Newertech Announces miniStack Drive Plus Hub

Newer Technology announced on Thursday the immediate availability of the miniStack v3 Quad Interface powered hub plus storage solution with up to 1 TB of internal storage.

The ergonomically unique rear and side ports combine one eSATA, two FireWire 800, one FireWire 400, and three USB 2.0 ports. The result allows a combination of external storage and powered hubs for additional accessories like scanners, digital cameras, and iPods, simultaneously and clutter free.

Ministack Rear View

The storage unit uses the latest generation Oxford 924 bridge chipset, the fastest drive mechanisms available (7,200 rpm), and an eSATA port to deliver the fastest single drive data transfer rates possible: up to 150 Megabytes per second.

Other features include: a passive radiator heat sink, intelligent thermal monitoring, whisper quiet operation engineering, and a stackable design. The units is about 6.5-inch (17 cm) square and 1.5-inch (4 cm) high and includes a Kensington Security Slot.

The Newer Technology miniStack v3 Quad Interface starts at US$169.95 for 160 GB. The 1 TB unit is priced at US$549.99.