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480GB OWC Aura Pro 6G SSD + Envoy Upgrade Kit for MacBook Air 2010+2011. Includes Aura Pro 6G SSD, All Installation tools for opening/installing SSD, & Envoy USB 2.0/3.0 Enclosure for data transfer/continued use of Apple SSD. 5 Year OWC Limited Warranty.

480GB OWC Aura Pro 6G SSD + Envoy Upgrade Kit for MacBook Air 2010+2011. Includes Aura Pro 6G SSD, All Installation tools for opening/installing SSD, & Envoy USB 2.0/3.0 Enclosure for data transfer/continued use of Apple SSD. 5 Year OWC Limited Warranty.
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OWC's Aura Pro SSD provides up to nearly 8x the capacity over factory SSDs while offering Faster Performance vs. Factory Options.

  • Get 3G speeds with 2010 MacBook Air
  • Get 6G speeds with 2011 MacBook Air

Once again, OWC provides Mac users an upgrade path 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 68% higher speed than the factory SSD.... up to 275MB/s and up to 8X more storage capacity than factory options.

And unlike the factory pre-configured models with no other SSD choices offered. Now thanks to OWC and the Aura Pro SSD line, you can buy the MacBook Air you want today and enjoy the flexibility of upgrading for higher performance when you need it.

Everything you need in one package, immediately ready to assemble:

  • Reuse the factory SSD via the OWC Envoy as an external storage solution.
  • Take your data with you - Small enough to keep in a pocket or laptop case!
  • Easily add additional laptop storage with no AC adapter required.

The Aura Pro SSD line features industry leading SandForce DuraClass Technologies:

  • 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.

The Envoy offers the perfect companion storage solution for your MacBook Air

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 the USB cord into your computer and the Envoy is ready to go.

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!


  • Aura Pro SSD
  • Envoy USB 2.0/3.0 Enclosure
  • Carrying Case
  • High-quality double-shielded USB 3.0 standard A to Micro-B connecting cable
  • Pentalobe compatible driver
  • Torx T-5 Screwdriver
  • Mercury Aura Envoy Owner's Manual & Assembly Guide

General Information

ManufacturerOther World Computing
Manufacturer Part NumberOWCSSDAP116K480
Manufacturer Website Address
Product LineAura Pro
Product Name480GB Aura Pro Solid State Drive and Envoy Storage Solution
Product TypeSolid State Drive

Technical Information

Storage Capacity480 GB
FeaturesRAID Support

Drive Performance

Maximum Internal Data Transfer Rate6144 MB/s (48 Gbit/s)
Maximum Read Transfer Rate507 MB/s
Maximum Write Transfer Rate454 MB/s
Average Latency100 µs

Physical Characteristics

Drive TypeInternal
Form FactorMini PCI Express
Drive Width2.5"


  • MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2011)
  • MacBook Air (13-inch Late 2010)
  • MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2011)
  • MacBook Air (11-inch Late 2010)
Device SupportedNotebook


Limited Warranty3 Year