500GB Aura Pro 6G
Solid-State Drive and Envoy Storage Solution
for 2012 Macbook Air
Upgrade Kit with Drive, Install Tools, + Envoy Pro for Easy Data Transfer/Original Drive Reuse
Designed for Mac
Once again, OWC provides Mac users an upgrade path that delivers phenomenal performance, functionality, and reliability! Whether it's for the base 11" model only offering a 64GB SSD or the base 13" model offering just a 128GB SSD, installing an Aura Pro 6G SSD is the best enhancement for the 2012 MacBook Air. Just like other OWC upgrades, we include a free 'how-to' video to make this an easy and money-saving DIY upgrade.
More Speed, More Capacity for MacBook Air
OWC Aura Pro SSDs provide a noticeable increase in performance over the factory SSDs for all MacBook Air models:
- Increase capacity up to 16x the 11-inch base model
- Increase capacity up to 8x the 13-inch base model
- Get write speeds up to 495MB/s, 27% faster than factory original*
- Get read speeds up to 530MB/s, 9.5% faster than factory original*
Better by Design
OWC redesigned its 3rd generation of OWC Aura Pro 6G SSDs with premium 3D NAND Flash and the latest controller technology to operate cooler and consume less power, resulting in improved battery life for your MacBook Air. OWC SSDs are engineered to be the best for Mac, undergoing a rigorous multi-stage lab testing process to deliver absolute reliability at maximum performance long into the future.
- SLC caching algorithm accelerates burst performance
- Global wear leveling algorithm automatically distributes data evenly and manages program/erase count, maximizing SSD lifespan
- Data refresh technology ensures data integrity, gradually refreshing data across the SSD over time
- ECC protection combines LDPC hard and soft decoding with advanced algorithm to detect and correct errors throughout the entire SSD data path
- Advanced security protocols support AES 128/256-bit full-drive encryption
Everything You Need, Ready for Installation
- Re-use the factory SSD via the OWC Envoy as an external storage solution.
- Take your data with you — Small enough to keep in a pocket or laptop case!
- Easily add additional laptop storage with no AC adapter required.
OWC Envoy - The Perfect Companion Storage Solution for your MacBook Air
Get the ultimate combination of elegance and functionality in a sleek, portable external storage solution designed to complement the MacBook Air - in both appearance and performance. Its super-speed USB 3.0 interface is capable of speeds up to 500MB/s to ensure your workflow moves as fast as you do and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. Its bus-powered design means no AC power adapter is required making it an ideal portable plug-and-play solution — just plug into the USB port on your computer and the OWC Envoy is ready to go.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The OWC Envoy enclosure has been specifically designed for use ONLY with the factory SSD found installed in Apple MacBook Air 2012 models. Do NOT attempt to install or use the OWC Aura SSD in the Envoy as you can damage the Aura drive, the Envoy enclosure or both and such damage is not covered under warranty. To transfer data from the Apple SSD in the Envoy to the Aura SSD in the computer, please see the (OWC Guide: OS X & Data Transfer Instructions
*Based on sequential speed testing of original stock 256GB SSD in a 2012 MBA i7 2.0GHz by Bare Feats
. Sequential write speeds of 388MB/s, read speeds of 484MB/s.