Aura Pro X2
240GB NVMe SSD Upgrade Solution
for Mac Pro (Late 2013)
Complete Internal Flash/SSD Drive Upgrade Kit with Tools & 1.0TB OWC Express USB 3.0 Portable Storage Solution
Your Mac. More Space. Twice as Fast.
High-Performance + Extra Storage
Your new internal storage upgrade should be a seamless experience. That's why Aura Pro X2 SSD upgrade kits come with the 1.0TB OWC Express USB 3.0 Portable Storage Solution.
With this solution you get the best of two worlds - a new super fast internal SSD and a new 1TB external drive. This new external drive allows for a easy pre upgrade backup to make the SSD install trouble free and then afterwards you have a spacious drive for data storage or backup purposes. Even better OWC offers a trade in program for the original Apple drive.
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 1565MB/s and write speeds of 1206MB/s, the 240GB 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.
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.
High-Performance + High-Style
Your upgrade should be a seamless experience. That's why Aura Pro X2 SSD upgrade kits come with Envoy Pro, the beautifully designed, high-performance SSD enclosure to reimagine your original PCIe-based flash drive.
When you remove your original flash SSD, it fits perfectly into Envoy Pro so you can transfer all your data to the new Aura Pro X2 inside your laptop. Once the file transfer is complete, enjoy using your Mac's original flash SSD as a fast, external USB drive with transfer speeds up to 426MB/s.
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.
Important Note: The OWC Envoy Pro enclosure has been specifically designed for use ONLY with select Apple Flash SSDs from most 2013 to 2015 Mac models. Do NOT attempt to install or use an OWC Aura, Aura Pro, Aura Pro X or Aura Pro X2 SSD in the Envoy Pro as you can damage the OWC SSD, enclosure, or both. Such damage is not covered under warranty.
Please Note: The OWC Envoy Pro enclosure is not compatible with stock Apple Toshiba drives. Please see the Knowledge Base article on Envoy Pro (PCIe): Apple Stock Drive Compatibility for further details.
240GB Aura Pro X2 SSD for Mac Pro (Late 2013) Specifications:
Silicon Motion SM2262EN Series Processor with 7% over-provisioning
3D TLC Synchronous NAND Flash
PCIe 3.1 x4, NVMe 1.3
240GB useable capacity
Total Flash Memory Components: 256GB
16 GB Allocated to real-time data redundancy and error correction
Native Command Queuing
up to 32 commands
Manufacturer Model Number
macOS 10.13 High Sierra or later
Must upgrade to macOS 10.13 or later, prior to installation
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
150TB total bytes written (TBW)
Average Access Time
Sequential Read (Max)
up to 1565MB/s
Sequential Write (Max)
up to 1206MB/s
Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
5% to 95%
32°F to 158°F
0°C to 70°C
1500G / 0.5ms
-40°F to 185°F
-40°C to 85°C
1.0TB OWC Express USB 3.0 Portable Storage Solution Specifications:
- Mac OS X 10.2 or later
- Windows 98 or later
- Recommended: Mac or PC featuring a USB 3.0 port
- Minimum: Mac or PC featuring a USB 2.0 port
Max Transfer Rate
- 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.
- OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.
- 2.0TB* Toshiba MQ04AB Series Hard Disk Drive**
Plug and Play
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n S3DAPT4MP02B
- Height: 15 mm (0.6 in)
- Length: 130 mm (5.1 in)
- Width: 79 mm (3.1 in)
- Environmental (Operating)
- -304.8 m to 3,048.0 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000 ft)
- Environmental (Non-Operating)
- -304.8 m to 12,192.0 m (-1,000 ft to 40,000 ft)
for details on macOS Sleep- and Standby-related behaviors.
Model ID: MacPro6,1
2.7GHz 3.0GHz, 3.5GHz, 3.7GHz
- (1) Aura Pro X2 SSD
- (1) Tools
- (1) Heat Sink
- (1) 1.0TB OWC Express USB 3.0 Portable Storage Solution
- (1) Heat Sink Installation Guide for Mac Pro (Late 2013)