OWC Aura Pro 6G 500GB Solid-State Drive and Envoy Pro Storage Solution Kit for MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2012 - Early 2013)

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OWC Aura Pro 6G 500GB Solid-State Drive and Envoy Pro Storage Solution Kit for MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2012 - Early 2013)
Key Features
  • 500GB Storage Capacity
  • For MacBook Pro 13" & 15" (2012)
  • Includes Envoy Enclosure and Tools
  • SATA 6 Gb/s Interface
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Keep your edge with the Aura Pro 6G 500GB Solid-State Drive and Envoy Pro Storage Solution Kit from OWC / Other World Computing. Designed for installation in 13" and 15" MacBook Pro (2012 and early 2013) laptops, this external flash/SSD drive upgrade features a SATA 6 Gb/s interface and a custom blade form factor. The drive uses 3D TLC NAND flash memory with SLC caching to deliver sequential data read and write speeds of up to 530 and 494 MB/s respectively—up to 26% faster than the factory-installed drives. Additionally, the SSD is calibrated to consume 2.1W during operation and to run cool, which helps lengthen the battery life of your MacBook Pro. This SSD includes an Envoy Enclosure and tools for installation.
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OWC Gen 3 Overview

Keep your edge with the Aura Pro 6G 500GB Solid-State Drive and Envoy Pro Storage Solution Kit from OWC / Other World Computing. Designed for installation in 13" and 15" MacBook Pro (2012 and early 2013) laptops, this external flash/SSD drive upgrade features a SATA 6 Gb/s interface and a custom blade form factor. The drive uses 3D TLC NAND flash memory with SLC caching to deliver sequential data read and write speeds of up to 530 and 494 MB/s respectively—up to 26% faster than the factory-installed drives. Additionally, the SSD is calibrated to consume 2.1W during operation and to run cool, which helps lengthen the battery life of your MacBook Pro. This SSD includes an Envoy Enclosure and tools for installation.

500GB total capacity
485GB usable capacity
15GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
SLC caching algorithm accelerates burst performance
Global wear-leveling algorithm automatically distributes data evenly and manages program/erase count, maximizing SSD lifespan
Data refresh technology ensures data integrity, gradually refreshing data across the SSD over time
ECC protection combines LDPC hard and soft decoding with an advanced algorithm to detect and correct errors throughout the entire SSD data path
Supports AES 128/256-bit full-drive encryption
Anodized aluminum body protects your drive and data
Minimal size allows for simple stowing in coat pockets, backpacks, or briefcases
High-performance ASMedia 1053e chipset
Non-skid rubber feet
Includes enclosure and tools for installation

System Requirements

Mac OS 10.3 or later, Windows XP or later, and Linux OS versions all with an available and supported USB 3.0 port
Compatible with the stock Apple Flash SSD module for the 13" or 15" MacBook Pro Retina model
UPC: 810586031431

OWC Gen 3 Specs

Storage Capacity500 GB
Connection Interface1 x SATA III (USB Micro-B)
Sequential Read Speed530 MB/s
Random 4K Read Speed80,000 IOPS
Sequential Write Speed494 MB/s
Random 4K Write Speed72,000 IOPS
Pre-FormatNone
Encryption128-Bit AES, 256-Bit AES
Data Reliability FeaturesECC Recovery, SMART Support
Internal Drive
Internal InterfaceSATA III
TypeSolid-State Drive
Flash Memory TypeTri-Level Cell (TLC)
Flash ControllerSilicon Motion SM2258
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)1,500,000 Hours
External Enclosure
Power SourceUSB Bus Power
Active Power Consumption2.1 W
Idle Power Consumption0.1 W
MaterialAluminum
Operating Temperature32 to 158°F / 0 to 70°C
Storage Temperature-40 to 185°F / -40 to 85°C
Dimensions (L x W x H)2.1 x 2.1 x 0.4" / 53.3 x 53.3 x 10.2 mm
Weight3.4 oz / 96 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.565 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.05 x 4.5 x 2.15"
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