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Aura N2
480GB NVMe SSD Upgrade Solution for MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display (Late 2013 - Mid 2015) and MacBook Air (Mid 2013 - Mid 2017)

Mac
Complete Internal Flash/SSD Drive Upgrade Kit with Tools & OWC Envoy Pro Enclosure
Space to play. Speeds to run.
Get Back in the Game
After years of good, hard work, storage on your Mac is getting tight and load times and data transfers lag. You've invested years of gear, programs and customizations and it's not the time to switch. Upgrade with OWC Aura® N to make your Mac fast and more spacious than ever — for a fraction of the cost of a new model — and keep everything else just the way you like it.
Stretch Out and Run
Aura N2 expands your Mac with up to 1TB of storage space, so you can add to your media, games, and apps without picking favorites. It's advanced NVMe technology revives read speeds up to 2200MB/s write speeds up to 952MB/s, giving your Mac the power to run like new again.
Sprints and Marathons
Aura N2 combines speed and stamina to prepare your Mac for the short race and the long haul. Engineered with advanced SLC caching, this SSD provides incredible burst performance for a faster and more responsive experience. Plus, the extra storage and speed can increase the working life of your Mac by years.
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 N2 SSDs are available in capacities up to 1TB, giving you more space to work and play. Newly calibrated to use less power and run cooler, Aura N2 is the best way to upgrade your PCIe equipped Mac.
No Hassles or Hacks Compatibility
Aura N2 SSD 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 8 times the capacity of the original drive.
High-Performance + High-Style
Your upgrade should be a seamless experience. That's why Aura N2 SSD upgrade kits come with Envoy Pro, the beautifully designed, high-performance SSD enclosure to reimagine your original drive.

When you remove your original SSD, it fits perfectly into Envoy Pro so you can transfer all your data to the new Aura N2 inside your laptop. Once the file transfer is complete, enjoy using your Mac's original 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 drive. These jobs take advantage of available, unwritten areas on the SSD. Aura N2 storage reserves 7% of the overall capacity as free space. Always. With this allocated free space, Aura N2 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 N2 SSDs are proudly designed in Austin and are backed by a lifetime of free, award-winning support.
The OWC Envoy Pro enclosure is specifically designed for use ONLY with the factory SSD installed in select Apple Macintosh computers. Do NOT attempt to install or use OWC Aura N, Aura Pro X2, Aura Pro X, or Aura SSDs in the Envoy Pro as you may damage the OWC drive, the enclosure, or both, and such damage is not covered under warranty.
The OWC Envoy Pro enclosure is not currently compatible with Apple PCIe NVMe drives. Please see the Knowledge Base article on Envoy Pro (PCIe): Apple Stock Drive Compatibility for further details.

Includes

  • (1) Aura N2 SSD
  • (1) Tools
  • (1) Envoy Pro Enclosure
  • (1) USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type-A to Micro-B cable)
  • (1) Envoy Pro Carrying Case
  • (1) Envoy Pro User Guide
  • (1) Installation Guide for MacBook Air (Mid-2013 - 2017), MacBook Pro (Retina, Late 2013 - Mid 2015)

Product Specifications

Specifications
  • Total Capacity
    • 480GB
  • Standard Mechanism
    • (1) 480GB OWC Aura™ N2 Solid State Drive
    • *OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.
  • Capacity
    • 480GB Useable Capacity
    • Total Flash Memory Components: 512GB
    • 32GB Allocated to real-time data redundancy and error correction
  • Formatted Capacity
    • 447 GiB
  • Form Factor
    • Custom Blade
  • Interface
    • PCIe 3.1 X4, NVMe 1.3
  • Format
  • Controller
    • Silicon Motion SM2263XT with 7% over-provisioning
  • NAND Flash Components
    • Synchronous Quad-Level Cell (QLC) 3D NAND Flash
  • S.M.A.R.T. Attributes
    • Standard attributes supported
  • Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
    • Up to 32 simultaneous commands
  • RoHS Compliant
    • Yes
Performance
  • Sequential Read (Max)
    • Up to 2200 MB/s
  • Sequential Write (Max)
    • Up to 952 MB/s
  • Sequential Read (Average)
    • 2130 MB/s
  • Sequential Write (Average)
    • 818 MB/s
  • Average Access Time
    • <0.1 ms
Reliability
  • Nonrecoverable Read Errors
    • 1 per 1015 bits read
  • MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
    • 1,500,000 hours
  • TRIM Support
    • OS Dependent
  • Error Correction
    • Built-in ECC
  • Endurance
    • 303TB total bytes written (TBW), equal to 167 GB per day for 5 years
Compatibility
  • Mac OS Compatibility
    • Yes
  • Other Requirements
    • Must upgrade to macOS 10.13 or later, prior to installation
Power
  • Read Mode (Max)
    • Up to 1.39 Watts
  • Write Mode (Max)
    • Up to 1.6 Watts
  • Idle Mode (Max)
    • Up to 0.09 Watts
Physical
  • Dimensions
    • Height: 0.2 cm (0.1 in)
    • Length: 8.9 cm (3.5 in)
    • Width: 2.4 cm (0.9 in)
  • Weight
    • 7.0 g (0.02 lbs)
Environmental
  • Ambient Temperature
    • Operating: 32°F to 158°F (0°C to 70°C)
    • Non-Operating: -40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C)
  • Altitude
    • Operating: -304.8 m to 3,048.0 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000 ft)
    • Non-Operating: -304.8 m to 12,192.0 m (-1,000 ft to 40,000 ft)
  • Humidity
    • Operating: 5% to 95% non-condensing
  • Shock
    • Non-Operating: 1500 G max at 0.5 ms
Acoustics
  • Idle (Typical)
    • 0.0 bels
  • Seek (Typical)
    • 0.0 bels

Notes

  • Note: Installing an Aura N2 SSD in a HDD-only Mac mini (Late 2014) Macmini7,1 requires additional tools and hardware. For a complete installation solution, see Aura N SSD Add-On Kits for Mac mini (Late 2014 - Current).
  • Some customers have reported an issue related to Apple NVMe resources that occurs when attempting to wake some Mac models from "Standby Mode" (a lesser known macOS "Sleep" behavior). If you experience this issue, please see this article for more details.
  • The 480GB Aura N2 is a PCIe 3.1 x4 NVMe SSD capable of performing up to 2200MB/s. 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, 16GB file size, 10bit RGB codec, single file and file per frame tests) 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 this Knowledge Base article to learn more.
  • Some customers have reported an issue related to Apple NVMe resources that occurs when attempting to wake some Mac models from "Standby Mode" (a lesser known macOS "Sleep" behavior). If you experience this issue, please see this Knowledge Base article for more details.
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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

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Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 12 out of 14 (86%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: CautiousSparrow-2442
Rating: 5/5 Glad to have additional storage! June 15, 2021 Easily ordered and quickly received. It was installed and is doing exactly what I needed it to do-more storage space!!!!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 240GB OWC Aura N2 SSD Upgrade (Blade Only) for Select 2013 & Later Macs.

Response from OWC, Support June 16, 2021 It is great to hear that everything was easily ordered and received quickly! We are glad to be able to provide such service and products for you!
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Reviewer: Mark-B.
Rating: 5/5 Very fast delivery June 5, 2021 EZ to order, packaged well. I have not installed it yet as I had to also order the special tools (two drivers) to open my MacBook Pro.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1.0TB OWC Aura N2 SSD Upgrade (Blade Only) for Select 2013 & Later Macs.

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Reviewer: ZanyCricket-90677
Rating: 5/5 SSD June 4, 2021 Easy to order and priced well.

This review is from 240GB OWC Aura N2 SSD Upgrade (Blade Only) for Select 2013 & Later Macs.

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Reviewer: StormyGopher-83612
Rating: 5/5 Perfect! no Problems May 28, 2021 I Installed this hard drive and have been loving it. Just buy it and be done with it and finish up with a better computer.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1.0TB OWC Aura N2 SSD Complete Upgrade Solution for Select 2013 & Later Macs.

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Reviewer: CrowdedGuppy-69095
Rating: 5/5 It's an Upgrade! May 28, 2021 Installing the SSD in my 2015 MacBook Pro was simple. The online OWC video was easy to follow. The included external enclosure is very high quality, all metal and easily accommodates the old 250 GB SSD from the MacBook.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1.0TB OWC Aura N2 SSD Complete Upgrade Solution for Select 2013 & Later Macs.

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Reviewer: rossmon1
Rating: 5/5 Been Installing their great products for years May 24, 2021 I have installed 5 or 6 of these plus at least 45 other OWC SSD drive products over many years. In fact, since I starting repairing Apple products in 1980, I have been installing OWC products for as long as they have been in business. I think they were the first Apple third party parts supplier. Of all their SSD's, I had only one bad drive that I had to return in all that time.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1.0TB OWC Aura N2 SSD Upgrade (Blade Only) for Select 2013 & Later Macs.

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Reviewer: Dani-Tm
Rating: 5/5 Good product easy intalation May 11, 2021 After arrival , everything worked smooth . Iwould apprerciate a litle more help with practical part of instalation but iFixIt showed me the right steps . Work great , almost 900GB/sec readd and arround 600 write speed I choosed well .

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1.0TB OWC Aura N2 SSD Add-In Solution for Mac mini (2014).

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Reviewer: ColorfulImpala-60826
Rating: 5/5 OWC 480gb SSD April 29, 2021 Great technical support from OWC. The SSD was a piece of cake to install, and it’s comforting to know that I’ve seriously expanded my on-board storage. I would definitely use OWC again.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 480GB OWC Aura N2 SSD Upgrade (Blade Only) for Select 2013 & Later Macs.

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Reviewer: CrowdedFalcon-77717
Rating: 5/5 Excellent Product April 28, 2021 Awesome experience all around. I will be back to purchase more from OWC.

This review is from 1.0TB OWC Aura N2 SSD Upgrade (Blade Only) for Select 2013 & Later Macs.

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Reviewer: AdorableBat-71791
Rating: 5/5 Worked perfectly April 28, 2021 Combo of SSD and external case worked great with Carbon Copy Cloner. A little steep for both, but comparable to what Apple charges for a hard drive upgrade.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 480GB OWC Aura N2 SSD Upgrade (Blade Only) for Select 2013 & Later Macs.

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Reviewer: PumpkinTerminator4000
Rating: 5/5 Love it. April 27, 2021 I was running out of room on my MacBook. This saved me from having to buy a new computer.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1.0TB OWC Aura N2 SSD Upgrade (Blade Only) for Select 2013 & Later Macs.

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Reviewer: got-art
Rating: 5/5 Fits April 25, 2021 This blade upgrade- fits exactly- works fine.

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Reviewer: MacMini-Obsessive
Rating: 5/5 Aura N2 SSD April 24, 2021 Fast shipping, item securely packed & and the installation video was very helpful. I am very happy with my purchase.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 480GB OWC Aura N2 SSD Add-In Solution for Mac mini (2014).

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Reviewer: WittyFox-66685
Rating: 5/5 Received and works April 23, 2021 I know nothing about computers. I was told to order, good price, order received, and tech installed. All works wonderfully.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 480GB OWC Aura N2 SSD Upgrade (Blade Only) for Select 2013 & Later Macs.

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