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miniStack
3.0TB Compact USB 3.1 Gen 1 Solution

Mac / PC / USB 3.1 Gen 1
Stackable Storage
The 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 Quiet
The 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 On
Like 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 3 year warranty and 24/7 Customer Support.

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

Bootability

  • Any Mac that supports booting via USB

Interface (Chipset)

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

Standard Mechanism

  • 3.0TB Toshiba DT01ACAxx Series Specifications:

    Specifications

    Form Factor
    3.5″ HDD
    Interface
    SATA 6GB/s
    Capacity1
    3.0TB
    Formatted Capacity2
    2790GiB
    Rotational Speed
    7,200 RPM
    Cache / Data Buffer
    64MB
    Manufacturer Model Number
    HDKPC08
    RoHS Compliant
    Yes
    Format

    Physical

    Height (max)
    26.1mm (1.03″)
    Width (max)
    101.6mm (4.00″)
    Length (max)
    147mm (5.79″)
    Weight (typical)
    680g (1.499 lbs.)

    Reliability3

    Contact Start-Stops
    300,000
    Warranty
    2 Years Toshiba Warranty

    Performance

    Transfer Rate (Max)
    6 Gb/sec
    Track-to-track Seek
    0.5ms

    Power

    Read Power
    6.4 Watts
    Write Power
    6.4 Watts
    Idle Mode
    5.2 Watts
    Standby Mode
    1.0 Watts
    Sleep Mode
    1.0 Watts

    Environmental (Operating)

    Shock
    70 G max at 2ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    32°F to 107°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    0°C to 42°C
    Vibration
    0.67 G, with 5 - 500 Hz
    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 3,048 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000+ ft)

    Environmental (Non-Operating)

    Shock
    300 G max at 2ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    -40°F to 158°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    -40°C to 70°C
    Vibration
    1.04 G, with 2 - 200 Hz
    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)

    Acoustics

    Idle (Typical)
    2.7 bels
    Seek (Typical)
    2.8 bels
    1. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
    2. In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
    3. Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability rates.
    3.0TB* Toshiba DT01ACA Series Hard Disk Drive**
    • *1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.

      **OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.

Power Supply

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

Environment

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

Height

  • 36 mm (1.4 in)

Width

  • 197 mm (7.7 in)

Length

  • 197 mm (7.7 in)

Weight (without drives)

  • .85 kg (1.9 lbs)
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n MSTK3H7T3.0 UPC#: 812437023657

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Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use - but should the need occur - we're proud to provide a superior level of support and service coverage to our customers.


OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. OWC's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. OWC solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 2 out of 2 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: NJPhotog Location: Central New Jersey Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Easy Setup, Looks Great, and Works Great March 18, 2017 I just received and setup one of these units to go with my Late-2012 Mac Mini. While I obviously cannot judge its long-term reliability, I though others might find it useful for me to offer a few brief observations. OVERVIEW— • Packaging and packing for shipment were both excellent, as usual for OWC. • The instruction sheet was in everyday English, and was well-organized, clear, and concise, with helpful photos. • Installation of my 3.5" SATA drive was quick and easy, and only involved plugging-in 2 connectors and screwing-in 4 screws. • Design, Fit, and Finish were all excellent, the enclosure exactly matches my Mini and looks great. QUIBBLES— • The edges of the aluminum were so sharp they could cut your finger. This is definitely a hazard, and should be addressed. A careful and light touch with a fine emery board (the kind used for fingernails) takes care of the problem. • Three different sets of tiny black screws (one for the bottom plate, one for a 3.5 SATA drive, and one for an SSD) were mixed together in a tiny plastic parts envelope. Sorry OWC, but the end-users should not have to put-on their Magni-Focusers and try to figure out a) which screws go together, and b) which screws go where. Silly. • The enclosure comes with a well-made 24" USB 3.1 A to B cable. This is great, except that for an enclosure that's expressly made to sit on top of or underneath a Mac Mini, why on Earth would anyone who bought this specific enclosure either want or need such a long cable? I eventually found a suitable 6" USB 3.0 cable on eBay for $4.

That's it. Very, very minor gripes indeed, and I'm a happy camper.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC miniStack USB 3.1 Gen 1 Storage Enclosure. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: gerry522 Location: Denver CO Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy to Switch January 20, 2017 This enclosure was so simple to accomplish. It took me a whole ten minutes at the most and worked like a gem from the very get go. Great buy and an easy way to get an old drive up and running again. Definitely a great buy from OWC. When I need something for my Mac I know if anyone has it OWC does.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC miniStack USB 3.1 Gen 1 Storage Enclosure. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: FonzieScheme Location: Oakland, CA Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Functionally good, visually not a perfect match November 1, 2016 The MiniStack is a cool product in that it physically matches the size of the Mac Mini. I use a Mini for something of a home server, and when the external drive that was attached died, I figured I'd make my desk look a little nicer with a matching drive, rather than another of the typically oddly-sized / shaped external drives.

It's way too early comment on things like durability, and I'm generally happy with the purchase—it's the same size, works well, seems to move data reasonably quickly for my purposes.

But there are two "buts": 1. Visually, the MiniStack is not a perfect match for the Mac. Size is perfect, but the color and texture of the metal is not quite right. The texture is not as beautifully smooth, and its silver is more "metallic" than the Mini's body. 2. The product description uses the words "whisper-quiet." That's perhaps technically accurate—whispers are pretty quiet, after all, but the drive is noticeably louder than the previous external drive was—even before it died. ;)

I could go whole hog on the overly-detail-oriented thing like some Mac users do, and cry about how the LED isn't "elegant" enough or some such, but that'd be too much.

Overall, I'm happy. The drive is doing its job, and looks pretty good. This non-matching silver thing is common with lots of other peripherals, too. But in the photo on the product page, the MIniStack and Mini look a lot more similar, and if you're hyper-sensitive to "aesthetic Mac perfection" you may be disappointed.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 4.0TB OWC miniStack 7200RPM USB 3.1 Gen 1 Storage Solution. Customer Videos:

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