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60GB OWC Aura Pro MBA 1.8in SATA 3.0Gb/s Solid-State Drive for MacBook Air 2008/2009. High performance internal MLC flash storage with 7% over provisioned redundancy. 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty.

60GB OWC Aura Pro MBA 1.8in SATA 3.0Gb/s Solid-State Drive for MacBook Air 2008/2009. High performance internal MLC flash storage with 7% over provisioned redundancy. 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty.
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When only the fastest and most reliable Solid State Drive on the market will suffice for your data storage and backup, look no further than the OWC Aura Pro SSD.

  • Go FASTER up to 41x faster than factory hard drive models. (up to 20%
  • faster than factory SSD models.*)
  • Go BIGGER up to 4x more capacity than original factory SSD option.**
  • Go ROUGHER NO Moving Parts for reliability up to 100x
  • higher than hard drives.

The Aura 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.

Owners of 2008-2009 MacBook Air laptops or late 2008 to Sept 2010 models can now make their machines faster than the newest models by installing an OWC Aura Pro MBA SSD.

Besides adding a 20% speed boost in boot, app load, and overall system responsiveness, the OWC Aura Pro MBA SSD provides the flexibility for up to 4x more capacity than originally offered by the factory. All of which come with award-winning, ultra-efficient Block Management & Wear Leveling technologies to virtually eliminate any speed reduction over long term use of the drive. And for hard drive equipped 2008-2009 MacBook Air owners, there's the added benefit of having the rugged dependability of an SSD that offers up to 100x greater reliability than traditional hard drives. Go faster, go bigger, go rougher....with the OWC Aura Pro 1.8" SSD.

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!

High Performance Internal Storage

Replace your conventional hard drive with a reliable solid state drive. Unlike traditional hard disk drives, OWC solid-state drives have no moving parts, resulting in a quiet, cool, highly rugged storage solution that also offers faster system responsiveness.

60GB Mercury Aura™ Pro MBA 1.8″ Specifications:


Form Factor
1.8″ SSD
Micro SATA 3Gb/s
60GB useable capacity
Total Flash Memory Components - 64GB
4GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
Formatted Capacity
Tier 1 Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash Memory
SandForce Processor with full SF1200 Series 7% Over Provisioning firmware set.
SMART Attributes
RAID Support
Manufacturer Model Number
RoHS Compliant


MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
Data Reliability
ECC Recovery: Up to 24 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector
Chip Based Data Encryption: 128-bit AES-compliant
TRIM Support
Nonrecoverable Read Errors
Less than 1 sector per 10bits read
Warranty - 3 Year


Sequential Read (up to)
Sequential Write (up to)
Random 4K Read5
Up to 50,000 IOPS
Random 4K Write5
Up to 50,000 IOPS
Read Latency
less than 0.1ms
Write Latency
less than 0.1ms


Read Power
2.2 Watts
Write Power
2.5 Watts
Idle Power
0.09 Watts

Environmental (Operating)

Temperature (°F)
32°F to 158°F
Temperature (°C)
0°C to 70°C

Environmental (Non-Operating)

Temperature (°F)
-67°F to 302°F
Temperature (°C)
-55°C to 150°C


Idle (Typical)
0.0 bels
Seek (Typical)
0.0 bels


2.16" W x 3.11" L x 0.19" H (55mm x 79mm x 5mm)
(not including ribbon cable)