OWC Announces 480GB Envoy Pro mini SSD Doubling Previous Available Capacity in Thumb Drive Form Factor

Desktop-class SSD performance in an ultra-portable thumb drive storage solution

Jan 07, 2016, 17:16 ET from Other World Computing

WOODSTOCK, Ill., Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- OWC®, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today an all-new 480GB capacity of the Envoy Pro mini, the stylish, aluminum, pocket-sized thumb drive with the amazing capability of a full-sized desktop-class SSD. The new model effectively doubles the previous maximum available capacity of 240GB.

Winner of the 2015 Storage Visions Visionary Product Award and 2015 Best in Biz Award, the OWC Envoy Pro mini achieves incredible speeds up to 427MB/s, offering true desktop-class SSD performance in the footprint of a thumb drive. The Envoy Pro mini features a USB 3.0 / USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface, and is an indispensable workhorse that brings professional performance, high-capacity storage to life on the move.

Envoy Pro mini features industry leading controller technologies to deliver outstanding performance and reliability. Integrated data management technology keeps Envoy Pro mini working at maximum speed even when nearly full. Powerful hardware error correction yields superior data retention and drive health, and gold-standard compression and data distribution maximizes write performance and drive endurance.

The Envoy Pro mini achieves sustained transfer speeds up to 427MB/s, making it the perfect portable storage solution for demanding creative production workflows. By contrast, FireWire 800 transfers at approximately 84MB/s and USB 2.0 at 37MB/s.

"This isn't your average thumb drive," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. "The pocket-sized Envoy Pro mini delivers full-sized, desktop-class SSD performance and doesn't slow down with use like many other SSDs. And because it's both lightweight and rugged, it's the ultimate go-anywhere storage companion for anyone on the move."

Availability and Pricing
The 480GB OWC Envoy Pro mini is priced at $287.00 and is available now for same day shipping from MacSales.com at http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/ENVMKU3S480/.

Other available models include:

For more information on the OWC Envoy Pro mini, visit: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/external-drives/OWC/Envoy-Pro-mini

Photos at: http://www.owcdigital.com/products/external-storage/envoy-pro-mini-gallery

OWC at CES
OWC enjoys a strong history at the Consumer Electronics Show, winning several awards in prior years:

  • In 2015, the OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock received the Best of CES 2015 Spotlight Award from Videomaker Magazine.
  • Also in 2015, the OWC Thunderbay 4 external storage solution was named a CES Innovations Honoree.
  • The OWC Envoy Pro EX portable SSD was named as a CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Award Honoree.
  • The OWC Envoy Pro mini, an ultra-portable SSD in a thumb drive form factor, was announced at the 2015 CES and the product has gone on to win numerous prizes including the 2015 Storage Visions Visionary Product Award and 2015 Best in Biz Award.

About OWC
OWC is the manufacturer and upgrade provider of choice for Apple and PC enthusiasts and has been providing memory upgrades for Apple computers since 1989.  OWC offers an SSD upgrade for nearly every Mac made in the last decade, winning multiple awards and earning accolades for OWC external storage and optical drives as well.  Recognized for award-winning customer service, OWC provides extensive U.S.-based technical support for Mac and PC users around the world.  As a member of the Apple Developer Program, OWC also produces a catalog of upgrades and accessories, having served the Apple community worldwide since 1988.

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SOURCE Other World Computing