E N V O YAssembly Manual & User Guide

CONTENTSIntroduction.11.1 Minimum System Requirements1.2 Package Contents1.3 About This Manual1.4 Port View1.5 LED IndicatorDevice Setup.32.1 AssemblySupport Resources.53.1 Formatting & Data Migration3.2 About Data Backup3.3 Troubleshooting3.4 Contacting Technical SupportOWC EnvoyTable of Contents

INTRODUCTION1.1 Minimum System RequirementsApple Mac RequirementsPC Requirements USB 2.0: 10.2 or later USB 3.1 Gen 1: 10.6 or later USB 2.0: Windows XP or later USB 3.1 Gen 1: Windows XP or later1.2 Package Contents24131. 3.1 Gen 1 (Standard-A to Micro-B) cable OWC EnvoyAdhesive rubber feetStorage bagNot Pictured: Torx T5 screws (2)1.3 About This ManualThe images and descriptions may vary slightly between this manual and the unit shipped.Functions and features may change depending on the firmware version. Please visit theproduct web page for the most recent product specifications.OWC Envoy1Introduction

1.4 Port View1. USB 3.1 Gen 1 port — attach the included USB 3.1 Gen 1 cable here.1NOTE: The Envoy is designed to receive all needed power through the USB cable, thereforea 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 Envoy has an LED indicator on the top cover, as shown below. The LED emits a solid bluelight when the unit is powered on and flashes during drive activity.LED IndicatorOWC Envoy2Introduction

DEVICE SETUPSSD Compatibility The OWC Envoy is compatible ONLY with the original Apple SSD from the MacBookAir. Any other third-party SSDs, including OWC SSDs, are NOT compatible. The Envoy for MacBook Air 2010-11 works ONLY with the Apple SSD from thosespecific models. The Envoy for MacBook Air 2012 works ONLY with the Apple SSD from that specificmodel.NOTE: The pictures shown in these instructions use the Envoy for MacBook Air 2010-11.The assembly process is identical for the 2012 version, except the black SATA connectoris slightly wider.2.1 Assembly1. Turn the Envoy enclosure upside down, as shown below. Note that the two included screwsare different lengths. For now, set these screws aside.2. Remove the bottom cover. The circuit board will be slightly loose; when fully assembled theboard is held in place by pegs on the bottom cover.OWC Envoy3Device Setup

3. Insert the Apple SSD into the black SATA connector on the circuit board, as shown below.The connector is notched so that only one orientation can be used.4. Reseat the bottom cover, then use a Torx T5 driver to install the two screws mentioned inStep 1. The longer screw goes on the left, the shorter screw goes on the right. Avoid overtightening the screws, as they may strip.5. Remove the backing on each of the adhesive rubber feet and place the sticky side of eachfoot into one of the grooves on either end of the Envoy, as shown.The assembly process is now complete.OWC Envoy4Device Setup

SUPPORT RESOURCES3.1 Formatting & Data MigrationFor our recommended tips on formatting the SSD, please visit: a step-by-step walkthrough of our recommended method for migrating your data from anold drive to a new one, please visit: About Data BackupTo ensure that your files are protected and to prevent data loss, we strongly suggest that youkeep two copies of your data: one copy on in your OWC Envoy and a second copy on yourinternal drive or another storage medium, such as an optical backup, or on a second externalstorage unit. Any data loss or corruption while using the Envoy is the sole responsibility ofthe user, and under no circumstances may OWC, its parents, partners, and affiliates be heldliable for loss of the use of data including compensation of any kind or recovery of the data.3.3 TroubleshootingBegin your troubleshooting by verifying that both ends of your cables are properlyplugged into the computer and the Envoy. If the Envoy is still not working properly, trya different USB cable. You can also connect it to a different USB port or a differentcomputer. If problems persist, contact OWC Technical Support (see Section 3.4).3.4 Contacting Technical SupportPhone: M–F, 8am–5pm Central Time(866) 692-7100 (N. America) 1 (815) 338-4751 (Int’l)Chat: M–F, 8am–8pm Central Answered within 48 Envoy5Support Resources

Changes:The material in this document is for information purposes only and subject to change without notice. While reasonableefforts have been made in the preparation of this document to assure its accuracy, OWC and its officers and employeesassume no liability resulting from errors or omissions in this document, or from the use of the information containedherein. OWC reserves the right to make changes or revisions in the product design or the product manual withoutreservation 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 this device.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, the useris 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, contact OWCtechnical support. Never expose your device to rain, or use it near water or in damp or wet conditions. Never placeobjects containing liquids on the drive, as they may spill into its openings. Doing so increases the risk of electricalshock, short-circuiting, fire or personal injury.General Use Precautions: To avoid damage, do not expose the device to temperatures outside the range of 0 C to 70 C (32 F to 158 F). Do not use the device near other electrical appliances such as televisions, radios or speakers. Doing so maycause interference which will adversely affect the operation of the other products. Do not place 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.For up-to-date product and warranty information, please visit the product web page.Copyrights and Trademarks: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 OWC. 2018 Other World Computing. All rights reserved.OWC, the OWC logo, and OWC Envoy are trademarks of New Concepts Development Corporation, registered in theU.S. Patent and Trademark Office and/or in Canada. Apple, Mac, MacBook Air, and OS X are trademarks of Apple Inc.registered in the U.S. and other countries. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. andother countries. Other marks may be the trademark or registered trademark property of their owners.Copyright 2016 OWC. All Rights Reserved. OWC’s Limited Warranty is nottransferable and subject to limitations.R9 12/07/17 DMOWCMANENVOGAM