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OWC Announces Envoy Pro EX USB 3.0 SSD

Postby Apoptosis » Wed May 01, 2013 8:46 am

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

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April 30, 2013, Woodstock, IL 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:

240GB Envoy Pro EX $319.99
480GB Envoy Pro EX $599.99

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.

About Other World Computing (OWC)
Other World Computing has been providing quality hardware products and support to the computer industry since 1988 and features one of the largest online catalogs of computer, iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad® enhancement products through its e-commerce portal http://www.macsales.com. As a member of the Apple Developer Program, OWC also provides extensive US-based technical support for Macintosh® users around the world as well as Internet access via http://www.fastermac.net and http://www.owc.net.
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