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Newer Technology's miniStack MAX, is now available in DVD/CD only read/write optical drive models for computer users that don’t require the Blu-ray functionality of other miniStack MAX models.
As the only four-in-one external drive, optical drive, SD card reader and USB powered hub solution on the market, the miniStack MAX supports multiple interfaces for plug and play storage of entire music, photo and video libraries, as well as burning backups via the internal optical drive, with new and legacy Macs or PCs.
Designed with an aluminum finish body and glossy black top, the miniStack MAX matches the size of the Mac mini for a stackable, seamless look. The miniStack MAX also provides plug and play ease of use with any Mac or PC that has an available USB 3.0, USB 2.0, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, or eSATA port.
The miniStack MAX is fully bootable with storage capacity choices up to 4TB. It's designed to handle the demands of extended storage or backup and data-intensive applications such as professional audio and video editing, digital photography, MP3 music libraries, and high-speed backup.
The miniStack MAX now provides modern optical drive capabilities for all users, especially for owners of systems that didn’t include an optical drive. The miniStack MAX returns the convenience of installing software from a CD, DVD or Blu-ray, loading music into iTunes, accessing archived photos, or watching DVD or even Blu-ray movies on the computer without extra cords, clutter, or cost. Three optical drive options are available: DVD/CD read/write, Blu-ray read and DVD/CD read/write, or Blu-ray read/write and DVD/CD read/write.
The integrated SD (SDXC) card reader on the front of miniStack Max simplifes the transferring of photos and videos. It also helps keep the desktop clean by eliminating the need for an external card reader and yet another cable.
Three powered USB3.0/2.0 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 offers high-powered 2.1Amp output for charging an iPad or other devices that require more power than provided by standard USB connections.
OWC is offering a limited time rebate offer on both versions of Roxio Toast 11 Titanium with savings of up to US$110 off retail prices with sales of the miniStack MaX. Toast 11 Titanium is a versatile multimedia application that lets users read, burn, capture, copy, convert and share digital media. With the purchase of any of the new miniStack MAX models, including the 0GB enclosure kits, this ultimate media toolkit is available for US$29 for the standard version or $49 for versions with the included Blu-ray Authoring Plug-in. This offer is good until May 31. For more info on the miniStack MAX go to http://www.newertech.com/products/ministackmax.php ; pricing starts at US$259.99.