OWC Aura N 480GB NVMe SSD for Select 2013 and Later Macs

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OWC Aura N 480GB NVMe SSD for Select 2013 and Later Macs
Key Features
  • 480GB Storage Capacity
  • For Select 2013 and Later Macs
  • Custom Blade Form Factor
  • PCIe 3.1 x2, NVMe 1.2 Interface
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Stretch out and run with the Aura N 480GB NVMe SSD from OWC / Other World Computing. Designed for installation in select September 2013 and later Macs, this internal flash/SSD drive upgrade features a PCIe 3.1 x2, NVMe 1.2 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 1598 and 1100 MB/s respectively. Additionally, the Aura N is calibrated to consume only 1.19W during operation and to run cool.
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OWC Aura N Overview

Stretch out and run with the Aura N 480GB NVMe SSD from OWC / Other World Computing. Designed for installation in select September 2013 and later Macs, this internal flash/SSD drive upgrade features a PCIe 3.1 x2, NVMe 1.2 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 1598 and 1100 MB/s respectively. Additionally, the Aura N is calibrated to consume only 1.19W during operation and to run cool.

The Aura N reserves 7% of the overall capacity as free space to perform background maintenance tasks that optimize its health, performance, and endurance. It is designed for macOS High Sierra 10.13 and later.

Compatible Mac Models

15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (May 2015)
13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (March 2015)
15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (July 2014)
13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (July 2014)
15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (October 2013)
15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (October 2013)
13" MacBook Pro (October 2013)
13" MacBook Air (June 2017)
13" MacBook Air (March 2015)
11" MacBook Air (March 2015)
13" MacBook Air (April 2014)
11" MacBook Air (April 2014)
13" MacBook Air (June 2013)
11" MacBook Air (June 2013)
Mac mini (October 2014)

For more compatibility info, see here.

OWC Aura N Specs

Storage
Drive Capacity480.00 GB
Pre-FormatNone
Performance
InterfacePCIe 3.1 x2
Maximum Read Speed1598 MB/s
Maximum Write Speed1100 MB/s
Sequential Read Speed1598 MB/s
Sequential Write Speed1100 MB/s
Physical
Drive TypeSSD
Form FactorPropietary
Flash ControllerPhison E8
Flash Memory TypeSynchronous Tri-Level Cell (TLC)
TRIM SupportYes
Reliability / Data Integrity
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)1.5 Million Hours
Electrical
Power Draw1.19 W (Active)
0.16 W (Idle)
Environmental
Storage Shock1500 G / 0.5 ms
Operating Temperature32 to 158°F / 0 to 70°C
Storage Temperature-40 to 185°F / -40 to 85°C
Operating Humidity5 to 95%
General
CertificationsRoHS, as per Manufacturer
Dimensions (W x H x D)0.94 x 0.07 x 3.5" / 24 x 1.8 x 89 mm
Weight0.25 oz / 7 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.08 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7 x 4.95 x 0.4"
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