OWC / Other World Computing 120GB Aura 6G PCIe Internal SSD for MacBook Air (Mid 2012)

OWC / Other World Computing 120GB Aura 6G PCIe Internal SSD for MacBook Air (Mid 2012)

OWC / Other World Computing 120GB Aura 6G PCIe Internal SSD for MacBook Air (Mid 2012)

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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Select MacBook Airs
  • 120GB Capacity
  • PCIe Interface
  • Sustained Writes up to 503 MB/s
  • Sustained Reads up to 501 MB/s
  • Random 4K Reads/Writes up to 60,000 IOPS
  • SandForce SF2281 Processor
  • Tier 1 Asynchronous MLC NAND
  • 7% Over Provisioning
  • 128-bit AES Encryption
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OWC / Other World Computing OWCSSDA2A6G120 overview

  • 1Description

Add 120GB of SSD storage to your 11" or 13" MacBook Air with the 120GB Aura 6G PCIe Internal SSD for MacBook Air (Mid 2012) from OWC / Other World Computing. This drive is compatible with the 1.7 and 2.0 GHz 11" MacBook Air released in June 2012 (MacBookAir5,1), the 1.8 and 2.0 GHz 13" iMac released in June 2012 (MacBookAir5,2), and the 1.7 GHz 13" MacBook Air released in July 2012 (MacBookAir4,2). It is NOT compatible with the 1.4 and 1.6 GHz 11" MacBook Air released in October 2010 (MacBookAir3,1), the 1.86 and 2.13 GHz 13" MacBook Air released in October 2010 (MacBookAir3,2), the 1.6 and 1.8 GHz 11" MacBook Air released in July 2011 (MacBookAir4,1), and the 1.7 and 1.8 GHz 13" MacBook Air released in July 2011 (MacBookAir4,2).

Built using a SandForce SF2281 Series processor and Tier 1 Major Multi-Level Cell (MLC) High-Performance Sync-NAND Flash storage, this SSD connects to your iMacBook Air using a PCIe 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, this drive offers read speeds up to 501 MB/s, write speeds up to 503 MB/s, and random 4K reads and writes up to 60,000 Input/Output Operations per Second (IOPS).

Also featured is 7% over provisioning with 8GB allocated to real-time data redundancy and error correction, less than 1 per 1016 non-recoverable read errors per bits read, 128-bit AES data encryption, read and write latencies of less than 0.1 ms, and OS dependent TRIM support. OWC's 120GB Aura 6G PCIe Internal SSD for MacBook Air (Mid 2012) is protected by a limited 3-year warranty.

DuraClass Technologies

DuraWrite Technology optimizes writes to the flash memory over conventional controllers, helping to increase the overall endurance and reliability of the complete SSD. Intelligent block management and wear leveling also extends the overall endurance. This also helps achieve a higher mean time between failures (MTBF)
Intelligent Block Management & Wear Leveling system automatically distributes data evenly across the entire SSD
Intelligent Read Disturb Management spreads the active read/write across the flash components, helping to eliminate data corruption caused by constant use
Intelligent "Recycling" for advanced free space management gradually re-writes data across the SSD over time to help ensure data does not become corrupted
RAISE (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) helps protect the data on your drive, much like having a RAID setup
ECC protection for long data retention and drive life


11" MacBook Air (June 2012)
Model ID: MacBookAir5,1 1.7 GHz, 2.0 GHz
13" MacBook Air (June 2012)
Model ID: MacBookAir5,2
1.8 GHz, 2.0 GHz
13" MacBook Air (July 2012, Education Model)
Model ID: MacBookAir4,2
1.7 GHz
UPC: 812437020151
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OWC / Other World Computing 120GB Aura 6G PCIe Internal SSD for MacBook Air (Mid 2012)
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    OWC / Other World Computing OWCSSDA2A6G120 specs

    Drive Capacity 120.00 GB
    Pre-Format None
    Interface PCIe (Unspecified Type)
    Random Read Speed 60,000 IOPS (4 KB Files)
    Random Write Speed 60,000 IOPS (4 KB Files)
    Sequential Read Speed 501 MB/s
    Sequential Write Speed 503 MB/s
    Latency 0.1 ms (Read)
    Drive Type SSD
    Form Factor Propietary
    Noise Level 0.0 dB (Active)
    0.0 dB (Idle)
    SSD Specs
    Flash Controller SandForce SF-2281
    Flash Memory Type Multi-Level Cell (MLC)
    Flash Memory Grade Grade A / Tier 1
    SMART Support Yes
    TRIM Support Yes
    Reliability / Data Integrity
    ECC Recovery 55 Bytes per 512 Bytes
    Encryption 128-Bit AES Hardware Encryption
    Non-Recoverable Read Errors per Bits Read 1 in 1016
    Power Draw 1.2 W (Idle)
    3.0 W (Active)
    Operating Temperature 32 to 158°F / 0 to 70°C
    Storage Temperature -40 to 185°F / -40 to 85°C
    Certifications RoHS, as per Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.085 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.2 x 4.0 x 0.4"

    OWC / Other World Computing OWCSSDA2A6G120 reviews

    120GB Aura 6G PCIe Internal SSD for MacBook Air (Mid 2012) is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from I would buy it again The one of this flash drive was broken out of the box. But when it works it works for years. And it has a good price
    Date published: 2017-03-15
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