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Aura N2
1.0TB NVMe SSD Upgrade Solution for MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display (Late 2013 - Mid 2015) and MacBook Air (Mid 2013 - Mid 2017)

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Complete Internal Flash/SSD Drive Upgrade Kit with Tools & 1.0TB OWC Express USB 3.0 Portable Storage Solution
Space to play. Speeds to run.
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.
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® N2 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 1600MB/s write speeds up to 1100MB/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
  • (1) Tools
  • (1) 1.0TB OWC Express USB 3.0 Portable Storage Solution
  • (1) Installation Guide for MacBook Air (Mid-2013 - 2017), MacBook Pro (Retina, Late 2013 - Mid 2015)

1.0TB Aura Pro N2 SSD Specifications:

Specifications

Controller
Silicon Motion SM2263XT 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
960GB useable capacity
Total Flash Memory Components: 1024GB
64 GB Allocated to real-time data redundancy and error correction
Formatted Capacity
894GiB
Native Command Queuing
up to 32 commands
Manufacturer Model Number
OWCS4DAB4MB10
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)
0.2 cm (0.1 in)
Width (max)
2.4 cm (0.9 in)
Length (max)
8.9 cm (3.5 in)
Weight
7.0g (0.28oz)

Reliability

MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
1,500,000
Data Reliability
ECC Recovery
Endurance
606 TB total bytes written (TBW)
TRIM Support
OS Dependent

Performance

Average Access Time
<0.1 ms
Sequential Read (Max)
up to 2382MB/s
Sequential Write (Max)
up to 1732MB/s

Power

Read Power
1.39 W
Write Power
1.6 W
Idle Power
0.09 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 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 the 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 for more details.

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 S4DAB4MB10B UPC#: 810586037556
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

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Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 12 out of 14 (86%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
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.

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: 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.

OWC Aura N2 1.0TB NVMe SSD Upgrade Solution Mfr P/N: S4DAB4MB10B OWC SKU: OWCS4DAB4MB10B Complete SSD Upgrade Solution with Tools & 1.0TB OWC Express USB 3.0 Portable Storage Solution for MacBook Air (Mid 2013 - 2017), MacBook Pro (Retina, Late 2013 - Mid 2015) 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day only $229.00
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