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  • OWC 500GB SSD Drive Only for 2012-2013 Mac Book Pro with Retina
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OWC 500GB SSD Drive Only for 2012-2013 Mac Book Pro with Retina

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  • Vendor: OWC
  • Product Type: Storage
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Designed for your Mac

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 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.

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.

The Aura Pro 6G SSD features a suite of industry leading controller technologies for performance and reliability.

  • DuraWrite™ extends the endurance of your solid-state drive (SSD).
  • RAISE™ (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) protects the data on your drive similar to having a RAID setup.
  • 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.
  • Best-in-Class ECC Protection for longest data retention and drive life.
Form Factor Custom Blade
Interface SATA 6Gb/s
Capacity 500GB useable capacity
Formatted Capacity 465GiB
NAND Silicon Motion SM2258 with 7% Over Provisioning
SMART Attributes Standard
Native Command Queuing up to 32 commands
Manufacturer Model Number OWCS3DAP12R500
RAID Support No
RoHS Compliant Yes
Format Unformatted
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2013) (January, 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Display 2013) (January, 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2012) (June, 2012)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Display 2012-2013) (October, 2012)
Height 3.00mm (0.118″)
Width 32.00mm (1.260″)
Length 88.00mm (3.465″)
Weight 10g (0.35 oz.)
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) 1,500,000 hours
Endurance 300TB total bytes written (TBW)
Data Reliability ECC Recovery
TRIM Support OS Dependent
Nonrecoverable Read Errors Less than 1 sector per 1015 bits read
Sequential Reads (up to) 530MB/s
Sequential Writes (up to) 494MB/s
Random 4K Read Up to 80,000 IOPS
Random 4K Write Up to 72,000 IOPS
Write Power 2.1 Watts
Read Power 2.1 Watts
Idle Power 0.1 Watts
Environmental (Operating)
Shock: 1500G / 0.5ms
Temperature (°F) 32°F to 158°F
Temperature (°C) 0°C to 70°C
Relative Humidity (non-condensing) 5% to 95%
Environmental (Non-Operating)
Shock 1500G / 0.5ms
Temperature (°F) -40°F to 185°F
Temperature (°C) 0°C to 70°C
Relative Humidity (non-condensing) -40°C to 85°C
Idle (Typical) 0.0 bels
Seek (Typical) 0.0 bels

The best warranty is one you never have to use - but should the need occur - we're proud to provide a superior level of support and service coverage to our customers.

OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. OWC's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. OWC solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.