OWC Debuts 'Fastest USB-C SSD Ever' With Up to 2TB of Storage

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OWC, a well-known maker of storage solutions for Macs and PCs, today debuted what it says is "the fastest USB-C SSD ever."


The new OWC Envoy Pro EX with USB-C is a bus-powered NVMe M.2 SSD with transfer speeds up to 980MB/s, one bay with up to 2TB of storage, and Thunderbolt 3 compatibility on both Macs and PCs. The external drive has a silver anodized aluminum housing with IP67-rated water and dust resistance.

Regular pricing is as follows:

The new OWC Envoy Pro EX with USB-C is available now at MacSales.com.

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17 months ago

not to nitpick.. but enclosure alone price is $89. https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/ENVPROC2N00/

Pretty reasonable price actually...
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17 months ago
I much prefer their Thunderbolt 3 drive:
https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/owc-envoy-pro-ex-thunderbolt-3

2800MB/s Read
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17 months ago

OWC, a well-known maker of storage solutions for Macs and PCs, today debuted ('https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-screaming-new-owc-envoy-pro-ex-with-usb-c-is-the-fastest-usb-c-ssd-ever-built-300872607.html') what it says is "the fastest USB-C SSD ever."

Nitpick: fastest external SSD ever is actually Samsung X5: https://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/product/portable/x5/ with 2TB capacity and ~2,800 MB/s read/write speeds.

Nitpick: That's not what they claimed.

Nitpick: The X5 is Thunderbolt 3 only.

:)
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17 months ago
not to nitpick.. but enclosure alone price is $89. https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/ENVPROC2N00/
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17 months ago
Holy ****. Well I know what I’m replacing my T5s with...
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17 months ago

This OWC product doesn't really state what USB version it supports. The USB-C version (denotes the connector only) supports Thunderbolt 3. Does TB3 contain some version of USB 3.1 on top of TB3 speeds?

I would think for a TB3 product and a NVMe SSD, they would be able to push more than 980MB/s out a TB3 port.

These NVMe enclosures are always capped at these speeds when they’re USB 3.1 gen 2. This one is clearly not TB3.
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