OWC / Other World Computing 480GB Aura Internal SSD for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Retina (Mid-2013 & Later)

OWC / Other World Computing 480GB Aura Internal SSD for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Retina (Mid-2013 & Later)

OWC / Other World Computing 480GB Aura Internal SSD for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Retina (Mid-2013 & Later)

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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Select MacBook Pros
  • Compatible with Select MacBook Airs
  • Designed for Models 2013 and Newer
  • 480GB Storage Capacity
  • Up to 763 MB/s Sustained Read Speeds
  • Up to 446 MB/s Sustained Write Speeds
  • Silicon Motion 2256 Flash Controller
  • Marvell 9230 RAID Controller
  • 32GB Dedicated for Redundancy & Errors
  • 128-bit AES Compliant
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Capacity: 480GB

480GB 1TB

Envoy Pro Storage Solution: No

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Price:  $294.75

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Add 480GB of storage to your 13" or 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display, as well as your 11" or 13" MacBook Air using the 480GB Aura Internal SSD for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina Display from OWC / Other World Computing. It is pre-formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled).

This SSD 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 763 MB/s, sustained writes of up to 446 MB/s, read incompressible data rates up to 754 MB/s, write incompressible data rates up to 425 MB/s, 128-bit AES compliance, a Silicon Motion 2256 flash controller, and a Marvel 9230 RAID controller. It also RoHS compliant and allocates 32GB to real-time data redundancy and error correction.

General Features

Tier-1 Flash
Aura SSDs use only Tier-1 flash for improved performance and dependability
Error Correction
Aura SSDs provide three levels of error correction for improved reliability and RAID-like protection for your data
Cell-Level Data Refresh
Aura's SSD controller monitors data blocks and maintains correct charge at the cell level, improving the integrity of your data and extending the life of your drive
7% Over Provisioning
OWC SSDs perform maintenance tasks in the background that help optimize the health, performance, and endurance of your flash drive. These jobs take advantage of available, unwritten areas on the SSD. Aura PCIe-based flash storage reserves 7% of the overall capacity as free space. Always. With this allocated free space, Aura SSDs can perform these normal maintenance tasks making your drive more stable, dependable, and ultimately a safer place to store your data

Compatibility

MacBook Pro (15" Retina Display, May 2015)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,4; MacBookPro11,5
2.2 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 2.8 GHz
MacBook Pro (13" with Retina Display, March 2015)
Model ID: MacBookPro12,1
2.7 GHz, 2.9 GHz, 3.1 GHz
MacBookPro (15" with Retina Display, October 2013 to July 2014)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,3
2.3 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 2.6 GHz, 2.8 GHz
MacBookPro (15" with Retina Display, October 2013 to July 2014)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,2
2.0 GHz, 2.2 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 2.8 GHz
MacBook Pro (13" with Retina Display, October 2013 to July 2014)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,1
2.4 GHz, 2.6 GHz, 2.8 GHz, 2.9 GHz, 3.0 GHz
MacBook Air (13", March 2015)
Model ID: MacBookAir7,2
1.6 GHz i5, 2.2 GHz i7
MacBook Air (11", March 2015)
Model ID: MacBookAir7,1
1.6 GHz i5, 2.2 GHz i7
MacBook Air (13", April 2014)
Model ID: MacBookAir6,2
1.4 GHz, 1.7 GHz
MacBook Air (11", April 2014)
Model ID: MacBookAir6,1
1.4 GHz, 1.7 GHz
MacBook Air (13", June 2013)
Model ID: MacBookAir6,2
1.3 GHz, 1.7 GHz
MacBook Air (11", June 2013)
Model ID: MacBookAir6,1 1.3 GHz, 1.7 GHz
UPC: 812437022827
In the Box
OWC / Other World Computing 480GB Aura Internal SSD for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Retina (Mid-2013 & Later)
  • Free Lifetime Support
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Storagezssdavquvwef
    Drive Capacity 480.00 GB
    Cache Memory None
    Pre-Format Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
    Performance
    Interface PCIe (Unspecified Type)
    Maximum Read Speed 754 MB/s (Uncompressed)
    Maximum Write Speed 425 MB/s (Uncompressed)
    Sequential Read Speed 763 MB/s
    Sequential Write Speed 446 MB/s
    Physicalzssdavquvwef
    Drive Type SSD
    Form Factor Propietary
    Noise Level 0.0 dB (Active)
    0.0 dB (Idle)
    SSD Specs
    Flash Controller Silicon Motion 2256
    TRIM Support No
    Reliability / Data Integrity
    Encryption 128-Bit AES Hardware Encryption
    Electrical
    Power Draw Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature 32 to 158°F / 0 to 70°C
    Storage Temperature -40 to 185°F / -40 to 85°C
    General
    Certifications RoHS, as per Manufacturer
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 0.1 x 0.9 x 3.4" / 2.5 x 22.9 x 86.4 mm
    Weight 0.70 oz / 19.8 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 2.0 x 0.5"
    480GB Aura Internal SSD for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Retina (Mid-2013 & Later) is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lots of space, tad slow and power hungry My MacBookAir6,2 (2013) had become unusable with my nearly full OEM 100gb HD. This has brought it back to life. As other reviewers have said, ruins battery life, went from about 5hrs to 2.3/3hrs. Computer cannot detect drive very well, if I ever fully power down I need to do a PVRAM reset to re-detect the drive, I chatted with OWC support and they said it was a known issue with my model, so I didn't return the drive, I just deal with it. Seems to have slower transfer speeds than the Apple OEM drives. Yes, also hotter than OEM drive.
    Date published: 2017-10-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product with minor limitations I have a Mid 2015 MacBook Pro w/Retina and this works just fine with it. Couple minor complaints is the SSD registers as an external and if you do not like the icon you can just hide it, not a deal breaker but annoying. Not compatible with Apples S.M.A.R.T monitoring software which is a bummer, but for the price and the GB size its a good purchase if you can disregard the minor cons. Installation was easy, speed is about the same as the factory 256gb, battery life seems to be about same as well.
    Date published: 2017-01-31
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from DO NOT BUY Do not buy this drive. We purchased it because we needed something fast and we were in a bind. I was a little worried because a lot of reviews stated it overheats but we gave it a try anyways. The reviews were correct! This drive overheats and slows to a crawl. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS DRIVE!
    Date published: 2017-02-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product with one quirk. This installed normally but will show up as an external drive on your desktop. Tech support said this is normal. Works fine.
    Date published: 2017-01-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from It works really well but drains the battery really fast. Returned it because I really need long enough battery life for my macbook air.
    Date published: 2016-12-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for an upgrade When you take all necessary precautions , it works just perfectly
    Date published: 2018-01-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product excellent price! Way to slap Apple in the FACE Great product, works perfectly, easy to install!!!
    Date published: 2017-02-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice upgrade! Works great!
    Date published: 2016-06-15
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