1 terabyte portable storage solution
July 2, 2007 The advent of data hungry formats like digital video demand big, fast, practical storage solutions and this latest release from Newer Technology fits the bill. Designed for audio/video editing, digital photography, MP3 libraries and high-speed back up, the miniStack v3 is a quad interface storage device offering transfer rates of up to 150 Megabytes per second and a capacity of up to 1 terabyte (1000GB) – enough for 350,000 MP3 songs.
The miniStack v3 features rear and side port configuration of one eSATA, two FireWire 800, one FireWire 400, and three USB 2.0 ports for simultaneous connection of multiple digital accessories and is suitable for Plug and Play use with Mac or PC.
The 1TB device can hold 350,000 MP3 songs at 2.85MB per song, up to 1 million photos (1MB per 2.4 mega pixel JPEG photo) or 76 hours of uncompressed digital video (13GB/hour data rate).
Seven Models Up To 1.0TB are available ranging in price from US$169.99 (160GB) to US$549.99 (1TB)
miniStack v3 specs:
Up to 1.0TB (1,000GB) of bootable disk capacity
Up to 32MB of data cache
Oxford OXUF924DSb bridge chipset with Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
6.5" x 6.5" x 1.5" size
One eSATA port (rear)
Two FireWire 800 (1394b) 9 pin ports (rear)
One FireWire 400 (1394a) 6 pin port (side)
Three USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 rear, 1 side)
External AutoSwitching 100~240v 50/60Hz 3 amp UL listed power adapter
Auto-Power on/off automatically with computer
Intelligent thermal monitoring for minimal fan power consumption and quiet operation
36" FireWire 800 connecting cable, 12" FireWire 800-400 interconnecting cable and 36" USB 2.0/1.1 connecting cable
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