Home » Internal Hard Drives and SSDs » OWC Aura N2 SSDs

OWC Special Offer Available

$70.99 off *NOW* Get Parallels Desktop Pro Edition - Windows/Multi OS Compatibility software for Mac - Only $29.00 with select OWC SSDs, HDDs, Memory, External Storage, and Optical Drives! (Limit 3 rebates, 1 rebate per qualifying item)
Must purchase with: PPDPROSUB1Y-REB29

OWC

Aura N2
1.0TB Solid-State Drive for select 2013 and later Macs

Mac
NVMe Flash Storage Upgrade Designed for Select 2013 and Later MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Models
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 2382MB/s write speeds up to 1732MB/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.
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.

Includes

  • (1) Aura N2 SSD
  • 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty

Product Specifications

Specifications
  • Capacity
    • 960GB Useable Capacity
    • Total Flash Memory Components: 1024GB
    • 64GB Allocated to real-time data redundancy and error correction
  • Formatted Capacity
    • 894 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
  • Reach Certification
    • Yes
Performance
  • Sequential Read (Max)
    • Up to 2382 MB/s
  • Sequential Write (Max)
    • Up to 1732 MB/s
  • Sequential Read (Average)
    • 2281 MB/s
  • Sequential Write (Average)
    • 1483 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
    • 606TB total bytes written (TBW), equal to 333 GB per day for 5 years
Compatibility
  • Mac OS Compatibility
    • macOS 11.1 Big Sur
    • macOS 11.0 Big Sur
    • macOS 10.15 Catalina
    • macOS 10.14 Mojave
    • macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • 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
    • Non-Operating: 5% to 95% non-condensing
  • Shock
    • Operating: 1500 G max at 0.5 ms
    • Non-Operating: 1500 G max at 0.5 ms
Acoustics
  • Idle (Typical)
    • 0.0 bels
  • Seek (Typical)
    • 0.0 bels

Notes

  • 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 N2 SSD Add-On Kits for Mac mini (Late 2014 - Current).
  • The 1.0TB Aura N2 is a PCIe 3.1 x4 NVMe SSD capable of performing up to 2382MB/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.
Manufacturer provided specifications for OWC p/n OWCS4DAB4MB10
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 N2 SSD Add-In Kits for Mac mini (Late 2014 - Current).
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
OWC Helios
Accelsior 1A
Apple Factory SSD
PCIe Adapter Card

Gallery

Reviews

OWC Aura N2 1.0TB Solid State Drive Mfr P/N: S4DAB4MB10 OWC SKU: OWCS4DAB4MB10 SSD Upgrade (Blade Only) for MacBook Air (Mid 2013 - 2017), MacBook Pro (Retina, Late 2013 - Mid 2015), and Mac mini (2014). 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day only $179.00
Add to CartOther World Computing S4DAB4MB10 In Stock, Click to Buy Now
Additional Capacities & Kits: Drive Only
  • 240GB
    • Ships: Same Day
    • Only $79.99
    • Cyber Saver $69.00
  • 480GB
    • Ships: Same Day
    • Cyber Saver $119.00
  • 1.0TB
SSD Add-In Kit for Mac mini (Late 2014)
  • 240GB
    • Ships: Same Day
    • Only $129.99
    • Cyber Saver $109.00
  • 480GB
    • Ships: Same Day
    • Only $179.99
    • OWC Price $159.00
  • 1.0TB
    • Ships: Same Day
    • OWC Price $219.00
SSD Upgrade Kit for Select 2013 & Later Macs
  • 240GB
    • Ships: Same Day
    • Cyber Saver $169.00
  • 480GB
    • Ships: Same Day
    • OWC Price $219.00
  • 1.0TB
    • Ships: Same Day
    • OWC Price $279.00