OWC miniStack with USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectivity launched: Features, specifications and price

OWC miniStack

OWC has launched a high performance external hard drive named OWC miniStack with USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectivity starting at $139.99. The miniStack is a powerful external hard drive with USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectivity designed to stack perfectly with Mac mini.

According to sources, the OWC miniStack offers 7200RPM hard drives with up to 6TB storage. Moreover, the OWC miniStack features USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectivity coupled with ultra-quiet Maglev cooling fan.

The newly launced OWC miniStack is capable of offering exceptional performance, with transfer speeds up to 208MB/s, capacities up to 6.0TB, and an ultra-quiet MagLev cooling fan-all in a low-profile aluminum enclosure with a glossy black top designed to complement the look and feel of Mac computers.

OWC miniStack

The OWC miniStack is an ideal solution to expand their computer’s storage for documents, movies, photos, music, and to perform Time Machine backups. The miniStack will be suitable for Mac users with a Mac mini desktop, home media library and server.

Commenting on the launch, Jen Soule, President of OWC disclosed that the OWC miniStack is an exciting new addition to our external storage lineup. Its footprint is identical to 2010 and later Mac mini, so it’s a perfect external drive and Time Machine backup for our customers who use a Mac mini as a home computer, or with their home entertainment system.

OWC miniStack

We designed the miniStack to be our most convenient, stackable external storage solution – and we think our customers who use a Mac at home are going to love its compact and stylish design, adds Soule.

OWC miniStack is designed to easily stack together with Mac mini computers and other miniStack drives. Hence, users can increase external storage without taking additional space on their desktop. The miniStack is a perfect solution to store and stream a personal collection of HD videos, music, and photos paired with USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectivity.

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OWC miniStack

Users who use a Mac mini as a server for their home entertainment system will enjoy miniStack as a natural extension of their media libraries. And for photographers managing large volumes of RAW images, or music producers who use a Mac for their workstation, miniStack accelerates pro-audio and photo workflows with powerful 7200RPM hard drives.

The durable aluminum enclosure, dedicated power switch, and integrated cooling fan make the miniStack a professional-grade solution that fits perfectly alongside virtually any Mac or PC at home.

Features of OWC miniStack

  • Perfectly stacks with Mac mini computers or other miniStack drives to save space
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 port
  • Read: Up to 211 MB/s
  • Write: Up to 208 MB/s
  • Up to 6.0 TB capacity with 7200RPM drives
  • Also offered as 0GB build-your-own-drive kit
  • Durable aluminum enclosure
  • Ultra-quiet MagLev cooling fan
  • Mac & PC compatible
  • Three-year OWC Limited Warranty including award-winning technical support
  • Includes power supply and a 36-inch (1m) USB 3.1 Gen 1 cable

You can purchase OWN miniStack either directly at MacSales.com or through authorized OWC resellers in seven separate configurations.

While the 1TB miniStack is available at $139.99, the premium 6TB miniStack running at 7200RPM is priced at $348.99. The 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 5TB and 6TB miniStack models are available at $169.99, $198.99, $249.99, $278.99 and $348.99 respecitvely. You can also add your won drive enclosure kit at $79.99.

Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and again as a Microsoft MVP in Surface under Windows and Devices in January 2024. He worked as a Chief Technical Editor with ASPAlliance and was part of ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at admin@netans.com

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