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OWC Envoy

Portable, Bus-Powered USB 3.0 SSD Enclosure

Mac / PC / USB 3.0, 2.0 & 1.1
  • Mac
  • PC
  • USB 3.0
Ultra-portable, bus-powered external SSD enclosure designed to complement the 2012 MacBook Air®
The OWC Envoy™ combines elegance and functionality into a sleek, portable external enclosure for re-purposing the factory flash module from a 2012 MacBook Air®. Its tapered aluminum body complements the MacBook Air and is easily carried in coat pockets, backpacks or briefcases.

The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface also works via USB 2.0 connections for maximum compatibility and Envoy requires no AC power adapter making it the ideal Plug and Play USB bus-powered solution.
The OWC Envoy 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 as you may damage the OWC drive, the enclosure, or both, and such damage is not covered under warranty.

Includes

  • OWC Envoy USB 3.0 bus-powered storage enclosure
  • Carrying case
  • High-quality double-shielded USB 3.0 (Micro-B to Standard-A) USB 2.0 backwards compatible connecting cable
  • Assembly Manual & User Guide (download only)
  • 1 Year OWC Enclosure Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
  • Recommended item (not included): Newer Technology MacBook Air 2010-2012 Tool Kit. All the tools you need to install your OWC Aura Pro drive into your 2010 through 2012 MacBook Air & MacBook Pro Retina display. Click here to purchase

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Product Specifications:

Chipset

  • High-performance ASMedia 1053e chipset

Interfaces Supported

  • USB 3.0 interface backwards compatible

Port Configuration

  • USB 3.0 interface (Micro-B port)

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • One Micro-B USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 backwards compatible) port, up to 500MB/s

Features

  • Integrated power/activity LED light
  • Non-skid rubber feet for secure placement on any surface
  • Durable painted aluminum body complements Mac aluminum finish

System Requirements

  • Mac® Requirements: Mac OS 10.3 or later and an available and supported USB 3.0/2.0 port.
  • PC Requirements: Windows XP or later and an available and supported USB 3.0/2.0 port.
  • Linux® Requirements: Linux OS versions and an available and supported USB 3.0/2.0 port.

Cooling

  • Silent, fanless operation

Power Supply

  • Bus-powered via USB port (no AC adapter required)

Drive Requirements

  • Compatible with the Flash SSD module used in 2012 11.1" and 13.3" MacBook Air models.

External Case Dimensions

  • 1.79 in (W) x 5.9 in (D) x tapered 0.279 in to 0.466 in (H)

Enclosure Weight (no accessories)

  • 2.8 ounces (empty case, no drive installed)

Product Manual

Operating Environment:

Temperature

  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Relative Humidity

  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Shock

  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Vibration

  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Warranty

1 Year OWC Enclosure Limited Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use, but should the need occur – OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. OWC's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. OWC solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.

View more information about the 1 Year OWC Enclosure Limited Warranty

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n OWCMAU3ENVOY12 UPC#: 794504793925

Reviews

This product is compatible with SSDs from... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookAir5,2
1.8GHz, 2.0GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookAir5,1
1.7GHz, 2.0GHz
IMPORTANT NOTE: The OWC Envoy enclosure has been specifically designed for use ONLY with the factory SSD found installed in Apple MacBook Air 2012 models. Do NOT attempt to install or use the OWC Aura SSD in the Envoy as you can damage the Aura drive, the Envoy enclosure or both and such damage is not covered under warranty. To transfer data from the Apple SSD in the Envoy to the Aura SSD in the computer, please visit this link (http://eshop.macsales.com/tech_center/format2011/)

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 5 out of 5 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: StanR Location: Ocean Isle, NC Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great product October 18, 2017 I purchased this enclosure to put the drive I took out of my laptop into. It fit perfectly. It was easy to install the drive. A perfect enclosure for the internal drive on my MacBook Air.

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Reviewer: Eljady Location: Queensland Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 It is working and meets my expectations August 1, 2017 Simple to order. Contacted OWC to confirm I was ordering the correct unit for my 2012 MacAir. Arrived at my home Australia 10 days later. 10 minutes setting up and inserting the SSD and I was up and going. Many thanks.

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Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Slick, sleek and sturdy May 28, 2016 Top-quality aluminum-case Envoy enclosures for Apple SSD drives are solid, dependable, bulletproof and always function as advertised.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Toronto, Ontario Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Super easy. Exactly as advertised November 22, 2015 I bought this as my MacBook Air sustained water damage and was basically fried. I got a new MBP to replace it and needed to recover the data from the old computer. Took it to the Apple Store and a tech was kind enough to just pop out my SSD. 2 minutes later I put it into the enclosure and it worked like a charm. I would've had to pay Apple 20 times more to recover the data for me.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer Top 50 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: North Miami Beach Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Quality Product & Shipped Immediately As Promised! June 1, 2015 Great Quality Product & Shipped Immediately As Promised! Would definitely recommend this Vendor & their Products!

I would recommend this item to a friend!