Satechi Mac Mini HubSource: Satechi

What you need to know

  • Satechi has announced a new Mac mini hub.
  • Along with various ports, the hub includes expandable SSD storage for easy upgrades.

Satechi has today announced a new USB-C hub that's designed to sit under a 2020 Mac mini and provide a host of connectivity options. But the main claim to fame here is the expandable storage — via M.2 SATA SSD, no less.

Priced at $99 and finished in the same color as the M1 Mac mini, this hub offers three USB-A data ports, a micro/SD card reader, and a 3.5mm headphone jack around the front. But it's undoubtedly that expandable storage that steals the show. Especially when you remember you can't upgrade the storage inside the Mac mini itself. The whole thing connects to your Mac via USB-C, too.

Satechi Mac Mini HubSource: Satechi

The Satechi Stand & Hub for Mac mini with SSD Enclosure elevates and transforms your M1 Mac Mini into a powerful, surprisingly compact workstation. Featuring a USB-C data port, three USB-A data ports, micro/SD card readers, 3.5mm headphone jack port, and now equipped with an internal SSD enclosure, to provide convenient access to all of your peripherals. Optimized for M1 Mac Mini, the Satechi Stand & Hub will quickly become a natural extension of your modern workspace.

Planning on putting a new Satechi hub underneath your M1 Mac mini? You can order one from Amazon for $99 right now. I just wish they made one for the 2018 Intel Mac mini — but then again, this Intel i7 gets so hot it'd probably cook it anyway!

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