OWC Envoy USER GUIDE
TABLE OF CONTENTS1. INTRODUCTION. 11.1 MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS1.1.1 Apple Mac Requirements1.1.2 PC Requirements1.2 PACKAGE CONTENTS1.3 ABOUT THIS MANUAL1.4 PORT VIEW1.4.1 Connectivity Features1.5 LED INDICATOR2. SYSTEM SETUP. 32.1 ASSEMBLY3. APPENDIX. 53.1 FORMATTING3.2 TROUBLESHOOTING3.3 ABOUT DATA BACKUP3.4 ONLINE RESOURCES3.5 TECHNICAL SUPPORT HOURS AND CONTACT INFORMATIONOWC ENVOYTABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION1.1 MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS1.1.1 Apple Mac Requirements1.1.2 PC Requirements PowerPC G4 CPU, 128MB RAM 500MHz Intel Pentium 3 CPU, 128MB RAM USB port: Mac OS X 10.2 or later USB port: Windows XP or later1.2 PACKAGE CONTENTS24131. USB 3.0 (Standard-A to Micro-B) cable2. OWC Envoy3. Adhesive rubber feet4. Storage bag1.3 ABOUT THIS MANUALFirmware, images, and descriptions may vary slightly between this manual and the unitshipped. Functions and features may change depending on the firmware version. Pleasevisit the product webpage for the most recent product specifications.OWC ENVOY1INTRODUCTION
1.4 PORT VIEW11.4.1 Connectivity Features1. USB 3.0 port — Attach the included USB 3.0 (Standard-A to Micro-B) cable here.NOTE: The OWC Envoy is designed to receive all needed power through the USB cable,therefore a separate power adapter is not necessary. For the safe removal of your drive and to assure that no data is lost, always eject orunmount the drive from your operating system before powering off.1.5 LED INDICATORThe OWC Envoy has an LED indicator on the top, as shown in the picture below. The LEDemits a solid blue light when the unit is powered on and flashes during drive activity.LED indicatorOWC ENVOY2INTRODUCTION
SYSTEM SETUPThese are static-sensitive devices. They are susceptible to invisible damageif not protected during installation.We recommend proper grounding by using a grounding strap. Make sureto work in a clean and static-free area, and avoid wearing clothing thatretains static charges.For more information, please visit: http://www.macsales.com/static2.1 ASSEMBLYNOTE: OWC Envoy units purchased prior to April 2014 are compatible ONLY with theoriginal Apple SSD from the MacBook Air 2010 and MacBook Air 2011. These OWC Envoyunits are NOT compatible with the OWC Aura Pro 6G SSD. If you have an OWC Envoypurchased earlier than April 2014, installing any OWC or other third-party SSD willdamage both the SSD and the OWC Envoy.1. Use a Torx T5 screwdriver to remove the two screws on the bottom of the OWC Envoy,as circled in the picture below. The screw on the left is longer than the screw on theright. Be careful not to use too much force when removing these screws, as it ispossible to strip them if you are not careful.2. Lift off the bottom cover to reveal the green circuit board, as shown in the picturebelow. The circuit board will be slightly loose in the enclosure, as it is held in place bypegs in the bottom cover when the OWC Envoy is assembled.OWC ENVOY3System Setup
3. Insert your SSD into the black SATA connector on the circuit board, as circled in thepicture below. The connector is notched so that it only fits in one orientation.4. Replace the bottom cover, then use a Torx T5 screwdriver to install the two screws thatyou removed in step 1, as circled in the picture below. The longer screw goes on theleft and the shorter screw goes on the right. Remember to be careful when installingthe screws and do not use too much force. If the screws are over-tightened, they couldstrip.5. Remove the backing on each of the adhesive rubber feet and place the sticky side ofeach foot in one of the grooves on either end of the OWC Envoy, as shown.The assembly process is now complete. You can begin using your OWC Envoy right away.If you need to format the SSD inside the OWC Envoy, see Section 3.1.OWC ENVOY4System Setup
APPENDIX3.1 FORMATTINGFor formatting information, including instructions on how to format your OWC Envoy forMac or Windows, go to: http://www.macsales.com/format3.2 TROUBLESHOOTINGBegin your troubleshooting by verifying that both ends of your cables are properlyplugged into the computer and the OWC Envoy. If the OWC Envoy is still not workingproperly, try a different USB cable. You can also connect it to a different USB port or adifferent computer.If problems persist, consult our online collection of frequently asked questions (http://www.macsales.com/FAQ) or see Section 3.5 for information on contacting OWCtechnical support.3.3 ABOUT DATA BACKUPTo ensure that your files are protected and to prevent data loss, we strongly suggest thatyou keep two copies of your data: one copy on your OWC Envoy and a second copy oneither your internal drive or another storage medium, such as an optical backup, or onanother external storage unit. Any data loss or corruption while using the OWC Envoy isthe sole responsibility of the user, and under no circumstances will Other World Computing be held liable for compensation or the recovery of any lost data.3.4 ONLINE RESOURCESData Migration:For a step-by-step walkthrough of our recommended method for migrating yourdata from an old drive to a new one, go to:http://www.macsales.com/migrationFAQs:Access our online collection of frequently asked questions for this and other productsat: http://www.macsales.com/FAQ3.5 TECHNICAL SUPPORT HOURS AND CONTACT INFORMATION8AM - 8PM (CT) Monday - Friday9AM - 4PM (CT) SaturdayLive Chat:www.macsales.com/livechatTelephone:(800) 275-4576 (North America)(815) 338-8685 (International)Email:www.macsales.com/ts emailOWC ENVOY5Appendix
Copyrights and Trademarks: 2013 Other World Computing. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise,without the prior written consent of Other World Computing. OWC is a trademark of New Concepts DevelopmentCorporation, registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in Canada. OWC Envoy, Mercury Aura, the OWClogo and the Other World Computing logo are trademarks of New Concepts Development Corporation. Apple, Mac,Macintosh are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Intel and Pentium are trademarksof Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporationin the U.S. and other countries. Other marks may be the trademark or registered trademark property of their owners.Changes:The material in this document is for information only and subject to change without notice. While reasonable effortshave been made in the preparation of this document to assure its accuracy, Other World Computing assumes noliability resulting from errors or omissions in this document, or from the use of the information contained herein.Other World Computing reserves the right to make changes or revisions in the product design or the product manualwithout reservation and without obligation to notify any person of such revisions and changes.FCC Statement:Warning! Modifications not authorized by the manufacturer may void the user’s authority to operate thisdevice.NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant toPart 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interferencewhen the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiateradio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmfulinterference with radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmfulinterference, in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant toPart 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference ina residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installedand used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmfulinterference with radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, theuser is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.Health And Safety Precautions: Read this user guide carefully and follow the correct procedures when setting up the device. Do not attempt to disassemble or modify the device. To avoid any risk of electrical shock, fire, short-circuiting ordangerous emissions, never insert any metallic object into the device. If it appears to be malfunctioning, contactOther World Computing technical support. Never expose your device to rain, or use it near water or in damp or wet conditions. Never place objects containingliquids on the drive, as they may spill into its openings. Doing so increases the risk of electrical shock, short-circuiting,fire or personal injury.General Use Precautions: To avoid damage, do not expose the device to temperatures outside the range of 5 C to 40 C (41 F to 104 F). Always unplug the device from the electrical outlet if there is a risk of lightning or if it will be unused for an extendedperiod of time. Otherwise, there is an increased risk of electrical shock, short-circuiting or fire. Do not use the device near other electrical appliances such as televisions, radios or speakers. Doing so may causeinterference which will adversely affect the operation of the other products. Do not place the device near sources of magnetic interference, such as computer displays, televisions or speakers.Magnetic interference can affect the operation and stability of hard drives. Do not place heavy objects on top of the device. Protect your device from excessive exposure to dust during use or storage. Dust can build up inside the device,increasing the risk of damage or malfunction. Do not block any ventilation openings on the device. These help to keep the device cool during operation. Blockingthe ventilation openings may cause damage to the device and cause an increased risk of short-circuiting or fire. For up-to-date product and warranty information, please visit the product webpage.R2 12/13/13 SLOWCMANENVOGAMCopyright 2013 Other World Computing, all rights reserved. Other World Computing’sLimited Warranty is not transferable and is subject to limitations.