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OWC Envoy

0GB Portable, Bus-Powered USB 3.0 Storage Solution

Mac / PC / USB 3.0, 2.0 & 1.1
  • Mac
  • PC
  • USB 3.0
Ultra-portable, bus-powered external storage solution designed to complement the 2010 and 2011 MacBook Air®
The OWC Envoy™ combines elegance and functionality into a sleek, portable external storage solution designed to complement the MacBook Air®. Its tapered aluminum body protects your drive and data, while its minimal size allows for simple stowing 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The OWC Envoy enclosure has been specifically designed for use ONLY with the factory SSD found installed in Apple MacBook Air 2010 and 2011 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/)

Includes

  • OWC Envoy USB 3.0 bus-powered storage solution
  • 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 (804.4KB PDF)
  • 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 1051 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 300MB/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 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.

Cooling

  • Silent, fanless operation

Power Supply

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

Drive Requirements*

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

*IMPORTANT NOTE: The OWC Envoy enclosure has been specifically designed for use ONLY with the factory SSD found installed in Apple MacBook Air 2010 and 2011 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/)
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Reviews

This product is compatible with SSDs from... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2011)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookAir4,2
1.7GHz, 1.8GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2011)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookAir4,1
1.6GHz, 1.8GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Late 2010)
(October, 2010)
Model ID: MacBookAir3,2
1.86GHz, 2.13GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (11-inch Late 2010)
(October, 2010)
Model ID: MacBookAir3,1
1.4GHz, 1.6GHz
IMPORTANT NOTE: The OWC Envoy enclosure has been specifically designed for use ONLY with the factory SSD found installed in Apple MacBook Air 2010 and 2011 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 9 out of 9 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Perfect January 16, 2016 This was exactly what I was looking for in order to "save" my MBA SSD after the computer died. Product matches description and shipping/ordering was flawless.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Montreal Canada Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent September 11, 2015 Works like a charm as a backup drive for my MacBook Air. Simple to install.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Perfect July 30, 2015 This envoy is really useful. Great Speed, great design! Simply Perfect.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Woodstock, ON Canada Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Saved Files from Wet MacBook Air March 3, 2015 I ordered this to save my files from a MacBook Air with a drink spilled over it. MacBook Air didn't power up but I simply pulled the SSD memory stick, plugged it into the Envoy and saved all my info. Worked like I had hoped and I even fixed up the Air with some drying time and a new keyboard. It will save your bacon and all your files too!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Burleigh Heads, QLD Australia Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Very quick external USB3 drive August 27, 2014 It's a quality enclosure that fits the standard Apple SSD out of the MBA. It's super quick, looks great, works flawlessly and is a valuable tool for data recovery when a MBA gets a drink spilt on it and you need to access your data.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Saved my client $$$$ April 13, 2013 I rarely take the time to write reviews, but I felt compelled to do so about the Envoy. I've known for a while that OWC has great products, from my experience with the Oxford 911 firewire chipsets in their enclosures in the pro. audio/video market.

Long story short, my client spilled coffee on their MacBook Air. The local Mac repair center told me it was "impossible" to remove the SSD from a MacBook Air. The local data recovery shop wanted $3000 to recover the data. So I called OWC tech support, who advised me to purchase the Envoy. It worked great; I was able to recover all the data on the SSD using the Mac "Migration Assistant". Worked like a charm and only cost the client less than $50! They couldn't be happier, so I couldn't be happier with this product. I only wish OWC sold a kit with this, an anti-static mat, and a Pentalobe driver. Thank you, OWC, for making me a hero with the OWC Envoy!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: pijames Location: Michoacan México Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excelente para no desperdiciar el HD September 20, 2012 Si piensas reemplazar el disco duro de tu Air este es el mejor complemento para ti.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: Brundles Location: Ontario Canada Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Fantastic & perfect fit July 4, 2012 Perfect little slim unit! easy to install! Watch my video on the unboxing

I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Video: View "Unboxing of the Aura Pro/envoy" on YouTube

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: nickh101 Location: Singapore
Rating: 5/5 Great Product, Great service July 2, 2012 Nothing but positive comments about this. The product is awesome. Exactly what is needed to make full use of your original Mac Air SSD. A very light and portable package complete with travel bag and small USB3 cable. Much more convenient than an adapted 2.5 disc enclosure.

The service was fantastic. Ordered the product here in Singapore my Friday morning. It shipped almost immediately and was here, half way around the world, by Monday morning.

It doesn't get better than this. Keep up the great work - fantastic products and great service.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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