miniStack MAX

miniStack MAX Storage Solution
four-in-one solution Optical drive, integrated SD card reader, & USB 3.0 powered hub
miniStack MAX Storage Solution
– Fully Bootable and ideal for Backup, A/V, Photography, & general storage.
– USB 3.0 & 2.0 / FireWire 800 / eSATA.
– MagLev fan offers frictionless, whisper-quiet operation.
– Integrated Kensington Security Slot for theft prevention.
Maximum Performance and Compatibility
Maximum Style and Durability
Maximum Plug and Play Ease, Reliability
USB 3.0 / FireWire 800 / eSATA interfaces
Mac and PC compatible
miniStack MAX

miniStack® MAX

The only four-in-one storage, data access, and connectivity solution available!
The NewerTech 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 5TB 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 Convenience
Whether you have a new Mac mini that no longer includes an optical drive, or have a legacy model with an inoperative drive, the miniStack Max fills the gap when you need to install software from CD or DVD, load music into iTunes, access archived photos, or watch Blu-ray and DVD movies on your computer.
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.
  • Fully Bootable and ideal for Backup, Audio, Video, Photography, and general storage needs
  • Durable aluminum designed body complements Mac aluminum finish
  • Front panel easy access SD card reader (SDXC)
  • DVD/CD Reader/Writer, or Blu-ray/DVD/CD Reader/Writer
  • USB 3.0/2.0 powered hub:
    • Two ports for powering/charging common desktop accessories and digital devices
    • One port with 2.1Amp power for higher charging power required devices like the iPad
  • Multi-Interface:
    • FireWire 800/400 (100MB/s / 50MB/s)
    • USB 3.0/2.0 (300MB/s / 60MB/s)
    • eSATA (300MB/s)
  • MagLev fan (same as used in the Mac mini) offers frictionless, whisper-quiet operation
  • Integrated Kensington Security Slot for theft prevention
  • Smart Power switch - in switched on position, the hard drive powers up and down in tandem with computer*
  • High quality double-shielded connection cables included (eSATA sold separately)
  • Identical footprint to 2010 and later Apple Mac mini (measures 2.33 (H) x 7.7 (W) x 7.7 (D) inches)
*Via FireWire and USB connections only. Fan will run continuously unless unit turned off.
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
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"
  • Optical drive mechanism covered by 1-year warranty
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Product Manual
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
  • 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)
Compatibility
  • Compatible with any computer that can support a USB 2.0, USB 3.0, eSATA, FireWire 800 or FireWire 400 connection.
Drives supported
Data Buffer
  • Up to 64MB (HDD only)
Hard Drive Speed
  • Up to 7200RPM (HDD only)
Chipset
  • JMicron 355 chipset with eSATA & FireWire 800 (1394B)
  • JMicron 539 chipset with USB 3.0
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
*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.
  • NewerTech miniStack MAX external storage solution
  • High Quality Double Shielded Connecting Cables
    • (1) USB 3.0
    • (1) FireWire 800 (9-9 pin)
  • Power Adapter:
    • UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching 100 ~ 240v 50/60Hz input, 12 Volt 5 Amp output Power Supply
  • miniStack MAX Owner's Guide & Assembly Manual (7.2MB PDF)
  • miniStack MAX Owner's Guide (4MB 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.