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  • OWC Aura 6G 480GB SSD
SKU: P16362
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OWC Aura 6G 480GB SSD

  • Vendor: OWC
  • Product Type: Storage

OWC's Aura 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, 240GB or 480GB models.

Once again, OWC provides Mac users 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 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. 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, with the Aura SSD line, you can 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!

  • 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.
Capacity 480GB useable capacity, Total Flash Memory Components - 512GB, 32GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
Formatted Capacity 447GiB
NAND Tier 1 Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Sync-NAND Flash Memory
Controller SandForce Processor with full SF2200 Series 7% Over Provisioning firmware set.
SMART Attributes Standard
RAID Support Yes
Manufacturer Model Number OWCSSDA116K480
RoHS Compliant Yes
Format Unformatted
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) 2,000,000
Data Reliability ECC Recovery: Up to 24 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector
Security Chip Based Data Encryption: 128-bit AES-compliant
TRIM Support Yes
Nonrecoverable Read Errors Less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read
Sequential Read 6Gb/s (up to) 507MB/s
Sequential Write 6Gb/s (up to) 454MB/s
Sequential Read 3Gb/s (up to) 285MB/s
Sequential Write 3Gb/s (up to) 275MB/s
Random 4K Read Up to 50,000 IOPS
Random 4K Write Up to 50,000 IOPS
Read Latency less than 0.1ms
Write Latency less than 0.1ms
Read Power 2.2 Watts
Idle Power 0.09 Watts
Write Power 2.5 Watts
Environmental (Operating)
Temperature (°F) 32°F to 158°F
Temperature (°C) 0°C to 70°C
Environmental (Non-Operating)
Temperature (°F) -40°F to 185°F
Temperature (°C) -40°C to 85°C
Idle (Typical) 0.0 bels
Seek (Typical) 0.0 bels
    • MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2011), Model ID: MacBookAir4,2, 1.7GHz, 1.8GHz
    • MacBook Air (13-inch Late 2010), Model ID: MacBookAir3,2, 1.86GHz, 2.13GHz
    • MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2011), Model ID: MacBookAir4,1, 1.6GHz, 1.8GHz
    • MacBook Air (11-inch Late 2010), Model ID: MacBookAir3,1, 1.4GHz, 1.6GHz

3 Year OWC SSD Limited Warranty