ADS Technologies on Tuesday introduced the new Mini Drive Kit, an external hard disk drive assembly designed especially for Apple’s Mac mini. The Mini Drive Kit is a bare enclosure without an internal hard disk drive mechanism — you can install one yourself — and it costs US$59.
The Mini Drive Kit measures six inches square and is less than two inches high. As the name implies, it connects to the Mac using USB 2.0, and is also compatible with other Macs and PCs. Users can install any IDE Ultra DMA 33/66 or ATA-100/133 hard disk drive mechanism.
Software from Intech is included that lets you back up data by using a “Simple Touch” backup button found on the front. A micro-slot is also built into the mechanism; compatible with Anchor Pad and Kensington locks, the micro-slot is designed to lock down the hard drive for security. Included with the drive is software, 9-inch and 5-inch USB cables, and power supply.
The ADS Technologies Web site had not been updated with information about the new drive as MacCentral posted this article.