OWC 0TB Express 1M2 portable NVMe Thunderbolt (USB-C) SSD
Ultra-fast, compatible, and reliable portable USB4 NVMe SSD. Build your own or choose ready-to-run solutions
The Ultimate Creation Tool
Give yourself the ultimate in portable creative power with the OWC Express 1M2 powered by an advanced technology OWC Aura SSD and infuse your workflow with the highest performance and reliability.
As Fast as Your Computer or Device
The Express 1M2 is the fastest single portable SSD we offer and was purposefully built to maximize the performance capabilities of today and tomorrow's USB4 equipped Macs and PCs. Experience up to an astonishing 3151MB/s speed when you use the Express 1M2 with most Macs and PCs you own from 2020 and newer. You can also enjoy highly effective performance (yep…you can edit 4K video no problem) and flexible compatibility with millions of yesterday’s Thunderbolt and USB-C machines and devices.
Don’t Get Fooled
Because we’re widely considered the Thunderbolt experts, we must know all the little details that others purposefully overlook or hide. For a bus-powered enclosure to be Thunderbolt certified, it must meet Intel power certifications. As such, speeds are limited to 1500MB/s. While many no-name brands claim to be USB4, they are in fact Thunderbolt 3 solutions that do not follow Intel specifications. Unlike those budget brand pretenders that will leave you feeling fooled and disappointed in far lower speeds, the Express 1M2’s true USB4 connectivity assures you of an astounding doubling of Thunderbolt’s speed.
Built to Handle Demanding Needs
You’ll never have to worry about thermal throttling because form meets function with the Express 1M2. Its solid aluminum heat sink design ensures proper heat dissipation so you can depend on consistent maximum performance. Unlike a snap together toolless enclosure, Express 1M2 screws together to securely protect your drive inside its rugged enclosure. And when you need to share the Express 1M2, it can work cross-platform with Macs and PCs using OWC's MacDrive software (sold separately) for peace between the platforms.
Express 1M2 is ideal for:
- Photo and video professionals wanting an affordable yet solid editing drive that can be used both to backup and edit demanding content including 8K RAW video, 4K video in slow-motion, ProRes and other demanding codecs, and ultra-high resolution pictures both in RAW and compressed formats.
- DITs looking to assemble the NVMe of their choice while also getting maximum offload speeds (faster than Thunderbolt) and thermal stability.
- Prosumers/performance enthusiasts seeking an external enclosure to clone data from an internal drive at blazingly fast speeds.
Your Data’s Reliability is Our #1 Priority
Anyone can put a bunch of components in a housing and call it an enclosure or a drive. OWC is not just anyone. We’re a group of filmmakers, musicians, designers, content creators, and parents just like you wanting to capture and preserve that irreplaceable moment. Our data storage products go through countless hours of ongoing development testing and certification processes. We then subject them to extreme real-world abuses. The priority for some drives is to be a mass-produced, lowest price commodity. We do it differently because the reliability of your data and the longevity of an OWC product is priority #1.
• Ultra-fast:over 2x faster than Thunderbolt portable enclosures with up to 3151MB/s real-world performance1
• Ultra-compatible: use with USB4, Thunderbolt, and USB-C computers and devices
• Ultra-reliable: aircraft grade aluminum offers rugged protection of your SSD while silently keeping drive cool for consistent top speed
• Powerful choices: Build your own drive or select OWC Aura SSD powered solution
• DIY easy: use your choice of NVMe M.2 2230, 2242, or 2280 SSD
• Portable: bus-powered and palm-sized for convenient use anywhere
• Complete: includes USB4 (USB-C) cable and screwdriver for assembly