OWC Envoy Pro EX Portable SSD Drive Is Gorgeous But Crazy Expensive

I love the look of OWC’s Envoy Pro EX. It’s a tiny external USB 3 drive which makes even a pocket HDD look bulky, and it packs a 240GB or a 480GB SSD, making it as fast as you’ll ever need.

But there’s one small problem: even the little one is $315, and the 480-gigger is almost $600. Ouch.

A shame, as that anodized aluminum body looks perfect as a way to boost the storage of something like a 128GB MacBook Air, and it’s barely wider than the tips of three USB plugs placed side-by-side.

It’s bus-powered of course, as there’s no spinning platter to suck power, and also silent. You can be fairly confident hat your data is safe, too. Or at leas that you can get a repair if things go wrong: the Envoy has a three-year warranty.

I’d like to buy one of these, but for that price I could set myself up with a whole lot of network-attached storage that I could hide away in a closet and never see or hear. In the future though,when these things drop to a reasonable price (or add more capacity) then I’ll gee it some thought.

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  • joewaylo

    It is SSD plus how small it’s made. That’s the obvious cost.

  • powersteer

    Other World Computing with Other World price makes sense

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