OWC has another external SSD that is now working its way toward store shelves where OWC products are sold. This new drive is small enough to be considered a USB flash drive while sporting the specs of an external SSD.
You may find the name to be familiar as it is the latest generation of the original Envoy Pro mini drive that launched back in 2017. The original was equivalent to a SATA SSD. However, this new one is capable of reaching speeds of up to 946MB/s while maintaining what looks to be a smaller footprint. Meaning it is plenty fast for modern needs when going mobile but looking to travel as light as possible.
Of course, speeds will vary depending on the system or port you have it connected to at any given time. But this kind of speed is fantastic for a drive of its size (and I’m sure coming from OWC, it will also feature some extreme durability as well).
The drive is capable of both USB-A and USB-C connectivity, allowing it to be used with almost any computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone device (or anything else that supports either of these two connections). The case features a built-in USB-C adapter, or the drive can pop out and spin outward to reveal the normal USB-A end.
It is available in 256GB ($79.99), 500GB ($109.99), and 1TB ($179.99) capacity options. Currently, the new series is only available here on OWC’s website. Although it should make it to familiar OWC-supported retail options in the near future.
Just looking at the general design of the drive shows that the company spent a lot of time with making sure it was both appealing and functional. Kind of a common thing with this company. Outside of the price tag, normal USB flash drives can’t hold a thing to this one.