Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech), developer of PC, Macintosh, iPod, iPhone, and iPad performance upgrades and accessories, today announced the miniStack MAX, is now available in DVD/CD only read/write optical drive models for those computer users that don't require the Blu-ray functionality other miniStack MAX models provide. 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. Sized for the Mac mini, Ideal for Any Computer Elegantly 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. With its "quad-interface" versatility and ultra-compact form factor, the miniStack MAX delivers cross-platform portability, enabling users to move easily among multiple Macintosh computers and laptops and virtually any Windows -based computer with a USB, FireWire, or eSATA port. Professional-Level Storage Made Plug-and-Play Simple Fully bootable with storage capacity choices up to 4TB, the miniStack MAX 7200RPM hard drive can easily 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. With multiple interfaces, users can choose the data connection that is compatible with their computer and workflow needs. Restores Optical Drive Capabilities With Three Options The miniStack MAX 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. Reads SD Memory Cards in a Flash The integrated SD (SDXC) card reader on the front of miniStack Max makes transferring photos and video super-simple?no more fumbling around the back of the Mac mini to access the SD slot. It also helps keep the desktop clean by eliminating the need for an external card reader and yet another cable. Connects and Charges Digital Devices 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. Compact and Convenient Whether used to provide massive capacity in a space-saving design or to give a notebook more functionality, miniStack MAX can stack upon itself to create a "tower of power", yet is lightweight and compact so it can be used to power desktop accessories and provide data backup while on-the-go. It even features a Smart Power switch that when in the on position, enables the miniStack MAX to power up and down in tandem with the attached computer. Pricing, Availability Offered in 0GB Kits and complete solutions with capacities ranging from 500GB to 4.0TB, the miniStack MAX is available immediately from Newer Technology's exclusive distributor, Other World Computing (OWC) and through the retail channel with "street prices" starting at $149.99.