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OWC Express 1M2 USB4/Thunderbolt Portable External M.2 NVMe SSD

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OWCUS4EXP1M2-1
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Description

External portable NVME SSD - Thunderbolt / USB4 for daily storage, backup, production-level audio, design, and photography workflows.

Highlights

Ultra-fast, compatible, and reliable portable USB4 NVMe SSD. Ready-to-run solution.

  • Ultra-fast:over 2x faster than Thunderbolt portable enclosures with up to 3151MB/s real-world performance1
  • Ultra-compatible: use with USB4, Thunderbolt, and USB-C computers and devices
  • Ultra-reliable: aircraft grade aluminum offers rugged protection of your SSD while silently keeping drive cool for consistent top speed
  • Powerful choices: Build your own drive or select OWC Aura SSD powered solution
  • DIY easy: use your choice of NVMe M.2 2230, 2242, or 2280 SSD
  • Portable: bus-powered and palm-sized for convenient use anywhere
  • Complete: includes SSD, USB4 (USB-C) cable and screwdriver for assembly
  • 2-Year OWC Limited Warranty

Note: SSD installed. Performance results will vary depending on the user-installed drive.

The Ultimate Creation Tool
Give yourself the ultimate in creative power by building the portable drive of your dreams or choosing an advanced technology OWC Aura SSD powered OWC Express 1M2. Whether repurposing a drive, starting with a new drive, or wanting the convenience of a ready-to-run solution, you will infuse your workflow with the highest performance and reliability with an Express 1M2

Ultra-Fast
Over 2x faster than Thunderbolt portable enclosures with up to 3151MB/s real-world performance1

Ultra-Compatible
Use with USB4, Thunderbolt, and USB-C computers and devices

Ultra-Reliable
Aircraft grade aluminum offers rugged protection of your SSD while silently keeping drive cool for consistent top speed

Powerful Choices
Build your own drive or select OWC Aura SSD powered solution

Flexible DIY
Use your choice of NVMe M.2 2230, 2242, or 2280 SSD

Portable
Bus-powered and palm-sized for convenient use anywhere

Complete
Includes USB4 (USB-C) cable and screwdriver for assembly

Worry-Free
2 Year (enclosure) or 3 Year (solution) OWC Limited Warranty

As Fast as Your Computer or Device
The Express 1M2 is the fastest single portable SSD we offer and was purposefully built to maximize the performance capabilities of today and tomorrow's USB4 equipped Macs and PCs. Experience up to an astonishing 3151MB/s speed when you use the Express 1M2 with most Macs and PCs you own from 2020 and newer. You can also enjoy highly effective performance (yep…you can edit 4K video no problem) and flexible compatibility with millions of yesterday’s Thunderbolt and USB-C machines and devices:

Don’t Get Fooled
Because we’re widely considered the Thunderbolt experts, we must know all the little details that others purposefully overlook or hide. For a bus-powered enclosure to be Thunderbolt certified, it must meet Intel power certifications. As such, speeds are limited to 1500MB/s. While many no-name brands claim to be USB4, they are in fact Thunderbolt 3 solutions that do not follow Intel specifications. Unlike those budget brand pretenders that will leave you feeling fooled and disappointed in far lower speeds, the Express 1M2’s true USB4 connectivity assures you of an astounding doubling of Thunderbolt’s speed.

The Power of DIY
Build your Express 1M2 with a brand-new drive. Retask an existing drive replaced during an upgrade. Or make it simple by choosing a pre-built proven OWC reliable solution. Whatever your decision, Express 1M2 gives you the power to make it happen.

Use Today’s and Tomorrow’s Drives
Designed to support any NVMe M.2 2230, 2242, or 2280 SSD, the Express 1M2 gives you the freedom of flexibility to use any drive today - including OWC Aura SSDs up to 8.0TB capacity - as well as being ready for tomorrow’s 16TB and future capacities without limit.

Built to Handle Demanding Needs
You’ll never have to worry about thermal throttling because form meets function with the Express 1M2. Its solid aluminum heat sink design ensures proper heat dissipation so you can depend on consistent maximum performance. Unlike a snap together toolless enclosure, Express 1M2 screws together to securely protect your drive inside its rugged enclosure. And when you need to share the Express 1M2, it can work cross-platform with Macs and PCs using OWC MacDrive software (available separately) for peace between the platforms.

Express 1M2 is Ideal for…
You’ll never have to worry about thermal throttling because form meets function with the Express 1M2. Its solid aluminum heat sink design ensures proper heat dissipation so you can depend on consistent maximum performance. Unlike a snap together toolless enclosure, Express 1M2 screws together to securely protect your drive inside its rugged enclosure. And when you need to share the Express 1M2, it can work cross-platform with Macs and PCs using OWC MacDrive software (available separately) for peace between the platforms.

Professional Grade = Ready to Work
We understand having confidence in gear reliability is paramount to creative professionals. That’s why every Express 1M2 undergoes OWC's multi-hour "burn-in" performance certification prior to shipping. This ensures your Express 1M2 arrives operating properly and immediately ready for demanding use.

  1. Performance results will vary depending on user installed drive. 3151MB/s performance based on testing an 8.0TB OWC Aura Ultra IV equipped Express 1M2 connected to a 14-inch 2023 MacBook Pro (Mac14,5) with 32GB RAM and Apple M2 Max running AJA System Test (4K-Full resolution, 64GB file size, 16bit RGBA codec, single file test).

Includes
(1) OWC Express 1M2 External Storage Enclosure
(1) M.2 NVME SSD Aura Ultra IV PCIe 4.0 (OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.)
(1) 0.3M (12") USB4 (USB-C) Cable
(1) Phillips PH1 Screwdriver
(1) Getting Started QR Insert Card
(1) Support Manual for OWC Express 1M2
2-Year OWC Limited Warranty

Number of Bays 1
SSD Capacities 1TB/ 2TB/ 4TB/ 8TB
Drive Bays

1 bay supporting: M.2 drives

Supports M.2 2280, M.2 2242, M.2 2230 "M Key" drives

Mechanisms Supported NVMe M.2 SSD 
Plug and Play Yes
Drive Interface M.2
Device Ports (1) Host Port - USB4 (USB-C) up to 40Gb/s (5000MB/s)
Data Transfer Rate (Maximum) USB4 : Up to 40 Gb/s (or 5000 MB/s)
Chipset USB: ASM2464PD
Contact Start Stops Varies depending on drive mechanism installed
Host Port Requirements USB4 or Thunderbolt (USB-C)1 port
Mac OS Compatibility macOS 10.13 High Sierra
macOS 10.14 Mojave
macOS 10.15 Catalina
macOS 11.x Big Sur
macOS 12.x Monterey
macOS 13.x Ventura
macOS 14.x Sonoma
PC OS Compatibility Windows 10 32-bit Edition
Windows 10 64-bit Edition
Windows Server 2016
Windows 11
Linux OS Compatibility Yes
Mobile OS Compatibility iPadOS 13
iPadOS 14
iPadOS 15
iPadOS 16
iPadOS 17
iOS 17
Android 13.x
Other OS Compatibility Chrome OS
ChromeOS version 102 and later
Driver Required No
External Power Adapter No
Power Supply Bus-powered
Security Slot No
Power/Activity LED Yes
Housing Color Silver
Housing Material Aluminum
Dimensions Height: 2.3 cm (0.9 in)
Length: 13.2 cm (5.2 in)
Width: 7.0 cm (2.8 in)
Weight 253.0 g (0.56 lbs)
Certifications BSMI/ CE/ FCC/ RCM/ VCCI
Reach Certification Yes
Ambient Temperature Operating: 41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C)
Non-Operating: -4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C)
Humidity Operating: 8% to 90% non-condensing
Non-Operating: 5% to 95% non-condensing
Notes

Hosts with Thunderbolt 3 ports will experience performance up to USB 10Gb/s.
NVMe SSDs with heat sinks will not fit and are not supported.

 

Compatibility

iMac | 2017 iMac18,1 - A1418 - EMC3068
iMac | 2017 iMac18,2 - A1418 - EMC3069
iMac | 2017 iMac18,3 - A1419 - EMC3070
iMac | 2019 iMac19,1 - A2115 - EMC3194
iMac | 2019 iMac19,2 - A2116 - EMC3195
iMac | 2020 iMac20,1 - A2115 - EMC3442
iMac | 2020 iMac20,2 - A2115 - EMC3442
iMac | 2021 iMac21,1 - A2438 - EMC3663 - M1
iMac | 2021 iMac21,2 - A2439 - EMC3664 - M1
iMac | 2023 Mac15,4 - A2874 - EMC8207 - M3
iMac | 2023 Mac15,5 - A2873 - EMC8206 - M3

iMacPro | 2017 iMacPro1,1 - A1862 - EMC3144

MacBookAir | 2018 MacBookAir8,1 - A1932 - EMC3184
MacBookAir | 2019 MacBookAir8,2 - A1932 - EMC3184
MacBookAir | 2020 MacBookAir9,1 - A2179 - EMC3302
MacBookAir | 2020 MacBookAir10,1 - A2337 - EMC3598 - M1
MacBookAir | 2022 Mac14,2 - A2681 - EMC4074 - M2
MacBookAir | 2023 Mac14,15 - A2941 - EMC8301 - M2

MacBookPro | 2016 MacBookPro13,1 - A1708 - EMC2978
MacBookPro | 2016 MacBookPro13,2 - A1706 - EMC3071
MacBookPro | 2017 MacBookPro13,3 - A1707 - EMC3072
MacBookPro | 2017 MacBookPro14,1 - A1708 - EMC3164
MacBookPro | 2017 MacBookPro14,2 - A1706 - EMC3163
MacBookPro | 2017 MacBookPro14,3 - A1707 - EMC3162
MacBookPro | 2018 MacBookPro15,1 - A1990 - EMC3215
MacBookPro | 2018 MacBookPro15,2 - A1989 - EMC3214
MacBookPro | 2018 MacBookPro15,3 - A1990 - EMC3215
MacBookPro | 2019 MacBookPro15,1 - A1990 - EMC3359
MacBookPro | 2019 MacBookPro15,2 - A1989 - EMC3358
MacBookPro | 2019 MacBookPro15,3 - A1990 - EMC3359
MacBookPro | 2019 MacBookPro15,4 - A2159 - EMC3301
MacBookPro | 2019 MacBookPro16,1 - A2141 - EMC3347
MacBookPro | 2019 MacBookPro16,4 - A2141 - EMC3347
MacBookPro | 2020 MacBookPro16,2 - A2251 - EMC3348
MacBookPro | 2020 MacBookPro16,3 - A2289 - EMC3456
MacBookPro | 2020 MacBookPro17,1 - A2338 - EMC3578 - M1
MacBookPro | 2021 MacBookPro18,1 - A2485 - EMC3651 - M1 Pro
MacBookPro | 2021 MacBookPro18,2 - A2485 - EMC3651 - M1 MAX
MacBookPro | 2021 MacBookPro18,3 - A2442 - EMC3650 - M1 Pro
MacBookPro | 2021 MacBookPro18,4 - A2442 - EMC3650 - M1 Max
MacBookPro | 2022 Mac14,7 - A2338 - EMC8162 - M2
MacBookPro | 2023 Mac14,10 - A2780 M2 Pro
MacBookPro | 2023 Mac14,5 - A2779 M2 Max
MacBookPro | 2023 Mac14,6 - A2780 M2 Max
MacBookPro | 2023 Mac14,9 - A2779 M2 Pro
MacBookPro | 2023 Mac15,10 - A2992 - EMC8407 - M3 Max
MacBookPro | 2023 Mac15,11 - A2991 - EMC8408 - M3 Max
MacBookPro | 2023 Mac15,6 - A2992 - EMC8407 - M3 Pro
MacBookPro | 2023 Mac15,3 - A2918 - EMC8304 - M3
MacBookPro | 2023 Mac15,7 - A2991 - EMC8408 - M3 Pro
MacBookPro | 2023 Mac15,8 - A2992 - EMC8407 - M3 Max
MacBookPro | 2023 Mac15,9 - A2991 - EMC8408 - M3 Max

Mac Pro | 2019 MacPro7,1 - A1991 - EMC3203
Mac Pro | 2023 Mac14,8 - A2786 - EMC8163 - M2 Ultra
Mac Pro Rack | 2019 MacPro7,1 - A2304 - EMC3413
Mac Pro Rack | 2023 Mac14,8 - A2787 - EMC8164 - M2 Ultra

Mac Studio | 2022 Mac13,1 - A2615 - EMC3988 - M1 Max
Mac Studio | 2022 Mac13,2 - A2615 - EMC3988 - M1 Ultra
Mac Studio | 2023 Mac14,14 - A2901 - EMC8292 - M2 Ultra
Mac Studio | 2023 Mac14,13 - A2901 - EMC8292 - M2 Max

Macmini | 2018 Macmini8,1 - A1993 - EMC3213
Macmini | 2020 Macmini9,1 - A2348 - EMC3569 - M1
Macmini | 2023 Mac14,3 - A2686 - EMC8003 - M2
Macmini | 2023 Mac14,12 - A2816 - EMC8180 - M2 Pro

MacBook | 2015 MacBook8,1 - A1534 - EMC2746 - Core M
MacBook | 2016 MacBook9,1 - A1534 - EMC2991
MacBook | 2017 MacBook10,1 - A1534 - EMC3099

iPad | 2018  iPad8,1 - Apple A12 Bionic
iPad | 2018  iPad8,2 - Apple A12 Bionic
iPad | 2018  iPad8,3 - Apple A12 Bionic
iPad | 2018 iPad8,4 - Apple A12 Bionic
iPad | 2018 iPad8,5 - Apple A12 Bionic
iPad | 2018 iPad8,6 - Apple A12 Bionic
iPad | 2018 iPad8,7 - Apple A12 Bionic
iPad | 2018 iPad8,8 - Apple A12 Bionic
iPad | 2020 iPad8,10 - Apple A12Z Bionic
iPad | 2020 iPad8,11 - Apple A12Z Bionic
iPad | 2020 iPad8,12 - A12Z Bionic
iPad | 2020 iPad8,9 - A12Z Bionic
iPad | 2020 iPad13,1 - Apple A14 Bionic
iPad | 2020 iPad13,2 - Apple A14 Bionic
iPad | 2021 iPad13,11 - Apple M1
iPad | 2021 iPad13,10 - Apple M1
iPad | 2021 iPad13,4 - Apple M1
iPad | 2021 iPad13,5 - Apple M1
iPad | 2021 iPad13,6 - Apple M1
iPad | 2021 iPad13,7 - Apple M1
iPad | 2021 iPad13,8 - Apple M1
iPad | 2021 iPad13,9 - Apple M1
iPad | 2022 iPad13,16 - Apple M1
iPad | 2022 iPad13,17 - Apple M1
iPad | 2022 iPad14,3 - Apple M2
iPad | 2022 iPad14,4 - Apple M2
iPad | 2022 iPad14,5 - Apple M2
iPad | 2022 iPad14,6 - Apple M2

Android Smartphones & Tablets
Compatible with Android Smartphones & Tablets with USB Type-C ports that meet the specifications listed above.

PC Compatible
Compatible with PCs with USB Type-C ports that meet the specifications listed above