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480GB OWC Aura Pro 6G SSD + Envoy Pro Upgrade Kit for 2012 / Early 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina display. Includes Aura Pro 6G SSD, Installation tools, & Envoy Pro USB 3.0 Enclosure for data transfer/continued use of Apple SSD. 5 Year OWC Limited Warranty

480GB OWC Aura Pro 6G SSD + Envoy Pro Upgrade Kit for 2012 / Early 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina display. Includes Aura Pro 6G SSD, Installation tools, & Envoy Pro USB 3.0 Enclosure for data transfer/continued use of Apple SSD. 5 Year OWC Limited Warranty
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The Aura Pro 6G SSD 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 Only Complete 2-in-1 Upgrade Solution:

  • Upgrade your rMBP's factory installed SSD with greater performance and capacity via the Aura Pro.
  • Retask the replaced factory SSD as a bus-powered, pocket-sized external storage solution via the Envoy Pro.

First and Only Complete Storage Upgrade

Once again, OWC provides Mac users the only upgrade solution that delivers higher performance, functionality, and reliability! When first introduced, the MacBook Pro with Retina display base model offered a 256GB SSD configuration with no upgrade option. And current base models start from 128GB to 256GB. Now, instead of being "factory locked", the OWC Aura Pro 6G gives you the freedom to upgrade your capacity to meet your storage needs. Just like other OWC upgrades, we include the installation tools you need plus a free how-to video to make this an easy and money-saving DIY upgrade.

Synchronous Interface NAND

To achieve the higher bandwidth potential of the SATA 6Gb/s bus standard, the OWC Aura Pro 6G SSDs utilize Tier-1 Synchronous NAND instead of commonly utilized Asynchronous NAND. Synchronous NAND enables reads and writes to be "synced" with the SSD processor's clock signal for maximum data throughput.

Ultra-portable, bus-powered external storage solution designed to complement the MacBook Pro with Retina display

The OWC Envoy Pro combines elegance and functionality into a sleek, portable external storage solution that complements the design and finish of the MacBook Pro with Retina display. Its anodized aluminum body protects your drive and data, while its minimal size allows for simple stowing in coat pockets, backpacks or briefcases.

The USB 3.0 interface offers speedy transfer rates of up to 500MB/s and the Envoy Pro requires no AC power.

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. This adds up to a MTTF that is higher than most SSDs and enterprise class hard drives on the market today.


  • OWC Aura Pro 6G SSD
  • OWC Envoy Pro USB 3.0 bus-powered storage solution
  • Carrying case
  • High-quality double-shielded connecting cable:
  • USB 3.0 (Micro-B to Standard-A)
  • Pentalobe compatible driver
  • Torx T-5 Screwdriver

General Information

ManufacturerOther World Computing
Manufacturer Part NumberOWCSSDAP12K480
Manufacturer Website Address
Product LineAura Pro
Product ModelOWCSSDAP12K480
Product Name480GB Aura Pro 6G Solid State Drive and Envoy Pro Storage Solution
Product TypeSolid State Drive

Technical Information

Storage Capacity480 GB
Platform SupportedPC

Drive Performance

Maximum External Data Transfer Rate640 MB/s (5 Gbit/s)
Maximum Read Transfer Rate501 MB/s
Maximum Write Transfer Rate503 MB/s
BUS PoweredYes


Host InterfaceUSB 3.0
Drive InterfaceSATA
Drive Interface StandardSATA/600

Physical Characteristics

Drive TypeExternal
Form FactorPortable
Weight (Approximate)1.50 oz


System Requirements

Available USB 3.0 port

Operating System(s):

  • Windows XP or later
  • Linux OS
  • Mac OS 10.3 or later

Apple MacBook Pro Retina Display Notebooks:

  • MacBookPro10,1
  • MacBookPro10,2


Limited Warranty3 Year