OWC Doubles Envoy Pro Mini SSD in Thumb Drive Form Factor Capacity to 480GB – CES 2016 Update

OWC, a leading producer of Mac and PC flash storage products and accessories, is announcing that it has double the largest capacity of their Envoy Pro Mini SSD in thumb drive form factor to 480GB. This stylish, aluminum cased, pocket-sized thumb drive offers the full capabilities of a standard desktop SSD in a much more portable form factor. OWC announced their first Envoy Pro Mini SSDs in 120GB and 240GB capacities last year coinciding with CES 2015, and one year later the largest available capacity has doubled to 480GB.  In 2015, the Envoy Pro Mini won the Storage Visions Visionary Product Award as well as the 2015 Best in Biz Award.

OWC Envoy Pro Mini 480GB -3The Envoy Pro Mini utilizes industry-leading controller technology to provide superior reliability and performance, to the tune of incredible sustained transfer speeds of up to 427MB/s. By comparison, Fire Wire 800 interfaces only transfer at around 84 MB/s, and USB 2.0 at around 37 MB/s. The Envoy Pro Mini features a USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen 1 interface to bring professional-level performance and larger capacity storage for ever-increasingly mobile lifestyles. The Envoy Pro Mini also features powerful hardware error correction technology that provides superior data retention and drive health.  Gold-standard compression and data distribution provide superior write performance, as well as markedly increased drive endurance.

OWC Envoy Pro Mini 480GB -4According to Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO of Other World Computing (OWC), “This isn’t your average thumb drive. The pocket-sized Envoy Pro mini delivers full-sized, desktop-class SSD performance and doesn’t slow down with use like many other SSDs.  And because it’s both lightweight and rugged, it’s the ultimate go-anywhere storage companion for anyone on the move.”

Envoy Pro 4OWC was one of, if not the first companies to specialize in Mac-related storage products.  They continue to grow and expand at an impressive pace.  They were the first to offer complete upgrade kits for Mac products and have become the go-to source for upgrading the storage for your Mac computing device.

OWC logo bannerThe 480GB Envoy Pro Mini is currently priced at $287.00, with the 240GB version at $194.99, and the 120GB model at $109.75. You can view the 480GB Envoy Pro Mini SSD product page here, where it is also available to order with same-day shipping.

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