OWC / Other World Computing 480GB Aura 6G mSATA SSD and Envoy Pro Storage Solution for MacBook Pro with Retina 2012-13 Edition

OWC / Other World Computing 480GB Aura 6G mSATA SSD and Envoy Pro Storage Solution for MacBook Pro with Retina 2012-13 Edition

OWC / Other World Computing 480GB Aura 6G mSATA SSD and Envoy Pro Storage Solution for MacBook Pro with Retina 2012-13 Edition

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Product Highlights

  • 480GB Storage Capacity
  • mSATA Form Factor
  • SATA III 6 Gb/s Interface
  • Up to 501 MB/s Sequential Read Speed
  • Up to 503 MB/s Sequential Write Speed
  • SandForce 2281 Controller
  • StaticDataRefresh Technology
  • AES 128-bit Encryption
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Add 480GB of SSD storage to your 2012 or 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina display with the 480GB Aura 6G mSATA SSD and Envoy Pro Storage Solution from OWC / Other World Computing. The drive is compatible with 13" and 15" MacBook Pros released in January 2013 (MacBookPro10,1) or June 2012 (MacBookPro10,2). After you have replaced the current drive, you can easily transfer the contents on this drive to the Aura 6G using the included Envoy Pro enclosure.

The Aura 6G connects to your MacBook Pro 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. In terms of speed, the drive sports a SandForce 2281 controller that delivers 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, and random 4K writes of up to 60,000 IOPS.

OWC has equipped the Aura 6G with Intelligent Block Management and Wear Leveling technology that automatically distributes data evenly across the entire SSD to increase its lifespan. To enhance data integrity, it utilizes StaticDataRefresh technology for managing free space and gradually refreshing data across the SSD. Furthermore, AES 128-bit support protects your data.

The included Envoy Pro is an enclosure for your old drive so you can quickly transfer the operating system, programs, and files to the Aura 6G. Once you have transferred the data, you can use the factory drive for extra storage or backups. The Envoy Pro connects to your MacBook Pro via a USB 3.0 port and is bus powered. Additionally, OWC includes a carrying case that protects the enclosure from scratches.

Aura SSD Features

DuraWrite extends the endurance of your Solid-State Drive (SSD)
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 gradually re-writes data across the SSD over time to ensure data never gets corrupted
RAISE (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) protects the data on your drive similar to having a RAID setup
ECC protection for long data retention and drive life


15" MacBook Pro (Early 2013)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,1
2.4 GHz, 2.7 GHz, 2.8 GHz
13" MacBook Pro (Early 2013)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,2
2.5 GHz, 2.6 GHz, 2.9 GHz, 3.0 GHz
15" MacBook Pro (Mid 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,1
2.3 GHz, 2.6 GHz, 2.7 GHz
13" MacBook Pro (Late 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,2
2.5 GHz, 2.9 GHz
UPC: 812437020243
In the Box
OWC / Other World Computing 480GB Aura 6G mSATA SSD and Envoy Pro Storage Solution for MacBook Pro with Retina 2012-13 Edition
  • Envoy Pro USB 3.0 Bus-powered Storage Solution
  • Carry Case
  • Double-Shielded USB 3.0 Connecting Cable
  • Pentalobe Compatible Driver
  • Torx T-5 Screwdriver
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty on Aura 6G
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on Envoy Pro
  • Table of Contents
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    Capacity 480 GB useable capacity
    Total Flash Memory Components: 512 GB
    32 GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
    Formatted Capacity 447 GiB
    NAND Tier 1 Major Multi-Level Cell (MLC) high-performance async-NAND flash
    Controller SandForce 2281 processor with 7% over provisioning
    SMART Attributes Standard
    Native Command Queuing Up to 32 commands
    Format Unformatted
    Data Reliability ECC Recovery: Up to 55 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector
    Security Chip Based Data Encryption: 128-bit AES-compliant
    Sustained Reads 501 MB/s
    Sustained Writes 503 MB/s
    Random 4K Read Up to 60,000 IOPS
    Random 4K Write Up to 60,000 IOPS
    Read Latency <0.1 ms
    Write Latency <0.1 ms
    TRIM Support OS dependent
    Nonrecoverable Read Errors Less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read
    Power Active: 3 W
    Idle: 1.2 W
    Power nap compatible
    Environmental Operating Temperature: 32 to 158°F / 0 to 70°C
    Non-operating Temperature: -67 to 302°F / -55 to 150°C
    Acoustics Idle: 0.0 bels
    Seek: 0.0 bels
    Envoy Pro Specifications
    Chipset ASMedia 1053e
    Interfaces USB 3.0 interface
    Port Configuration USB 3.0 interface (micro-B port)
    Max Data Transfer Rate One micro-B USB 3.0 port, up to 500 MB/s
    Cooling Silent, fanless operation
    System Requirements Mac Requirements:
    Mac OS 10.3 or later and an available and supported USB 3.0 port

    PC Requirements:
    Windows XP or later and an available and supported USB 3.0 port

    Linux Requirements:
    Linux OS versions and an available and supported USB 3.0 port
    Power Supply Bus-powered via USB port (no AC adapter required)
    Drive Requirements Compatible with the stock Apple Flash SSD module for the 13" or 15" MacBook Pro Retina model
    Dimensions 2.1 x 4.5 x 0.4" (5.4 x 11.4 x 1.1 cm)
    Weight 3.4 oz (96.4 g) empty case, no drive installed
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 4.4 x 2.1"

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