OWC hits a sweet spot between speed, form, price and ruggedness with the new USB-C Envoy Pro EX.
Other World Computing has just announced a ruggedized USB-C version of the already well-regarded Envoy Pro EX line of external hard drives. These portable drives offer screaming fast data transfer speeds up to 980 MB/s in a tiny, weatherproof form factor. This brings great on-the-go performance to Windows users and a more affordable and durable option to Mac users who don't need the 2,800 MB/s throughput of their Thunderbolt 3-only drives (while retaining Thunderbolt 3 compatibility).
In addition, these drives are housed in an IP67 rated 100% dustproof and waterproof anodized aluminum case. The IP67 rating certifies that it will survive 30 minutes in up to 1 meter of water. The operating temperature range is from 32 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. All of this in a bus-powered form factor that weighs only 148 grams. The retail price for the 2.0TB version is $429.75, an unimaginable price-point for this kind of performance in this form factor only a couple of years ago.
- Transfer speeds up to 980MB/s
- Room for hi-res 4K files—up to 2TB capacity
- IP67—Dust and waterproof
- Set and studio ready—fanless for silent operation
- Fast NVMe M.2 SSD
- No power adapter required—bus powered
- Weight: 148 g (.33 lbs)
- USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-C)
- Thunderbolt 3 compatible
- 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty
- Mac and PC compatible, plus direct-connect to devices like the latest USB-C cameras from Blackmagic Design
These drives are shipping now directly from OWC and expect them soon at other retailers.