miniStack Compact USB 3.1 Gen 1 External Enclosure Mac / PC / USB 3.1 Gen 1


Stackable StorageThe OWC miniStack is the compact, stackable, external hard drive solution designed to complement the look and feel of the latest Mac lineup. With a footprint identical to the 2010 and later Mac mini , the two stack together for seamless desktop integration.

With a low-profile design, miniStack is a versatile storage solution. It’s perfect for adding external storage to your Mac mini. And whether on your desktop, as a media library for your home entertainment system, or doing duty in the server room, miniStack delivers reliable, high-speed performance. It’s a compact project or backup drive for any computer, but stacks perfectly with your Mac mini.Quick and QuietThe miniStack features a high-speed USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface combined with a stylish anodized aluminum chassis and MagLev fan for whisper-quiet, high-speed performance that makes the miniStack the perfect companion for your desktop.Reliability and Support You Can Count OnLike all OWC drives, miniStack is built to the highest standards of reliability and performance. Because our goal is always 100% reliability, it’s rigorously quality tested, and backed by our 1 year limited warranty and award-winning U.S. based Technical Support.

Product Specs

Product Specifications:

Software Requirements

  • OS
  • OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • Windows 7 or later
  • Driver
  • Driver not required for OS X
  • Driver not required for Windows

Hardware Requirements

  • Minimum
  • Mac or PC featuring USB 2.0 interface
  • Recommended (Best Performance)
  • Mac or PC featuring USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface


  • Any Mac that supports booting via USB

Interface (Chipset)

  • (1) USB 3.1 Gen 1 (ASMedia ASM1153E)

Drive(s) Supported

  • (1) 3.5″ SATA 6Gb/s drive OR
  • (1) 2.5″ SATA 6Gb/s drive (no adapter required)
  • SATA revision 3.0 (6Gb/s) compliant
  • Compatible with SATA revisions 2.0 (3Gb/s) and 1.0 (1.5Gb/s)


  • Read: 211 MB/s
  • Write: 208 MB/s

Power Supply

  • External, UL-listed, universal auto-switching
  • AC input: 100 ~ 240V, 50/60Hz
  • DC output: 12V 2.5A


  • Environmental (Operating)
  • Temperature (°F) 41° — 107°
  • Temperature (°C) 5° — 42°
  • Environmental (Non-Operating)
  • Temperature (°F) &min;40° — 149°
  • Temperature (°C) &min;40° — 65°


  • 36 mm (1.4 in)


  • 197 mm (7.7 in)


  • 197 mm (7.7 in)

Weight (without drives)

  • .85 kg (1.9 lbs)
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