OWC / Other World Computing 1TB Aura 6G Internal SSD for MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2012-Early 2013)

OWC / Other World Computing 1TB Aura 6G Internal SSD for MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2012-Early 2013)

OWC / Other World Computing 1TB Aura 6G Internal SSD for MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2012-Early 2013)

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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Select MacBook Pros
  • 1TB Capacity
  • mSATA Interface
  • 1GB DDR3 DRAM Cache
  • Sustained Reads up to 560 MB/s
  • Sustained Writes up to 460 MB/s
  • Random 4K Reads up to 74,000 IOPS
  • Random 4K Writes up to 73,000 IOPS
  • 128/256-bit AES Full-Drive Encryption
  • Read & Write Latencies: less than 0.1 ms
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OWC / Other World Computing OWCSSDA12R960 overview

  • 1Description

Add 1TB of SSD storage to your 13" or 15" MacBook Pro with the 1TB Aura 6G Internal SSD for MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2012-Early 2013) from OWC / Other World Computing. The drive is compatible with MacBook Pros released in June 2012 (MacBookPro10,1), October 2012 (MacBookPro10,2), and January 2013 (MacBookPro10,1 and MacBookPro10,2).

This SSD connects to your MacBook Pro using an mSATA interface 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 560 MB/s, sustained writes of up to 460 MB/s, random 4K reads of up to 74,000 IOPS, random 4K writes of up to 73,000 IOPS, a 1GB DDR3 DRAM cache, 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 66 bits correctable per 1,024 bytes.

This SSD is not compatible with late 2013 MacBook Pro models with model ID MacBookPro11,x.

Global Wear Leveling Algorithm
Automatically distributes data evenly and helps manage program/erase count in order to maximize the SSD's lifespan
This technology helps manages free space, gradually refreshing data across the SSD over time in order to enhance data integrity
Hardware BCH ECC
Helps correct errors up to 66-bit/1KB for data retention and drive health
Low Power Consumption
This SSD features active power consumption of 2W, idle power consumption of 0.7W, and is power nap compatible
Advanced Security Protocols
Supports AES 128/256-bit full-drive encryption


MacBook Pro (15" Retina Display, June 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,1
2.3 GHz, 2.6 GHz, 2.7 GHz
MacBook Pro (13" Retina Display, October 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,2
2.5 GHz, 2.9GHz
MacBook Pro (13" Retina Display, January 2013)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,2
2.5 GHz, 2.6 GHz, 2.9 GHz, 3.0 GHz
MacBook Pro (15" Retina Display, January 2013)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,1
2.4 GHz, 2.7 GHz, 2.8 GHz
UPC: 812437020755
In the Box
OWC / Other World Computing 1TB Aura 6G Internal SSD for MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2012-Early 2013)
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    OWC / Other World Computing OWCSSDA12R960 specs

    Capacity 960 GB useable capacity
    Total Flash Memory Components - 1,024 GB
    64 GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
    Formatted Capacity 894 GB
    DRAM Cache 1 GB DDR3
    NAND Tier 1 Major Multi-Level Cell (MLC) High-Performance Async-NAND Flash
    Controller Silicon Motion SM2246EN Processor with 7% Over Provisioning
    SMART Attributes Standard
    Native Command Queuing Up to 32 commands
    Manufacturer Model Number OWCSSDA12R960
    RoHS Compliant Yes
    Format Unformatted
    Data Reliability Built-in BCH ECC: up to 66 bits correctable per 1,024 bytes
    Security Chip Based Data Encryption: 256-bit AES-compliant
    TRIM Support OS Dependent
    Non-Recoverable Read Errors Less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read
    Sustained Reads Up to 560 MB/s
    Sustained Writes Up to 460 MB/s
    Random 4K Read Up to 74,000 IOPS
    Random 4K Write Up to 73,000 IOPS
    Read Latency Less than 0.1 ms
    Write Latency Less than 0.1 ms
    Active Power 2 W
    Idle Power 0.7 W
    Power Nap Power nap compatible
    Environmental (Operating)
    Temperature 32 to 158°F / 0 to 70°C
    Environmental (Non-Operating)
    Temperature -40 to 185°F / -40 to 85°C
    Idle (Typical) 0.0 bels
    Seek (Typical) 0.0 bels
    Dimensions & Weight
    Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.3 x 4.0 x 0.4"

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