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1.0TB Aura 6G SSD / Flash Internal Drive Upgrade
for 2012 to Early 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina display

The 1TB Aura SSD features a suite of industry leading controller technologies for performance and reliability.
  • Global wear leveling algorithm automatically distributes data evenly and manages program/erase count, maximizing SSD lifespan.
  • StaticDataRefresh technology manages free space, gradually refreshing data across the SSD over time, enhancing data integrity.
  • Hardware BCH ECC corrects errors up to 66-bit/1KB for superior data retention and drive health.
  • Best-in-class power consumption
  • Advanced security protocols support AES 128/256-bit full-drive encryption
First and Only Complete Storage Upgrade
Once again, OWC provides Mac users the only upgrade solution that delivers higher performance, functionality, and reliability! When first introduced, the MacBook Pro with Retina display base model offered a 256GB SSD configuration with no upgrade option. Current base models start from 128GB to 256GB. Now, instead of being "factory locked", the OWC Aura 6G gives you the freedom to upgrade your capacity to meet your storage needs. Just like other OWC upgrades, we include a free 'how-to' video to make this an easy and money-saving DIY upgrade.
Better by Design
Aura 6G SSD for 2012-Early 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina™ display is designed and built with premium tier-1 NAND flash and backed by a 3-year warranty. OWC SSDs are engineered to be the best for Mac, undergoing a rigorous 7- stage lab testing process to deliver absolute reliability at maximum performance long into the future.
The Aura™ is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2013)
(January, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,1
2.4GHz, 2.7GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Display 2013)
(January, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,2
2.5GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.9GHz, 3.0GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,1
2.3GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.7GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Display 2012-2013)
(October, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,2
2.5GHz, 2.9GHz
Not for use with Late 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display with model ID: MacBookPro11,x

Includes

Aura 6G Solid State Drive includes
  • OWC Aura 6G SSD

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1.0TB Aura™ SSD 6G Specifications:

Specifications

Capacity1
960GB useable capacity
Total Flash Memory Components – 1024GB
64GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
Formatted Capacity2
894GiB
DRAM Cache
1GB DDR3
NAND
Tier 1 Major Multi-Level Cell (MLC) High-Performance Sync-NAND Flash
Controller
Silicon Motion SM2246EN Processor with 7% Over Provisioning
SMART Attributes
Standard
Native Command Queuing
up to 32 commands
Manufacturer Model Number
OWCSSDA12R960
RoHS Compliant
Yes
Format

Reliability3

Data Reliability
Built-in BCH ECC: Up to 66 bits correctable per 1024 bytes
Security
Chip Based Data Encryption: 256-bit AES-compliant
TRIM Support
OS Dependent
Nonrecoverable Read Errors
Less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read
Warranty
3 Year OWC SSD
Limited Warranty

(Standard return policy applies.)

Performance

Sustained
Reads (up to)
560MB/s
Sustained
Writes (up to)
460MB/s
Random 4K Read
Up to 74,000 IOPS
Random 4K Write
Up to 73,000 IOPS
Read Latency
less than 0.1ms
Write Latency
less than 0.1ms

Power

Active Power
2 Watts
Idle Power
.7 Watts
Power Nap compatible

Environmental (Operating)

Temperature (°F)
32°F to 158°F
Temperature (°C)
0°C to 70°C

Environmental (Non-Operating)

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
  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.
  2. In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
  3. Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability rates.


Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n SSDA12R960 UPC#: 812437020755

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Write a Review 5 / 5 3 out of 3 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: daleF Location: Dover, MA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Easy install. Flawless operation. March 21, 2017 Bought this, followed the instructions in the video, and gave my mac a new lease on life. Simple. So nice to have a fast, large disk in my late-2012 macbook pro.

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Reviewer: BrokenMac
Rating: 5/5 Happy November 10, 2016 Came quickly and it works well at this stage.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Houston, Tx Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 This product works perfectly November 13, 2015 I would recommend this item to a friend!
OWC 1.0TB Aura™ Solid State Drive Mfr P/N: SSDA12R960 MacSales.com SKU: OWCSSDA12R960 for MacBook Pro Retina display
2012-Early 2013
3 Year OWC Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day Only $499.99MacSales.com Price $479.75
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