8TB OWC Envoy Express Thunderbolt 3 Bus-Powered NVMe M.2 SSD
Rocket-fast drive with galactic sized capacity
- Super-fast: supports up to 1553MB/s real-world performance
- OWC Aura Pro powered: advanced NVMe flash technology for the fastest and most reliable performance available
- Convenient: bus powered via an integrated Thunderbolt™ cable
- Compact: shorter than a ballpoint pen and weighs a mere 3.3 ounces with drive
- Silent: runs cool and distraction-free
- Stylishly rugged: Black anodized aluminum provides “field-tough” data protection
- Gets onboard: includes back of laptop screen slide mount for safe, out-of-the way use
- 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty
Portable storage rocket
While small in stature, the OWC Envoy Express offers a huge diversity of uses. Its 1553MB/s of real-world speed lets you perform on-location downloads of large media content like 8K video, high-res photo, and audio files in a blink. Imagine transferring 5GB of GoPro footage in just three seconds! Weighing a mere 3.3 ounces and shorter than a ballpoint pen, the Envoy Express puts personal and work files in the palm of your hand. For the ultimate in out-of-the-way mobile use convenience, you can place the Envoy Express on the back of your laptop’s screen with a removable slide mount. More options. More usability. More functionality…only from OWC.
Backup, play, and edit. Faster.
Whether you want to backup your growing photo and music libraries, share files, play your favorite games and movies anywhere, or even want to capture and edit up to 8K video, the Envoy Express can do it all. And it’s built to support super-fast sustained data transfer rates up to 1553MB/s…often faster than your machine’s internal drive performance!
Built for highest reliability
Engineered with fail-safes, the Envoy Express is optimized for the best and longest working life, especially in write-intensive workflows. From running double checks on data and correcting errors to ensuring the uniform use of its flash media, this high-performance portable NVMe SSD is calibrated for endurance as a factory pre-set.
Small footprint. Big convenience
The Envoy Express is compact and lightweight. Since the Envoy Express is bus powered via its integrated 10-inch Thunderbolt cable, there’s no power adapter needed. Nothing to forget, nothing to lose. Just pure Plug and Play convenience at your fingertips with Thunderbolt and USB4 Macs, PCs, and iPads.
Gets onboard with macs and pcs
Today's office is often a tiny bistro table, your lap in a remote location, or a cramped airplane seat. There's no power outlet and not enough room for an external drive. The Envoy Express is the first to include a notebook mounting system.
Removeable adhesive gel and a lightweight yet durable plastic holder secures the Envoy Express onto the back of your Thunderbolt™ 3-equipped Mac or PC notebook screen. Easy to add and easy to remove with no marking or marring.
Need to share the Envoy Express? It can work cross-platform with Macs and PCs using OWC's MacDrive software (sold separately). Peace between the platforms.
Store from minutes to millions
All the features and “technospeak” of an external drive don’t mean a thing if you don’t know how much of a particular file type it can hold. For every 1TB of your OWC drive capacity, you can store up to any of the following:
- 250,000 photos
- 250,000 standard quality songs
- 38,000 high quality songs
- 200 high-definition movies
- 41.6 hours of GoPro 4K footage
- 4.3 million MS Office documents
- 24+ PS4/Xbox games
Secure it all
If you have sensitive client project files or personal information that requires access permission, the Envoy Express is fully compatible with macOS and Windows built-in encryption so you can add peace of mind password security to your data.
Difference making truth
Big theoretical performance numbers are certainly eye-catchers…but they rarely reflect real-world performance. That’s why we take the extra time to run OWC storage solutions through intensive performance testing. Truthfully listing the Envoy Express up to 1553MB/s real-world test results defines our commitment to the “OWC Difference” which ensures you’ll be completely satisfied the Envoy Express will handle your most demanding needs.
Owc, trusted by pros & enthusiasts around the world
We build our hardware to the highest standards of reliability and performance. Because 100% reliability is always the goal, we rigorously quality test and back the Envoy Express with award-winning customer support.
1.1553MB/s performance based on testing a 2.0TB OWC Aura Pro P12 equipped Envoy Express connected to an iMac Pro Late 2017 (iMacPro1,1) with 32GB RAM and 3.2GHz processor running AJA System Test (4K-Full resolution, 16GB file size, 10bit RGB codec, single file test).
2.The "Store from Minutes to Millions" storage examples for illustrative purposes only. Individual results may be different based on variety of factors including specific file size and format, settings, features, software and other factors. Storage estimates based on: 12-megapixel camera with 4MB image sizes, 4-minute average 4MB MP3 songs, 4-minute average uncompressed Apple Lossless (ALAC) songs, 1080p HD videos with 5GB average file size, GoPro 4K footage at 60FPS 24GB/hr, 250KB average MS Office document file size, 40GB average game sizes.
(1) OWC Envoy Express
(1) OWC Aura P12 Pro SSD
(1) Enclosure Slide Mount
(1) Quick Start Guide
3 Year OWC Limited Warranty
|Standard mechanism||(1) 8TB OWC Aura P12 Pro NVMe M.2 SSD (1920GB formatted capacity)
*OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.
|Mac os compatibility||macOS 10.13 High Sierra
macOS 10.14 Mojave
macOS 10.15 Catalina
macOS 11.x Big Sur
macOS 11.1 Big Sur
macOS 12.x Monterey
|Pc os compatibility||Windows 10 64-bit Edition
Windows Server 2016
|Chipset||Thunderbolt 3: Intel Alpine Ridge LP|
|Certifications||CE, FCC, VCCI, RCM, BSMI|
|Data transfer rate (maximum)||Thunderbolt 3 : Up to 40 Gb/s (or 5000 MB/s)|
|Plug and play||Yes|
|Mtbf (mean time between failures)||Varies depending on drive mechanism installed|
|Contact start stops||Varies depending on drive mechanism installed|
|Host port requirements||Thunderbolt 3|
|External power adapter||No|
|Number of bays||1|
|Drive bays||1 bay supporting:
Supports NVMe M.2 2280 "M Key" SSDs
|Device ports||(1) Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Port|
|Dimensions||Height: 1.2 cm (0.5 in)
Length: 10.6 cm (4.2 in)
Width: 4.4 cm (1.7 in)
Captive Cable Length: 30.0 cm (11.8 in)
|Weight||88.0 g (0.19 lbs)|
|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)
|Altitude||Operating: -304.8 m to 3,048.0 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000 ft)
Non-Operating: -304.8 m to 12,192.0 m (-1,000 ft to 40,000 ft)
|Humidity||Operating: 8% to 90% non-condensing
Non-Operating: 5% to 95% non-condensing
|Shock||Operating: Varies depending on drive mechanism installed
Non-Operating: Varies depending on drive mechanism installed
Other DetailsiMac Pro (27-inch Late 2017) (December 2017) Model ID: iMacPro1,1 | 3.2GHz 8-core, 3.0GHz 10-core, 2.3GHz 14-core, 2.5GHz 18-core
iMac (Retina 4.5K, 24-inch, Mid 2021) Model ID: iMac21,2 Apple M1
iMac w/Retina 5K display (27-inch Mid 2020) (August 2020) Model ID: iMac20,1; iMac20,2 | 3.1GHz i5, 3.3GHz i5, 3.8GHz i7, 3.6GHz i9
iMac w/Retina 5K display (27-inch Early 2019) (March 2019) Model ID: iMac19,1 | 3.0GHz i5, 3.1GHz i5, 3.7GHz i5, 3.6GHz i9
iMac w/Retina 4K display (21.5-inch Early 2019) (March 2019) Model ID:iMac19,2 | 3.6GHz i3, 3.0GHz i5, 3.2GHz i7
iMac w/Retina 5K display (27-inch Mid 2017) (June 2017) Model ID:iMac18,3 | 3.4GHz i5, 3.5GHz i5, 3.8GHz i5, 4.2GHz i7
iMac w/Retina 4K display (21.5-inch Mid 2017) (June 2017) Model ID:iMac18,2 | 3.0GHz i5, 3.4GHz i5, 3.6GHz i7
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2017) (June 2017) Model ID:iMac18,1 | 2.3GHz i5
MacBook Pro (14-inch, Late 2021) Model ID: MacBookPro18,4 | Apple M1 Max & Apple M1 Pro
MacBook Pro (16-inch, Late 2021) Model ID: MacBookPro18,2 | Apple M1 Max & Apple M1 Pro
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Late 2020) (November, 2020) Model ID: MacBookPro17,1 | Apple M1
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2020) (May, 2020) Model ID: MacBookPro16,3 | 1.4GHz i5, 1.7GHz i7
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2020) (May, 2020) Model ID: MacBookPro16,2 | 2.0GHz i5, 2.3GHz i7
MacBook Pro (16-inch Touch Mid 2019) (November, 2019) Model ID: MacBookPro16,1 | 2.6GHz i7, 2.3GHz i9, 2.4GHz i9
MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Mid 2019) (May, 2019) Model ID: MacBookPro15,1; MacBookPro15,3 | 2.6GHz i7, 2.3GHz i9, 2.4GHz i9
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2019) (July, 2019) Model ID: MacBookPro15,4 | 1.4GHz i5, 1.7GHz i7
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2019) (May, 2019) Model ID: MacBookPro15,2 | 2.4GHz i5, 2.8GHz i7
MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Mid 2018) (July, 2018) Model ID: MacBookPro15,1 | 2.2GHz i7, 2.6GHz i7, 2.9GHz i9
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2018) (July, 2018) Model ID: MacBookPro15,2 | 2.3GHz i5, 2.7GHz i7
MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Mid 2017) (June, 2017) Model ID: MacBookPro14,3 | 2.8GHz i7, 2.9GHz i7, 3.1GHz i7
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2017) (June, 2017) Model ID: MacBookPro14,2 | 3.1GHz i5, 3.3GHz i5, 3.5GHz i7
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina display Mid 2017) (June, 2017) Model ID: MacBookPro14,1 | 2.3GHz i5, 2.5GHz i7
MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Late 2016) (October, 2016) Model ID: MacBookPro13,3 | 2.6GHz, 2.7GHz, 2.9GHz
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Late 2016) (October, 2016) Model ID: MacBookPro13,2 | 2.9GHz, 3.1GHz, 3.3GHz
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina display Late 2016) (October, 2016) Model ID: MacBookPro13,1 | 2.0GHz, 2.4GHz
MacBook Air (13-inch Late 2020) (November, 2020) Model ID: MacBookAir10,1 | Apple M1
MacBook Air (13-inch Early 2020) (March 2020) Model ID: MacBookAir9,1 | 1.1GHz i3, 1.1GHz i5, 1.2GHz i7
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2019) (July 2019) Model ID: MacBookAir8,2 | 1.6GHz i5
MacBook Air (13-inch Late 2018) (November 2018) Model ID: MacBookAir8.1 | 1.6GHz i5
MacBook (12-inch, Mid 2017) Model ID: MacBook10,1 1.2GHz Core m3 & 1.3GHz Core i5 & 1.4GHz Core i7
MacBook (12-inch, Early 2016) Model ID: MacBook9,1 1.1GHz Core m3 & 1.2GHz Core m5 & 1.3GHz Core m7
MacBook (12-inch, Early 2015) Model ID: MacBook8,1 1.1GHz Core M & 1.2GHz Core M & 1.3GHz Core M
Mac mini (Late 2020) (November, 2020) Model ID: Macmini9,1 | Apple M1
Mac mini (Late 2018) (November, 2018) Model ID: Macmini8,1 | 3.6GHz i3, 3.0GHz i5, 3.2GHz i7
Mac Pro Rack (Early 2020) (January 2020) Model ID: MacPro7,1 | 3.5GHz 8-Core
Mac Pro Rack (Early 2020) (January 2020) Model ID: MacPro7,1 | 3.3GHz 12-Core
Mac Pro Rack (Early 2020) (January 2020) Model ID: MacPro7,1 | 3.2GHz 16-Core
Mac Pro Rack (Early 2020) (January 2020) Model ID: MacPro7,1 | 2.7GHz 24-Core
Mac Pro Rack (Early 2020) (January 2020) Model ID: MacPro7,1 | 2.5GHz 28-Core
Mac Pro (Late 2019) (December 2019) Model ID: MacPro7,1 | 3.5GHz 8-Core
Mac Pro (Late 2019) (December 2019) Model ID: MacPro7,1 | 3.3GHz 12-Core
Mac Pro (Late 2019) (December 2019) Model ID: MacPro7,1 | 3.2GHz 16-Core
Mac Pro (Late 2019) (December 2019) Model ID: MacPro7,1 | 2.7GHz 24-Core
Mac Pro (Late 2019) (December 2019) Model ID: MacPro7,1 | 2.5GHz 28-Core
Compatible with Intel / AMD based desktop/laptop PCs with built-in Thunderbolt 3 ports.