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  • OWC 1TB Aura 6G SSD / Flash Internal Drive Upgrade Kit
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OWC 1TB Aura 6G SSD / Flash Internal Drive Upgrade Kit

  • Vendor: OWC
  • Product Type: Storage

Add 1TB of SSD storage to your 11" or 13" MacBook Air with the 1TB Aura 6G SSD and Envoy Storage Solution for MacBook Air (2012 Edition) from OWC / Other World Computing. This drive is compatible with 11" / 1.7 and 2.0 GHz MacBook Airs released in June 2012 (MacBookAir5,1) and 13" / 1.8 & 2.0 GHz MacBook Airs released in June 2012 (MacBookPro5,2).

This SSD connects to your MacBook Air using an mSATA connection and features no moving parts, helping to protect it from accidental bumps and drops, as well as achieve faster data transfer speeds. Having no moving parts also means that this SSD will receive less wear and tear, as there are no read and write heads for the SSD media to come into contact with. In terms of speed, the drive offers sustained reads of up to 560 MB/s, sustained writes of up to 460 MB/s, random 4K reads of up to 74,000 IOPS, random 4K writes of up to 73,000 IOPS, and read & write latencies of less than 0.1 ms. It also features non-recoverable read errors of less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read and built-in BCH ECC data reliability of up to 66 bits correctable per 1K. It uses Tier 1 Major Multi-Level Cell (MLC) High-Performance Async-NAND Flash and a Silicon Motion SM2246EN processor.

Once you remove the native internal storage from your MacBook Air, it may be placed and used within the OWC Envoy, a USB 3.0 external storage solution that is capable of speeds up to 500 MB/s and also USB 2.0 backwards compatible. It is bus powered, meaning that it does not require any AC power. As a Plug and Play solution, simply plug the USB cord from the Envoy into your system and the Envoy is ready to go.

Please be aware that the Aura 6G SSD is not compatible with 2010 and 2011 MacBook Air 11 and 13" models with model IDs MacBookAir3,1, MacBookAir3,2, MacBookAir4,1, and MacBookAir4,2.

Controller Technologies

  • Global Wear Leveling Algorithm - Automatically distributes data evenly and manages program/erase count, helping to maximize the SSD'ss lifespan
  • StaticDataRefresh - This technology manages free space, gradually refreshing data across the SSD over time, helping to enhance data integrity
  • Hardware BCH ECC - Helps correct errors up to 66-bit/1KB for superior data retention and drive health
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Advanced Security Protocols - Supports AES 128/256-bit full-drive encryption
  • Compatible with the 2012 MacBook Air
  • 1TB Capacity
  • mSATA Connectivity
  • Sustained Reads up to 560 MB/s
  • Sustained Writes up to 460 MB/s
  • Random 4K Reads up to 74,000 IOPS
  • Random 4K Writes up to 73,000 IOPS
  • 128/256-bit AES Full-Drive Encryption
  • Read & Write Latencies: less than 0.1 ms
  • Envoy USB 3.0 Storage Solution Included
Storage Capacity 1 TB
Connection Interface 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB Micro-B)
Sequential Read Speed 560 MB/s
Random 4K Read Speed 74,000 IOPS
Sequential Write Speed 460 MB/s
Random 4K Write Speed 73,000 IOPS
Pre-Format None
Encryption 256-Bit AES
Data Reliability Features ECC Recovery, SMART Support, TRIM Support
Internal Drive
Type Solid-State Drive
Flash Memory Type Asynchronous Multi-Level Cell (MLC)
Flash Controller Silicon Motion SM2246EN
External Enclosure
Bus Power USB
Active Power Consumption 2 W
Idle Power Consumption 0.7 W
Cooling System Passive
Noise Level 0 dBA
Green Certifications RoHS, Per Manufacturer
Operating Temperature 32 to 158°F / 0 to 70°C
Storage Temperature -40 to 185°F / -40 to 85°C
Dimensions (L x W x H) 4.3 x 14.9 x 1.0 cm
Weight 0.1 kg
  • MacBook Air (11", June 2012), Model ID: MacBookAir5,1, 1.7 GHz, 2.0 GHz
  • MacBook Air (13", June 2012), Model ID: MacBookAir5,2, 1.8 GHz, 2.0 GHz
  • OWC / Other World Computing 1TB Aura 6G SSD and Envoy Storage Solution for MacBook Air (2012 Edition)
  • Carrying Case
  • USB 3.0 standard A to micro-B Connecting Cable
  • Pentalobe Compatible Driver
  • Torx T-5 Screwdriver
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty (Envoy)
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty (SSD)

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