500GB Upgrade Kit with SSD, Installation Tools, & Envoy Enclosure for Easy Data Transfer/Original Drive Reuse
This OWC SSD provides Mac users an upgrade path that delivers phenomenal performance, functionality, and reliability! Whether it's for a base-model 11-inch MacBook Air from 2010 with a 64GB SSD, the top of the line 13-inch 256GB model from 2011, or any model in between, an OWC Aura Pro 6G SSD is the best enhancement for the MacBook Air.
OWC Aura Pro SSDs provide a noticeable increase in performance over the factory SSDs for all MacBook Air models:
- Increase capacity up to 16x the 11-inch base models
- Increase capacity up to 8x the 13-inch base models
- MacBook Air (2011) - Get 6G speeds up to 530MB/s, 2.5x faster than factory original
- MacBook Air (2010) - Get 3G speeds up to 275MB/s, 1.3x faster than factory original
OWC redesigned its 3rd generation of OWC Aura Pro 6G SSDs with premium 3D NAND Flash and the latest controller technology to operate cooler and consume less power, resulting in improved battery life for your MacBook Air. OWC SSDs are engineered to be the best for Mac, undergoing a rigorous multi-stage lab testing process to deliver absolute reliability at maximum performance long into the future.
- SLC caching algorithm accelerates burst performance
- Global wear leveling algorithm automatically distributes data evenly and manages program/erase count, maximising 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 advanced algorithm to detect and correct errors throughout the entire SSD data path
- Advanced security protocols support AES 128/256-bit full-drive encryption
Get the ultimate combination of elegance and functionality in a sleek, portable external storage solution designed to complement the MacBook Air - in both appearance and performance. Its super-speed USB 3.0 interface is capable of speeds up to 500MB/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 an ideal portable plug-and-play solution — just plug into the USB port on your computer and the OWC Envoy is ready to go.
- Up to 3x faster than the factory SSD
- Up to 530MB/s
- Includes sleek, tapered aluminium Envoy storage solution, Torx T5 screwdriver, and a Pentalobe compatible driver
- 5 Year SSD Warranty
This video will show you how to install the OWC Aura Pro 6G SSD in a 13" MacBook Air 2011.
This video will show you how to install the OWC Aura Pro 6G SSD in a 11" MacBook Air 2011.
This video will show you how to install the OWC Aura Pro 6G SSD in a 13" MacBook Air 2010.
This video will show you how to install the OWC Aura Pro 6G SSD in a 11" MacBook Air 2010.
This video will show you how to Install an Apple SSD removed from a MacBook Air 2010 - 2011 into an OWC Envoy Enclosure
Compatible with the Macs listed below.
- Form Factor
- Custom Blade
- SATA 6Gb/s
- Useable Capacity
- 500GB capacity
- Formatted Capacity
- 3D Triple-Level Cell (TLC) Synchronous NAND Flash Memory
- Silicon Motion SM2258
- SMART Attributes
- Native Command Queuing
- RoHS Compliant
- MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
- 150TB total bytes written (TBW)
- Data Reliability
- ECC Recovery
- ATA security feature command set and password login support
- TRIM Support
- OS Dependent
- Nonrecoverable Read Errors
- Less than 1 sector per 1015 bits read
- Average Access Time
- <0.1 ms
- Sequential Read/Write 6Gb/s (up to)
- 530MB/s / 495MB/s
- Sustained Read/Write 6Gb/s (up to)
- 530MB/s / 495MB/s
- Sustained Read/Write 3Gb/s (up to)
- 271MB/s / 220MB/s
- Random 4K Read/Write
- Up to 80,000 IOPS / Up to 72,000 IOPS
- Read/Write Latency
- less than 0.1ms
- Read/Write Power
- 2.1 Watts
- Idle Power
- 0.1 Watts
What's in the box?
- 1 x 500GB OWC Aura Pro SSD
- 1 x OWC Envoy USB 2.0/3.0 Enclosure
- 1 x OWC Envoy Carrying Case
- 1x High-quality double-shielded USB 3.0 standard A to Micro-B connecting cable
- 1 x OWC 5-Point Torx Plus (Pentalobe Compatible) screwdriver
- 1 x OWC Torx T5 screwdriver
- SSD: 5 Year Warranty
- Envoy: 1 Year Warranty