OWC 480GB Aura 6G Solid State Drive with DIY Toolkit for iMac (Late 2012)

OWC 480GB Aura 6G Solid State Drive with DIY Toolkit for iMac (Late 2012)
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OWC 6G Overview

Add 480GB of SSD storage to your 21.5" or 27" iMac with the 480GBGB 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 to 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, fewer 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 Usable: 480 GB
Formatted: 447 GBGB Aura 6G PCIe Internal SSD for iMac includes a comprehensive NewerTech toolkit, with all the tools you need to install the Aura SSD. The kit consists of drivers, screws, glass removal suction cups, and screen adhesive so you can get the job done yourself.

UPC: 812437022490

OWC 6G Specs

Drive Capacity480.00 GB
InterfacePCIe (Unspecified Type)
Maximum Read Speed60,000 IOPS
Maximum Write Speed503 MB/s
60,000 IOPS
Latency0.1 ms (Read)
0.1 ms (Write)
Drive TypeSSD
Form FactorPropietary
SSD Specs
Flash ControllerSandForce SF-2281
Flash Memory TypeAsynchronous Multi-Level Cell (MLC)
Flash Memory GradeGrade A / Tier 1
SMART SupportYes
TRIM SupportYes
Reliability / Data Integrity
Encryption128-Bit AES Hardware Encryption
Operating Temperature32 to 158°F / 0 to 70°C
Storage Temperature-67 to 302°F / -55 to 150°C
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.1 x 5.4 x 3.1"
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Can this drive be used in any enclosure that OWC ...

Can this drive be used in any enclosure that OWC sells?
Asked by: Steven
Yes, M.2 drive enclosures are agnostic in that way.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2020-03-24


does this come with an enclosure and mirroring software for SSD replacement(upgrade) for macbook air mid-2012?
Asked by: Melvin
<a href= http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/994646-REG/owc_other_world_computing_owcssdap2a6k480_480gb_aura_pro_solid.html/prm/alsVwDtl target= _blank >http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/994646-REG/owc_other_world_computing_owcssdap2a6k480_480gb_aura_pro_solid.html/prm/alsVwDtl</a>There is no software. You can restore to the new drive from the Recovery Partition on your current drive.
Answered by: Andy L. OWC Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26
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