OWC / Other World Computing 120GB Aura SSD & Envoy Upgrade Kit for MacBook Air 2010-11 Edition

OWC / Other World Computing 120GB Aura SSD & Envoy Upgrade Kit for MacBook Air 2010-11 Edition

OWC / Other World Computing 120GB Aura SSD & Envoy Upgrade Kit for MacBook Air 2010-11 Edition

B&H # OWA6MBA10120 MFR # OWCSSDA116K120
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Product Highlights

  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Envoy Interface
  • Sequential 285MB/s Read Speed
  • Sequential 275MB/s Write Speed
  • DuraWrite Technology
  • Intelligent Read Disturb Management
  • Block Management & Wear Leveling
  • Intelligent Recycling
  • RAISE and ECC Protection
  • 128-Bit AES Chip Based Data Encryption
  • USB Powered
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The unformatted 120GB Aura SSD & Envoy Upgrade Kit for MacBook Air 2010-11 Edition from Other World Computing includes Aura 6G 120GB SSD which is almost twice the capacity of the factory installed SSD. All the installation tools for opening and installing the SSD and an Envoy USB 2.0/3.0 enclosure for data transfer for continued use of the Apple SSD are also included. The Aura 6G SSD provides Mac users with an upgrade path that delivers optimal performance, functionality, and reliability. It offers up to 275MB/s speed that is 68% higher than the factory SSD, with MacBook Air 2010, and up to 507 MB/s speed that is three times faster than factory, with 2011 MacBook Air. You can even reuse the factory SSD via the OWC Envoy as an external storage solution. The kit allows you take data with you in the Aura SSD that can fit in your pocket or laptop case. You can easily add additional laptop storage, with no AC adapter required.

This SSD uses SandForce DuraClass technologies that includes DuraWrite, intelligent block management and wear leveling, intelligent read disturb management, and intelligent recycling to manage and protect your data/contents. This SSD offers ECC Protection and uses RAISE (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) that protects the data on your drive, which is similar to having a RAID setup.

3G and 6G Speed

3G Speeds with 2010 MacBook Air
Get up to 275MB/s write speed that is 68% faster than factory.
Includes all the tools and free video necessary for installation.
6G Speeds with 2011 MacBook Air
Get up to 507MB/s speed that is three times faster than factory.
Includes all the tools and free video necessary for installation.

SandForce DuraClass Technologies

DuraWrite Technology
OWC SSD with DuraWrite, optimizes writes to the flash memory over conventional controllers, increasing the overall endurance and reliability of the complete SSD. Block management and wear leveling also extends the overall endurance. With this technology, even MLC-based SSDs can operate for years in demanding applications, without daily write restrictions. This adds up to a higher MTTF (Mean Time To Failure).
Intelligent Block Management & Wear Leveling
Automatically distributes data evenly across the entire SSD.
Intelligent Read Disturb Management
Spreads the active read/write across the flash components, eliminating data corruption caused by constant use.
Intelligent Recycling
For advanced free space management, it gradually re-writes data across the SSD over time to ensure data never gets corrupted.
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Interface
Its SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface is capable of speeds up to 500 MB/s and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. Its bus-powered design does not require AC power adapter and makes it an ideal portable plug and play solution. Just plug the USB cord into your computer and the Envoy is ready for use.
RAISE
Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements (RAISE) protects the data on your drive, which is similar to having a RAID setup.
ECC Protection
For longer data retention and drive life.
UPC: 812437020120
In the Box
OWC / Other World Computing 120GB Aura SSD & Envoy Upgrade Kit for MacBook Air 2010-11 Edition
  • Aura SSD
  • Envoy USB 2.0/3.0 Enclosure
  • Carrying Case
  • High-Quality Double-Shielded USB 3.0 Standard A to Micro-B Connecting Cable
  • Pentalobe Compatible Driver
  • Torx T-5 Screwdriver
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty (Aura SSD)
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty (Envoy Enclosure)
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    SSD Specifications
    Capacity 120 GB
    Total Flash Memory Components: 126 GB
    Allocated to Real-Time Data Redundancy and Error Correction: 6 GB
    Formatted Capacity: 111 GiB*

    *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.

    Drive Format Unformatted
    NAND Tier 1 Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Async-NAND flash memory
    Controller SandForce processor with full SF2200 series 7% over provisioning firmware set
    SMART Attributes Standard
    RAID Support Yes
    RoHS Compliant Yes
    MTBF 2,000,000 hours

    Based on SandForce processor operation

    Data Reliability ECC Recovery: Up to 24 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector
    Security Chip Based Data Encryption: 128-bit AES-compliant
    Trim Support Yes
    Non-Recoverable Read Errors Less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read
    Compatibility MacBook Air (13" Mid 2011)
    MacBook Air (11" Mid 2011)
    MacBook Air (13" Late 2010)
    MacBook Air (11" Late 2010)
    Read / Write Speeds Sequential Read Speed: Up to 285 MB/s
    Sequential Write Speed: Up to 275 MB/s
    Random 4K Read: Up to 50,000 IOPS
    Random 4K Write: Up to 50,000 IOPS

    Specifications provided by SandForce.

    Latency Read Latency: Less than 0.1 ms
    Write Latency: Less than 0.1 ms
    Power Read: 2.2 W
    Write: 2.5 W
    Idle: 0.09 W
    Power nap compatible
    Temperature Operating: 32 to 158°F (0 to 70°C)
    Non-Operating: -67 to 302°F (-55 to 150°C)
    Acoustics Typical: Idle: 0.0 bels
    Seek: 0.0 bels
    Envoy Specifications
    Chipset High-performance ASMedia 1051e chipset
    Interfaces Supported USB 3.0 interface backwards compatible with USB 2.0
    Port Configuration USB 3.0 interface (Micro-B port)
    Data Transfer Rate USB 3.0 (Micro-B): Up to 500 MB/s
    System Requirements Macintosh: Mac OS 8.6 or later and an available and supported USB 3.0 port
    PC: Windows 98SE or later and an available and supported USB 3.0 port
    Linux: Linux OS versions and an available and supported USB 3.0 port
    Cooling Silent, fanless operation
    Power Supply Bus-powered via USB port (no AC adapter required)
    Drive Requirements Compatible with the flash SSD module used in 2010-2011 11.1" and 13.3" MacBook Air models

    The OWC Envoy enclosure is specifically designed for use ONLY with the factory SSD found installed in Apple MacBook Air 2010/2011 models.

    Temperature Dependent on mechanism installed
    Relative Humidity Dependent on mechanism installed
    Shock Dependent on mechanism installed
    Vibration Dependent on mechanism installed
    Dimensions (W x H x D) External Case: 1.79 x 0.28-0.46 x 5.90" (4.55 x 0.71-1.17 x 14.99 cm)
    Weight Enclosure: 1.5 oz (42.5 g) (empty case, no drive installed)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 4.0 x 2.0"

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