Other World Computing (OWC) has introduced a brand-new storage product for those who need fast speeds and mobility. Let’s welcome the Express 1M2.
The Express 1M2 is blazing fast thanks to the use of USB4 offering up to 3151MBps of speeds as long as the host device supports the same protocol, thus benefiting photo and video professionals in addition to the prosumer gang.
Existing compatibility with Thunderbolt 3 + 4 and USB 3.2 + 2 means that all modern devices will be able to recognize it. Aside from high performance and wide compatibility, the solid aluminum heat sink offers great heat dissipation capability for a throttle-free experience.
The drive itself can be fitted with a 2230/2242/2280 NVMe M.2 SSD and can either be provided by OWC themselves or yourself since they sell both the “enclosure only” and “enclosure + drive” options from the get-go.
In terms of closing the gap between Macs and PCs’ formatting problems, OWC’s MacDrive software essentially makes that disappear so if you work on Mac and game on Windows, just get that software and it’s done.
Pricing and Availability
The OWC Express 1M2 starts from USD119.99 and can be acquired in either barebones or with 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, or 8TB capacities.