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OWC doubles capacity in SSDs, unveils first-to-market 4TB

OWC has announced availability of a 4TB M.2 drive. For the first time ever, the new 4TB Aura P12 M.2 NVMe SSDs will be utilized in OWC’s Envoy Pro EX line (Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C) for 4TB of portable storage, as well as the ThunderBlade and Accelsior 4M2, which will each now offer up to 16TB of storage. 

The Aura P12 SSDs utilize 3D NAND flash memory and security features including TCG Opal and TCG Pyrite. These SSDS are engineered to give users the best and longest working life, with read speeds up to 3400MB/s and write speeds up to 3000MB/s, says OWC Founder and CEO Larry O’Connor.

The Envoy Pro EX Thunderbolt 3 and Envoy Pro EX USB-C are now offering up to 4TB of portable storage, and allow users to work anywhere in real-time, on transfer tasks including multistream video and intricate data files. They boast transfer speeds up to 2800MB/s (Thunderbolt 3) and 980MB/s (USB-C), respectively.

The Accelsior 4M2 PCIe M.2 NVMe internal SSD delivers over 6,000MB/s real-world speeds, now in a giant 16TB capacity, ideal for VR/AR/MR environments, compute-intensive applications and large format video editing.

For creative professionals and prosumers capturing and processing 4K or 8K video, the ThunderBlade is now available with up to 16TB capacity. With dual Thunderbolt 3 ports and capable of connecting multiple drives with SoftRAID, transfer speeds of up to 2800MB/s are off the charts and a 1TB content transfer can be completed in under four-and-a-half minutes, says O’Connor.. 

The newest SSD capacities are backed by a three-year OWC limited warranty and are available for pre-order now at MacSales.com with an early-May ship date for the ThunderBlade, Accelsior 4M2, Aura P12 and the Envoy Pro EX with USB-C. The Envoy Pro EX Thunderbolt 3 will begin shipping mid-May.

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.