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Envoy Pro mini

Lightning Fast | Desktop Class SSD | Perfectly Portable

Mac / PC / USB 3.0
  • Mac
  • PC
  • USB 3.0
  • Fast USB 3.0 interface
  • Sustained speeds of over 410 MB/s
  • Full-sized SSD performance
Full-sized, fast SSD storage that fits in your pocket.
This is not your average thumb drive. Elegant, light, and strong, Envoy Pro mini is full-sized desktop-class SSD performance in the ultimate go-anywhere storage companion. It's incredibly fast and perfectly portable for your life on the move.
Outstanding Features
Big Storage. Big Speeds. Small Footprint.
Because it's a desktop-class SSD, the Envoy Pro mini is fast - lightning fast. In fact, it's nearly twice as fast as the average thumb drive. Sustained read speeds over 410 MB/s means real-world performance you can depend on. Available in 120 GB, 240 GB, and 480 GB capacities, it's a powerful little workhorse with the time-tested pedigree of the OWC SSD family.
The Speed and Flexibility You Need.
Unprecedented speed in such a small form-factor sets you free from progress bars and data bottlenecks. Transferring large files, 4K video production, hosting a virtual machine, even booting an entire OS - everything happens quicker with the Envoy Pro mini.
Pro Performance Meets Singular Design.
There's a lot hiding inside Envoy Pro Mini's sleek aluminum body, including the same suite of industry-leading controller technologies as OWC's high-performance desktop-class SSDs. With long-lasting performance you can rely on, the Envoy Pro mini shrinks professional-grade technology into a pocket-sized powerhouse.

Includes the Powerful SpeedTools Utility Suite for Mac
The comprehensive Mac utility used by professionals for accurate Mac diagnosis and maintenance. Click the SOFTWARE tab below to learn more »


  • OWC Envoy® Pro mini USB 3.0 bus-powered Storage Solution
  • USB Extension Cable
  • Lanyard
  • Pre-installed Backup and Utility software
    • Intech® SpeedTools Utilities™ OEM (For Mac OS 8.6, OS X 10.3.9 or later only)
    • ProSoft Engineering® Data Backup for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
    • NovaStor NovaBACKUP® for Windows 2000 or later
  • 3 Year OWC Solution Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Service Turnaround Time


OWC Envoy Pro mini Specifications:


  • 480GB OWC Envoy Pro SSD
    1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.


  • Asmedia 1153e USB 3.0 controller

Interfaces Supported

  • USB 3.0 interface

Port Configuration

  • USB 3.0, Standard A

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • USB 3.0 – 500 MB/s

UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) Compliant

  • Yes


  • Machined Aluminum Enclosure

System Requirements

  • Mac® Requirements: Mac OS 10.3 or later and an available and supported USB 3.0 port. Bootable on any Mac that can boot from USB.
  • PC Requirements: Windows XP or later and an available and supported USB 3.0 port.
  • Linux® Requirements: Linux OS versions and an available and supported USB 3.0 port.


  • .94 in (W) x 3.7 in (D) x .44 in (H)
  • 2.3876 cm (W) x 9.4 cm (D) x 1.1176 cm (H)

Weight (no accessories)

  • 1.5 ounces (42 grams)

Software Included


  • Environmental (Operating)
    • Temperature (°F) 32° — 158°
    • Temperature (°C) 0° — 70°
  • Environmental (Non-Operating)
    • Temperature (°F) &min;40° — 185°
    • Temperature (°C) &min;40° — 70°


Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n ENVMKU3S480 UPC#: 812437022568


Prosoft Macworld 4.5 miceProsoft
Prosoft Engineering® Data Backup 3 for OS X v10.2.8 or later
Backup Made Easy. Data Backup makes it easy to backup to FireWire and USB drives, network drives, CDs and even DVDs. Make schedules so you don't need to 'think' about backing up... It does it for you.
A $59.00 Value! View detailed software info, or click here to purchase softwareseparately from solution
NovaStor NovaBACKUP® Solution for Windows®
NovaBACKUP has been helping millions of users recover from data loss and disasters for over 18 years. Feature rich, NovaBACKUP provides a powerful backup solution. Built-in support for hundreds of the most popular storage devices and a step-by-step backup and restore wizard makes NovaBACKUP extremely easy to use. Requires Windows 2000 or later.
A $49.95 Value! View detailed software info
Intech SpeedTools Utilities
Intech® SpeedTools Utilities™
Intech SpeedTools consists of a suite of utilities managed by an application which controls the launching, documentation and version control of each individual component utility, such as Disk Defrag and QuickBack. An easy-to-use installation and removal application is provided to make installation a snap, yet powerful enough to allow you to customize which utility component set you would like to create.
An $89.95 Value! View detailed software info, or click here to purchase software separately from solution


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Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.3 / 5 3 out of 3 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Winter Location: CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Runs hot, but very fast, lots of room. August 13, 2016 This device is somewhat larger than a typical USB flash drive, but at nearly half a terabyte of capacity, it is still amazing. It runs "hot" (quite warm to the touch), but the aluminum housing dissipates the heat well, and I have had no problems.

Although I have other USB 3.0 flash drives, this one is noticeably faster.

An amazing combination of small size and large capacity. Recommended.

I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: NYC Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 3/5 Not bad as an interim solution April 2, 2016 This is the smallest / lightest / most portable way to carry 480Bytes around on an SSD I've seen to date. Much to be said for that. But a couple of issues to be aware of:

1. Speed. Although marketed as having "up to 427 MB/sec sustained speeds" if you read the fine print, i.e., click on the "benchmark" tab, you'll see that write speed is actually more than 2.5 times slower than read speed. In my real world tests using 5GByte files the best I'm getting is 129 MB/sec write speeds and 342 MB/sec read speeds on a new MacPro or MacBookPro running OS X 10.11.4. Doesn't suck but not really what it's claimed to be.

2. Heat. When transferring a lot of files, e.g., a 300 GByte back up, the drive gets so hot you can't touch it. Not sure what that means for long term reliability but I suspect it's not a good sign.

In summary, if you need a tiny way to carry around a lot of data right now this is a good choice. But if you can wait a bit I bet latter generations will be better.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Philadelphia, PA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Fast, portable and bootable March 9, 2016 LOVE this 480G mini SSD. I have to run Mountain Lion on my laptop to stay compatible with my current version of Pro Tools. But iPhoto no longer plays nice with iCloud, so I also need El Capitan to make my cloud stuff work right. I was booting into an external 1TB Thunderbolt HD for that, but it was painfully slow. I got the 480 mini SSD, easily installed the OS and migrated my data to it. WOW, what a difference. Now I can boot into El Capitan in seconds, not minutes. Also, I can put it in my pocket or hang it around my neck with the included lanyard.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

OWC 480GB Envoy® Pro mini Mfr P/N: ENVMKU3S480 MacSales.com SKU: OWCENVMKU3S480 Portable, Bus-Powered USB 3.0
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