updated 09:50 am EDT, Wed August 31, 2005
Maxelerate Mac mini drive
WiebeTech today announced , an external bootable drive enclosure for the Mac mini, offering up to 500GB of storage. The device features a 3.5" hard drive, a FireWire hub, and a USB2 hub -- all integrated into a single aluminum enclosure designed to match the Mac mini's design. "This product actually increases the performance by giving the Mac mini a bootable hard drive that is 30 percent faster than the drive that comes inside the computer. And with 500GB capacity, it's over 6 to 12 times larger than the internal storage that comes with the mini computer." Pricing starts at $120 for the basic enclosure, and $200 for the enclosure with a 160GB hard drive. The top-of-the-line 500GB version is $690, while the 400GB model will sell for $500, and the 250GB configuration for $270. All five configurations will be available September 15th, according to the manufacturer.