OWC Aura Pro X2 480GB NVMe SSD Kit for Select MacBook Pro Retina & MacBook Air

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OWC Aura Pro X2 480GB NVMe SSD Kit for Select MacBook Pro Retina & MacBook Air
Key Features
  • 480GB Storage Capacity
  • For macOS 10.13 and Later
  • Custom Blade Form Factor
  • PCIe 3.1 x4, NVMe 1.3 Interface
Keep your edge with the Aura Pro X2 480GB NVMe SSD Kit from OWC / Other World Computing. Designed for installation in MacBook Pro with Retina Display (late 2013 to mid 2015) and MacBook Air (mid 2013 to mid 2017) portable computers, this internal flash/SSD drive upgrade features a PCIe 3.1 x4, NVMe 1.3 interface and a custom blade form factor. The drive uses 3D TLC synchronous NAND flash memory with advanced SLC caching to deliver sequential data read and write speeds of up to 3282 and 2432 MB/s respectively—up to twice as fast as the factory-installed drives.
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OWC Pro X2 External SSD Overview

Keep your edge with the Aura Pro X2 480GB NVMe SSD Kit from OWC / Other World Computing. Designed for installation in MacBook Pro with Retina Display (late 2013 to mid 2015) and MacBook Air (mid 2013 to mid 2017) portable computers, this internal flash/SSD drive upgrade features a PCIe 3.1 x4, NVMe 1.3 interface and a custom blade form factor. The drive uses 3D TLC synchronous NAND flash memory with advanced SLC caching to deliver sequential data read and write speeds of up to 3282 and 2432 MB/s respectively—up to twice as fast as the factory-installed drives.

The Aura Pro X2 is designed for macOS High Sierra 10.13 and later, taking full advantage of the advanced features of APFS including strong encryption, copy-on-write metadata, space sharing, cloning for files and directories, snapshots, fast directory sizing, atomic safe-save primitives, and improved file system fundamentals. The drive reserves 7% of the overall capacity as free space to perform background maintenance tasks that optimize the health, performance, and endurance of your flash drive. Additionally, the Aura Pro X2 is calibrated to consume only 5.7W during operation and to run cool.

The Aura Pro X2 comes complete with an Envoy Pro external enclosure that enables you to use your Mac's original flash SSD as a fast, external USB drive with transfer speeds up to 426 MB/s. Also included are installation tools, a USB cable, and an Envoy Pro carrying case.

UPC: 810586032025

OWC Pro X2 External SSD Specs

Pre-FormatNone
Flash ControllerSilicon Motion SM2262EN
Flash Memory TypeSynchronous Tri-Level Cell (TLC)
Operating Temperature32 to 158°F / 0 to 70°C
Storage Temperature-40 to 185°F / -40 to 85°C
Weight0.28 oz / 8 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.575 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.1 x 4.4 x 2.1"

OWC Pro X2 External SSD Reviews

Stepped Up Mac performance

By Eugene
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-14

Definitely noticed a significant increase in speed from read and write. No regrets with this by.

works as described

By Binsheng
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-30

easy to install, works as it should be. before install, I made a full backup using time machine via a usb-drive. then install this SSD put the orignal SSD from my Macbook pro to the Kit. Connect both the recovery usb-drive and the SSD Kit to theMacbook pro. Reboot with the recovery usb-drive, recover from the SSD Kit and it was done within an hour.

Good product

By Maged
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-03

Good product

Easy upgrade!

By Blaine
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-05

I just finished using the OWC SSD Aura Pro 1TB upgrade as well as using the OWC 64gb RAM, and am looking forward to continuing to monitor the performance compared to the original 12gb RAM and 256GB SSD. Replacing the SSD was surprisingly simple - I used Carbon Copy Cloner - just the free trial - and copied my original SSD over onto the new internal from OWC using the included SSD enclosure (available as a kit from OWC or here on B&H). I bought the trashcan on sale three years ago (from B&H on Black Friday) I think and it was so much cheaper to buy the base configuration and make my own mods rather than paying out the nose for Apple's upgrades. Plus I could spread out the purchases and have the extra, original SSD in the new enclosure. Win win.

Upgrade Solution

By Todd
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-04

I inherited a Mac Trashcan at my office. It originally had a 500Gb internal drive. This allowed me to not only upgrade the internal storage, but flawlessly move from my old Mac to the new one without having to reinstall all of my software and settings.

Exactly what was anticiapted

By Jk
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-09

Simple process. Shipping and delivery were without issue. Part worked(s) as anticipated (never mind, there was a user error in the early part of they process. Note: the housing is ONLY compatible with ORIGINAL Apple drives). Happy with B&H and OWC. Would buy again without issue.

Works fine and increased my hardrive

By Sarina
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-21

Installed and working fine. Inserted into 2014 Mac Book pro. Received timely.

Easy to install

By George
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-28

Easy install and works fine

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