OWC / Other World Computing Express 4M2 4-Slot M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure

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OWC / Other World Computing
OWC / Other World Computing Express 4M2 4-Slot M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure
Key Features
  • 8TB Capacity
  • USB Type-C | DisplayPort | Thunderbolt 3
  • Supports 4K Resolution
  • Includes SoftRAID Lite XT
The Express 4M2 4-Slot M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure from OWC / Other World Computing is designed to house a separately sold solid-state drive with a capacity up to 8TB. Store and carry your music, photos, and personal data safely wherever you go with the enclosure's durable aluminum body. Connect to devices via its two USB Type-C ports, and extend your system's screen via DisplayPort or Thunderbolt 3. In terms of visuals, the Express 4M2 outputs resolution up to 4K at 60Hz.
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OWC / Other World Computing Express 4M2 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2NVMe SSD
  • 3SoftRAID Compatible
  • 4RAID and Storage Spaces
  • 5DisplayPort
  • 6Thunderbolt 3
  • 7Multi-Drive
  • 8Windows Compatible
  • 9Compact Design
  • 10Compatibility
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The Express 4M2 4-Slot M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure from OWC / Other World Computing is designed to house a separately sold solid-state drive with a capacity up to 8TB. Store and carry your music, photos, and personal data safely wherever you go with the enclosure's durable aluminum body. Connect to devices via its two USB Type-C ports, and extend your system's screen via DisplayPort or Thunderbolt 3. In terms of visuals, the Express 4M2 outputs resolution up to 4K at 60Hz.

The Express 4M2 4-Slot M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure includes SoftRAID Lite XT, a Thunderbolt 3 cable, a power supply, and charging cable. Furthermore, this enclosure is compatible with systems running Windows and Mac operating systems.

NVMe SSD

Non-Volatile Memory Express provides an efficient communication interface protocol, so you can utilize SSD technology and high-performance connection buses like PCIe. Furthermore, there is room for four NVMe SSDs while also supporting multiple enclosures, advanced drive monitoring, e-notifications, and downloadable updates.

SoftRAID Compatible

The OWC Express 4M2 features a SoftRAID engine for sturdy performance. Moreover, SoftRAID protects your data by alerting you to issues before anything happens, ensuring you're protected. Advanced monitoring tools work behind the scenes to keep your RAID running in tip-top shape.

RAID and Storage Spaces

The OWC Express 4M2 comes with SoftRAID Lite XT ready to be set up in RAID 0 performance or RAID 1 mirrored drive mode, so you can customize this enclosure for speed or data redundancy. If you need more options, you can upgrade to add capabilities and RAID modes.

DisplayPort

Extend your screen with a DisplayPort output located on the rear of the OWC Express 4M2.

Thunderbolt 3

The OWC Express 4M2 is compatible with Thunderbolt 3 and comes with an OWC Thunderbolt 3 cable, which is Thunderbolt certified for Mac and Windows. Moreover, the OWC Express 4M2 is backward compatible with Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2.

Multi-Drive

The OWC Express 4M2 comes equipped with an OWC SoftRAID, which provides RAID compatibility across multiple drive enclosures. Furthermore, add Express 4M2 drives to your storage pool using Windows Storage Spaces. Configure and reconfigure your storage however you need by combining multiple OWC Express 4M2 drives together on Mac and Windows systems.

Windows Compatible

The OWC Express 4M2 fully supports Windows workflows using Windows Storage Spaces. Pool the four M.2 NVMe SSDs together with support for all the storage spaces with configuration options, including the ability to add another OWC Express 4M2 to expand your storage pool on the fly.

Compact Design

This enclosure is design to be small and portable.

Compatibility

iMac Pro 27" (Late 2017)
Model ID: iMacPro1, 1
2.3 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 3.0 GHz, 3.2 GHz
iMac with Retina 5K Display 27" (Mid 2017)
Model ID: iMac18, 3
3.4 GHz, 3.5 GHz, 3.8 GHz, 4.2 GHz
iMac with Retina 4K Display 21.5" (Mid 2017)
Model ID:iMac18, 2
3.0 GHz, 3.4 GHz, 3.6 GHz
iMac 21.5" (Mid 2017)
Model ID: iMac18, 1
2.3 GHz
MacBook Pro with Touch 15" (Mid 2018)
Model ID: MacBookPro15, 1
2.2 GHz, 2.6 GHz, 2.9 GHz
MacBook Pro with Touch 13" (Mid 2018)
Model ID: MacBookPro15, 2
2.3 GHz, 2.7 GHz
MacBook Pro with Touch 15" (Mid 2017)
Model ID: MacBookPro14, 3
2.8 GHz, 2.9 GHz, 3.1 GHz
MacBook Pro with Touch 13" (Mid 2017)
Model ID: MacBookPro14, 2
3.1 GHz, 3.3 GHz, 3.5 GHz
MacBook Pro with Retina Display 13" (Mid 2017)
Model ID: MacBookPro14, 1
2.3 GHz, 2.5 GHz
MacBook Pro with Touch 15" (Late 2016)
Model ID: MacBookPro13, 3
2.6 GHz, 2.7 GHz, 2.9 GHz
MacBook Pro with Touch 13" (Late 2016)
Model ID: MacBookPro13, 2
2.9 GHz, 3.1 GHz, 3.3 GHz
MacBook Pro with Retina Display 13" (Late 2016)
Model ID: MacBookPro13, 1
2.0 GHz, 2.4 GHz
UPC: 810586030090

OWC / Other World Computing Express 4M2 Specs

General
Number of Bays4 x M.2 (2280)
Connections1 x USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gb/s))
1 x USB Type-C
1 x DisplayPort
Maximum RAID Transfer Rate2800 MB/s
RAID ModesRAID 0, 1
Operating System SupportmacOS/OS X
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.12 or Later
Windows 10 or Later
Electrical
Power SourceUSB
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
DC Input Power0 to 12 VDC at 7.5 A
Security
EncryptionNone
Security FeaturesNone
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C (Recommended)
Storage Temperature-4 to 158°F / -20 to 70°C
Physical
Material of ConstructionAluminum
Cooling1 x  Fan
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.35 x 2.36 x 4.45" / 13.6 x 6 x 11.3 cm
Weight1.8 lb / 800 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.86 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.1 x 7.65 x 4.4"
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