OWC announces the new OWC Envoy Express, first-ever portable storage enclosure that is powered by bus and Thunderbolt™ 3 certified, to facilitate DIY projects in a seamless fashion. Interestingly, its length is lesser than a normal ballpoint pen, while it weighs merely 3.3 ounces. Therefore, the enclosure made up of anodised aluminium along with the novel laptop mounting system which is highly portable.

Ground-breaking DIY Storage Solution

Although the OWC Envoy Express is extremely small, its resourcefulness is unlimited. With Thunderbolt™ 3 users now have an opportunity to leverage an enclosure powered by bus and certified by Thunderbolt™, within which they can install their own any capacity drive. With this DIY kit, users can transcend beyond the limitations of pre-configured options and, thus, are free to devise a storage solution that is small and yet, is capable of fulfilling their requirements. Moreover, each time the requirements change, the system can be reconstructed. The slide mount is also a useful addition. The detachable drive holder enables users to slide the Envoy Express behind the screen of a laptop and thus facilitates the use of mobile phones without any inconvenience. With this innovation, OWC has created an array of new options, improved usability, and functionality.

The Power of Build Your Own Options

Build the Envoy Express with a brand-new drive for a fast boot drive. Retask an existing drive replaced during an upgrade for added storage and backup capacity. Or, use Envoy Express to regain access to files on a drive removed from an inoperable machine. Whatever the reason for using a bus-powered Thunderbolt™ enclosure, Envoy Express has the power to make it happen.

Quick Backup, Video Playing, and Editing.  

With Envoy Express, you can perform a host of functions such as back up your pictures and music files, share files, engage in a fun gaming session, watch movies on-the-go, create videos of up to 8K resolution and edit them. Furthermore, it can facilitate a quick, consistent transfer of data at a maximum speed of 1553MB/s, which is typically faster in comparison to the performance of a machine’s internal drive.

Uses Today’s and Tomorrow’s Drives

Designed to support any 2280 M.2 NVMe SSD, the Envoy Express gives users the freedom of flexibility to use any drive today – including OWC Aura SSDs up to 4.0TB capacity – as well as being ready for tomorrow’s 8.0TB, 16TB and future capacities without limit.

The design of the system is compatible with any 2280 M.2 NVMe SSD, and users can choose any drive from the market, such as OWC Aura SSDs up to 4.0TB capacity, while it is also prepped to support future capacities like 8.0TB, 16TB with zero restrictions.


  • Certified: first bus-powered enclosure that meets stringent Thunderbolt™ power requirements
  • DIY easy: uses any 2280 M.2 NVMe SSD available today and in the future
  • Super-fast: supports up to 1553MB/s real-world performance1
  • Convenient: ready to go with 10.2-inch Thunderbolt™ 3 cable
  • Compact: shorter than a ballpoint pen and weighs only 3.3 ounces with drive
  • Silent: runs cool and distraction-free
  • Stylishly rugged: Black anodized aluminum provides “field-tough” data protection
  • Gets onboard: includes back of laptop screen slide mount for safe, out-of-the-way use
  • Worry-free: 2 Year OWC Limited Warranty

Gets Onboard with Macs and PCs

When working space is limited, the Envoy Express mounting system is the solution. Today, modern offices come in the form of small cubicles with a tiny desk, as people work in remote locations devoid of power outlets and space for an external drive. Apart from the fact that it is the first Thunderbolt™ 3 bus-powered enclosure, it also comes with a resourceful laptop mounting system.

As an effective yet removable adhesive gel is used with a plastic holder that is light and sturdy, the Envoy Express can easily be affixed behind a Mac or PC laptop equipped with Thunderbolt™ 3. If you wish to share the Envoy Express, it can be achieved with OWC’s MacDrive software, which allows cross-platform sharing with Macs and PCs and can be purchased separately.

“The entire team at OWC is excited about this first-to-market offering of a bus-powered Thunderbolt™ certified enclosure,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO of OWC. “We receive requests all of the time from customers as to what they need from OWC. Our development team and engineers worked closely with Intel on the Envoy Express, and we are proud to continue to bring our customers cutting-edge offerings that allow them to work to peak performance. The Envoy Express DIY kit allows OWC customers to build a certified ultra-portable storage solution that meets their exact needs. We can’t wait to see and hear how creatives use it and what they think.”

OWC’s Aura P12 SSDs provide a perfect fit for the Envoy Express, with an optimized blend of speed and reliability. With speeds up to 3400MB/s, the Aura P12s offer dependable speed and data protection for large media files including 8K video, high-res photos, and audio files. With faster data transfer, users can quickly move to the next phase of their projects, worry-free.

The Envoy Express comes complete with the tools required for easy drive installation. Macfixit Australia also offers a wide variety of toolkits users need to support servicing of Macs, PCs, and other electronics