Prices of standard USB 3.0 Flash Drives have come down drastically. If you follow 9to5Toys closely, you can regularly pick up a 128GB model for $30 or even a 256GB for $80. These are great if you’re backing up some files and don’t plan to access or edit them too frequently. But with write speeds generally topping out at around 100MB/s, it’s extremely time consuming to transfer huge amounts of data or work on large files. That’s where portable SSD Flash Drives come in…

OWC-Envoy-Pro-MiniOWC is showing off its Envoy Pro mini line of desktop-class SSD Flash Drives with “sustained transfer speeds up to 433MB/s” this week at NAB in Las Vegas. That fast of speeds make editing 4K video on-the-fly and backing up GBs of data a more realistic proposition. Each drive is encased in an aluminum enclosure and comes with a lanyard.

120GB ($119) and 240GB ($199) models are available now, while a gigantic 480GB ($599) variant is scheduled to release soon.

If you’re looking to save a few bucks, VisionTek’s similar SSD Flash Drives have come down in price since they were released late last year.

OWC Envoy Pro mini Now Available — Desktop-Class SSD Performance in the Size of a Thumb Drive

OWC announces availability of the award-winning Envoy Pro mini, the ultra-portable 433 MB/s storage solution for everyone

LAS VEGAS, NV – April 14, 2015Other World Computing (OWC), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today that it will feature at its NAB 2015 Booth #SL13905 in Las Vegas, April 13-16, the Envoy Pro mini, the stylish, aluminum, pocket-sized thumb drive with the amazing capability of a full-sized desktop-class SSD.

Winner of the 2015 Storage Visions Visionary Product Award, the OWC Envoy Pro mini is now available in 120GB and 240GB capacities (with 480GB coming soon). The new Envoy Pro mini is an indispensable workhorse that brings professional performance, high-capacity storage to life on the move. Unprecedented speed in such a small form-factor makes progress bars and data bottlenecks a thing of the past.

OWC’s new Envoy Pro mini features industry leading controller technologies to deliver outstanding performance and reliability. Aggressive data management keeps Envoy Pro mini working at maximum potential even when full. Hardware error correction yields superior data retention and drive health, and gold-standard compression and data distribution maximizes write performance and drive endurance.

The Envoy Pro mini achieves sustained transfer speeds up to 433MB/s, making it the perfect portable storage solution for demanding creative production workflows. For comparison, FireWire 800 transfers at approximately 84MB/s and USB 2.0 at 37MB/s.

“This isn’t your average thumb drive,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “The pocket-sized Envoy Pro mini delivers full-sized, desktop-class SSD performance and doesn’t slow down with use like competing SSDs. And because it’s both lightweight and rugged, it’s the ultimate go-anywhere storage companion for anyone on the move.”

Pricing and Availability OWC Envoy Pro mini is now available for order in the following configurations and will begin shipping within 7-10 days directly from OWC and select retailers.

120GB $119.00
240GB $199.00
480GB (coming soon) $599.00

For more information on the OWC Envoy Pro mini, visit: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/external-drives/OWC/Envoy-Pro-mini

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About OWC OWC is the manufacturer and upgrade provider of choice for Apple and PC enthusiasts and has been providing OWC memory upgrades for Apple computers since 1989. For the last decade, OWC has been building SSD upgrades specifically for Apple computers, winning multiple awards while also earning accolades for OWC External Drives and OWC Optical Drives. OWC memory, SSDs and a growing number of our products are designed, engineered and manufactured in Austin, TX. Widely recognized for its exemplary customer service, OWC provides extensive US-based technical support for Mac and PC users around the world. As a member of the Apple Developer Program, OWC also produces a catalog of upgrades and accessories, having served the Apple community worldwide since 1988.

OWC’s industry awards include:

  • Videomaker Best of CES 2015 Spotlight Award for OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock
  • 2015 CES Innovations Honoree for OWC ThunderBay 4 External Storage Solution
  • Storage Visions, Visionary Product Award 2015 for OWC Envoy Pro mini, a SSD thumb drive
  • Inc. 5,000 “Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America” list honoree 2007-2013
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  • About.com Readers’ Choice Award winner for best Mac Peripheral Reseller
  • Business Intelligence Group 2013 Green Tech Company of the Year
  • American Business Awards “Stevie” Gold (2012) and Silver (2014)
  • Better Business Bureau Top Rating of A+ 2010-2014

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