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Introduction

OWC’s Envoy Pro enclosures allow you to repurpose a factory-installed Mac SSD as a portable external drive. Follow this guide to learn how to install your SSD into the enclosure.

If you still need to complete your SSD upgrade, find your Mac starting from this page and look for the SSD Replacement guide.

Note: OWC Envoy Pro enclosures are designed for use with factory-installed Mac Solid State Drives, and will not work with other PCIe replacement drives and adapters, including OWC’s own Aura Pro drive.

  1. To open the enclosure, pull the top half down toward the wedged end and lift it away from the bottom half. To open the enclosure, pull the top half down toward the wedged end and lift it away from the bottom half. To open the enclosure, pull the top half down toward the wedged end and lift it away from the bottom half.
    • To open the enclosure, pull the top half down toward the wedged end and lift it away from the bottom half.

  2. Carefully insert your Mac OEM SSD as shown at left, with the golden contact pads below the connector pins facing upward. The SSD might take a significant amount of force to insert. Make sure you have the orientation correct before you apply any pressure. When the SSD is fully inserted, you should barely be able to see the golden contact points at the top of the drive, and the notch at the bottom of the drive should be aligned with the hole for the screw in the enclosure.
    • Carefully insert your Mac OEM SSD as shown at left, with the golden contact pads below the connector pins facing upward.

    • The SSD might take a significant amount of force to insert. Make sure you have the orientation correct before you apply any pressure.

    • When the SSD is fully inserted, you should barely be able to see the golden contact points at the top of the drive, and the notch at the bottom of the drive should be aligned with the hole for the screw in the enclosure.

  3. Use a T5 Torx driver to install the 6.5 mm screw securing the bottom of the SSD.
    • Use a T5 Torx driver to install the 6.5 mm screw securing the bottom of the SSD.

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  5. Reinstall the top half of the enclosure and slide it closed. Reinstall the top half of the enclosure and slide it closed. Reinstall the top half of the enclosure and slide it closed.
    • Reinstall the top half of the enclosure and slide it closed.

  6. Use a T5 Torx driver to install the two 7.6 mm screws on the bottom of the enclosure.
    • Use a T5 Torx driver to install the two 7.6 mm screws on the bottom of the enclosure.

  7. Remove the backing from the adhesive on the extra rubber foot provided in the plastic bag with the screws. With the backing removed, place the sticky side of the rubber foot down over the screws you just inserted, and apply pressure to it for 30 seconds. With the backing removed, place the sticky side of the rubber foot down over the screws you just inserted, and apply pressure to it for 30 seconds.
    • Remove the backing from the adhesive on the extra rubber foot provided in the plastic bag with the screws.

    • With the backing removed, place the sticky side of the rubber foot down over the screws you just inserted, and apply pressure to it for 30 seconds.

  8. The drive is now ready to be connected to your computer with the included USB cable.
    • The drive is now ready to be connected to your computer with the included USB cable.

Conclusion

Once your drive is installed, you can transfer data from it, or use Disk Utility to format it and use it as a Time Machine backup.

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