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Aura Pro X2
1.0TB Solid-state Drive
for select 2013 and later Macs

Mac
High performance NVMe flash upgrade
Your Mac. More Space. Twice as Fast.
Keep On Innovating
Tight deadlines, long nights, and terabytes of media – your Mac has been with you through it all. If storage is tight, there's no reason to ditch the Mac you know and love. The Aura® Pro X2 SSD gives you up to 16 times more space and the speed to keep up with your imagination today and tomorrow. Upgrade your Mac with Aura Pro X2 SSD for a fraction of the cost of a new model and keep your Mac running for years.
Blazing Fast and Super Cool
Aura Pro X2 combines speed, stamina, and efficiency that will change the way you experience your Mac. With read speeds reaching 3194MB/s and write speeds of 2488MB/s, the 1TB Aura Pro X2 is up to twice as fast as the original SSDs, delivering performance on par with the latest models. It runs cooler and consumes less power than earlier SSD models, so you can run at peak for longer than ever.
Maintain Your Edge
When it's go time, getting off the line and maintaining a high level of performance are equally important. Aura Pro X2 is engineered with advanced SLC caching, providing instant full-speed write acceleration, meaning those media projects and games stream fluidly and respond without lag time. You might even forget what that beachball looks like.
Continuous Compatibility
Aura Pro X2 is designed for the latest macOS versions (macOS High Sierra 10.13 and later), taking full advantage of the advanced features of APFS including: strong encryption, copy-on-write metadata, space sharing, cloning for files and directories, snapshots, fast directory sizing, atomic safe-save primitives, and improved file system fundamentals.
Right-Sized for Work and Play
The smaller stock SSDs for Mac can fill up quickly, especially with photo and video files, games, or even your email. Aura Pro X2 SSDs are available in capacities up to 2TB, giving you more space to work and play. Newly calibrated to use less power and run cooler, Aura Pro X2 is the best way to upgrade your PCIe equipped Mac.
No Hassles or Hacks Compatibility
Aura Pro X2 PCIe-based flash storage upgrades are precisely engineered for your Mac laptop, so you'll never need to compromise your data by relying on complicated software hacks or TRIM-enablers to get the most from your upgrade. Just install, migrate your data, and enjoy the great performance of flash storage with up to 16 times the capacity of the factory-installed drive.
7% Over Provisioning
OWC SSDs perform maintenance tasks in the background that optimize the health, performance, and endurance of your flash drive. These jobs take advantage of available, unwritten areas on the SSD. Aura Pro X2 PCIe-based flash storage reserves 7% of the overall capacity as free space. Always. With this allocated free space, Aura SSDs can perform these normal maintenance tasks making your drive more stable, dependable, and ultimately a safer place to store your data.
Quality That Lasts
Aura Pro X2 SSDs are proudly designed in Austin and are backed by a lifetime of free, award-winning USA-based support.

1.0TB Aura Pro X2 SSD Specifications:

Specifications

Controller
Silicon Motion SM2262EN Series Processor with 7% over-provisioning
NAND
3D TLC Synchronous NAND Flash
Form Factor
Custom blade
Interface
PCIe 3.1 x4, NVMe 1.3
Capacity
960GB useable capacity
Total Flash Memory Components: 1024GB
64 GB Allocated to real-time data redundancy and error correction
Formatted Capacity
894GiB
Native Command Queuing
up to 32 commands
Manufacturer Model Number
OWCS3DAPT4MB10
OS Requirements
macOS 10.13 High Sierra or later
Host Requirements
Must upgrade to macOS 10.13 or later, prior to installation
RoHS Compliant
Yes
Format

Physical

Height (max)
2.6mm (0.102″)
Width (max)
22.0mm (0.866″)
Length (max)
89.0mm (3.504″)
Weight
8.0g (0.28oz)

Reliability

MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
1,500,000
Data Reliability
ECC Recovery
Endurance
450TB total bytes written (TBW)
TRIM Support
OS Dependent

Performance

Average Access Time
<0.1 ms
Sequential Read (Max)
up to 3194MB/s
Sequential Write (Max)
up to 2488MB/s

Power

Read Power
5.7 W
Write Power
5.7 W
Seek Power
5.7 W
Idle Power
0.3 W

Environmental (Operating)

Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
5% to 95%
Temperature (°F)
32°F to 158°F
Temperature (°C)
0°C to 70°C

Environmental (Non-Operating)

Shock
1500G / 0.5ms
Temperature (°F)
-40°F to 185°F
Temperature (°C)
-40°C to 85°C

Acoustics

Idle (Typical)
0.0 bels
Seek (Typical)
0.0 bels

Notes

  • 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences. 
  • In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity if shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
  • The Aura Pro X2 is a high performance PCIe 3.1 x4 NVMe SSD capable of performing in excess of 3000MB/s in Macs with PCIe3.0 x4 SSD slot. Performance can vary depending on many factors, including the Mac model and its drive bus specifications. Please check the compatibility section and the detailed specs for your Mac model's drive bus specifications.
  • Sequential read/write (max) performance numbers are based on testing with AJA System Test (4K-Full resolution, 64GB file size, 16bit RGBA codec, file per frame test) on a Mid 2015 MacBook Pro (MacBookPro11,4).
  • Not compatible with Apple Boot Camp on MacBookPro11,1 or MacBookAir6,1 or MacBookAir6,2.
  • When upgrading from an AHCI SSD used in some older Mac models (2013-2014), you may observe a slight increase in boot times. Read the Knowledge Base article to learn more.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n S3DAPT4MB10 UPC#: 810586031998

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Note: Installing an Aura Pro X2 SSD in a Mac Pro (Late 2013), Mac mini (Late 2014), or iMac (Late 2013 - Current) requires additional tools and/or hardware. For complete installation solutions, see:
This product is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina display Mid 2015)
(May, 2015)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,5
2.5GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina display Mid 2015)
(May, 2015)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,4
2.2GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina display Early 2015)
(March, 2015)
Model ID: MacBookPro12,1
2.7GHz, 2.9GHz, 3.1GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2014)
(July, 2014)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,3
2.5GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2014)
(July, 2014)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,2
2.2GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Display 2014)
(July, 2014)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,1
2.6GHz, 2.8GHz, 3.0GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2013)
(October, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,3
2.3GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2013)
(October, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,2
2.0GHz, 2.3GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Display 2013)
(October, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,1
2.4GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.9GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2017)
(June 2017)
Model ID: MacBookAir7,2
1.8GHz i5, 2.2GHz i7
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Early 2015)
(March 2015)
Model ID: MacBookAir7,2
1.6GHz i5, 2.2GHz i7
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (11-inch Early 2015)
(March 2015)
Model ID: MacBookAir7,1
1.6GHz i5, 2.2GHz i7
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Early 2014)
(April, 2014)
Model ID: MacBookAir6,2
1.4GHz, 1.7GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (11-inch Early 2014)
(April, 2014)
Model ID: MacBookAir6,1
1.4GHz, 1.7GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2013)
(June, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookAir6,2
1.3GHz, 1.7GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2013)
(June, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookAir6,1
1.3GHz, 1.7GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2014)
(October, 2014)
Model ID: Macmini7,1
1.4GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.8GHz, 3.0GHz

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 3 out of 3 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: MacWontLetYouDown
Rating: 5/5 Fast SSD, works perfectly with MacBook Pro despite being a bit pricey. July 20, 2020 I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 480GB Aura Pro X2 SSD Upgrade (Blade Only) for Select 2013 & Later Macs. Customer Videos:
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Reviewer: Geier71 Location: Minneapolis, MN Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 great storage upgrade July 3, 2020 i got this for my mid 2015 MacBook Pro. I made sure i had all updates then backed up. after inserting the new SSD, i just restored from my Time Machine. I have also noticed a speed boost from my original SSD. Awesome!

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Reviewer: aobubs Location: Colorado Age: 18-24 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Wonderful upgrade June 22, 2020 I have a 2015 MacBook Pro with Retina display. Unfortunately, I got the cheapest model which came with only 128 GB of storage. This made some tasks a real pain and I often relied on external storage. I became interested in getting more storage, but it seemed far too expensive to be worth it. Then I find out about this OWC drive. 1 TB of fast storage at a really good price. With my files backed up, I opened up my MacBook and made the switch myself, following the video tutorials. macOS was installed onto the new drive without any problems. I've been using this new drive for almost a month and my Mac is working great, and I no longer have to worry about running out of space for all the things I want to do. I'm even using BootCamp to run Windows 10 too. This is an excellent upgrade for those who need more space on their Mac.

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Reviewer: edespres Location: Gatineau, Quebec, Canada Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Easy to install and works fine June 16, 2020 I needed to increase the SSD on my MacBook Pro 2015 from the original 240 GB to 480 GB. The OWC Aura Pro X2 was easy to install following the installation video provided by OWC. The drive seems to boot up faster than the original. So, I am satisfied and would recommend this product.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 480GB Aura Pro X2 SSD Upgrade (Blade Only) for Select 2013 & Later Macs. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: bernardGal Location: Guadalajara, Mx
Rating: 5/5 Very good product June 10, 2020 I bought this upgrade and it has been working really good.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 240GB Aura Pro X2 SSD Upgrade (Blade Only) for Select 2013 & Later Macs. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: Twin2 Location: Houston Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Service and Easy Installation June 1, 2020 I received great service and easy installation instructions. When I had a technical issue I called the toll free number and received immediate help. Here is where I will by all my MAC equipment from

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Reviewer: Demerit Location: St. Louis, MO Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 It works! March 26, 2020 I’m glad I was able to upgrade my SSD all on my own. Now, my backup was on an older external drive and kept disconnecting during restore. So I had to buy the enclosure separately, so it ended up costing me about $10 more than if I bundled them.

But I got it to work! So my recommendation is just go ahead and get the enclosure.

Peace

Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: Justice Location: Ukraine Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Good enough for its money October 29, 2019 I wasnt fully satisfied, because on my MakbookPro Late2013 this disk didnt show anything even close to 2400/3200 MB/s. At my system the numbers are 2 times less 1200/1500 MB/s. I'am not sure is it because of my old laptop, or its wrong numbers in Aura ProX2 specification. Anyway, I think seller should describe this in specs.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 480GB Aura Pro X2 SSD Upgrade (Blade Only) for Select 2013 & Later Macs. Customer Videos:

Response from MacSales.com, Call Center October 29, 2019 The speed of the Aura Pro X2 will depend on the internal connection available in the computer. While the drive is capable of faster speeds, the computer and connection available must also support those speeds. Feel free to contact us with any questions before purchasing.
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Reviewer: dbcme Location: Sacramento, CA Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 5* product and company October 4, 2019 -Mac Pro 15" SSD failed. -iStore quoting >$1000 to fix. -Bought this product - following VERY CLEAR and concise steps to identify my exact machine type; then it gave me the exact SSD and tools needed -I ordered, shipped, arrived fast. -Followed the online 5 minute tutorial on how to install it (super easy and quick) -Downloaded OS -WaaaaaLAH, computer booted up.

Very satisfied with the product, but moreso with OWC/Mac Sales for providing such excellent phone support. Without that, I probably would not have ordered from them. Thank you, great first experience with your company

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 240GB Aura Pro X2 SSD Upgrade (Blade Only) for Select 2013 & Later Macs. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: maxlamyh Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Works Perfectly Out of the Box August 26, 2019 Order arrived a day before the estimated. This product works perfectly on my MacBook Pro 11,4 (as described according to the compatibility list). The installation video is very good and clear.

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Reviewer: Mauschmidt Location: Chile Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 impecable August 21, 2019 Funciona perfectamente en un MacBook Air 7.2 (2017) Fácil cambio por la original

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Reviewer: GarySG Location: Singapore Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User
Rating: 5/5 Fantastic service and product July 8, 2019 I want to thank Drew at OWC Customer Sales for his help over the phone in recommending a solution for my 'broken' MacBook Pro. Drew very patiently explained all the options to me, in depth, such that I was able to make a confident decision. It turned out that the problem was a failed SSD. After placing an order, to my surprise it arrived the next business day in Singapore and I was able to get my laptop working! Thank you so much Drew and OWC.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 480GB Aura Pro X2 SSD Upgrade (Blade Only) for Select 2013 & Later Macs. Customer Videos:

Reviewer: KJB631 Location: Alexandria, VA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Cooler and Faster May 20, 2019 I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Videos:
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Reviewer: abner3 Location: Los Angeles, CA Age: 18-24 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Apple Tax Free May 17, 2019 Getting a faster and bigger PCIE SSD without the apple tax is the way to go!

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Reviewer: Minneapolis Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 1/5 Not As Claimed / Same Read Rates / Faster Writes May 6, 2019 This drive writes a lot faster, for sure, but the read rate is essentially the same as the Original Apple 1TB SSD. The proof is in the performance testing. See photos. If you're looking for more space with 2TB and faster writes, then this is a good fit. It certainly does not live up to the hype of "Thrilling speeds up to 3282MB/s read and 2488MB/s write." I'd be very interested to know what benchmark software OWC used to attain these performance claims.

This review is from 2.0TB Aura Pro X2 SSD Upgrade (Blade Only) for Select 2013 & Later Macs. Customer Videos:

Response from MacSales.com, Call Center May 7, 2019 Hello. I do apologize about any confusion regarding the advertised speeds. While this drive is capable of speeds up to the 3200MB/s read and 2400MB/s write, that will be dependent on the host computer. The majority of Apple computers that the Pro X2 is compatible with were utilizing a 2 lane PCIe connection which will lower the speed significantly. We are working on clarifying the real-world speeds that you should be seeing with each model computer. Currently, the 2015 MacBook Pro is the only model we have seen capable of reaching the full potential of the Aura Pro X2.
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