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SSD Review Awards Editor’s Choice to OWC Aura SSD for Mid-2013 & Later Macs

Editors Choice-SSD copyThe praise for the OWC Aura SSD continues to roll in. The latest review from The SSD Review has awarded the Aura SSD line its prestigious Editor’s Choice honor, noting that the PCIe SSD “has opened the market to countless very frustrated Apple customers with a high performing SSD…”

Les Tokar of The SSD Review installed a 1.0TB OWC Aura SSD in a mid-2013 MacBook Air and awarded the upgrade four stars and the Editor’s Choice award.

Tokar writes that he was on the verge of replacing his MacBook Air due to storage limitations despite the machine’s usefulness. However, the 1.0TB Aura SSD and included Envoy Pro kit – for repurposing the factory drive as external storage – has allowed more flexibility with the MacBook and a longer life.

“I had to watch my storage capacity continually, constantly removing chunks of files while attending tech events where this MBA has always seen the most use. Having a 1TB SSD in it today, along with an external drive, is a very good feeling indeed.”

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The OWC Aura SSD is available for the mid-2013 or later MacBook Pro with Retina display or MacBook Air in 480GB and 1.0TB configurations, offering up to eight times the capacity of factory drives. For more information on the Aura and SSDs for nearly any other Mac, please visit:

For the entire review of the OWC Aura SSD from and more insight from Tokar, please visit:

More quotes from the review:
“As great as the [2013 MacBook Air] is, integrated memory (8GB) that cannot be swapped and Apple’s proprietary SSD (256GB) held the promise that one day this MBA would become obsolete. The SSD was the hardest pill to swallow as I found myself having to carefully watch what I stored on this system for some time, as did countless others, because there simply was no upgrade. Just in the nick of time, however, OWC pulls it off giving me a reason to hold on to this system for some time longer.”

“The OWC Aura (mid 2013 and later) PCIe SSD answers the call of so many MacBook owners that, until today, were limited to very low capacity SSD Storage.”

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