We've all been in that situation where you're trying to install that last game you've just bought in a flash sale, and there's low storage.
So you spend the next half hour deciding which game should be uninstalled. But in recent times, external storage has grown from a pure backup solution, to helping out with this dilemma of game storage.
OWC have announced the 'Envoy Pro FX SSD', which they say is meant to be designed for situations just like this, but able to store and run at a high standard at all times.
With that, here's what the drive entails, and when it can be bought.
Specs for the Envoy Pro FX
The drive comes in four storage capacities:
They each offer transfer speeds of up to 2,800 MB/s, so if you're downloading any data onto the drive, or moving between SSD drives, you could easily move a large amount of files within ten minutes.
The Envoy Pro FX also has an IP67 rating, which is one of those 'Why hasn't anyone else thought of this before' for an external drive, as there's always that worry that any liquid in the vicinity can ruin the drive and the data stored.
It works from one Thunderbolt 3 port, and in-turn, has a USB 3.0 to Type A adapter in the box, so it can work for any machine with a USB port included.
Uses for an External SSD
Many users have external drives for adding storage to their workflow, or just having one to store movies on.
One growing aspect has been game libraries. With huge amounts of storage that games demand, such as Hitman 2 with its 142GB count, it helps to have something that you can plug into the PC with, and continue your progress with Agent 47.
The idea to plug in your games when needed almost harkens back to slotting in a cartridge to a SNES or Nintendo 64, but it's Steam instead.
However, if you are in the market for an SSD drive, this variant from OWC looks to achieve all the needs one would require from an SSD.