NAB 2019: The ThunderBlade & Envoy Pro Ex Flash Media Drives From OWC

OWC has always been a leader in standard and quality when it comes to all their products, but particularly their media storage. With that in mind, we stopped by their NAB booth to speak with OWCs Founder and CEO, Larry O’Connor, for more on their latest flash media storage solutions: the ThunderBlade and Envoy Pro Ex.

ThunderBlade – $699 – $2,999

The 1TB ThunderBlade V4 External SSD from OWC is a rugged and portable storage drive designed for high-speed performance. Thanks to its M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 solid-state drive, it has read and write speeds of up to 2800 MB/s and 2450 MB/s respectively. Moreover, with dual Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, you’ll have a convenient, reversible connectors as well as daisy-chain support for up to six Thunderbolt 3 devices. Included with the drive is a custom-fit ballistic hard-shell case for you to carry it around in.
OWC’s extreme performance ThunderBlade might just be the ultimate working drive for media professionals. In terms of pure transfer speed, ThunderBlade is at the absolute cutting edge of possibility.
In a fast-paced, professional environment, time is money and performance is everything. The success of your project depends on quick data processing, and demands performance and efficiency working with uncompressed, high-bandwidth content streams. ThunderBlade delivers the performance to match – capable of unbelievable transfer speeds up to 2800MB/s read & 2450MB/s write. And with SoftRAID, two ThunderBlades can reach dizzying heights up to 3800MB/s.
Designed to be rugged and dependable as well as blazing fast, ThunderBlade is equally at home on the road, on set or in the edit suite. It’s compact and tough enough to withstand even the roughest treatment in between locations, and it comes complete with its own ballistic hard-shell case for even greater protection. And with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, ThunderBlade fits your workflow daisy-chain perfectly.

Envoy Pro EX – $250 – $899

Shift your expectations of speed, performance, capacity, and portability with the Envoy Pro EX family of rugged, bus-powered, lightning-fast external SSDs.
The OWC Envoy Pro EX portable SSD with Thunderbolt 3 provides ultra-fast, production-level storage for audio, design, and photography workflows.
Built in a strong, slim, and stylish aluminum enclosure it’s the perfect project drive that provides rugged military-level protection from the drops and bruises demanded of portable drives. Designed to run cool and silent, the OWC Envoy Pro EX is fully bus powered with zero moving parts. It’s the perfect portable powerhouse for demanding environments that won’t let you down.
Whether you’re capturing your travels on the road, grabbing amazing aerial shots, on a photo safari, making digital dupes in the desert, or rocking some killer designs in the urban jungle – the OWC Envoy Pro EX is ready to be your companion wherever your digital adventures take you.
The OWC Envoy Pro EX has the power and performance to do everything from daily tasks such as storing photos, videos and documents to importing and editing photography and audio. This high-performance portable blends the latest technologies with multiple capacity options to push the price vs performance envelope to meet nearly any need or budget.
The OWC Envoy Pro EX with Thunderbolt 3 is extremely fast and provides up to 2500MB/s of sheer performance. The secret is the perfect combination of phenomenal 40Gb/s bandwidth offered by the Thunderbolt 3 interface and an ultra high-performance M.2 NVMe SSD. Available in a range of capacities, there’s an OWC Envoy Pro EX that’s perfect for your workflow.
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