OWC adds new 4TB version of its rugged Envoy Pro FX portable SSD

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in macOS edited August 3
OWC has announced a new larger 4TB capacity variant of its ruggedized Envoy Pro FX portable SSD that's perfect for content creators and other Mac users who need a tough, fast storage device.

Envoy Pro FX
Envoy Pro FX


The OWC Envoy Pro FX is a bus-powered portable SSD with Thunderbolt 4 and USB4 compatibility. Aimed at on-the-go audio, video, and graphics use, the OWC Envoy Pro FX expands on the feature set of the previous Envoy Pro SX.

It supports speeds up to 2800 MB/s and packs TRIM support for more efficient storage management. The Envoy Pro FX also has a fanless design for quiet operation. With up to a 4TB capacity now, the SSD is ideal for videographers, photographers, content creators, and other users who need plenty of storage while on the go.

The OWC Envoy Pro FX is also made specifically for rough use. Its aluminum housing is IP67 rating and the company describes the device as "Virtually indestructible" and certified dust-proof, drop-proof, and waterproof.

Envoy Pro FX
Envoy Pro FX


"Take on the urban jungle or a chaotic movie set with supreme confidence that your data is protected by MIL-STD810G certified military-level drop toughness," OWC said. "It's so tough that it was sent into space and back aboard the Blue Origin New Shepard rocket. Whether dropping it in a puddle or suspending it in zero-G, the Envoy Pro FX has all the right stuff."

The OWC Envoy Pro FX starts at $219 for the 240GB variant and tops out at $899 for the 4TB variant. It's available on OWC's Macsales website.


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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 2
    jagnutjagnut Posts: 24member
    I think that’s a little too pricey for the 4 TB version at $899.  
  • Reply 2 of 2
    rob53rob53 Posts: 3,057member
    jagnut said:
    I think that’s a little too pricey for the 4 TB version at $899.  
    Check out Amazon. A bare 4TB Sabrent NVMe SSD is $650 and good, bare Thunderbolt enclosures aren't cheap either. The only way to get the maximum speed of an NVMe SSD is to use a PCIe x4 interface in the enclosure. (I believe this is what OWC is using in these models but they aren't using them in all external TB enclosures.) USB4 drives (USB interface) are not as fast as Thunderbolt and even with the latest USB4 enclosure interface they are still slower than Thunderbolt.

    If you read the fine print on the MacSale's website you'll see the maximum speed was achieved on a specialized Windows PCs. 
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