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OWC Envoy Pro EX

480GB Portable, Bus-Powered USB 3.0
Storage Solution with OWC Aura Pro SSD

Mac / PC / USB 3.0
  • Mac
  • PC
  • USB 3.0
Ultra-portable, SuperSpeed bus-powered external SSD storage solution.
While elegant in design, the true beauty of the OWC Envoy Pro EX might be its rugged, high-peformance capabilities. Easily carried in a coat pocket, backpack, or briefcase, the anodized aluminum body securely houses an OWC Aura Pro 6G Solid State Drive offering 100x greater protection of your valuable data than even an Enterprise class hard drive.

With blistering fast transfer rates of up to 500MB/s, the Envoy Pro EX can handle any demanding storage and/or backup need in the office or on the road. And because it's USB 3.0 bus-powered*, the Envoy Pro EX doesn't require an AC power adapter, making it the ideal Plug and Play external storage solution.
Outstanding Features
Better by Design
"Mean Time To Failure" - We all know that nothing lasts forever. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't get the most out of your investment. The Aura Pro SSD utilizes DuraWrite™ Technology and highly intelligent block management to ensure the highest obtainable endurance and reliability. As a result, the Aura Pro equipped Envoy Pro EX can operate for years in demanding use applications without daily write restrictions. This adds up to a MTTF that is higher than most enterprise class hard drives and SSDs on the market today.

Additionally, as there are no volatile memory elements in the Aura Pro, the need for cache is completely negated. The Envoy Pro EX drive is just that fast from the get-go!
Proven Engineering
The Aura Pro 6G offers leading performance with a time-proven design. We drew upon our experience in developing the first and only SSD upgrades for 2010-2012 MacBook Air to create the industry's only upgrade for Apple's revolutionary MacBook Pro with Retina display. As a result, you will experience the highest quality and reliability offered in an external SSD-based drive.

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

Includes

Envoy Pro EX includes
  • OWC Envoy® Pro EX USB 3.0 bus-powered Storage Solution with an OWC 480GB Aura® Pro SSD inside.
  • Carrying Case
  • High-quality double-shielded USB 3.0 standard A to Micro-B connecting cable
  • Envoy Pro EX Owner's Manual
  • 3 Year OWC Solution Limited Warranty with
    48-Hour Service Turnaround Time

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OWC Envoy Pro EX Specifications:

Capacity

  • 480GB OWC Aura 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.

Chipset

  • High-performance ASMedia 1053e chipset

Interfaces Supported

  • USB 3.0 interface

Port Configuration

  • USB 3.0 interface (Micro-B port)

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • One Micro-B USB 3.0 port, up to 500MB/s

Features

  • Bus-powered via USB 3.0 port (no AC adapter required)
  • Anodized aluminum finish
  • Super-quiet, fanless operation
  • Non-skid rubber feet

System Requirements

  • Mac® Requirements: Mac OS 10.3 or later and an available and supported USB 3.0 port.*
  • 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.

    * The 480GB OWC Envoy Pro EX is currently not supported on the Macbook 8,1.

UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) Compliant

  • Yes

Cooling

  • Silent, fanless operation

Power Supply

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

External Case Dimensions

  • 2.125 in (W) x 4.5 in (D) x .4375 in (H)
  • 53.98 mm (W) x 114.3 mm (D) x 11.11mm (H)

Enclosure Weight (no accessories)

  • 3.4 ounces

Software Included

Operating Environment:

Environmental (Operating)

  • Temperature (°F) 32°F to 158°F
  • Temperature (°C) 0°C to 70°C

Environmental (Non-Operating)

  • Temperature (°F) -67°F to 302°F
  • Temperature (°C) -55°C to 150°C

Acoustics

  • Idle (Typical) 0.0 bels
  • Seek (Typical) 0.0 bels

Warranty

3 Year OWC Solution 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 3 Year OWC Solution Limited Warranty

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n ENVPROU3S480 UPC#: 794504333459
       

Software

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
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

Benchmarks

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Reviews

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 3 out of 3 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Louisiana Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User
Rating: 5/5 Excellent Drive June 4, 2016 This is an excellent drive! Fast, sleek, easy to use and very reliable! The first one I bought worked so well I bought another one for the other family computer. I highly recommend this drive!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Australia Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Best in this category November 1, 2014 Fast, small, simple, clean design, light, I love it.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Brooklyn. NY Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Tiny, great design - beautiful and wicked fast June 14, 2013 I bought this for my Macbook Air 11 as a backup and upon arrival reformatted the disk with HFS Encrypted and then used Superduper to make a bootable backup with all data. The copy process was fast. The exterior got hot but cooled as soon as the cloning process was done. The product is much smaller than the impression I had from the photos. It is ideal for traveling which I do a lot because it is so small and light weight. The design is stunning and it is great sitting next to my Macbook Air. Previously I used the OWC Mercury Elite-ALPro which is at least 3 x the size and much heavier. This can slip into your pocket if necessary. While it is expensive I recommend it to everyone as a reliable backup disk. I have always had good service with OWC so I know I can turn to them should the product fail for some reason.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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