updated 05:20 pm EDT, Thu May 26, 2005
French storage reseller Macway today began shipping , its external hard disk and port extender with backup button designed to provide Apple's Mac mini with up to 400GB of 7,300 rpm storage as well as a USB/FireWire combo hub. The hub provides four (4) USB 2.0 ports, and three (3) FireWire ports. The minipartner matches the design of the Mac mini. "Now, Mac mini owners benefit from an ultra-fast and secure backup solution" said Vincent Lugnier, MacWay's Product Manager. "Our innovative backup button offers peace of mind with Dantz Retrospect Express (Mac & PC). The minipartner expands Mac mini connectivity as an attractive workstation." It is available in 80GB (€108), 160B (€133), 200GB (€150), 250GB (€183), and 400GB (€334) capacities.