OWC / Other World Computing 240GB Aura 6G SSD and Envoy Storage Solution for MacBook Air (2012 Edition)

OWC / Other World Computing 240GB Aura 6G SSD and Envoy Storage Solution for MacBook Air (2012 Edition)

OWC / Other World Computing 240GB Aura 6G SSD and Envoy Storage Solution for MacBook Air (2012 Edition)

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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with the 2012 MacBook Air
  • 240GB Capacity
  • mSATA Connectivity
  • Sustained Reads up to 501 MB/s
  • Sustained Writes up to 503 MB/s
  • Random 4K Reads up to 60,000 IOPS
  • Random 4K Writes up to 60,000 IOPS
  • 128/256-bit AES Full-Drive Encryption
  • Read & Write Latencies: less than 0.1 ms
  • Envoy USB 3.0 Storage Solution Included
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Capacity: 240GB


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OWC / Other World Computing OWCSSDA2A6K240 overview

  • 1Description

Add 240GB of SSD storage to your 11" or 13" MacBook Air with the 240GB Aura 6G SSD and Envoy Storage Solution for MacBook Air (2012 Edition) from OWC / Other World Computing. This drive is compatible with 11" / 1.7 and 2.0 GHz MacBook Airs released in June 2012 (MacBookAir5,1) and 13" / 1.8 & 2.0 GHz MacBook Airs released in June 2012 (MacBookPro5,2).

This SSD connects to your MacBook Air using an mSATA connection and features no moving parts, helping to protect it from accidental bumps and drops, as well as achieve faster data transfer speeds. Having no moving parts also means that this SSD will receive less wear and tear, as there are no read and write heads for the SSD media to come into contact with. In terms of speed, the drive offers sustained reads of up to 501 MB/s, sustained writes of up to 503 MB/s, random 4K reads of up to 60,000 IOPS, random 4K writes of up to 60,000 IOPS, and read & write latencies of less than 0.1 ms. It also features non-recoverable read errors of less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read and built-in BCH ECC data reliability of up to 55 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector. It uses Tier 1 Major Multi-Level Cell (MLC) High-Performance Async-NAND Flash and a SandForce 2281 Series processor.

Once you remove the native internal storage from your MacBook Air, it may be placed and used within the OWC Envoy, a USB 3.0 external storage solution that is capable of speeds up to 500 MB/s and also USB 2.0 backwards compatible. It is bus powered, meaning that it does not require any AC power. As a Plug and Play solution, simply plug the USB cord from the Envoy into your system and the Envoy is ready to go.

Please be aware that the Aura 6G SSD is not compatible with 2010 and 2011 MacBook Air 11 and 13" models with model IDs MacBookAir3,1, MacBookAir3,2, MacBookAir4,1, and MacBookAir4,2.

Controller Technologies
DuraWrite - Helps extend the endurance of your SSD
Intelligent Block Management & Wear Leveling - Automatically distributes data evenly across the SSD
Intelligent Read Disturb Management - Spreads the active read/write across the flash components eliminating data corruption caused by constant use
Intelligent "Recycling" - Advanced free space management gradually re-writes data across the SSD over time to ensure data never gets corrupted
RAISE (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) - Helps protect the data on your drive similar to having a RAID setup
ECC Protection - For long data retention and drive life


MacBook Air (11", June 2012)
Model ID: MacBookAir5,1
1.7 GHz, 2.0 GHz
MacBook Air (13", June 2012)
Model ID: MacBookAir5,2
1.8 GHz, 2.0 GHz
UPC: 812437020199
In the Box
OWC / Other World Computing 240GB Aura 6G SSD and Envoy Storage Solution for MacBook Air (2012 Edition)
  • Carrying Case
  • USB 3.0 standard A to micro-B Connecting Cable
  • Pentalobe Compatible Driver
  • Torx T-5 Screwdriver
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty (Envoy)
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty (SSD)
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    OWC / Other World Computing OWCSSDA2A6K240 specs

    Storage Capacity 240 GB
    Connection Interface 1 x USB 3.0 (USB Micro-B)
    Maximum Read Speed Not specified by manufacturer
    Sequential Read Speed 501 MB/s
    Random 4K Read Speed 60,000 IOPS
    Maximum Write Speed Not specified by manufacturer
    Sequential Write Speed 503 MB/s
    Random 4K Write Speed 60,000 IOPS
    Pre-Format None
    Encryption 128-Bit AES
    Data Reliability Features ECC Recovery, SMART Support, TRIM Support
    Internal Drive
    Internal Interface Not specified by manufacturer
    Type Solid-State Drive
    Flash Memory Type Synchronous MLC
    Flash Controller SandForce SF-2281
    Form Factor Not specified by manufacturer
    Cache Memory None
    External Enclosure
    Bus Power USB
    Active Power Consumption 3 W
    Idle Power Consumption 1.2 W
    Cooling System Passive
    Noise Level 0 dBA
    Environmental Resistance Not specified by manufacturer
    Green Certifications RoHS
    Operating Temperature 32 to 158°F / 0 to 70°C
    Storage Temperature -67 to 302°F / -55 to 150°C
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 1.7 x 5.9 x 0.4" / 4.3 x 14.9 x 1.0 cm
    Weight 0.2 lbs / 0.1 kg
    Packaging Infoareuufxeubaaeuftarf
    Package Weight 0.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.0 x 5.0 x 2.0"

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