NewerTech miniStack V2 is a FireWire/USB2.0 external hard disk enclosure kit with integrated FireWire and USB hubs for Mac mini. With it, additional 3.5″ hard drive, 2-port FireWire 400 (FW400 – iLINK 1394a) hub and 3-port USB 2.0 hub can be added to Mac mini. It’s available in just either pre-configured with hard disk or without hard disk.

NewerTech miniStack V2

123Macmini tested NewerTech miniStack V2 and concluded that “Overall, we can recommend this product to our readers and give it a score of 4 out of 4 stars. The NewerTech miniStack V2 retails for less than $139.99 for an 80GB version and is available in capacities up to 500GB. The “add your own hard drive” kit is available for $79.99. All models are shipping now.”


Clean looking design compliments Mac mini
Excellent performance
Perfect color match with Mac mini
Side USB 2.0 and FireWire ports are great for temporary connections
Two year repair/replacement warranty


The fan is somewhat noisy when it comes on

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