480GB SSD for for MacBook Air Mid-2013 and Later and MacBook Pro with Retina Display Mid-2013 and Later - Includes tools for an easy DIY upgrade.
Finally you can upgrade the PCIe flash SSD in your mid-2013 or later MacBook Pro with Retina display or MacBook Air. The latest OWC Aura SSD is available in 480GB and 1TB capacities.
The Aura PCIe-based SSD has been precision engineered for your Mac, so you'll never need to compromise your data by relying on complicated software hacks or TRIM-enablers to get the most from your upgrade. Just install, migrate your data, and enjoy the great performance of flash storage with up to eight times the capacity of the factory-installed drive.
Aura SSDs are designed from the ground up for reliable performance and complete compatibility with your Mac. It begins with choosing the highest-quality components, and then engineering a perfect-fit solution that simply works with your computer.
OWC SSDs perform maintenance tasks in the background that optimise 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.
- The first and only SSD upgrade for mid-2013 and later MacBook Pro with Retina display and MacBook Air laptops
- Install kit includes all tools for an easy DIY upgrade
- Read Speed 763MB/s
- Write Speed 446MB/s
- Up to 4x the capacity of your Apple factory SSD
- 3 Year OWC SSD limited warranty
Compatible with the Macs listed below.
- Flash Controller
- Silicon Motion 2256
- RAID Controller
- Marvell 9230
- 480GB useable capacity
- Total Flash Memory Components
- 512GB (32GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction)
- Formatted Capacity
- SMART Attributes
- Not Supported
- Native Command Queuing
- up to 32 commands
- RoHS Compliant
- 3.7mm (0.1″) x 24mm (0.9″) x 89mm (3.4″)
- 21grams (0.7 oz)
- Chip Based Data Encryption: 128-bit AES-compliant
- TRIM Support
- Not Supported
- Sustained Reads
- Sustained Writes
- Read Incompressible Data Rate
- Write Incompressible Data Rate
- Important Note
- The OWC Envoy enclosure has been specifically designed for use ONLY with the factory SSD found installed in Apple MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina display mid-2013 and later models. Do NOT attempt to install or use the OWC Aura SSD in the Envoy as you can damage the Aura drive, the Envoy enclosure or both and such damage is not covered under warranty.
What's in the box?
- 1 x 480GB Aura SSD for Mid-2013 and Later MacBook Air and MacBook Pro
- 1 x 18" USB 3.0 Micro-B to Standard-A cable
- 1 x Torx T5 driver
- 1 x Pentalobe P5 driver
- 1 x OWC Envoy Pro enclosure for Apple Original SSD
- 1 x Envoy Pro Assembly Manual & User Guide
- 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty