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OWC Announces Aura SSD as Industry’s First SSD Upgrade for the 2013 Mac Pro And Availability for Pre-Order

PR_macpro_ssdOther World Computing today announced new 1TB and 2TB Aura SSD upgrades for the 2013 Mac Pro. With the announcement, OWC becomes the first to offer an easy, cost-effective DIY solution for upgrading the capacity of the 2013 Mac Pro. Custom engineered specifically for the 2013 Mac Pro and fully tested for compatibility, speed and reliability, the new Aura SSD for Mac Pro delivers the capacity and performance Mac Pro users need for high-speed production workflows in audio, film, photo, and graphics.

OWC Aura SSD upgrades for the 2013 Mac Pro are available for pre-order. The kits come with all of the tools necessary for a simplified DIY upgrade, including a ­comprehensive step-by-step installation video and ­24/7 award-winning, U.S.-based technical support.

Since the first Mac Pro in 2006, OWC has been a leading provider of award-winning computer upgrades and enhancement products for every Mac Pro model Apple has introduced. Building on this experience, OWC’s new Aura SSDs for Mac Pro 2013 feature:

  • Industry leading controller technologies for enhanced reliability
  • Engineered for Mac – no extra software or hacks needed
  • Designed and assembled in the USA
  • Transfer speeds up to 730 MB/s
  • 3-year limited warranty

Bonus: Use your original SSD as a portable USB 3.0 drive
Included with the Aura SSD for Mac Pro kit, your original Mac Pro factory-installed SSD can be repurposed in OWC’s sleek, award-winning OWC Envoy Pro external enclosure to create a new, blazing-fast external USB 3.0 drive.

“Upgrading with an Aura SSD provides Mac Pro users the option to get the additional capacity they need now, rather than waiting for the next upgrade cycle,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, OWC. “The solid performance and increased capacity means an enhanced experience for professional workflows.”

Pre-Sale Offer for the New OWC Aura SSD for 2013 Mac Pro
The OWC Aura SSD for Mac Pro is now available for pre-orders in 1.0TB and 2.0TB configurations with an estimated ship date of 2 to 3 weeks. Learn more and order the OWC Aura SSD for Mac Pro today:

Visit the OWC Mac Selection Guide where you can easily find an OWC SSD for nearly every Apple Mac model.

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  • This is what I’ve been waiting for. Thanks.

    Do you have any plans to make x4 PCIe connection version? I believe it is a default for Mac Pro and much faster than x2 PCIe.

  • It seems to me that ” up to 730 MB/s ” are very few in comparison with the wineskin 900 MB/s I’ve seen repeatedly detected by the original 256GB Apple.
    Even the 1TB SSD in rMRP reaches and exceeds 1100 MB/s … so …
    Which controller have on board?

  • Impressive. Most impressive.

    Is there an especially *good* way one might also use the 2TB OWC Aura SSD for Mac Pro to put together external RAID 0 arrays — preferably bootable?

    • The 2TB OWC Aura SSD for mac Pro will only work inside the 2013 Mac Pro. The Envoy enclosure is only for the Apple original SSD, the 2013 Mac Pro Aura will not work inside it.

    • The original Mac Pro SSD is compatible, so this probably is as well. The only issue I guess is heat.