OWC Express 1M2 USB4 (40Gb/s) Bus-Powered Portable NVMe SSD External Storage 8TB
OWC Express 1M2 USB4 (40Gb/s) Bus-Powered Portable NVMe SSD External Storage 8TB

OWC Express 1M2 USB4 (40Gb/s) Bus-Powered Portable NVMe SSD External Storage 8TB

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The Ultimate Creation Tool
Give yourself the ultimate in creative power by building the portable drive of your dreams or choosing an advanced technology OWC Aura SSD powered OWC Express 1M2. Whether repurposing a drive, starting with a new drive, or wanting the convenience of a ready-to-run solution, you will infuse your workflow with the highest performance and reliability with an Express 1M2.

Up to 3151MB/s real-world performance1

Use with USB4, Thunderbolt, and USB-C computers and devices

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

Flexible DIY
Use your choice of NVMe M.2 2230, 2242, or 2280 SSD

Bus-powered and palm-sized for convenient use anywhere

Includes USB-C (40Gb/s) cable and screwdriver for assembly

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 and work very closely with Intel, we know all the little details that others overlook. While specific OWC solutions are certified for full speed on Thunderbolt, we (and everyone else) are limited to half that speed with DIY enclosures. USB4 unleashes the Express 1M2 performance capabilities so you can build the drive of your dreams. Unlike budget brand pretenders that do not follow Intel specifications – and will leave you feeling fooled and disappointed in far lower speeds – the Express 1M2’s USB4 connectivity assures you of the maximum speed and reliability you count on and expect from every OWC solution.

The Power of DIY
Build your Express 1M2 with a brand-new drive. Retask an existing drive replaced during an upgrade. Or make it simple by choosing a pre-built proven OWC reliable solution. Whatever your decision, Express 1M2 gives you the power to make it happen.

Use Today’s and Tomorrow’s Drives
Designed to support any NVMe M.2 2230, 2242, or 2280 SSD, the Express 1M2 gives you the freedom of flexibility to use any drive today - including OWC Aura SSDs up to 8.0TB capacity - as well as being ready for tomorrow’s 16TB and future capacities without limit.

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 MacDrive software (available separately) for peace between the platforms.

Ready to Go. Right Out of the Box.
OWC products are loved around the world for It Just Works™ ease-of-use and reliability. To provide the highest performance, reliability, and ready-to-run convenience available, your solution comes formatted in the native APFS macOS and iPadOS file system. With OWC, you don’t have to worry about reformatting hassles or confusion like other solutions — just plug your drive into your Mac or iPad and you’re good to go.

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.

Number of Bays
Drive Bays
1 bay supporting: M.2 drives
Supports M.2 2230, M.2 2242, M.2 2280 "M Key" drives
Drive Mechanism
(1) 1.0TB OWC Aura Ultra IV PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 2280 SSD
*OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.
Mechanisms Supported
Plug and Play
Boot Support
Mac only
Drive Format
APFS for Mac and iPad systems
Windows and Android users please consult OWC Drive Setup for Windows, Chrome, and Android Platforms for formatting instructions
Storage Interface
Data Transfer Rate (Maximum)
USB4 : Up to 40 Gb/s (or 5000 MB/s)
Chipset / Controller
Host Interface Requirements
USB4 or Thunderbolt (USB-C)1 port
Mac OS Compatibility
macOS 10.13 High Sierra
macOS 10.14 Mojave
macOS 10.15 Catalina
macOS 11.x Big Sur
macOS 12.x Monterey
macOS 13.x Ventura
macOS 14.x Sonoma
PC OS Compatibility
Windows 10 32-bit Edition
Windows 10 64-bit Edition
Windows Server 2016
Windows 11
Linux OS Compatibility
Mobile OS Compatibility
iPadOS 13
iPadOS 14
iPadOS 15
iPadOS 16
iPadOS 17
iOS 17
Android 13.x
Other OS Compatibility
ChromeOS version 102 and later
Driver Required
External Power Adapter
Power Supply
Security Slot
Power/Activity LED
Housing Color
Housing Material
Height: 2.3 cm (0.9 in)
Length: 13.2 cm (5.2 in)
Width: 7.0 cm (2.8 in)
260.0 g (0.57 lbs)
Ambient Temperature
Operating: 41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C)
Non-Operating: -4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C)
Operating: 8% to 90% non-condensing
Non-Operating: 5% to 95% non-condensing

  • (1) OWC Express 1M2 External Storage Solution
  • (1) 0.3M (12") USB-C (40Gb/s) Cable
  • (1) Getting Started QR Insert Card
  • (1) Support Manual for OWC Express 1M2
  • 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty

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