What you need to know
- OWC has announced the Envoy Pro SX, a rugged new Thunderbolt SSD.
- Not only is the new SSD designed to withstand tough treatment, but its Thunderbolt 3 connection means it's fast, too.
OWC has today announced the new Envoy Pro SX, a rugged SSD that's designed not to withstand all that life throws at it. It's quick, too — The Thunderbolt 3 connection means users can expect transfer speeds of up to 2847MB/s.
It's pretty obvious that this little SSD is designed to be taken on location by photographers and videographers. Those locations aren't always the safest or indeed, softest. That means dropping an SSD can be catastrophic. OWC has built the Envoy Pro SX to keep working regardless, and it'll do it in double-quick time as well.
There are already tons of great Thunderbolt 3 drives on the market, but another one never hurts. This OWC offering already looks like it could do the job for most people and it won't be found lacking for storage, either. Capacities range from 240GB all the way to a 2TB option. That monster of a drive will set you back $529, but it should be money very well spent indeed.
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