OWC / Other World Computing 480GB Aura 6G PCIe Internal SSD for iMac (Late 2012-Early 2013)

OWC / Other World Computing 480GB Aura 6G PCIe Internal SSD for iMac (Late 2012-Early 2013)

OWC / Other World Computing 480GB Aura 6G PCIe Internal SSD for iMac (Late 2012-Early 2013)

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  • Compatible with Select iMacs
  • 480GB Storage Capacity
  • PCIe Interface
  • Up to 503 MB/s Write Speed
  • Up to 501 MB/s Read Speed
  • Up to 60,000 Random 4K IOPS
  • SandForce SF2281 Processor
  • Tier 1 Asynchronous MLC NAND
  • 7% Over Provisioning ECC Recovery
  • 128-bit AES-Compliant
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OWC / Other World Computing OWCSSDIM12D480 overview

  • 1Description

Add 480GB of SSD storage to your 21.5" or 27" iMac with the 480GB Aura 6G PCIe Internal SSD for iMac (Late 2012-Early 2013) from OWC / Other World Computing. This drive is compatible with the 2.9 and 3.1 GHz 21.5" iMac released in October 2012 (iMac13,1), the 2.9, 3.2, and 3.4 GHz Core i7 27" iMac released in October 2012 (iMac13,2), and the 3.3 GHz Core i3 21.5" iMac released in March 2013 (iMac13,1). It is NOT compatible with the 2.7 GHz 21.5" iMac released in October 2012 (iMac13,1).

Built using a SandForce SF2281 processor and Tier 1 Asynchronous MLC NAND Flash storage, this SSD connects to your iMac 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 up to 60,000 random 4K Input/Output Operations per Second (IOPS).

Also featured is 7% over provisioning ECC recovery, 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 480GB Aura 6G PCIe Internal SSD for iMac includes a Torx SSD mounting screw, an OWC pick (for screen separation), and adhesive strips (for screen re-attachment). It is protected by a limited 3-year warranty.

General Features

SandForce SF2281 processor controller delivers high performance and reliability
Aggressive data management helps keep drive working at full potential even when filled
Hardware error correction yields improved data retention and drive health
Gold-standard compression and even data distribution helps maximize write performance and drive endurance

Compatibility

21.5" iMac (October 2012)
Model ID: iMac13,1
2.9 GHz, 3.1 GHz
27" iMac (October 2012)
Model ID: iMac13,2
2.9 GHz, 3.2 GHz, 3.4 GHz i7
21.5" iMac (March 2013)
Model ID: iMac13,1
3.3 GHz i3
UPC: 812437021769
In the Box
OWC / Other World Computing 480GB Aura 6G PCIe Internal SSD for iMac (Late 2012-Early 2013)
  • Torx SSD Mounting Screw
  • OWC Pick for Screen Separation
  • Adhesive Strips for Screen Re-Attachment
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    OWC / Other World Computing OWCSSDIM12D480 specs

    Storage
    Drive Capacity 480.00 GB
    Pre-Format None
    Performance
    Interface PCIe (Unspecified Type)
    Maximum Read Speed 501 MB/s
    Maximum Write Speed 503 MB/s
    Random Read Speed 60,000 IOPS (4 KB Files)
    Latency 0.1 ms (Read)
    0.1 ms (Write)
    Physical
    Drive Type SSD
    Form Factor Propietary
    SSD Specs
    Flash Controller SandForce SF-2281
    Flash Memory Type Asynchronous 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
    Electrical
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature 32 to 158°F / 0 to 70°C
    Storage Temperature -67 to 302°F / -55 to 150°C
    General
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.3 x 5.4 x 1.0"

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