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Old 11-16-2018, 04:00 AM
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Sorry - it seems the more I search, the more confused I become. I just bought a new MacBook Pro 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB 2400 MHz DDR4, 500GB APPLE SSD AP0512M (mid 2018).
I'm using Pro Tools 12 through an Mbox 2 - just personal recording.
Looking for an external storage SSD, USB-C. Looking at:
OWC Envoy Pro EX
Glyph Atom SSD

The OWC Envoy specs 1800MB/s while the Glyph specs 480 MB/s sustained transfer rate. Am I comparing the two correctly?
Does anyone have experience with either of these or have any other recommendations?
Looking for 1 TB, USB-C, budget <$400.00
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Old 11-16-2018, 04:29 AM
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One is a SATA SSD and the other isn’t. That’s why there’s a large speed difference. From memory, I think the Envoy is an M.2 drive.

Also, do they still make current drivers for the Mbox 2? Is that interface actually working under High Sierra/Mojave?


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Old 11-16-2018, 07:19 AM
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"Is that interface actually working under High Sierra/Mojave"

OUCH! - I have not tried that yet.

Thanks for the reply. Might be time to upgrade my interface...

Thank you for pointing out the difference in drives. I guess the OWC is better?

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Old 11-16-2018, 07:23 AM
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Both drives use solid state storage. The OWC is a Thunderbolt connection, where the Glyph uses USB 3.1.
Thunderbolt is going to be a faster connection, but USB 3.1 is plenty fast to do what you need.

Either drive would be fine. A lot of people in audio use Glyph, including myself, although they are both good companies and I don't think you can go wrong with either.
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Old 11-17-2018, 09:40 AM
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