OWC Aura 480GB Mid-2013 MBA MBP w/Retina Upgrade Kit

Add 480GB of storage to your 13′ or 15′ MacBook Pro with Retina Display, as well as your 11″ or 13″ MacBook Air using the 480GB Aura Internal PCIe SSD Upgrade and Envoy Pro Storage Solution for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Retina from OWC / Other World Computing. This SSD comes pre-formatted for Mac OS Extended (Journaled).

This SSD features no moving parts, helping to protect it from accidental bumps and drops, as well as achieve faster data transfer speeds. Having no moving parts also means that this SSD will receive less wear and tear, as there are no read and write heads for the SSD media to come into contact with. In terms of speed, the drive offers sustained reads of up to 763 MB/s, sustained writes of up to 446 MB/s, read incompressible data rates up to 754 MB/s, write incompressible data rates up to 425 MB/s, 128-bit AES compliance, a Silicon Motion 2256 flash controller, and a Marvel 9230 RAID controller. It also RoHS compliant and allocates 32GB to real-time data redundancy and error correction.

Included with the 480GB Aura Internal PCIe SSD Upgrade is an OWC Envoy Pro Enclosure. This bus-powered USB 3.0 enclosure allows your Mac’s original storage drive to be removed from the system and placed within this enclosure where it may be used as an external drive at speeds up to 355 MB/s. Also included are an 18″ micro-USB 3.0 Type-B to Type-A cable, a Torx T5 screwdriver, and a Pentalobe P5 screwdriver.

This SSD is not compatible with the 11′ MacBook Air released in June 2013 with a Model ID of MacBookAir6,1.

Storage Upgrade
Replacing the PCIe-based flash drive in your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro with Retina display is as simple as removing a few screws with the compact Torx T5 and Pentalobe P5 screwdrivers included with your upgrade kit. OWC’s free comprehensive video installation guides mean an OWC expert is with you every step of the way

Flash Storage, Reimagined
Your upgrade should be a seamless experience. That’s why Aura SSD upgrade kits come with OWC’s Envoy Pro, a high-performance SSD enclosure to repurpose your Mac’s factory PCIe-based flash drive. When you remove your original flash SSD, it fits into Envoy Pro so you can transfer all of your data to the new Aura inside your laptop. Once the file transfer is complete, enjoy using your Mac’s factory-installed flash SSD as a fast USB external drive with transfer speeds up to 355 MB/s

No Hassles or Hacks
Aura PCIe-based flash storage upgrades are engineered for your Mac, so you won’t 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 performance of flash storage with increased capacity over the factory-installed drive.

Tier-1 Flash
Aura SSDs use only Tier-1 flash for improved performance and dependability

Error Correction
Aura SSDs provide three levels of error correction for improved reliability and RAID-like protection for your data

Cell-Level Data Refresh
Aura’s SSD controller monitors data blocks and maintains correct charge at the cell level, improving the integrity of your data and extending the life of your drive

7% Over Provisioning
OWC SSDs perform maintenance tasks in the background that help optimize 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. 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.


  • Compatible with Select MacBook Pros
  • Compatible with Select MacBook Airs
  • Designed for Models 2013 and Newer
  • 480GB Storage Capacity




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