The OWC Envoy Pro FX is now available in a 4TB version. I previously reviewed the 1TB version and you can see that review here.
The OWC Envoy Pro FX is a portable SSD that OWC claims is the first universal Thunderbolt drive to work via USB-C and USB-A. This allows you to plug it into older equipped Thunderbolt and USB equipped Macs and PCs and future machines that have Thunderbolt 4 and USB4.
- Flexible compatibility: Plug and play with yesterday’s, today’s, and tomorrow’s Macs; Windows and Linux PCs; and iPad Pro, Chromebook, and Surface devices.
- Extremely fast: supports the max performance capability of any Thunderbolt and USB interface up to 2800MB/s
- Versatile: perfect for audio, video, photography, graphics, gaming, and general data storage/backup uses
- OWC Aura SSD powered: advanced storage technology with TRIM support combined with Thunderbolt delivers the fastest and most reliable performance available in a portable drive
- Built like a tank: dust/drop/waterproof certified
- Portable: bus-powered and smaller than most compact size smartphones
- Silently cool: fanless, heat-dissipating aluminum housing for distraction-free operation
- Secure: non-skid rubber feet keep the drive in place
- Informative: LED for at glance confirmation of power and activity status
- Connected: included Thunderbolt / USB cable plugs into to any machine anywhere
Back to the future
The backward and forward compatibility that this drive offers is a big deal because it makes the drive a lot more versatile than most other SSD options that are out there.
You may well have an older laptop and a newer desktop and they might have different ports. Swapping a drive between the two computers can be a problem especially if you don’t have any adapters to make it work.
With mac and PC compatibility you can transfer gigabytes of data in seconds – up to 2800MB/s.
The OWC Envoy Pro FX 4TB version retails for $899 USD.
There are a ton of fast NVMe SSD drives out there on the market, but the OWC Envoy Pro FX’s versatility makes it hard to compare to other SSD drives.
Just on price, below are just a few 4TB NVMe SSD drives with similar read/write speeds that are available.