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OWC Announces 1.0TB Aura SSD for MacBook Air 2010-12 Models

PR_air_envoy_aura2014Other World Computing today announced new OWC Aura SSD models with double the previous capacity. With 960GB of net storage for Apple MacBook Air 2010, 2011, and 2012 models, OWC now offers double the maximum drive capacity originally offered by Apple. OWC provides Mac users more options to expand their machines.

OWC gives MacBook Air owners even more reason to love their laptops with the newest addition to the OWC Aura SSD line. An easy DIY upgrade, the OWC Aura SSD affordably and reliably expands the capabilities of the Air with up to 5.1x faster data transfer speed, and up to 16x more storage capacity. Aura SSD upgrades are also available for MacBook Pro with Retina display.

Aura and Aura Pro SSD: The Easy Drive Upgrade for Air
Aura and Aura Pro SSD drive upgrades are an easy and economical option to achieve greater performance and internal drive capacity compared to purchasing a new laptop. As an added bonus, the original factory drive can be repurposed in a sleek, award-winning OWC Envoy and Envoy Pro external enclosure included with complete DIY Kits. Easy to follow installation videos and OWC’s legendary 24/7 US-based customer support makes the OWC Aura the ideal easy upgrade for everyone.

“Apple builds Macs to last and we’re always excited to introduce larger capacities to meet our customers’ growing data demands without the expensive outlay for a brand new system,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, OWC. “It’s a no-brainer too when great online videos and award-winning support enable these upgrades to be completed with ease in the comfort of your own home or office.”

Availability:
OWC’s Aura SSDs for MacBook Air 2010, 2011, and 2012 are available for immediate ordering in the following configurations:

  • 1.0TB Aura SSD or Aura + Envoy Bundle

Also Available:

  • 120GB Aura SSD or Aura + Envoy Bundle
  • 240GB Aura SSD or Aura + Envoy Bundle
  • 480GB Aura SSD or Aura + Envoy Bundle

More information and immediate availability for the new Aura SSDs and OWC’s full line of SSDs for MacBook Air and Retina models 2008-2013 is available online.

Performance Plus Reliability – Built in the USA
Backed by a 3-year limited warranty, OWC Aura SSDs are engineered to perform reliably—long into the future. Designed and built in the USA from domestic and foreign parts, OWC’s Aura SSDs are custom engineered for use with MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina display models.

 

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  • This is great, and I will almost certainly buy the 1TB for my 2012 air.

    BUT, what I would really like is a Thunderbolt “Envoy” (that is daisy-chainable). Flash is coming down in price, but it’s not so cheap that I can just throw massive SSD’s in all my devices. I would like fast, external memory that I don’t have to “sync,” so I can centralize my core files without needing to sync. That I would buy!

  • For those of us that purchased an earlier upgrade and are thinking of going the next step, is there an enclosure to use with the current Aura drive in our MacBook Airs?

    • The OWC Envoy enclosure will only function with the Apple SSD. We unfortunately do not have an enclosure that will work with Aura drives at this time.

      • Why do you expect there to be?

        It takes time for OWC to reverse engineer Apple’s new equipment, build-test prototype replacement products and then ramp up production.

        OWC doesn’t sell hastily made junk, which is why most of us are there customers in the first place.

        • Well, there was a prototype shown in the beginning of this year, that is why we are waiting for SSD upgrade for MB Air of 2013 and later.

          The estimated arrival time was some time Q3 or Q4 this year, I think, so there is still time…