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480GB OWC Aura Pro 6G Solid-State Drive for 2010-2011 MacBook Air. High performance internal MLC flash storage with 7% over provisioned redundancy. 5 Year OWC Limited Warranty.

480GB OWC Aura Pro 6G Solid-State Drive for 2010-2011 MacBook Air. High performance internal MLC flash storage with 7% over provisioned redundancy. 5 Year OWC Limited Warranty.
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OWC's Aura Pro SSD provides up to nearly 8x the capacity of factory SSDs while offering Faster Performance.

Get 3G speeds with 2010 MacBook Air

  • More SPEED get up to 275MB/s...68% faster than factory.
  • More STORAGE get up to nearly 8x more capacity!*
  • More OPTIONS choose from 120GB, 240GB or 480GB models.

Get 6G speeds with 2011 MacBook Air

  • More SPEED get up to 507MB/s...3x faster than factory.**
  • More STORAGE get up to nearly 8x more capacity!*
  • More OPTIONS choose from 120GB, 180GB, 240GB or 480GB models.

The Aura Pro SSD line features:

  • DuraWrite™ extends the endurance of your Solid State Drive (SSD).
  • Intelligent Block Management & Wear Leveling automatically distributes data evenly across the entire SSD.
  • Intelligent Read Disturb Management spreads the active read/write across the flash components eliminating data corruption caused by constant use.
  • Intelligent "Recycling" for advanced free space management gradually re-writes data across the SSD over time to ensure data never gets corrupted.
  • 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.

Once again, OWC provides Mac users with an upgrade that delivers higher performance, functionality, and reliability! Whether you own or are considering a 2010 or 2011 base model 11″ MacBook Air with a 64GB Solid State Drive or the top of the line 13″ model with a 256GB SSD, OWC's Aura Pro SSD offers higher speed than the factory SSD. Get up to 275MB/s speeds and up to 8x more storage capacity than factory options with your 2010 MacBook. And get up to 507MB/s speeds and up to 8x more storage capacity than factory options with your 2011 MacBook Air!

Unlike the factory pre-configured models with no other SSD choices offered, the Aura Pro SSD line allows you toy buy the MacBook Air you want today and enjoy the flexibility of upgrading for higher performance when you need it.

Better by Design
"Mean Time To Failure" - We all know that nothing lasts forever. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't get the most out of your investment. OWC SSD with DuraWrite™ Technology, optimizes writes to the flash memory over conventional controllers increasing the overall endurance and reliability of the complete SSD. Highly intelligent block management and wear leveling also extends the overall endurance. With this technology, even MLC-based SSDs can operate for years in demanding use applications without daily write restrictions. This adds up to a MTTF that is higher than most enterprise class hard drives and SSDs on the market today.

Additionally, as there are no volatile memory elements in this storage device, the need for cache is completely negated. The drive is just that fast from the get-go!

General Information

ManufacturerOther World Computing
Manufacturer Part NumberOWCSSDAP116G480
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.macsales.com
Product LineAura Pro
Product ModelOWCSSDAPAE480
Product Name480GB Aura Pro 6G Solid State Drive
Product TypeSolid State Drive

Technical Information

Storage Capacity480 GB
Platform SupportedMac
Features128-bit AES Encryption

Drive Performance

Maximum External Data Transfer Rate768 MB/s (6 Gbit/s)
Maximum Read Transfer Rate507 MB/s
Maximum Write Transfer Rate454 MB/s

Physical Characteristics

Drive TypeInternal

Miscellaneous

CompatibilityApple Notebooks:
  • MacBookAir4,2
  • MacBookAir3,2
  • MacBookAir4,1
  • MacBookAir3,1
  • MacBookAir5,2
  • MacBookAir5,1
Device SupportedNotebook

Warranty

Limited Warranty3 Year