OWC's Aura SSD provides up to nearly 8x the capacity of factory SSDs while offering Faster Performance.
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.
"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!
|Capacity||480GB useable capacity, Total Flash Memory Components - 512GB, 32GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction|
|NAND||Tier 1 Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Sync-NAND Flash Memory|
|Controller||SandForce Processor with full SF2200 Series 7% Over Provisioning firmware set.|
|Manufacturer Model Number||OWCSSDA116K480|
|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|
|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|
|Temperature (°F)||32°F to 158°F|
|Temperature (°C)||0°C to 70°C|
|Temperature (°F)||-40°F to 185°F|
|Temperature (°C)||-40°C to 85°C|
|Idle (Typical)||0.0 bels|
|Seek (Typical)||0.0 bels|
3 Year OWC SSD Limited Warranty