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OWC Aura N 480GB SSD Upgrade Kit
OWC Aura N 480GB SSD Upgrade Kit
OWC Aura N 480GB SSD Upgrade Kit
OWC Aura N 480GB SSD Upgrade Kit

OWC Aura N 480GB SSD Upgrade Kit

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Space to play. Speeds to run.

After years of good, hard work, storage on your Mac is getting tight and load times and data transfers lag. You've invested years of gear, programs and customisations and it's not the time to switch. Upgrade with OWC Aura N to make your Mac fast and more spacious than ever — for a fraction of the cost of a new model — and keep everything else just the way you like it.

Stretch Out and Run

Aura N expands your Mac with up to 1TB of storage space, so you can add to your media, games, and apps without picking favourites. It's advanced NVMe technology revives read speeds up to 1600MB/s write speeds up to 1100MB/s, giving your Mac the power to run like new again.

Sprints and Marathons

Combine speed and stamina to prepare your Mac for the short race and the long haul. Engineered with advanced SLC caching, this SSD provides incredible burst performance for a faster and more responsive experience. Plus, the extra storage and speed can increase the working life of your Mac by years.

Right-Sized for Work and Play

The smaller stock SSDs for Mac can fill up quickly, especially with photo and video files, games, or even your email. Aura N SSDs are available in capacities up to 1TB, giving you more space to work and play. Newly calibrated to use less power and run cooler, Aura N is the best way to upgrade your PCIe equipped Mac.

No Hassles or Hacks Compatibility

Aura N SSD upgrades are precisely engineered for your Mac laptop, 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 8 times the capacity of the original drive.

Important Notice: Please note that the SSDs which Apple supplied with some of its computers are not compatible with this OWC Envoy Pro. They work only when installed in the Mac model(s) they were designed for. At the time of this writing the only machines potentially affected will be the MacBook Air 7,2 | MacBook Pro 11,4 | MacBook Pro 11,5 | MacBookPro12,1 — these computers ship with SSDs that may not be compatible with any OWC Envoy Pro (PCIe) enclosure. - please click here to confirm that your SSD is compatible before purchasing.

  • Extra space: add 480GB capacity
  • Read speeds up to 1598MB/s
  • Write speeds up to 1100MB/s
  • Consumes less power and runs cooler than earlier models
  • Designed for macOS 10.12 and beyond
  • NVMe – PCIe 3.1 x2


Phison E8 with 7% over-provisioning
Synchronous Triple-Level Cell (TLC) 3D NAND Flash
Form Factor
Custom Blade
PCIe 3.1 x2, NVMe 1.2
  • 480GB useable capacity
  • Total Flash Memory Components: 512GB
  • 32 GB Allocated to real-time data redundancy and error correction
Formatted Capacity
SMART Attributes
Native Command Queuing
up to 32 commands
Host Requirements
Must upgrade to macOS 10.12 or later, prior to installation
RoHS Compliant
  • Height (max) 1.8mm (0.071″)
  • Width (max) 24.0mm (0.945″)
  • Length (max) 89.0mm (3.504″)
  • Weight 7.0g (0.25oz)
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
TRIM Support
OS Dependent
Performance (Compressible Data)
  • Sequential Reads (max) up to 1598MB/s
  • Sequential Writes (max) up to 1104MB/s
  • Random 4K Read up to 200,000 IOPS
  • Random 4K Write up to 180,000 IOPS

What's in the box

  • 1 x 480GB Aura N SSD
  • 1 x Tools
  • 1 x Envoy Pro Enclosure
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type-A to Micro-B cable)
  • 1 x Envoy Pro Carrying Case
  • 1 x Envoy Pro User Guide
  • 1 x Installation Guide for MacBook Air (Mid-2013 - 2017), MacBook Pro (Retina, Late 2013 - Mid 2015)

Manufacturer Information

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  • 3 Year Limited Warranty

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