Aura Pro 6G 480GB SSD for MacBook Pro/Air Retina 2013 and later

New Possibilities

For the first time, upgrade the PCIe-based flash SSD in your mid-2013 or later MacBook Pro with Retina display or MacBook Air with up to eight times the original capacity. Available in 480GB and 1TB capacities, the new Aura SSD continues OWC's dedication to giving you more from your Mac.

No Hassles or Hacks

Aura PCIe-based flash storage upgrades are precisely engineered for your Mac, so you'll never need to compromise your data by relying on complicated software hacks or TRIM-enablers to get the most from your upgrade. Just install, migrate your data, and enjoy the great performance of flash storage with up to eight times the capacity of the factory-installed drive.

Quality in Every Bit

Aura SSDs are designed from the ground up for reliable performance and complete compatibility with your Mac. It begins with choosing the highest-quality components, and then engineering a perfect-fit solution that simply works with your computer.

Tier-1 Flash - Aura SSDs use only top-rated flash for superior performance and dependability.

Highlights

  • The first and only SSD upgrade for mid-2013 and later MacBook Pro with Retina display and MacBook Air laptops
  • Up to 8x the capacity of your Apple factory SSD
  • Free install videos

Superior Error Correction - Aura SSDs provide three levels of error correction for improved reliability and RAID-like protection for your data.

Cell-Level Data Refresh - Aura's SSD controller monitors data blocks and maintains correct charge at the cell level, improving the integrity of your data, and extending the life of your drive.

7% Over Provisioning

OWC SSDs perform maintenance tasks in the background that optimize the health, performance, and endurance of your flash drive. These jobs take advantage of available, unwritten areas on the SSD. Aura PCIe-based flash storage reserves 7% of the overall capacity as free space. Always. With this allocated free space, Aura SSDs can perform these normal maintenance tasks making your drive more stable, dependable, and ultimately a safer place to store your data.

Experience the OWC Difference

Aura SSDs for Mid-2013 and Later Macs are proudly designed in Austin, TX, and are backed by a 3-year limited warranty as well as a lifetime of free, award-winning USA-based support.


Specifications

Flash Controller: Silicon Motion 2246XT
RAID Controller: Marvell 9230
Capacity: 480GB useable capacity
Total Flash Memory Components - 512GB
32GB allocated to real-time data redundancy &error correction
Formatted Capacity: 447GiB
SMART Attributes: Not Supported
Native Command Queuing: up to 32 commands
Manufacturer Model Number: SSDAB2MB05
RoHS Compliant: Yes
Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled)

 

Physical

Height (max): 3.7mm (0.1?)
Width (max): 24mm (0.9?)
Length (max): 89mm (3.4?)
Weight: 21 grams (0.7 oz)

 

Reliability

Security: Chip Based Data Encryption: 128-bit AES-compliant
TRIM Support: Not Supported
Performance
Sustained Reads (up to) 763MB/s
Sustained Writes (up to) 446MB/s
Read Incompressible Data Rate (up to) 754MB/s
Write Incompressible Data Rate (up to) 425MB/s

 

Environmental (Operating)

Temperature (°F): 32°F - 158°F
Temperature (°C): 0°C - 70°C

 

Environmental (Non-Operating)

Temperature (°F)
-40°F - 185°F
Temperature (°C)
-40°C - 85°C

 

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  • 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
  • In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ˜ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
  • Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability.
  • OWC Dual Boot Enabler for Apple Boot Camp required for use with Boot Camp utility. Download here. 

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    Warranty: 3 year return to base

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