Need more Thunderbolt ports on your new Mac mini? Then this new elegant solution from OWC might help and also provide storage expansion.
Maybe 'fits perfectly under a Mac Mini' would be a good headline, but this unit is also the the world's first Thunderbolt 4 certified storage and hub expansion solution.
OWC has just announced the miniStack STX, a unit that not only can split a Thunderbolt connection into three, but also can house a variety of storage options.
The new M1 powered Mac mini is an awesome machine for its form factor, this new unit from OWC makes a perfect companion, but it will also work with other Macs, PCs, iPads, Chromebooks and Android tablets.
We can see Mac mini editors using it to connect peripherals such as card readers, I/O boxes and large hard drives whilst keeping the ability to have multiple displays.
"We understand having confidence in gear reliability is paramount to our customers, and OWC is constantly developing revolutionary products to complement Apple's innovations," said Larry O'Connor, CEO and Founder of OWC." While great for the Apple Mac mini, the OWC miniStack STX packs a lot of capabilities in a small footprint that expands the functionality of any Mac or PC notebook or desktop computer."
You can specify the unit with up to a 14TB HDD + NVMe M.2 SSD up to 4TB. Or you can order just the enclosure and add your own drives.
miniStack STX prices start at $299
- Massive capacity: add over 200x greater data storage to your Mac mini1
- Mega Thunderbolt™: use more accessories and devices with three Thunderbolt™ 4 (USB-C) ports
- Maximum compatibility: use with Thunderbolt™ or USB equipped Macs, PCs, iPads, Chromebooks, Android tablets virtually anything that supports external storage2, 3
- More Connectivity: add a mix of up to five Thunderbolt™ devices, three USB devices, and two displays2, 5
- Power while working: 60W of notebook charging power via Thunderbolt™ or USB-C
- Pro-grade performance: save/access/backup data and edit 4K video with up to 770MB/s real-world tested performance
- Easy backups: Apple Time Machine and Windows File History ready
- Data Security: RAID 1 support
- Plug and play: includes Thunderbolt™ cable
- Whisper-quiet: aluminum housing with internal heat sink and high-efficiency cooling fan provides cool, nearly silent operation