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Envoy Pro Elektron
480GB USB-C Portable NVMe SSD

The fastest, toughest mini-sized USB-C bus-powered SSD enclosure in the universe.
Smaller. Faster. Lighter.
Since the earliest days of mobile computing, there’s been a common user desire mantra: “make it smaller, faster, lighter, and rugged.” Pocket-sized tiny, the crushproof, dustproof and waterproof Envoy Pro Elektron puts massive sized personal and work files in the palm of your hand while pushing USB-C’s bandwidth to the max so you can edit and save wherever, whenever with virtually any Mac or PC.
Edit. Play. Backup. Do It All Twice As Fast
Edit large format video footage in the field. Take your favorite games and music with you to play anywhere. Back up that work or classroom project. Whatever your data storage need, the Envoy Pro Elektron lets you do it all up to twice as fast as other portable SSDs in a reliably rugged solution that’s half the size of a smartphone.
Universally Compatible
By utilizing the latest USB technology, the Envoy Pro Elektron is plug and play compatible with a broad universe of Mac, PC, and tablet computers. Transfer gigabytes of data in seconds to yesterday’s machines, today’s USB-C and Thunderbolt™ 3 models, and well into the future. View photos and video footage on iPad Pro and Chromebook tablets. With the included Type-C cable with tethered Type-A adapter, you can plug into anything, anywhere. All that and Elektron also works cross-platform with Macs and PCs using OWC's MacDrive software (sold separately) for peace between the platforms.
Truth in Numbers
Big theoretical performance numbers are certainly eye-catchers…but they’re realistically unattainable. That’s why we take the extra time to run OWC storage solutions through intensive performance testing. Truthfully listing the Envoy Pro Elektron’s up to 1011MB/s real-world test results defines our commitment to the “OWC Difference” which ensures you’ll be completely satisfied the Elektron will handle your most demanding needs.
Looks Nice. Plays Rough
It’s easy to get beguiled by the sleek, silent, and cool running aircraft-grade aluminum housing. More than just a pretty face, the Envoy Pro Elektron is IP67 rated so you can work in the dirtiest and wettest environments. And if you happen to drop this tiny but mighty drive onto a driveway or parking lot, the crushproof Envoy Pro Elektron can be rolled over multiple times without damage.
Secure It All
If you have sensitive client project files or personal information that requires access permission, the Envoy Pro Elektron is fully compatible with macOS and Windows built-in encryption so you can add peace of mind password security to your data.
Store from Minutes to Millions
All the features and “technospeak” of an external drive don’t mean a thing if you don’t know how much of a particular file type it can hold. For every 1TB of Envoy Pro Elektron drive capacity, you can store up to any of the following4:
  • 200,000 photos
  • 250,000 standard quality songs
  • 38,000 high quality songs
  • 200 high-definition movies
  • 41.6 hours of GoPro 4K footage
  • 4.3 million MS Office documents
  • 24+ PS4/Xbox games
  1. 1011MB/s Sequential read/write (max) performance based on testing an OWC Aura Pro P13 equipped Envoy Pro Elektron connected to an iMac Pro Late 2017 (iMacPro1,1) with 32GB RAM and 3.2GHz processor running AJA System Test (4K-Full resolution, 64GB file size, 10bit RGB codec, single file test) and Diglloyd DiskTester (fill-volume test)
  2. Envoy Pro Elektron is water resistant for up to 30 minutes at < 1 meter
  3. LED functionality may vary depending on user installed SSD in 0GB enclosure
  4. Storage examples for illustrative purposes only. Individual results may be different based on variety of factors including specific file size and format, settings, features, software and other factors. Storage estimates based on the following:
    • 10-megapixel camera with 5MB image sizes
    • 4-minute average 4MB MP3 songs
    • 4-minute average uncompressed Apple Lossless (ALAC) songs
    • 1080p HD videos with 5GB average file size
    • 60FPS 24GB/hr
    • 250KB average MS Office document file size
    • 40GB average game sizes

Product Specifications

Specifications
  • Total Capacity
    • 480GB
  • Standard Mechanism
    • (1) 480GB OWC Aura P13 Pro NVMe M.2 2242 SSD
    • *OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.
  • Bootable
    • Mac only
  • Chipset
    • Asmedia ASM-2362
  • Drive Interface
    • NVMe M.2
  • Certifications
    • BSMI
    • CE
    • FCC
    • VCCI
    • RCM
  • Data Transfer Rate (Maximum)
    • USB 3.2 Gen 2 : 10 Gb/s (or 1250 MB/s)
  • Plug and Play
    • Yes
Compatibility
  • Mac OS Compatibility
    • macOS 10.12 Sierra
    • macOS 10.13 High Sierra
    • macOS 10.14 Mojave
    • macOS 10.15 Catalina
    • macOS 11.x Big Sur
  • PC OS Compatibility
    • Windows 10 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Server 2016
  • Linux OS Compatibility
    • Yes
  • Mobile OS Compatibility
    • iPadOS 14
    • iPadOS 13
  • Other OS Compatibility
    • Chrome OS
    • Chrome OS, Android 10 or later
  • Other Requirements
    • NVMe M.2 SSD with 2242 form factor and M-Key connector
  • Host Port Requirements
    • Thunderbolt 3 or later
    • USB-C (10Gb/s recommended)
    • USB Type-A (10Gb/s recommended)
  • Driver Required
    • No
Power
  • Power Supply
    • Bus-powered
  • External Power Adapter
    • No
Physical
  • Number of Bays
    • 1
  • Device Ports
    • (1) USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Port up to 10Gb/s (1250MB/s) - USB 2.0/3.0 backwards compatible
  • Security Slot
    • No
  • Power/Activity LED
    • Yes
  • Housing Color
    • Silver
  • Housing Material
    • Aluminum
  • Dimensions
    • Height: 1.2 cm (0.5 in)
    • Length: 7.6 cm (3.0 in)
    • Width: 5.2 cm (2.0 in)
  • Weight
    • 85.0 g (0.19 lbs)
Environmental
  • Ambient Temperature
    • Operating: 41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C)
    • Non-Operating: -4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C)
  • Altitude
    • Operating: -304.8 m to 3,048.0 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000 ft)
    • Non-Operating: -304.8 m to 12,192.0 m (-1,000 ft to 40,000 ft)
  • Humidity
    • Operating: 8% to 90% non-condensing
    • Non-Operating: 5% to 95% non-condensing
Acoustics
  • Noise
    • 0dB
Manufacturer provided specifications for OWC p/n OWCENVPK.5

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Includes

  • (1) OWC Envoy Pro Elektron
  • (1) USB-C cable with tethered USB Type-C to USB Type-A adapter
  • (1) Quick start guide

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 13 out of 13 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: PuzzledWoodchuck-50211
Rating: 5/5 Proelectron September 17, 2021 Compact, fast, reliable. Good buy.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Response from OWC, Support September 17, 2021 Thank you for your 5/5 review and feedback!
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Reviewer: skipcrouse
Rating: 5/5 I rely on OWC for Mac products September 17, 2021 Needed a storage drive for my wife's pictures on her antique Mac. OWC always provides complete information of the product and needed accessories like an adaptable cable. They offer reasonable prices and ship quickly. My only complaint this particular time was that the tracking number simply did not work as expected. The drive I needed and the adaptable cable worked perfectly.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1.0TB OWC Envoy Pro Elektron USB-C portable NVMe SSD.

Response from OWC, Support September 17, 2021 Thank you for your review and feedback! We are happy to hear that the drive and cable are working perfectly. However, we are sorry for any inconvenience it caused you with the tracking not being up to date or traceable. I was able to look into your order and could see that the tracking was with the US Postal Service. Regrettably this is not uncommon with the mail service. For a better trackable experience we would recommend a method such as UPS. Please feel free to reach out to us directly at 1-800-275-4576 for any assistance as we are happy help!
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Reviewer: Bfosh
Rating: 5/5 Great value!! August 19, 2021 I've purchased two 2.0TB OWC Envoy Pro Elektron USB-C portable NVMe SSD's. These SSD's are extremely compact and easy to use. A very good value for durable portable storage.

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Response from OWC, Support August 19, 2021 Thank you for your feedback!
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Reviewer: BFosh
Rating: 5/5 Excellent little drive!! July 21, 2021 I purchased two of these. So compact . . . and the fact that they are SSDs -- fast, no moving parts, and portable makes them the right choice. Will purchase more.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1.0TB OWC Envoy Pro Elektron USB-C portable NVMe SSD.

Response from OWC, Support July 23, 2021 Fantastic! Great to hear you're enjoying them so much! Hope to see you again soon, thanks!
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Reviewer: kenakmd
Rating: 5/5 OWC has great products June 17, 2021 The OWC always offers great products at good value. I shop here first for my Apple accessories.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1.0TB OWC Envoy Pro Elektron USB-C portable NVMe SSD.

Response from OWC, Support June 17, 2021 Thanks for continuing to check us for your computing needs! We look forward to providing more great products to you in the future.
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Reviewer: GlamorousLobster-45892
Rating: 5/5 Small drive! June 14, 2021 OWC does it again. That drive is tiny but competes easily with the previous version the Envoy PRO EX. It's really incredible to think that you can have all your data (and your life, essentially) in your hand, in a package smaller than a thin Zippo lighter! Well done, and good service/shipment as usual. Thanks!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 2.0TB OWC Envoy Pro Elektron USB-C portable NVMe SSD.

Response from OWC, Support June 16, 2021 Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you are happy with our OWC Envoy Pro Ex. Thanks for choosing OWC, and have a great day!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: rosscottrell
Rating: 5/5 Mighty mouse June 8, 2021 OWC shipped the Elektron to me in quick time. This little block of aluminum is fast and seems indestructible. I appreciate the inclusion of a convertible usb A/C cable so it works with old and new computers out of the box. Works great with Carbon Copy Cloner or Time Machine on my 2007 MacBook Pro. It’s so small you can just put it in your pocket and take it anywhere.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: BrightChameleon-7311
Rating: 5/5 GREAT SSD IN A COMPACT PACKAGE June 1, 2021 The unit came with all cables - easy to set up - very rugged package

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Reviewer: SparklingEarthworm-20228
Rating: 5/5 Neat little drive! May 16, 2021 What a cool little way to store a TB! Nice design, well constructed. My only reservation is that it gets pretty hot. I was considering using it in my car to store my music and connect it to the USB infotainment system. Being in Arizona, that is a double concern. I'll see....

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from (*) 1.0TB OWC Envoy Pro Elektron USB-C portable NVMe SSD.

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Reviewer: nakumayo
Rating: 5/5 Excellent SSD April 27, 2021 The SSD is just what I needed. Small enough to carry around in backpack and performs wonderfully.

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Reviewer: CarefulToad-69557
Rating: 5/5 2TBs of data delivered in a small package. April 25, 2021 I was first taken aback by the size of this SSD external drive but focused on the performance. It’s a joy to have virtually no space on my workspace, reduced. The speed of the drive is phenomenal and that is the real value.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 2.0TB OWC Envoy Pro Elektron USB-C portable NVMe SSD.

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Reviewer: MacMini-Obsessive
Rating: 5/5 Elektron NVMe SSD April 24, 2021 Item was well packed & shipped fast. This is an excellent addition to my M1 MacMini!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: CharmingPiranha-2090
Rating: 5/5 SWEET!! April 24, 2021 It is ALWAYS a very unencumbered shopping experience at OWC. Throughout the many years and many purchases from OWC, I have learned long ago that I need not worry about the quality or functionality of my purchases. I also know that the pricing is fair. This latest purchase, 2.0TB OWC Envoy Pro Elektron USB-C portable NVMe SSD is being used for my time machine backup drive on my M1 iMac Mini. The speed of the NVMe SSD is fast. I am once again very satisfied with an OWC purchase.

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