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OWC announces Thunderbolt 3 certified, bus-powered portable storage enclosure

OWC has announced the OWC Envoy Express, which the company says is the world’s first Thunderbolt 3 certified bus-powered portable storage enclosure. It’s shorter than a ballpoint pen, weighs 3.3 ounces, and is packed in an anodized aluminum pocket-sized enclosure and laptop mounting system .

It allows users to buy a bus-powered Thunderbolt certified enclosure and install their own drive in it. The Envoy Express comes with a slide mount. This surface-safe removable drive holder allows the user to slide the Envoy Express onto the back of a laptop screen for out-of-the-way mobile use convenience. 

You can build the Envoy Express with a new drive for a fast boot drive. Retask an existing drive replaced during an upgrade for added storage and backup capacity. Or, use Envoy Express to regain access to files on a drive removed from an inoperable machine. 

The Envoy Express is built to support sustained data transfer rates up to 1553MB/s. It’s designed to support any 2280 M.2 NVMe SSD, including OWC Aura SSDs up to 4.0TB capacity – as well as being ready for upcoming 8.0TB, 16TB, and higher drives. 

The OWC Envoy Express is available for pre-order now, with special pricing for a limited time. Units will begin shipping in August.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.