OWC Envoy Pro EX Thunderbolt 3 and Plugable TBT3-NVME2TB Portable SSDs Review

Portable SSDs with NVMe-based internal drives and a Thunderbolt 3 interface are the fastest bus-powered storage devices currently available in the market. We have been following this market since inception with a steady review of incoming products, while also experimenting with DIY models. The recent glut in the flash market with low-priced, yet high-performance, 3D TLC memory and the availability of Phison’s Thunderbolt 3 external SSD reference platform has enabled vendors to put out relatively cheap high-capacity Thunderbolt 3 SSDs. Today, we take a look at two 2TB Thunderbolt 3 SSDs that do not break the bank – the OWC Envoy Pro EX Thunderbolt 3 (Standard Edition) and the recently launched Plugable TBT3-NVME2TB.