miniStack Classic

miniStack Storage Solution
Max Capacity & Desktop Organization with a mini footprint
miniStack Classic Storage Solution
– Integrated three-port USB 2.0 powered hub
– Ideal for storing or backing up mass data.
– USB 2.0, FireWire 800.
– Super-quiet, fanless operation.
Performance and Compatibility
2005-2009 Mac mini footprint
Plug and Play Ease, Reliability
USB 2.0 / FireWire 800 interface
Mac and PC compatible
3 Year NewerTech Solution Limited Warranty
48-hour Warranty Service
miniStack

miniStack® Classic

Versatile external drive offers the perfect complement to your Mac mini.
The NewerTech miniStack Classic is an elegantly designed storage and backup solution that perfectly complements your Mac® mini (2009 or earlier) while giving you flexibility with USB 2.0/1.1 or FireWire® 800/400 data connections. Its durable, painted aluminum-looking finish with a glossy white top offers an identical footprint to seamlessly stack with your Mac mini and maximize your desktop space. And an integrated three USB 2.0 port powered hub reduces clutter by providing a convenient way to connect and charge cellphones, tablet computers and other USB-equipped devices.

With up to 4TB of capacity, the miniStack Classic is ready to handle the demands of extended storage or backup making it the perfect solution for storing music, photo and video libraries, as well as acting as a boot drive. You can also choose between USB 2.0/1.1 and FireWire 800/400 — for data transfer speeds up to 100MB/s.

A three-port integrated USB 2.0 powered hub on the back helps reduce unsightly clutter and makes the miniStack Classic convenient for connecting iPhones, mice, keyboards or other 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 like printers. Plus, miniStack Classic is A/V rated for high-performance home entertainment systems and sharing content with Apple TV®.
  • Durable aluminum-looking finish is designed to match the finish of the Mac mini line
  • Interface:
    • (2) FireWire 800/400 Ports (Up to 100MB/s / 50MB/s)
    • (1) USB 2.0/1.1 (Standard-B) port (Up to 60MB/s / 1.5MB/s)
    • (3) USB 2.0/1.1 (Standard-A) ports (Up to 60MB/s / 1.5MB/s)
  • Three port USB 2.0 powered hub for connecting digital devices
  • Super-quiet, fanless operation
  • Integrated Kensington® Security Slot for theft prevention
  • High-quality double-shielded connecting cables
    • USB 2.0 (Standard-B to Standard-A)
    • FireWire 800 (9-9 pin)
    • FireWire 800/400 (9-6 pin)
  • Matching footprint to 2009 and earlier Apple® Mac mini
  • Pre-installed Backup and Utility software*
    • 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
*Utility software and shareware collection not included with certain 0GB kits.
Mac System Requirements
  • Mac OS 8.6 or later
  • Support for drives over 2TB requires Mac OS X 10.2 and later.
  • USB 2.0: Macintosh with USB 2.0 interface, either built in or via USB 2.0 expander card.
  • FireWire 800: Macintosh with FireWire 800 interface, either built in or via FireWire 800 expander card.
  • FireWire 400: Macintosh with FireWire 400 interface, either built in or via FireWire 400 expander card.
Windows System Requirements
  • Windows 98SE or later
  • Support for drives over 2TB 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 late with FireWire 400 interface, either built in or via FireWire 400 expander card.
Linux Requirements
  • Linux version capable of supporting USB or FireWire external storage devices.
Pre-installed Backup and Utility software**
  • 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
Warranty
  • 3 Year NewerTech Solution Limited Warranty with 48-hour turnaround time
  • 1 Year NewerTech Enclosure Limited Warranty for 0GB "Add Your Own Drive Kit"
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Product Manual
Maximum Data Transfer Rate
  • FireWire 800/400 (up to 100MB/sec)
  • USB 2.0 (up to 60 MB/sec)
Power supply
Temperature
  • (operating) 5°C - 55°C (41°F - 131°F)
  • (non-operating) -40°C - 65°C (-40°F - 149°F)
Relative humidity
  • (operating) 8% – 90% RH (Non-condensing)
  • (non-operating) 5% – 95% RH (Non-condensing)
Shock
  • (operating) 65G 2mS
  • (non-operating) 175G 2mS
Vibration
  • (operating) 1.0G (5 - 300Hz)
  • (non-operating) 5.0G (5 - 500Hz)
Material
  • Scratch-resistant ABS plastic body and glossy plastic white top
Form factor
  • Same as all 2005 to 2009 Mac mini including Server
Enclosure dimensions
  • 6.5 in (W) x 6.5 in (D) x 1.58 in (H)
  • 165.10 mm (W) x 165.10 mm (D) x 40.132 mm (H)
Enclosure weight
  • Empty case 2.3 lbs (1.04 kg)
Compatibility
  • Compatible with any computer that can support USB 2.0, FireWire 800 or FireWire 400 external hard drive.
Drives supported
**NOT COMPATIBLE**
  • Western Digital Green drives
Using a hard drive that's 1.5TB or larger?
If you place a 1.5TB or larger hard drive into a miniStack Classic, any existing data on the drive will not be accessible. The drive will show up as "unformatted," and will need to be reformatted inside the miniStack Classic before the drive can be used.

Conversely, if the drive is formatted in the miniStack Classic, it will show up as "unformatted" if the drive is removed from the miniStack Classic for usage in a computer, different external enclosure, or dock. None of the data will be accessible and the drive will need to be reformatted before it can be used. However, the data on the drive is not erased or damaged unless you reformat it. To access a drive's original data you can place the drive back into the miniStack Classic.


To migrate your data from a miniStack Classic formatted drive for use in another location follow these steps:
  1. Back up the data from the miniStack Classic to another drive
  2. Relocate the drive from the miniStack Classic to the new location
  3. Reformat the drive
  4. Copy/Migrate the data from the backup to the newly reformatted drive
Note: This is not a concern with hard drives 1.0TB and smaller with the miniStack Classic.

Data Buffer
  • Up to 64MB (HDD only)
Hard Drive Speed
  • Up to 7200RPM (HDD only)
Features
  • Super-quiet, fanless operation
Chipset
  • Oxford 943
Interface/Ports
  • (2) FireWire 800/400 ports
  • (1) USB 2.0 (Standard-B) port
  • (3) Integrated USB 2.0/1.1 powered hub (Standard-A) ports***
*Native SATA interface speed of the NewerTech miniStack enclosure is SATA 3Gb/s, but is compatible with SATA 1.5Gb/s, 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s drives.
**Utility software and shareware collection not included with certain 0GB kits.
***USB 2.0 power output is 500mA per port. miniStack Classic can charge most devices except iPads, which require 2.1A.
  • NewerTech miniStack external storage solution
  • High Quality Double Shielded Connecting Cables
    • (1) USB 2.0 (Standard-B to Standard-A)
    • (1) FireWire 800 (9-9 pin)
    • (1) FireWire 800/400 (9-6 pin)
  • Power Adapter:
  • miniStack Classic Manual (5.5MB PDF)
  • Pre-installed Backup and Utility software*
    • 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
  • Over 1.5GB of Freeware/Shareware/Public domain software pre-installed
*Utility software and shareware collection not included with certain 0GB kits.