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Aura P12 Pro
480GB M.2 NVMe SSD

Raise Your Game with NVMe Performance
Aura® P12 M.2 Pro NVMe gears up your system for media heavy projects or breakthroughs in your favorite hardware-punishing games. Using NVMe technology designed for flash memory, Aura P12 Pro provides a perfectly optimized blend of speed and reliability features to reach speeds up to 3400MB/s, so you can stream high-res video and graphics files without a glitch. With a built-in SLC caching technique, the drive delivers ultra-fast write speeds up to 3000 MB/s optimized to endure your render queue.
Inside-Out Versatility
Aura P12 Pro is a versatile SSD that's at home in an enclosure or loaded on your PC's motherboard. In an external drive, Aura P12 Pro offers dependable speed and data protection for on-location downloads of large media files — 8K video, high-res photo, and audio files. With faster data transfer in the field, you can quickly get to the next phase of your project.

Internally, Aura P12 Pro adds a new performance dimension to your PC that can equate to faster previews, renders and processing in audio and VFX programs. Gaming with Aura P12 Pro creates a new realm of speed and responsiveness, giving you an extra edge on the competition.
Built to Outlast
Engineered with fail-safes, Aura P12 Pro is optimized for the best and longest working life, especially in write-intensive workflows. From running double checks on data and correcting errors to ensuring the uniform use of its flash media, this SSD is calibrated for endurance as a factory pre-set.

Aura P12 Pro is overprovisioned at 7%, meaning it has extra NAND cells on standby to increase longevity and preserve performance.
Service and Support
OWC is proud to introduce Aura P12 Pro to its lineup of industry leading SSDs. Optimized for work and play, Aura P12 Pro is backed by OWC's 5 year limited warranty and free USA-based lifetime support. Our support teams are available to answer questions, troubleshoot, and help you get the most from your new SSD.

480GB Aura P12 M.2 NVMe SSD:

Specifications

Capacity 1
480GB useable capacity
Total Flash Memory Components: 512 GB
32 GB Allocated to real-time data redundancy and error correction
NAND
Toshiba Triple-Level Cell (TLC) 3D NAND Flash
Form Factor
M.2 - 2280 "M Key"
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3
Formatted Capacity
447GiB
Controller
Phison E12 with 7% over-provisioning
RAID Support
Yes
SMART Attributes
Standard
Native Command Queuing
up to 32 commands
RoHS Compliant
Yes
Format

Physical

Height (max)
1.2mm (0.047″)
Width (max)
22.0mm (0.866″)
Length (max)
80.0mm (3.150″)
Weight
7 grams (0.247 oz)

Reliability

Data Reliability
ECC Recovery
Endurance
800TBW (Terabytes Written)
TRIM Support
OS Dependent
Nonrecoverable Read Errors
Less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read

Power

Read Power
7.0 W
Write Power
5.2 W
Idle Mode
0.9 W

Environmental (Operating)

Temperature (°F)
32°F to 158°F
Temperature (°C)
0°C to 70°C
Relative Humidity
0% to 90%

Environmental (Non-Operating)

Temperature (°F)
-40°F to 185°F
Temperature (°C)
-40°C to 85°C
Relative Humidity
0% to 93%

Acoustics

Idle (Typical)
0.0 bels
Seek (Typical)
0.0 bels
  1. 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. 
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n S3DN3P2T05 UPC#: 810586032452

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PC Desktop
PC Compatible
Compatible with Intel / AMD based desktop/laptop PCs equipped with M.2 SSD bay.
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Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.8 / 5 10 out of 11 (91%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: FriendlyBird-24920
Rating: 5/5 iMac Upgrade Speed is incredible July 9, 2021 I bought the Aura P12 Pro NVMe M.2 to pair with an Envoy Express Thunderbolt 3 Bus-Powered Enclosure, and use it as a replacement for the internal (1TB 5400 RPM) drive in a 2017 generation 21.5" iMac. Installation into the Special "CNC Edition" enclosure was a breeze. After cloning the internal drive, I rebooted. The speed and responsiveness was amazing. See attached Before and After speed tests. I highly recommend this to anyone with an older iMac if they do not want to open it up for an SSD upgrade. You just have to be sure the machine supports Thunderbolt 3 or later.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Response from OWC, Support July 9, 2021 Thank you so much for the great review DON-K, we really appreciate. We are so glad to hear that the Envoy and Aura combo gave you the results you were looking for. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions, comments, or concerns.
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: ShinyCheetah-34886
Rating: 5/5 Very fast Ssd June 22, 2021 Very fast SSD I installed in external thunderbolt carrier. Works!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 2.0TB OWC Aura P12 Pro NVMe M.2 2280 SSD.

Response from OWC, Support June 22, 2021 Hi ShinyCheetah! Thanks for the compliment! Glad you're enjoying the SSD!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: pulsewidth
Rating: 5/5 Storage Expansion June 22, 2021 After some research I decided to purchase an Aura P12 2 TB NVMe SSD from MacSales. I also purchased an Envoy Express enclosure. Both do what it says on the package. easy assembly and setup.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 2.0TB OWC Aura P12 Pro NVMe M.2 2280 SSD.

Response from OWC, Support June 22, 2021 Thank you so much for the wonderful review EnchantingAlpaca-87227. We are so glad to hear that Envoy and the Aura P12 were a great additional to your setups. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any further questions, comments and/or concerns.
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Hostendorff
Rating: 5/5 Works June 14, 2021 Works fine. Fast. Wish it were less costly.

This review is from 480GB OWC Aura P12 Pro NVMe M.2 2280 SSD.

Response from OWC, Support June 15, 2021 We are glad that your 480GB Aura P12 SSD is working successfully!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: LuckyToad-19789
Rating: 5/5 Quality product June 2, 2021 Put this in an Envoy Express connected with Thunderbolt3 directly to my Mac Mini. All went together well and worked immediately after formatting. I am not thrilled with the speed, I was hoping for more!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1.0TB OWC Aura P12 Pro NVMe M.2 2280 SSD.

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Reviewer: ShinyLobster-77948
Rating: 5/5 great product May 10, 2021 received my 2TB SSD and had it installed in just a matter of minutes. formatted just fine and very fast reads and writes

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 2.0TB OWC Aura P12 Pro NVMe M.2 2280 SSD.

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Reviewer: DistinctImpala-94774
Rating: 5/5 Super fast—enough to become my new Startup SSD. May 6, 2021 Once the tech helped walk me through the recovery mode OS download on my M1 Mac Mini, the test was a piece of cake! New 1 TB startup disk!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1.0TB OWC Aura P12 Pro NVMe M.2 2280 SSD.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: macquest
Rating: 5/5 Excellent SSD April 28, 2021 Installed in a Thunderbolt 3 enclosure, using as a bootable backup to my Mac mini M1 . . . It works GREAT!!!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from (*) 480GB OWC Aura P12 Pro NVMe M.2 2280 SSD.

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Reviewer: BasG
Rating: 4/5 Actually works as advertised. April 28, 2021 Bought it. Tested it. Speeds exactly as advertised. That's a novel change after I tried several other SSD drives that I couldn't get even close to the speed on the box.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1.0TB OWC Aura P12 Pro NVMe M.2 2280 SSD.

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Reviewer: yvesufpasia
Rating: 5/5 Expectations delivered ! April 26, 2021 Fast international shipping. Product delivery in a very protecting packaging. the item in itself is up to my purchase easy to install and works perfectly well !

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 2.0TB OWC Aura P12 Pro NVMe M.2 2280 SSD.

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Reviewer: KL600 Location: Los Angeles Age: 25-34 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Great SSD with top tier speed August 20, 2020 Fastest you can go is 2400-2600 mbps on a maxed out edit bay. Wonderful for transcodes and any heavy lifting needed. Only 960gb available of useable space, not 1tb.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1.0TB OWC Aura P12 Pro NVMe M.2 2280 SSD.

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