NewerTech miniStack Classic 2.0TB Solution
Mac / PC / FireWire 800 / FireWire 400 / USB 2.0 & 1.1
Versatile external drive offers the perfect complement to your Mac mini.
The Newer Technology 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. And 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®.
* Three port USB 2.0 powered hub for connecting digital devices
* Interface: USB 2.0 & FireWire 800/400
* Super-quiet, fanless operation
* Integrated Kensington® Security Slot for theft prevention
* High-quality double-shielded connection cables included
* Matching footprint to 2009 and earlier Apple® Mac mini
* Includes Utility Software Bundle (see Software tab for details)
* FireWire 800/400
* USB 3.0
2.0TB Seagate Barracuda Specifications:
Cache / Data Buffer
Manufacturer Model Number
Unformatted (Instructions on formatting here)
626g (1.38 lbs.)
Number of Disks
Bytes per Sector
Annual Failure Rate
Nonrecoverable Read Errors
1 per 1014 bits read
2 Year Seagate Warranty
Transfer Rate (Max)
Maximum Start Current, DC
-304.8 m to 3,048 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000+ ft)
-304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)
1. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
2. In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
3. Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability rates.
* Seagate 2.0TB Barracuda Hard Disk Drive**
*1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
**OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.
Drive Rotation Speed
* 7200 RPM
Drive Cache Size
* 64 Megabytes
* Super-quiet, fanless operation
* Oxford 943
* (2) FireWire 800/400 ports
* (1) USB 2.0 (Standard-B) port
* (3) Integrated USB 2.0/1.1 powered hub (Standard-A) ports**
Maximum Data Transfer Rate
* FireWire 800/400 (up to 100MB/sec)
* USB 2.0 (up to 60 MB/sec)
* External Auto-switching US/International 12V, 3A UL Listed
* Scratch-resistant ABS plastic body and glossy plastic white top
* Same as all 2005 to 2009 Mac mini including Server
* 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)
* Empty case 2.3 lbs (1.04 kg)
* Compatible with any computer that can support USB 2.0, FireWire 800 or FireWire 400 external hard drive.
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 later with FireWire 400 interface, either built in or via FireWire 400 expander card.
* Linux version capable of supporting USB or FireWire external storage devices.
* 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
* Carbon Copy Cloner® for Mac OS X 10.4 or later
* Over 1.5GB of Freeware, Shareware, Public domain software installed
* miniStack Classic Manual (5.5MB PDF)
*Native SATA interface speed of the Newer Technology miniStack enclosure is SATA 3Gb/s, but is compatible with SATA 1.5Gb/s,
3Gb/s and 6Gb/s drives.
**USB 2.0 power output is 500mA per port. miniStack Classic can charge most devices except iPads, which require 2.1A.
* (operating) 5°C – 55°C (41°F – 131°F)
* (non-operating) –40°C – 65°C (–40°F – 149°F)
* (operating) 8% - 90% RH (Non-condensing)
* (non-operating) 5% - 95% RH (Non-condensing)
* (operating) 65G 2mS
* (non-operating) 175G 2mS
* (operating) 1.0G (5 - 300Hz)
* (non-operating) 5.0G (5 - 500Hz)
NewerTech 1 Year Solution Warranty
The best warranty is one you never have to use, but should the need occur – NewerTech is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. NewerTech's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. NewerTech solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.
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