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OWC Envoy Pro - Transfer files between Mac & PC?
Posted by: SKYLANE
Date: February 23, 2022 06:24PM
I bought the Envoy Pro with 1TB NVMe Aura Pro X from OWC (purchased MAR 2019) for my 2017 MacBook Air 7,2 (purchased FEB 2019). I removed the Apple 128GB NVMe from my new MBA, then installed the OWC 1TB NVMe into the MBA (flawless performance from the OWC upgrade). The 128GB NVMe made its way into the Envoy Pro (the slim silver USB 3 enclosure).

I was recently attempting to set up the Envoy Pro with the Apple 128GB NVMe for being able to transfer files between Mac (Catalina and Monterey) & PC (Win10) computers. I tried these different scenarios of formatting on Mac, then tested on my Flight Sim PC (with Windows 10 and latest updates).

Formatted on Mac: MBR - MS-DOS (FAT) on Envoy Pro with the Apple 128GB NVMe
- PC could not recognize Envoy, and failed to format

Formatted on Mac: MBR - ExFAT on Envoy Pro with the Apple 128GB NVMe
- PC was able to read Envoy and see some test pdf files, could not open them.
- Moving some PC test pdf files onto Envoy then back to Mac, Mac could not see any files

Formatted on Mac: GPT - MS-DOS (FAT) on Envoy Pro with the Apple 128GB NVMe
- PC required format and could do so in NTFS
- Moving some PC test files onto Envoy then back to Mac, Mac could not see any files
(NTFS on Envoy not a solution since Mac can't write to it)

Formatted on Mac: GPT - ExFAT on Envoy Pro with the Apple 128GB NVMe
- PC required format and could do so in NTFS
- Moving some PC test files onto Envoy then back to Mac, Mac could not see any files
(NTFS on Evnoy not a solution since Mac can't write to it)

Anyone have experience with the Envoy Pro doing file transfers like this? Maybe I am trying to ask the Envoy Pro to do something that it cannot do.

I will likely just assign the Envoy Pro for duty to the Mac only, it has been working fine on my Mac.



Edited 7 time(s). Last edit at 02/24/2022 04:30PM by SKYLANE.
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Re: OWC Envoy Pro - Transfer files between Mac & PC?
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: February 23, 2022 07:25PM
Which 1TB NVME?
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Re: OWC Envoy Pro - Transfer files between Mac & PC?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: February 23, 2022 07:26PM
I'd get in touch with OWC tech support.



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Re: OWC Envoy Pro - Transfer files between Mac & PC?
Posted by: SKYLANE
Date: February 24, 2022 01:03PM
The 1TB NVMe upgrade from OWC was Aura Pro X, bought in MAR 2019, this upgrade went into the MacBook Air that I bought a month or so earlier in 2019. I forget what macOS I had on the MBA when I bought it, have done every upgrade thru macOS Monterey on the 1TB NVMe. I have had no issues with the 1TB NVMe upgrade, very happy with it.

The removed Apple 128GB NVMe from the MacBook Air then went into the Envoy Pro enclosure. This is the hardware combination that is the subject above.



Side Note: When I bought the MacBook Air a few years back, the cost of upgrading from 128GB NVMe to 500GB NVMe from Apple was about the same as buying the 1TB NVMe from OWC with the Envoy Pro enclosure. Was a good deal going with OWC upgrade, and was able to keep the 128GB NVMe useful in the USB3 Envoy Pro enclosure. Again, it was a good deal.



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 02/24/2022 04:15PM by SKYLANE.
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Re: OWC Envoy Pro - Transfer files between Mac & PC?
Posted by: hal
Date: February 24, 2022 04:11PM
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Racer X
I'd get in touch with OWC tech support.

I buy from OWC just for tech support - they are there to help

PS - there use to be a free NTFS driver for mac out there - might have been pre OS X, but take a look around...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/24/2022 04:12PM by hal.
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