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OWC Envoy Pro

Portable, Bus-Powered USB 3.0 Enclosure
For Apple Flash SSDs (June 2013-Current Mac Models)

Mac / PC / USB 3.0
  • Mac
  • PC
  • USB 3.0
Hit the road with high-performance.
  • Build your own portable PCIe SSD drive1
  • Repurpose any Apple factory-installed PCIe SSD
  • Outstanding USB 3.0 speeds up to 500MB/s
  • Award-winning aluminum design
Experience incredible portable performance in the palm of your hand. The OWC Envoy Pro combines elegance and functionality in sleek, portable external storage for Apple Flash SSDs (June 2013-Current Mac Models). Its aluminum body protects your drive and data, while its minimal size allows for simple stowing in coat pockets, backpacks or briefcases.

The USB 3.0 interface offers speedy transfer rates of up to 500MB/s and the Envoy Pro requires no AC power adapter making it the ideal plug and play USB bus–powered SSD Enclosure.
1.The OWC Envoy Pro enclosure is specifically designed for use ONLY with the factory SSD installed in select Apple Macintosh computers. Do NOT attempt to install or use OWC Aura or Aura Pro X SSDs in the Envoy Pro as you may damage the OWC drive, the enclosure, or both, and such damage is not covered under warranty.
The OWC Envoy Pro can fit SSDs from: Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
Mac Pro
Mac Pro
(December, 2013)
Model ID: MacPro6,1
2.7GHz 3.0GHz, 3.5GHz, 3.7GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Early 2015)
(March 2015)
Model ID: MacBookAir7,2
1.6GHz i5, 2.2GHz i7
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (11-inch Early 2015)
(March 2015)
Model ID: MacBookAir7,1
1.6GHz i5, 2.2GHz i7
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Early 2014)
(April, 2014)
Model ID: MacBookAir6,2
1.4GHz, 1.7GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (11-inch Early 2014)
(April, 2014)
Model ID: MacBookAir6,1
1.4GHz, 1.7GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2013)
(June, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookAir6,2
1.3GHz, 1.7GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2013)
(June, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookAir6,1
1.3GHz, 1.7GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina display Mid 2015)
(May, 2015)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,5
2.5GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina display Mid 2015)
(May, 2015)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,4
2.2GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina display Early 2015)
(March, 2015)
Model ID: MacBookPro12,1
2.7GHz, 2.9GHz, 3.1GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2014)
(July, 2014)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,3
2.5GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2013 - 2014)
(October, 2013 - July, 2014)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,2
2.0GHz, 2.2GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Display 2013 - 2014)
(October, 2013 - July, 2014)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,1
2.4GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.8GHz, 2.9GHz, 3.0GHz
iMac Intel
iMac with Retina 5K display (27-inch Late 2014)
(October 2014)
Model ID: iMac15,1
3.5GHz i5, 4.0GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Late 2013)
(September, 2013)
Model ID: iMac14,2
3.2GHz i5, 3.4GHz i5, 3.5GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2013)
(September, 2013)
Model ID: iMac14,1; iMac14,3
2.7GHz i5, 2.9GHz i5, 3.1GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2014)
(June, 2013)
Model ID: iMac14,4
1.4GHz i5
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2014)
(October, 2014)
Model ID: Macmini7,1
1.4GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.8GHz, 3.0GHz

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Envoy Pro Specifications:

Software Requirements

  • OS
    • OS X 10.3 or later
    • Windows XP or later
    • Linux OS with support for USB 3.0
  • Driver
    • Driver not required

Hardware Requirements

  • Mac or PC featuring USB 3.0 interface

Bootability

  • Any Mac that supports booting via USB

Interface (Chipset)

  • (1) USB 3.0 Micro-B (PLX USB 3380)

Performance

  • Up to 500 MB/s Read and Write
  • Note(s)
    • Speeds will vary based on drives used, setup, and other factors.

Power

  • Operation
    • Bus-powered via USB port
  • Note(s)
    • Requires USB 3.0 standard powered port. USB 2.0 use not supported or recommended.

Environment

  • Environmental (Operating)
    • Dependent on mechanism installed
  • Environmental (Non-Operating)
    • Dependent on mechanism installed

Dimensions

  • Height: 0.4 in (1.0 cm)
  • Width: 2.1 in (5.3 cm)
  • Length: 4.5 in (11.4 cm)

Weight (without drive)

  • 3.4 oz (96.4 g)
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n MAU3ENPRPCI UPC#: 812437021219

Reviews

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.6 / 5 13 out of 14 (93%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: EricJBruno Location: New York Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Awesome product March 10, 2017 MacSales has always gone above and beyond with their products and their service. I've always been satisfied with the quality, performance, and prices. Always happy.

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Reviewer: ouss Location: NY Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Amazing USB 3.0 Portable Enclosure March 7, 2017 i just buy this Enclosure to read my SSD from my late 2013 MacBook pro after i get a logic board issue, so really it work very well also i'm able to boot from the Enclosure on my iMac and i can access all my file also run any application and i get SSD sped up to 290MB so it's very fast, really i like it

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Reviewer: Phunx Location: Whitby, Ontario Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great product January 8, 2017 This product works perfect and makes it easy to retrieve your data if your MacBook crashes.

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Reviewer: GavinD Location: Auckland , NZ Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great way to reuse an SSD December 8, 2016 I upgraded my old laptop post a screen break and needed a lot of the stuff left on my old drive so found thos case and now have it in use, Its beautifully made from aluminum so matches the MacBook pro and is small and compact.

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Reviewer: legendindisguise Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Perfect Case November 8, 2016 I ended up buying this hard drive case while I was on travel as I ended up corrupting my boot partition on my MBP. Spoke with a rep who was very helpful and quick to respond to my questions. I got the case two days after ordering, along with the correct screwdrivers. Got the internal drive out, installed it into the enclosure and was back up and running within 10 minutes.

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Reviewer: Manolo Location: Toronto Ontario Canada Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Envoy Pro Enclosure September 9, 2016 the enclosure works well with my ssd hard drive. I have no issues with it. It works like anything external hard drive.

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Everything worked really well!! August 3, 2016 Postage was very fast and the unit was exactly what I wanted.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Nyc Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Worked flawlessly April 21, 2016 It took me less than 15 minutes to extract the sad from my MacBook Air put it in the enclosure and access it on another Mac. Got all my data back from a water damaged Air.

Expensive but probably worth it.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: MN Age: 25-34 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 The only product that works with Apple SSDs March 12, 2016 After I upgraded my Macbook Pro to a 1TB SSD, I had my old 512 GB drive, but I couldn't use it, so it just sat in an antistatic bag for over a year. When I saw this, I ordered it right away, and am happy to be able to use my old drive as a secondary disk.

The only bad thing about it is that it's speeds are nowhere near the drive when it is installed in the computer - With the drive in the computer, I see speeds of 600-860 MB/s R/W, with it in the envoy pro, I see speeds of 200-360MB/s R/W. This is with the drive about half full, it will get much slower if you let it get more than 90% full.

Other than the speed issues, the enclosure works well. It's milled from aluminum and matches the look and feel of my macbook pro very well. It is bootable, so I'll probably partition it and use it as a bootcamp / mac os upgrade test disk.

It would have been great to have this in 2014 when I upgraded my SSD, as in order to transfer my data from my old SSD to my new one, I had to back up my old SSD to an external drive and then restore it to the new SSD, with this enclosure, it would have been much easier and faster.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Raleigh, NC Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Life Saver January 26, 2016 I dumped water in my MacBook Pro (late 2013) and ruined the computer. The Apple store confirmed the motherboard was shot, but the hard drive was fine. I bought a replacement Mac and Apple said they could restore my data, but it would take 3 days. I ordered the OWC Envoy Pro while I was in the Apple store and had it shipped overnight. Less than 24 hours later I had my data restored on my new machine. The OWC enclosure was a little pricey, but well worth the cost.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Providence, RI Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Saved my tush January 3, 2016 When Apple couldn't, OWC could. I unfortunately dropped a gallon of water on my 15inch Macbook Pro. Apple was unable to recover the information (or refused to, take your choice of words). After installing my SSD in the enclosure, perfection, instant success, saved all of my data, and now I have a super fast time-machine thats portable. Happy customer, will come back again and again.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: wien Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 1/5 is very bad, does not boot January 2, 2016 is very bad, it also write on facebook! does not boot

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Response from MacSales.com, Technical Support January 6, 2016 The solution is fully bootable on a USB 3.0 equipped Mac (or PC that can boot via USB) and we are certainly happy to work with you to resolve any OS installation support, etc. that could be needed. We do not understand the reference to Facebook with respect to the drive operation. Thank you.
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Reviewer: foulgernz Location: Auckland New Zealand Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Expensive but Invaluable November 26, 2015 Whilst it is somewhat expensive and the overseas freight charge make it even more so, It is the only device available for newer Apple and Samsung SSD's. In my work I use it to test SSD's or to retrieve data from damaged computers and I find it invaluable. Sometimes it doesn't connect straight away at boot up (on a Macbook Pro retina) but unplugging it and plugging it back in restores functionality. Having said that, it is extremely well made and comes with a pouch for storage. Its paid for itself by now and is a valuable addition to my toolkit.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Walla Walla, WA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Worked great. August 10, 2015 Needed to recover data from a MacBook Air that would not boot. I removed the SSD card and put it in this enclosure and was able to recoiver everything. I coudn't be happier.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

*Requires USB 3.0 standard powered port. USB 2.0 use not supported or recommended.
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