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OWC Announces Envoy Pro EX USB 3.0 Bus-Powered Portable SSD

Other World Computing (OWC), a leading Mac and PC technology innovator, is announcing the OWC Envoy Pro EX ultra-portable SSD.  The anodized aluminum case matches modern Macs and PCs.  The Envoy Pro EX is portable enough to fit into a briefcase, backpack, or even a coat pocket.  OWC’s rugged, high-performance storage and/or backup solution is now highly mobile.

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A SandForce controlled OWC Aura Pro 6G SSD is the heart of the Envoy Pro EX, offering up to 436 MB/s sustained reads and up to 429 MB/s writes in real world scenarios.  The USB 3.0 interface is able to bus-power the Envoy Pro EX, thus requiring no AC adapter.

The OWC Aura Pro 6G utilizes Tier-1 synchronous NAND.  This enables reads and writes to be “synced” with the SSD processor’s clock signal, facilitating maximum data throughput.  The Aura Pro 6G also utilizes DuraWrite Technology combined with highly intelligent block management, ensuring maximum obtainable reliability and endurance.

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The Envoy Pro EX is impressive in form and function, prompting The Mac Observer’s Jim Tanous to call it “absolutely beautiful and on par with the best that has come out of Jony Ive’s (SVP of Industrial Design at Apple) labs.”

Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO of Other World Computing, stated that “We’re very excited to add the ultra-portable Envoy Pro EX to our storage solution lineup.  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 is available in 240GB capacity for an MSRP of $319.99.  The 480GB version has an MSRP of $599.99.  Both come with OWC’s three year warranty.  OWC’s press release for the Envoy Pro EX can be viewed in its entirety here.

  • Antoine Durr

    Where’s the Thunderbolt version of this?

    • i will check but might believe cost was the main reason that we are seeing USB3, along with the much larger audience that could be reached with USB3.

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