OWC claims Envoy Pro EX is the fastest USB-C SSD ever

OWC today has announced the Envoy Pro EX with USB-C. It’s the latest addition to the brand’s line of SSDs and external drives for professionals. OWC claims the Envoy Pro EX with USB-C is the fastest USB-C SSD ever built.

Envoy Pro EX performance and endurance

OWC says the Envoy Pro EX offers “production-level performance in a palm-sized package.” Its performance comes from the fast NVMe M.2 SSD. It offers speeds up to 980MB/s along with Thunderbolt 3 compatibility. Those kinds of speeds should allow you to get fast access to data without much interruption.


The device is housed in anodized aluminum and is said to be “Lightweight, rugged and slim,” according to OWC. It should be able to fit into a small bag or coat pocket. Since it is portable, it should also be durable since it needs to be ready for the elements. The device is said to be waterproof enough to handle rainstorms, splashes, and being submerged underwater up to one meter.


  • Transfer speeds up to 980MB/s
  • Capacity up to 2TB
  • IP67 Rated (dust tight + water resistant for up to 30 minutes in 1 meter of water)
  • NVMe M.2 SSD
  • Compatible with both Mac & PC, plus direct-connect to devices like the latest USB-C cameras from Blackmagic Design
  • Bus-powered
  • Fanless operation
  • Mac or PC
  • Thunderbolt 3 compatible

Pricing and availability

There are five version of the Envoy Pro EX with USB-C. Here’s all of their prices and storage amounts:

  • DIY Enclosure – $94.99
  • 250GB SSD – $129.99
  • 500GB SSD – $179.99
  • 1TB SSD – $249.99
  • 2TB SSD – $429.99

You can get all of the models at MacSales.com.

Image courtesy PRNewsfoto/OWC

Sean Berry
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