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Other World Computing Announces Envoy Pro EX USB 3.0 Bus-Powered Portable Solid State Drive Solution for Macs and PCs

Elegantly Designed Drive ‘On Par With the Best That Has Come Out of Jony Ive's (SVP of Industrial Design at Apple) Labs' Offers Up to 480GB Capacity and Sustained Data Rates Up to 436MB/s

Apr 30, 2013 | Woodstock, IL

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Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, announced today the OWC Envoy® Pro EX ultra-portable Solid State Drive solution. Elegantly designed in anodized aluminum to match modern Macs and PCs, the Envoy Pro EX fits easily into a coat pocket, backpack, or briefcase for rugged mobile high performance storage and/or backup capacity.

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Bus-Powered SSD
Inside the Envoy Pro EX resides a SandForce Driven™ OWC Aura® Pro 6G SSD which offers real world sustained reads up to 436MB/s and writes up to 429MB/s. Besides offering blistering fast performance, the USB 3.0 interface can bus-power the Envoy Pro EX so an AC power adapter isn't required.

Built To Start Fast and Stay Fast
Aura Pro SSDs utilize Tier-1 Synchronous NAND instead of commonly utilized Asynchronous NAND. Synchronous NAND enables reads and writes to be "synced" with the SSD processor's clock signal for maximum data throughput. Additionally, the Aura Pro SSD utilizes DuraWrite™ Technology and highly intelligent block management to ensure the highest obtainable endurance and reliability. As a result, the Envoy Pro EX can offer up to 100x greater protection of your valuable data than even an Enterprise class hard drive.

Complements Apple's Best Designs
The Envoy Pro EX combines elegance and functionality into a sleek, yet rugged portable storage solution. It's so impressive in form and function that it inspired Jim Tanous of The Mac Observer to proclaim it "absolutely beautiful and on par with the best that has come out of Jony Ive's (SVP of Industrial Design at Apple) labs."

"We're very excited to add the ultra-portable Envoy Pro EX to our storage solution lineup," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. "Its functionality combined with its rugged, yet aesthetically pleasing aluminum design make the Envoy Pro EX a beautiful addition to any system."

OWC Envoy Pro EX Features:

  • Anodized aluminum enclosure
  • Aura Pro 6G SSD with Ultra-efficient Block Management & Wear Leveling
  • USB 3.0 interface for up to 436MB/s sustained data rates
  • Ultra portable:
    • Size: 4.5in Length x 2.125in Width x .4375in Height
    • Weight: 3.8 ounces
  • Silent, fanless operation
  • Bus-powered (no AC adapter required)
  • Three-year solution warranty

Two Configurations Available from $319.99 MSRP
The OWC Envoy Pro EX is available immediately in two configurations offering up to 480GB storage capacity:

Joins Lineup of Envoy, Envoy Pro Upgrade Kits
The OWC Envoy Pro EX joins the previously announced lineup of OWC Aura Pro+Envoy and OWC Aura Pro+Envoy Pro upgrade kits for the MacBook Air® and MacBook Pro® with Retina® display (rMBP). The Envoy and Envoy Pro kits give MacBook Air and rMBP owners the ability to improve their internal SSD performance and/or capacity and the option to reuse their factory flash module as an external SSD. Both kits come complete with installation tools and installation video.

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About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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Derrick Stembridge


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