WHAT DID WE LEARN?
Portable Bus-Powered USB 3.1 Gen 2 Flash Storage devices like the OWC Envoy Pro EX are faster than ever because they take advantage of the PCIe-based flash modules.
They are useful for quick backups of your Mac laptops as well as using 'sneaker net' to transport data or documents to/from other desktops or laptops.
Though the maximum transfer speeds listed above are attainable only by Macs with USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, these portable storage units are compatible with any Mac with USB ports (though in some cases you need a USB-C>USB-A adapter).
The Envoy Pro EX is a bargain compared to the two competing fast USB 3.1 Gen 2 portables. The 'do-it-yourself' M2X with 1TB 970 Pro comes in at $369 USD. The AngelBird SSD2go PKT XT 1TB is priced at $470. The Envoy Pro EX 1TB is only $249.