OWC has introduced a small practical external SSD, the Envoy Pro Elektron. This achieves up to 1011 MB/s data transfer rate according to USB standard USB 3.2 Gen 2 (old-fashioned USB 3.1) – this corresponds to 10 Gbit/s.
OWC advertises that it is the fastest, smallest and most stable external SSD. But I guess they didn’t look too closely at the competition: As you can see here in our overview for external SSDs, there are models that are (theoretically) even faster or more stable and come with a rubber protection frame. But maybe OWC is really so open to only specifying the speed in real applications – that would be very fair.
But marketing is always a bit over the top and the Envoy Pro Elektron does offer a few points that make it stand out from the competition. The aluminum case is nice to look at and it also conducts heat well. Furthermore, it’s even reasonably waterproof according to the IP67 standard. Since the Envoy Pro Elektron is available with up to 2 TB of storage space, it has a unique selling point.
Currently, the external SSD is available at OWC, soon it will also be available on Amazon.