CyberTech

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Touted as the world's first Thunderbolt 3 bus-powered external enclosure, the new OWC Envoy Express will help you squeeze every bit of performance out of your M.2 NVMe SSD.

The Envoy Express has a black anodized aluminum exterior that protects your M.2 SSD and looks stylish in the process. The enclosure is specially designed for M.2 drives that measure 80 mm long so the overall length of the Envoy Express is shorter than your average ballpoint pen. It weighs in at 3.3 ounces, which makes it very pocket-friendly to accompany you on the go.

Having your favorite M.2 SSD at your fingertips can prove to be useful in many scenarios. The OWC Envoy Express can serve you as a backup device, and a very fast one at that. OWC recorded a transfer speed of 1,553 MBps with the brand's own Aura Pro P12 SSD and an iMac Pro Late 2017 (iMacPro 1.1).
 

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Super super exciting! I bought a bunch of NVMe M.2 SSDs on sale and put them in USB-C enclosures, but it's at least a 2x performance hit and uses 100% CPU to achieve 500MB/s or less of throughput, while in Thunderbolt/PCIe I know they're capable of 1-2GB/s with almost no CPU usage.
 
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