I have a 2012 Mac Mini (2.3 GHz Intel Core i7; 16 GB - user installed Crucial). I need an external drive for backup. Also, I run into freezes/hangs when running Adobe CS6, like everyone else. Can I use an external drive to improve the performance of CS6? I have admired the MiniStack since I bought this little machine (which I love), partly because it looks like the two would pair well. But I think other products also do that now, or at least match the Mini's footprint. Do I want a MiniStack instead of some other - possibly cheaper - brand? If I go for a MiniStack should I get the MiniStack or the MiniStack Max? Looks like the MiniStack comes with backup software preinstalled, but I'm not sure how valuable that actually is. I have a TSSTcorp optical drive which I only need once in awhile. I don't have/use Blu Ray, so it has suited me just fine. I also don't use memory cards. I COULD use some extra USB ports (even with a Belkin hub hanging off my Mini), but it's not essential. This will be my primary machine for the foreseeable future, so I want a solid configuration with a long shelf life. Thanks for any suggestions.