Other World Computing (OWC) www.macsales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today the OWC Envoy Pro EX ultra-portable Solid State Drive solution. Elegantly designed in anodized aluminum to match modern Macs and PCs, the Envoy Pro EX fits easily into a coat pocket, backpack, or briefcase for rugged mobile high performance storage and/or backup capacity. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Bus-Powered SSD Inside the Envoy Pro EX resides a SandForce Driven OWC Aura Pro 6G SSD which offers real world sustained reads up to 436 MB/s and writes up to 429 MB/s. Besides offering blistering fast performance, the USB 3.0 interface can bus-power the Envoy Pro EX so an AC power adapter isn't required. Built To Start Fast and Stay Fast Aura Pro SSDs utilize Tier-1 Synchronous NAND instead of commonly utilized Asynchronous NAND. Synchronous NAND enables reads and writes to be "synced" with the SSD processor's clock signal for maximum data throughput. Additionally, the Aura Pro SSD utilizes DuraWrite Technology and highly intelligent block management to ensure the highest obtainable endurance and reliability. As a result, the Envoy Pro EX can offer up to 100x greater protection of your valuable data than even an Enterprise class hard drive. Complements Apple's Best Designs The Envoy Pro EX combines elegance and functionality into a sleek, yet rugged portable storage solution. It's so impressive in form and function that it inspired Jim Tanous of The Mac Observer to proclaim it "absolutely beautiful and on par with the best that has come out of Jony Ive's (SVP of Industrial Design at Apple) labs." "We're very excited to add the ultra-portable Envoy Pro EX to our storage solution lineup," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. "Its functionality combined with its rugged, yet aesthetically pleasing aluminum design make the Envoy Pro EX a beautiful addition to any system." OWC Envoy Pro EX Features: ● Anodized aluminum enclosure ● Aura Pro 6G SSD with Ultra-efficient Block Management & Wear Leveling ● USB 3.0 interface for up to 436 MB/s sustained data rates ● Ultra portable: Size: 4.5in Length x 2.125in Width x .4375in Height ● Weight: 3.8 ounces ● Silent, fanless operation ● Bus-powered (no AC adapter required) ● Three-year solution warranty Two Configurations Available from $319.99 MSRP The OWC Envoy Pro EX is available immediately in two configurations offering up to 480 GB storage capacity: ● 240GB Envoy Pro EX $319.99 ● 480GB Envoy Pro EX $599.99 Joins Lineup of Envoy, Envoy Pro Upgrade Kits The OWC Envoy Pro EX joins the previously announced lineup of OWC Aura Pro+Envoy and OWC Aura Pro+Envoy Pro upgrade kits for the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina display (rMBP). The Envoy and Envoy Pro kits give MacBook Air and rMBP owners the ability to improve their internal SSD performance and/or capacity and the option to reuse their factory flash module as an external SSD. Both kits come complete with installation tools and installation video.