Other World Computing Announces Envoy Pro EX USB 3.0 Bus-Powered Portable Solid State Drive Solution for Macs and PCs

Other World Computing announced today the OWC Envoy Pro EX ultra-portable Solid State Drive solution. Elegantly designed in anodized aluminum to match modern Macs and PCs, the Envoy Pro EX fits easily into a coat pocket, backpack, or briefcase for rugged mobile high performance storage and/or backup capacity.

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Bus-Powered SSD

Inside the Envoy Pro EX resides a SandForce Driven OWC Aura Pro 6G SSD which offers real world sustained reads up to 436MB/s and writes up to 429MB/s. Besides offering blistering fast performance, the USB 3.0 interface can bus-power the Envoy Pro EX so an AC power adapter isn’t required.

Built To Start Fast and Stay Fast

Aura Pro SSDs utilize Tier-1 Synchronous NAND instead of commonly utilized Asynchronous NAND. Synchronous NAND enables reads and writes to be “synced” with the SSD processor’s clock signal for maximum data throughput. Additionally, the Aura Pro SSD utilizes DuraWrite Technology and highly intelligent block management to ensure the highest obtainable endurance and reliability. As a result, the Envoy Pro EX can offer up to 100x greater protection of your valuable data than even an Enterprise class hard drive.

OWC Envoy Pro EX Features:

  • Anodized aluminum enclosure
  • Aura Pro 6G SSD with Ultra-efficient Block Management & Wear Leveling
  • USB 3.0 interface for up to 436MB/s sustained data rates
  • Ultra portable:
    Size: 4.5in Length x 2.125in Width x .4375in Height
    Weight: 3.8 ounces
  • Silent, fanless operation
  • Bus-powered (no AC adapter required)
  • Three-year solution warranty

Two Configurations Available from $319.99 MSRP

The OWC Envoy Pro EX is available immediately in two configurations offering up to 480GB storage capacity:

Complements Apple’s Best Designs

The Envoy Pro EX combines elegance and functionality into a sleek, yet rugged portable storage solution. It’s so impressive in form and function that it inspired Jim Tanous of The Mac Observer to proclaim it “absolutely beautiful and on par with the best that has come out of Jony Ive’s (SVP of Industrial Design at Apple) labs.”

We’re very excited to add the ultra-portable Envoy Pro EX to our storage solution lineup,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “Its functionality combined with its rugged, yet aesthetically pleasing aluminum design make the Envoy Pro EX a beautiful addition to any system.”

 



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  • The Envoy Pro EX can offer up to 100x greater protection of your valuable data than even an enterprise class hard drive.




  • Great! But for those without USB 3.0 and only Thunderbolt/FW or those without additional ports, this is not a feasible option. I would really like to get a drive this small for portable sample library use but since there is no TB to USB 3.0 adapter… Darn 2011 Macbook Pro.




  • Now that Apple is offering 256GB SSD option on it’s iMacs the question becomes which is faster? The Apple internal or your Envoy Pro EX?




  • Toggle NAND? Great! How many of these can fit in a MacBook Pro drive bay along with a small USB 3.0 hub?

    Two?

    Or more…?

    Ok, just kidding…

    (Well, just mostly kidding… The wait for 960+ GB OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSDs must be making me feverish.)