Mac Mini M1 Compatibility

Is this device compatible with the new M1-based Mac Mini?

Thanks for asking!

While we have not specifically tested the new M1 based Mac Mini, we have tested our Thunderbolt 3 drive with an M1 MacBook. We do expect compatibility to be the same for the Mini as it is using the same M1 implementation as the MacBooks.

Thanks and best wishes!
Joshua Henry
Plugable Technologies

I was finding that the drive disconnects/reconnects every five minutes (exactly) on my M1-based Mac mini. I restarted. I tried both ports and it was happening with either. I was able to format it and I can read/write files. But if it disconnects/reconnects every five minutes, I can’t really use it for anything.

(This is a brand new drive.)

I just installed macOS 11.0.1 and it seems to have fixed the issue. Yay!

Very interesting! Thank you for sharing that info and also that the update to 11.0.1 resolved the issue.

If you run into further issues please let me know.

Best,
Josh