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Aura Pro X2
240GB NVMe SSD Upgrade Solution
for Mac Pro (Late 2013)

Mac
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.
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.
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:

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
240GB useable capacity
Total Flash Memory Components: 256GB
16 GB Allocated to real-time data redundancy and error correction
Formatted Capacity
223.5GiB
Native Command Queuing
up to 32 commands
Manufacturer Model Number
OWCS3DAPT4MP02P
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
150TB total bytes written (TBW)
TRIM Support
OS Dependent

Performance

Average Access Time
<0.1 ms
Sequential Read (Max)
up to 1565MB/s
Sequential Write (Max)
up to 1206MB/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

 

  • 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) on a 2013 Mac Pro (MacPro6,1).
  • 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.

1.0TB OWC Express USB 3.0 Portable Storage Solution Specifications:

Software Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.2 or later
  • Windows 98 or later

Hardware Requirements

  • Recommended: Mac or PC featuring a USB 3.0 port
  • Minimum: Mac or PC featuring a USB 2.0 port

Interface (Chipset)

  • USB 3.0 (ASMedia 1053e)

Max Transfer Rate

  • USB 3.0: 5Gb/s

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.
  • OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.

Color

  • Black

Ports

  • (1) USB 3.0

Standard Mechanism

  • 2.0TB* Toshiba MQ04AB Series Hard Disk Drive**

Plug and Play

  • Yes

Power

  • Bus Powered

Security Slot

  • None

Drive Interface

  • SATA 6.0Gb/s

Rotational Speed

  • 5,400 RPM

Drive Cache

  • 128 MB

Dimensions

  • Height: 15 mm (0.6 in)
  • Length: 130 mm (5.1 in)
  • Width: 79 mm (3.1 in)

Altitude

  • 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)
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n S3DAPT4MP02B

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Mac Pro
Mac Pro
(December, 2013)
Model ID: MacPro6,1
2.7GHz 3.0GHz, 3.5GHz, 3.7GHz

Includes

  • (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)

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.6 / 5 22 out of 23 (96%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: ImportantNightingale-97894
Rating: 5/5 Awesome June 7, 2021 This went great, It arrived a day earlier than expected. The instructions it came with worked well and the new drive is working without any issues. Everything went perfect.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1.0TB OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD Upgrade for Mac Pro (Late 2013).

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Reviewer: Longtime-customer
Rating: 5/5 A very simple upgrade! June 3, 2021 My Late 2013 MacPro 6.1 needed some upgrading to cope with my work flow and the move to Big Sur(MacOS 11.*). I replaced the CPU with an 8 core Xeon kit from OWC - tedious but nothing too difficult, then added another 32Gb memory from OWC (only took seconds) and finally replaced the 250Gb SSD with the 2TB Aura ProX2 (only takes a few minutes). I followed the helpful instructions ensuring that the MacPro had undergone the necessary firmware upgrades before all of this. This is simply achieved by upgrading the MacOS to High Sierra (OS 10.13) or later. I went ahead and upgraded to Big Sur (11.3), checked that all of my software was now 64 bit versions and that all worked and then made a Time Machine backup. When I had all of the hardware upgrades completed , it was simple to reinstall all of the software from the Time Machine backup following the OWC instructions. I now have a rejuvenated workhorse for the next few years. I hate obselesence. Thank you OWC!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 2.0TB OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD Upgrade Solution for Mac Pro (Late 2013).

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Reviewer: GlamorousHorse-95799
Rating: 5/5 May 31, 2021 Everything was perfect. Will be back. Professional and efficient.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 2.0TB OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD Upgrade Solution for Mac Pro (Late 2013).

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Reviewer: MagnificentSalmon-98647
Rating: 5/5 Bit of a setup but it works! May 25, 2021 Bit of a setup but it works!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 480GB OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD Upgrade Solution for Mac Pro (Late 2013).

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Reviewer: matt-897
Rating: 5/5 Great Storage Add-on for Trash-can MacPros May 20, 2021 We have purchased this multiple-times to either replace aging hard drives or just to upgrade storage space in our old trash-can MacPros, which are now great to use as servers. Easy to install and work like a charm.

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Reviewer: BraveOtter-92063
Rating: 5/5 Easy to install, fast, as described May 6, 2021 Arrived quickly, easy to install, fast ssd

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 480GB OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD Upgrade for Mac Pro (Late 2013).

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Reviewer: tvcornel
Rating: 5/5 easy installation April 30, 2021 easy installation, went in without a hitch

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 480GB OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD Upgrade for Mac Pro (Late 2013).

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Reviewer: EnchantingHyena-11737
Rating: 5/5 Big Memory winner! April 29, 2021 Install video was great and the install package was spot on.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 2.0TB OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD Upgrade for Mac Pro (Late 2013).

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Reviewer: Cubster
Rating: 5/5 Great product, much better than previous version April 28, 2021 OWC tech support was terrific. I had the 1T older Aura SSD which was quirky (for the Mac Pro 6,1). This upgrade is 2T and half of what I paid for the 1T. Also it now lets one load OS Big Sur flawlessly. One issue is the Serial Number of the Mac Pro became unavailable on the mac software, which I don't understand but it was a simple fix which required an Apple Genius bar appointment because the software fix is tricky and safely available to Apple service technicians. This interfered with Facetime and Messages apps but they are now running correctly too. I would highly recommend the Aura Pro X2, 2TB, including simple self install videos from OWC/Mac Sales. Tech support is excellent too. -JDH

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 2.0TB OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD Upgrade for Mac Pro (Late 2013).

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Reviewer: BlueAardvark-419
Rating: 5/5 it works very good April 28, 2021 after i installed the 1TB hard drive on my Mac Pro late 2013 it runs no issue so far so good.

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Reviewer: jr
Rating: 1/5 Mac Disk Utility cannot reformat this drive, and OS cannot be installed until it does April 27, 2021 This drive was a waste of my money and time. It's supposed to be the right one for the Mac Pro 6,1 (I checked before ordering it), but when I tried to install a fresh copy of Mac OSX Big Sur, it couldn't do it - and I followed all the instructions and prompts. However, all options to erase and reformat the drive to the required APFS file format are greyed out, and there's no option to install the OS until/unless this drive is formatted to APFS. I can't reinstall my OS on the new drive unless it's properly formatted, and I can't format the drive. It's a closed loop that cannot be broken. From this point forward, I will be sticking with original Apple OEM components for my Apple machines. I'll settle for nothing less. I'm very disappointed.

This review is from 2.0TB OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD Upgrade for Mac Pro (Late 2013).

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Reviewer: Stoney27
Rating: 5/5 Great solution April 27, 2021 I had continually hit my disk space limit on my original 256 GB SSD in my Mac Pro. And this upgrade went very smoothly. The external bay allowed me to easily pull off all my old data after installing the new 2TB SSD. My original thought was to clone my current drive onto the new one, but the instructions said only Apple SSD would work in the external bay. So I didn't want to take the chance, so I used migration assistant to move my old data once my new drive had the OS installed.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 2.0TB OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD Upgrade Solution for Mac Pro (Late 2013).

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Reviewer: AnxiousOstrich-70891
Rating: 5/5 Excelente! April 27, 2021 Muy bueno y fácil de instalar.

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Reviewer: bethmiklavcic
Rating: 1/5 Unable to format the 1.0TB OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD with the OWC Envoy Pro Enclosure. April 26, 2021 It seems the unit can ONLY be formatted a MacPro (late 2013) on MacOS High Sierra. The hardware combo can not be recognized on another system so it can not be formatted.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1.0TB OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD Upgrade for Mac Pro (Late 2013).

Response from OWC, Support May 21, 2021 Thank you for your review! The Aura Pro X2 does requires the machine to be upgraded to macOS 10.13 or later prior to installation as stated on the product page. If you do not have an Apple original drive to upgrade your machine to 10.13 or later, please reach out to us at support@owc.com and we will be happy to assist you further!
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Reviewer: Jemmd1
Rating: 5/5 easy peazy April 24, 2021 Instillation was a breeze and I was up and running in no time.

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Reviewer: HelpfulRattlesnake-74636
Rating: 5/5 Super solution April 24, 2021 My Mac hard drive suddenly became inoperable (long story: teachings videos with screen flow very suddenly occupied enormous portions of space). The owc solution worked like a Charme and I got everything up and running in no time. what a life saver. And now I can even use the old drive as a time machine as a bonus. Really cool stuff, I am so grateful.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 2.0TB OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD Upgrade Solution for Mac Pro (Late 2013).

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Reviewer: Tminus10 Location: Switzerland Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great Product! September 6, 2020 I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 2.0TB OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD Upgrade Solution for Mac Pro (Late 2013).
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Reviewer: Dstress Location: Grants Pass, Oregon Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Good alternative to factory drive September 4, 2020 I was running out of space with all my music software programs so upgraded to this 2TB drive and it’s been working fast and effeciently.

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Reviewer: Egon Location: Houston, TX Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Major Speed Improvement August 30, 2020 This was a great upgrade for my 2013 MacPro. It’s so much faster than the original drive.

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Reviewer: panofish Location: Michigan Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Very Happy August 21, 2020 Unfortunately there aren't many competing aftermarket products for upgrading my Mac pro cylinder SSD. Fortunately, OWC not only provide a cheaper product to the OEM solution, but it is better and cheaper. Why would anyone use the Apple OEM SSD, unless you want to spend more money. The upgrade documentation was top notch and I was pleased to know that I needed to upgrade my OSX version in order to ensure that this would work, rather than finding out later. I run my 2013 Mac Pro with Windows 10 99% of the time instead of OSX. This SSD works perfectly and I have zero problems. I really appreciate companies like OWC.

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Reviewer: JohnPhotographer Location: Berkshires, MA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Noob Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Perfect August 15, 2020 Super easy to install, even for a digital numbskull like me! And made a HUGE difference in speed. No need for a new computer for years to come. Worth it on every level.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 2.0TB OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD Upgrade Solution for Mac Pro (Late 2013).

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Reviewer: SKYCAT081 Location: Florida Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 2.0TB Aura Pro X2 Complete SSD Upgrade for Mac Pro (Late 2013); August 6, 2020 2.0TB Aura Pro X2 Complete SSD Upgrade Solution with Tools & OWC Envoy Pro Enclosure for Mac Pro (Late 2013);

Just got the upgrade kit for my Mac Pro (2013) model and so far really good. Got the product really fast, very nicely packed, good videos on website and Super easy install using Fresh Install and Migration assistant. Didn't lose a thing.

Very fast drive and looks well made. Can't say anything about longevity as of now but everything is 100% now.

Thanks to the OWC Team

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Reviewer: OldITGeek Location: Kingston, Ontario Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 installed in 10 minutes July 4, 2020 It installed quick and easy, speed is good, not outstanding but faster than the original SSD

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