OWC 12TB miniStack USB 3.1 Gen 1 External Hard Drive

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OWC 12TB miniStack USB 3.1 Gen 1 External Hard Drive
Key Features
  • 12TB Storage Capacity
  • 1 x USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1 Type-B Port
  • Up to 208 MB/s Data Transfer Speed
  • Stackable Design
Boost the storage of your compatible Mac or Windows PC with the 12TB miniStack USB 3.1 Gen 1 External Hard Drive from OWC. Equipped with a USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1 Type-B port and capable of transfer speeds up to 208 MB/s, the miniStack drive boasts an anodized-aluminum design that's ideal for stacking with an Apple iMac mini. Compatible with both Mac and Windows systems, the drive comes with a built-in MagLev fan designed for quiet cooling.
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OWC miniStack External HDD Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Stackable Storage
  • 3Quick and Quiet
  • 4Software Requirements

Boost the storage of your compatible Mac or Windows PC with the 12TB miniStack USB 3.1 Gen 1 External Hard Drive from OWC. Equipped with a USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1 Type-B port and capable of transfer speeds up to 208 MB/s, the miniStack drive boasts an anodized-aluminum design that's ideal for stacking with an Apple iMac mini. Compatible with both Mac and Windows systems, the drive comes with a built-in MagLev fan designed for quiet cooling.

Stackable Storage

The OWC miniStack is a compact and stackable external hard drive designed to complement a Mac mini. With a footprint identical to the 2010 and later Mac mini, the two stack together for seamless desktop integration.

Quick and Quiet

The miniStack features a USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1 interface along with an anodized-aluminum chassis and MagLev fan for quiet cooling and high-speed performance.

Software Requirements

Windows 7 or later
macOS 10.6.8 or later
UPC: 810586033305

OWC miniStack External HDD Specs

Storage Capacity12 TB
Connection1 x USB 3.2 / USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB Type-B)
Internal Drive
TypeHard Disk Drive
External Enclosure
Power SourceIncluded AC Adapter
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
DC Input Power12 VDC at 2.5 A
MaterialAluminum
Cooling SystemFan
CertificationsCE, FCC, WEEE, as per Manufacturer
Operating Temperature41 to 107°F / 5 to 41°C
Storage Temperature40 to 149°F / 4 to 65°C
Dimensions (L x W x H)7.7 x 7.7 x 1.4" / 195.6 x 195.6 x 35.6 mm
Weight1.9 lb / 0.86 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.63 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.6 x 9.8 x 3.3"

OWC miniStack External HDD Reviews

Great

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-29

easy set up, quiet, low profile on desk. Fast info in and out. No problems after 4 weeks now

Incredibly durable and reliable.

By Jim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-17

We have used several large format drives in the past, and this is by far the most stable and reliable one we've had yet. The size is great - does not take up much space on the desk top (about the size of a Mac Mini). We've had no issues with failures or transfer speeds. Heartily recommend this drive.

First impressions: wowza.

By Vincent
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-03-29

Aesthetically, this drive looks identical to my Mac Mini. The unit looks super sleek when stacked under my drive. I had the 8TB custom built for back-up purposes primarily and it seems extremely responsive with TimeMachine scheduled back-ups. The drive isn't what I would call silent, you definitely hear this drive if you're at the workstation while it's writing but it's not distracting at all. Set-up and formatting was incredibly easy. The auto formatting software comes on the drive. Plug it in, go through the set-up prompts (pick either IOS or PC) and you're good to go. Good device. Hope it lasts since I've never paid this much for an ED ever.

OWC ministack for MacMini

By Ronald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-15

I purchased the 2TB version which is more than sufficient for my 500GB MacMini. The only thing I will criticize is that the setup instructions come with the Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office built in. If you have a Mac, you don't need this; Apple's Time Machine provides excellent backup, and it comes with your operating system. After going through the OWC setup instructions, you'll find that Acronis is being offered for a free 1 year subscription. To setup your OWC miniStack, just go straight to the Time Machine setup.

Nice match for my M1 Mac Mini

By Brian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-25

There was a wonderful setup program that ran automatically, when I first connected my miniStack to my computer, that helped me partition and set up the drive. So far, I haven't had any problems. The connection is steady and everything works well and as expected. Thanks!

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