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OWC in the Press: News and Reviews – July 23, 2021

Welcome to this edition of OWC in the Press: News and Reviews, where we showcase some of the latest headlines and most helpful articles from publications across the globe. This week we have some fantastic pieces from Wired, Tom’s Hardware, ZDNET, iMore and Gear Diary.


The Best Portable Storage Drives

(OWC Envoy Pro Elektron)

“If you need a drive that can stand up to life in a backpack or camera bag, get wet, or handle a drop onto hard surfaces, the OWC drives are your best choice. It’s tough to pick a winner here because there are many solid options, but OWC’s Elektron drive narrowly beat others in benchmark tests. I also like that you can swap out the drive inside the aluminum casing (it’s easy to unscrew), which means two years from now, you can pick up a faster bare SSD and drop it in the Elektron.”


Toms Hardware:

OWC Lets You Create Your Own U.2 SSD With an M.2 Drive

OWC U2 ShuttleOne
(OWC U2 ShuttleOne)

“U.2 SSDs are typically positioned for enterprise, mission-critical, and workstation applications, so they are pretty expensive compared to regular M.2-2280 drives. Unlike M.2 SSDs for client PCs, U.2 drives feature higher endurance, higher sustained performance, high capacity, considerably better cooling, hot pluggability, and ruggedness. But U.2 drives aren’t only used in the data center. There are many creators (and other types of users) that need to transfer large files from one PC to another quite often and they don’t need enterprise grade-endurance or extreme capacity but can appreciate all the other features, such as performance and ruggedness. The U2 ShuttleOne is designed just for this kind of user.”

Toms Hardware


Exbibyte frenzy: How mining for Chia crypto turned me into a storage junkie

OWC ThunderBay 4 RAID with Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports
(OWC ThunderBay 4 RAID with Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports)

“Larry O’Connor CEO at Other World Computing (OWC) took a few minutes to reply about how he and his company views Chia and the impact it’s had on not only OWC but the storage industry as a whole. O’Connor confirmed what I already knew: “The impact on hard drive supply and cost has been substantial.”



The OWC U2 ShuttleOne is an adapter that converts NVMe M.2 SSDs into U.2 SSDs

OWC U2 ShuttleOne
(OWC U2 ShuttleOne)

“Designed to make it easier for people to make use of super-quick U.2 storage, the adapters are also made of metal to aid in the dissipation of heat and, as a result, improve the longevity of the SSD that’s encased within it.”


Gear Diary:

OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock Review: A 14-Port Do-All Solution for Working from Home

(OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock)

“Small footprint with a grippy bottom that won’t move around on desk; Plenty of extra ports for almost all of your needs, and one each of the most important ports to the front of the device — USB Type-A and USB Type-C; Transfer speeds for memory cards are good.”

Gear Diary

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For any questions about the articles or if you are a media or influencer and would like to review OWC products, please contact Derrick.

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Public Relations Manager
Derrick Stembridge is the PR Manager for OWC and a consumer electronics industry media professional. He's also an electronic musician, music technologist, and avid photographer.
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