2 and later.

    Windows System Requirements

    • Windows 98SE or later
    • Windows XP 32-bit does not support 3TB and larger drives.
    • Support for drives over 2TB requires Windows XP 64-bit and later.

    Linux Requirements

    • Linux OS versions

    Software Included

    Product Manual