OWC, a manufacturer of expansion products for Apple devices, has announced the miniStack STX, the world’s first Thunderbolt 4 storage and hub expansion solution. Stackable with the Mac Mini, it can be connected to Thunderbolt or USB-equipped Macs, PCs, iPads, Chromebooks, and Android tablets.
OWC, the premier zero-emissions Mac and PC technology company, and a respected provider of Memory, External Drives, SSDs, Mac & PC Docking Solutions, Network Attached Storage, and Performance Upgrade Kits, announces the OWC miniStack STX, the world’s first Thunderbolt 4 Certified storage and hub expansion solution that seamlessly stacks with the Mac mini. It is also a Plug and Play expansion companion for Thunderbolt or USB-equipped Macs, PCs, iPads, Chromebooks, and Android tablets. Three Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C compatible) ports connect to millions of Thunderbolt, USB-C and future USB4 devices and accessories. A universal HDD/SSD bay and an NVMe M.2 SSD slot provide massive storage capacity expansion and can be combined in a RAID 1 configuration. With up to 770MB/s of storage performance, the OWC miniStack STX is great for bandwidth-intensive video editing, photography, audio, virtual machines, and everyday data backup and access tasks. Its heat-dissipating aircraft-grade aluminum with an internal heat sink and high-efficiency fan provides cool, nearly silent operation.
The miniStack STX can be combined with other drives and configured with an NVMe M.2 SSD and hard drive. Pricing begins at $299 for the DIY enclosure and goes up to $1,249.
The Thunderbolt ports can be used for charging devices and supports up to 60 watts of power delivery. OWC sells MacDrive ($49.99) software for Windows 10 users that allows a PC full access to the Mac drives.