Today, OWC announced a brand new hard drive storage solution in the OWC miniStack. OWC says that the new hard drive can work with any Apple computer but it is definitely geared toward pairing with Mac minis.
A miniStack drive can be purchased individually or with other miniStacks, and of course, stack on top one another or on top of a Mac mini.
The drive comes in six sizes from the base 1 TB drive to a 6 TB version. All of the sizes feature transfer speeds up to 208MB/s and 7200 RPMs.
While OWC surprise announced this hard drive today, there’s no waiting to get it. It is available for purchase right now.
For more details and pricing see the press release below.
WOODSTOCK, IL – October 26, 2016 – OWC®, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, today introduced the OWC miniStack, a powerful external hard drive with USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectivity designed to stack perfectly with Mac mini. The new OWC miniStack offers 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. For virtually any Mac user, but especially those with a Mac mini desktop, home media library, or server, 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 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,” said Jen Soulé, President of OWC. “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.”
PERFECTLY STACKABLE, SPACE-SAVING STORAGE
OWC miniStack is designed to easily stack together with Mac mini computers and other miniStack drives, so users can increase external storage without taking additional space on their desktop. Because it features fast USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectivity, miniStack is a perfect solution to store and stream a personal collection of HD videos, music, and photos. 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.
- 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
*0GB enclosure-only models feature a one-year OWC Limited Warranty
PRICING & AVAILABILITY
- 1.0TB (7200RPM) – $139.99
- 2.0TB (7200RPM) – $169.99
- 3.0TB (7200RPM) – $198.99
- 4.0TB (7200RPM) – $249.99
- 5.0TB (7200RPM) – $278.99
- 6.0TB (7200RPM) – $348.99
- Add Your Own Drive enclosure kit – $77.99