OWC / Other World Computing 480GB Aura Pro Solid State Drive and Envoy Storage Solution

OWC / Other World Computing 480GB Aura Pro Solid State Drive and Envoy Storage Solution

OWC / Other World Computing 480GB Aura Pro Solid State Drive and Envoy Storage Solution

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  • 1Description

The OWC 480GB Aura Pro Solid State Drive and Envoy Storage Solution incorporates SandForce DuraClass technology such as DuraWrite that extends the endurance of your Solid State Drive (SSD). Thanks to the Intelligent Block Management & Wear Leveling, data is distributed evenly across the entire SSD.

The Intelligent Read Disturb Management spreads the active read/write across the flash components eliminating data corruption caused by constant use. Also, Intelligent "Recycling" is suited for advanced free space management that gradually re-writes data across the SSD over time to ensure data never gets corrupted.

The Envoy storage solution is a sleek and portable external storage solution designed to complement the MacBook Air - in both appearance and performance. Its high-speed USB 3.0 interface is capable of speeds up to 500 Mb/s to ensure your workflow moves as fast as you do, and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. Its bus-powered design means no AC power adapter is required making it a portable Plug and Play solution.


Aura Pro 6G

Provides up to nearly 8x the capacity over factory SSDs
480GB storage capacity holds loads of data
RAISE (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) protects the data on your drive similar to having a RAID setup.
Best-in-Class ECC Protection for longest data retention and drive life
DuraWrite technology optimizes writes to the flash memory over conventional controllers increasing the overall endurance and reliability of the complete SSD
Intelligent Block Management and wear leveling extends the overall robustness of the system resulting in a higher MTTF

Envoy Storage Solution

Integrated power/activity LED light
Non-skid rubber feet for secure placement on any surface
Durable painted aluminum body complements Mac aluminum finish
UPC: 794504770520
In the Box
OWC / Other World Computing 480GB Aura Pro Solid State Drive and Envoy Storage Solution
  • Envoy USB 2.0/3.0 Enclosure
  • Carrying Case
  • USB 3.0 Standard A to Micro-B Connector Cable
  • Pentalobe Compatible Driver
  • Torx T-5 Screwdriver
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty on Aura Pro 6G
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on Envoy Enclosure
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Hard Drive
    Capacity 480 GB usable capacity
    Flash Memory 512 GB
    32 GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
    Formatted Capacity 447 GiB

    In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074 GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.

    NAND Tier 1 Major Multi-Level Cell (MLC) High-Performance Sync-NAND Flash
    Controller SandForce 2281 Series Processor with 7% over Provisioning
    SMART attributes Standard
    Native Command Queuing up to 32 commands
    Data Reliability ECC Recovery up to 55 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector
    Security 128-bit AES-compliant chip based data encryption
    TRIM Support OS Dependent
    Non-Recoverable Read Errors Less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read
    Read / Write Speeds Sustained Reads:  up to 501 Mb/s

    Sustained Writes: up to 503 Mb/s

    Random 4K Read: up to 60,000 IOPS

    Note: Based on SandForce processor operation

    Random 4K Write: up to 60,000 IOPS

    Note: Based on SandForce processor operation.

    Read Latency: less than 0.1 ms

    Write Latency: less than 0.1 ms


    Active Power Less than 3000 mW (3.0 W) expected maximum draw
    Idle Power Less than 1200 mW (1.2 W)
    Acoustics Idle: 0.0 bels typical, Seek: 0.0 bels typical
    Temperature Operating: 32 to 158°F (0 to 70°C), Non-operating: -67 to 302°F (-55 to 150°C)
    Chipset High-performance ASMedia 1053e chipset
    Interface Supported USB 3.0 interface Backwards compatible
    Port Configuration USB 3.0 interface (Micro-B port)
    Data Transfer Rate USB 3.0 (Micro-B) port, up to 500 Mb/s
    System Requirements Macintosh: Mac OS 8.6 or later and an available and supported USB 3.0 port.

    PC: Windows 98 SE or later and an available and supported USB 3.0 port.

    Linux: Linux OS versions and an available and supported USB 3.0 port.

    Cooling Silent, fanless operation
    Power Supply Bus-powered via USB port (no AC adapter required)
    Drive Compatibility Compatible with the Flash SSD module used in 2012 11.1" and 13.3" MacBook Air models.
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 1.79 x 5.90 x 0.27 to 0.46" (45.46 x 149.86 x 6.85 to 11.68 mm)
    Weight 1.5 oz (42.5 g) with no drive installed
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.4 x 3.8 x 1.9"
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