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The miniStack may have started life as a third-party companion for the Mac mini, but with each new iteration, it becomes a nice complement to any Mac -- especially now that an optical drive is part of the mix.
Newer Technology announced Thursday that its popular all-in-one storage solution miniStack MAX is now even more useful with the addition of an optical drive, available in one of three flavors.
The existing miniStack MAX already allows internal storage up to 4TB, three USB 2.0/3.0 ports and an SD card reader, but with Apple now having eliminated the SuperDrive across all of its product lines, the addition of an optical drive only makes the package more appealing to Mac users.
Newer is offering three optical drive options: CD/DVD read or write (starting at $194.99 with no storage), Blu-ray read with CD/DVD read/write ($219.99 and up) or full Blu-ray/CD/DVD read or write ($259.99 and up); the company also offers a bare version starting at $149.99 for those who want to add their own storage and optical drive.
miniStack MAX is perfect for those who need to move between older and newer Macs, with support for USB 2.0, USB 3.0, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 or eSATA, as well as full Windows plug-and-play support.
The latest miniStack MAX is now available to order through Newer's exclusive distributor, Other World Computing. Until May 31, buyers can also choose to receive Roxio Toast Titanium 11 for as low as $29, which will help make full use of that new optical drive.
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