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James Wiebe, President
WiebeTech LLC
3450 N. Rock Road #703
Wichita, KS 67226
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WiebeTech announces Maxelerate™ for Apple's Mac mini

Faster Boot Drive, plus FireWire/USB Hub

Wichita, KS — August 31, 2005 — WiebeTech announces Maxelerate™, a high performance boot drive for the Mac mini, offering up to a 500GB 3.5" hard drive, a FireWire hub and a USB2 hub all integrated into an all-aluminum enclosure which matches the Apple Mac mini design. The Maxelerate can be currently ordered online or through distributors and is scheduled for shipping mid-September.

"Maxelerate does more than provide additional FireWire and USB ports, or even an external drive to the Mac mini," said James Wiebe, CEO of WiebeTech LLC. "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."

Continuing WiebeTech's tradition of using intelligent metal design, Maxelerate is thermally engineered from aluminum, with an integral internal die-cast heat sink. It also has a fan for maximum cooling.

Maxelerate offers a FireWire hub with three ports and a USB2 hub, also with three ports. As a result, users of Maxelerate will be able to add storage while increasing I/O options to their computer.

Maxelerate may also be used as a pedestal for the Mac mini, fitting perfectly underneath it, so that valuable desk space is conserved.

Included with Maxelerate are the enclosure/hubs and drive, a FireWire cable, a USB cable, and an AC adapter.


- Enclosure: thermally engineered from aluminum, with an integral internal die-cast heat sink and fan for maximum cooling.
- FireWire 400 Hub with 3 ports; daisy chainable
- USB2 Hub with 3 ports
- Supports 3.5" IDE Hard Drives up to 500GB (Maxelerate also available in a configuration without hard drive)
- Built-in power switch

Pricing and Availability

Description // Order Code // Price // Availability

Maxelerate, without Drive // MAX-0 // $119.95 // Sept. 15, 2005
Maxelerate, with 160GB Drive // MAX-160 // $199.95 // Sept. 15, 2005
Maxelerate, with 250GB Drive // MAX-250 // $269.95 // Sept. 15, 2005
Maxelerate, with 400GB Drive // MAX-400 // $499.95 Sept. 15, 2005
Maxelerate, with 500GB Drive // MAX-500 // $689.95 // Sept. 15, 2005

Complete information on the Maxelerate can be viewed online.

Government customers are encouraged to purchase from and Dealers may purchase WiebeTech products from WiebeTech's distributor, End users may purchase from or End users may also order from, and CDW/Macwarehouse. All configurations are also available directly from

Maxlerate gives the Mac mini a Faster Boot Drive, plus FireWire/USB Hub

About WiebeTech
WiebeTech LLC was founded in July 2000 by James Wiebe and has focused on marketing high performance, highly portable storage solutions for consumer and government markets.