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OWC Aura SSD for Mac Pro

2.0TB Internal Solid State Drive Upgrade and Envoy Pro Storage Solution

  • First internal SSD upgrade for 2013 Mac Pro
  • 2TB internal capacity - up to eight times more than the factory drive
  • Free how-to videos and all tools included
  • Re-purpose the factory-installed SSD as a blazing fast portable drive
  • 3 year comprehensive OWC SSD warranty
Get Up To Sixteen Times Factory Capacity
For the first time, upgrade your 2013 Mac Pro's internal SSD and gain up to eight times the original capacity. Available in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacities, the Aura SSD for Mac Pro continues OWC's dedication to giving you more from your Mac.
Take the Factory SSD With You
The OWC Aura SSD for Mac Pro kit includes the award-winning Envoy Pro SSD enclosure, allowing you to easily repurpose the factory-installed Mac Pro SSD as an elegant aluminum-body USB 3.0 external drive for incredible portable performance.
Freedom To Do More
Regardless of which size factory SSD you're replacing, an Aura SSD upgrade gives you more space to work, create and play. Store large photo, music and video libraries, and improve efficiency in creative workflows. Such a huge capacity boost removes the factory capacity limit, giving you the freedom to do more on your Mac Pro.
Innovative, Dependable, and Made for Mac
Built on the time-tested Aura platform of high-performance SSDs, the Aura SSD for Mac Pro is the only internal SSD upgrade solution custom engineered for your Mac Pro. OWC SSDs feature an industry leading suite of controller technologies to deliver longevity and dependable performance along with up to double the maximum internal factory capacity.
Upgrade Easy with OWC
The Aura SSD for Mac Pro upgrade kit comes complete with everything you need for a simple DIY upgrade. OWC's comprehensive, free install videos guide you through the process step-by-step. Upgrading your Mac Pro with OWC couldn't be easier. Click here for all Mac Pro install videos.


Please Note: The OWC Envoy Pro is not compatible with stock Apple Toshiba drives.

The Aura SSD is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
Mac Pro
Mac Pro
(December, 2013)
Model ID: MacPro6,1
2.7GHz 3.0GHz, 3.5GHz, 3.7GHz

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2012 Storage Visions Visionary Award Finalist
2012 Storage Visions Visionary Award Finalist

OWC Aura™ SSD for Mac Pro Specifications:

Capacites

  • 1TB (960GB) and 2TB (1920GB)

Form Factor

  • Custom blade

Flash controller

  • 4x Sandforce SF2281 with 7% Over Provisioning

RAID controller

  • Marvell 88SE9230

Interface

  • PCIe 2.0 x2

SMART Attributes

  • Not Supported

AHCI Compliant

  • Yes

RoHS Compliant

  • Yes

Format

  • Ships unformatted

Dimensions

  • Height: 3.5in / 89mm
  • Width: 3.3in / 83mm
  • Depth: .79in / 20mm

Weight

  • Weight: 3.4oz / 95g

Reliability

  • ECC Recovery: Up to 55 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector

Security

  • Chip Based Data Encryption: 128-bit AES-compliant

Performance

  • Read: 726MB/s
  • Write: 698MB/s

Operating Temp

  • 32°F to 158°F
  • 0°C to 70°C

Non-operating Temp

  • -67°F to 302°F
  • -55°C to 150°C

Acoustics

  • 0.0 bels for both Idle and Seek

Operating system compatibility

  • Mac OS 10.9 and up
  • Windows 8 and up*
  • **All versions of VMWare ESXi are not supported.

Warranty

  • 3 year OWC Warranty

*OWC Dual Boot Enabler for Apple Boot Camp required for use with Boot Camp utility. Download here.

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n OWCSSDA13MP2.0K UPC#: 812437021097

OWC Envoy Pro Specifications:

Chipset

  • PLX

Interfaces Supported

  • USB 3.0 interface

Compatibility

An Apple original SSD drive from Mac Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro with Retina display, iMac, and Mac mini models with the model IDs listed below can be installed in to the OWC Envoy Pro enclosure.

  • MacPro6,1
  • MacBookAir6,1
  • MacBookAir6,2
  • MacBookPro11,1
  • MacBookPro11,2
  • MacBookPro11,3
  • Macmini7,1
  • iMac14,1
  • iMac14,2
  • iMac14,3
  • iMac15,1

Port Configuration

  • USB 3.0 interface (Micro-B port)

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • One Micro-B USB 3.0 port, up to 500MB/s

Features

  • Bus-powered* via USB 3.0 port (no AC adapter required)
  • Complements rMBP design, aluminum finish
  • Super-quiet, fanless operation
  • Non-skid rubber feet

System Requirements

  • Mac® Requirements: Mac OS 10.3 or later and an available and supported USB 3.0 port.
  • PC Requirements: Windows XP or later and an available and supported USB 3.0 port.
  • Linux® Requirements: Linux OS versions and an available and supported USB 3.0 port.

UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) Compliant

  • Yes

Cooling

  • Silent, fanless operation

Power Supply

  • Bus-powered via USB 3.0 port*

Drive Requirements

  • Compatible with the stock Apple Flash SSD module for all PCIe SSD based Macs

Dimensions

  • Height: .5in / 12mm
  • Width: 2.2in / 54mm
  • Depth: 4.5in / 115mm

Weight

  • 3.4oz / 96.4g (without drive)

Documentation

Operating Environment:

Temperature

  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Relative Humidity

  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Shock

  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Vibration

  • Dependent on mechanism installed


*Requires USB 3.0 standard powered port. USB 2.0 use not supported or recommended.

Warranty

1 Year OWC Brand Standard Limited Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use, but should the need occur – OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. OWC's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. OWC solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.

View more information about the 1 Year OWC Brand Standard Limited Warranty

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.9 / 5 11 out of 11 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: mturch Location: Raleigh, NC Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Upgrade April 7, 2017 I originally bought a 2013 Mac Pro, 3.7 GHz Quad-Core processor with 16 GB of RAM, 256 GB PCIe-based SSD, Dual AMD FirePro 300 graphics cards. From Apple, the maximum capacity hard drive that I could upgrade to was 1 TB for ~$1,000 at the time. After taxes, etc. I ended up paying $1,379.99. Not bad getting an extra 1 TB for $379.99!! It took minutes to install and it was extremely easy (coming from somebody who has never taken a computer apart - the only thing I had previously done was upgrade the RAM on a couple of computers). I also ended up upgrading the RAM on my Mac Pro to 64 GB and next I am planning to upgrade the processor at some point; then I will have a real power house on my hands!!!

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Reviewer: Wedge Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Just the right size March 27, 2017 The 2013 Mac Pro comes standard with so little internal storage that I would fill it in a day. This 1TB internal SSD was just the right upgrade for my internal needs. I use a ThunderBay 12TB for all the data that used to be inside my 2008 Mac Pro.

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Reviewer: DLangdon Location: Indiana Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Terrific product, but way too expensive. February 27, 2017 I purchased a 1.0 TB OWC Aura SSD for my 2013 MacPro. I held off from buying this for a year or so waiting for the price to drop, but, as my Apple OEM was running out of space, I finally gave in and bought the MacSales.com drive upgrade. I have nothing but good things to say about the drive itself. It took me less than five minutes to install the drive, and the back-up restore process with the portable USB kit for the old drive was very simple. I would give this product five stars except that it is just so expensive compared to PC based solid-state drives. (As an aside, if you have Office, Word, etc., be sure to locate you Microsoft Activation Key. While all of my other software transferred over seamlessly, my Office Suite, while it transferred over, can't be activated because I can't locate my Activation Key from 2013. This seems absurd given that all of the other software transferred over to the new drive without a hitch.)

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Reviewer: NowMacUser Location: Hawaii Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great upgrade and easy to install January 16, 2017 Excellent product with a very fast boot up. Applications start faster than stock 1TB SSD. Easy install; 20 minutes from taking off the cover to boot up. Envoy Pro Storage Solution was fast and easy to transfer my existing files to the new 4.0TB OWC Aura SSD. Comes with everything you need.

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Reviewer: Megatracks Location: Northern California Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 A great way to upgrade and bring new life at an affordable price. January 1, 2017 Bought 2 of these, unfortunately one of them was defective, a short chat with Macsales customer service, and I had a new one overnighted, and they picked up the shipping tab. Installed it and works perfectly.

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Reviewer: Joemidi Location: Bethlehem, PA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Best Company Support December 29, 2016 I can't say enough good things about dealing with this company and the quality of the product sold. I highly recommend purchasing a replacement drive for your mac. They have the best support. Next month it will be a memory upgrade for my mac pro.

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Reviewer: BigMouse Location: Idaho Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 4TB of SSD. Power Baby! November 29, 2016 It's a little early to review since it has been less than a month but Install was easy, I love the extra case to turn the original SSD into flash drive. TONS of Space and FAST! Oh boy!

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Reviewer: XDGuy Location: Huntington Beach CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 5-6 months
Rating: 5/5 Awsome August 30, 2016 I have a very large media library and the data base for my media server got to be too large for the standard 256g SSD card in my MacPro. I tried moving the file to an external drive and it was just not fast enough for my media server to access properly. I looked to the 1.OTB Aura SSD card and it is AWSOME, it solved my problem and actually sped up my MacPro. I would purchase this product again in a heartbeat. Very easy installation, even a 67 year old duffer like me had it installed in 20 minutes

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Reviewer: RTOmacsales Location: Los Angeles Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Very fast August 25, 2016 It is working well. I had a problem about a month after install when the Mac Pro would moot boot up. I had to reseat the drive. I think it came loose from the heat.

Spinning wheel when starting programs not used and some slow access to my promise raid

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Stockton, CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Prolong the Life Span of your late 2013 MacPro July 4, 2016 I have been waiting for Apple to upgrade the late 2013 MacPro. Because it has not been forthcoming, and AppleCare is expiring later this year, I thought long and hard about updating the SSD internal storage on my MacPro. I purchased the 4.0TB OWC Aura SSD for Mac Pro after viewing the installation video and determining that "I can do that." I also ordered the External Drive Housing, the Envoy Pro, in which to place my original Apple 1 TB SSD which contained all of my Data.

OWC recommends you perform the upgrade on a static-free mat which they do not provide, nor do they offer one for sale. I ordered it off Amazon. OWC should offer one.

The OWC Aura SSD arrived as did the external Envoy Pro housing. Do not expect overnight delivery. It actually took three weeks for my order to arrive. Why? Anyway, it did come with the appropriate tools to complete the installation.

Following the Installation Videos, I successfully removed and replaced my original Apple SSD with the OWC 4TB SSD without difficulty. The original Apple SSD went into the Envoy Pro housing kit. After placing everything back together, I booted up and transferred my entire computer installation from the original Apple SSD (in the Envoy Pro housing) to the newly installed OWC 4 TB SSD. OWC provides excellent instructions to accomplish this.

During this data transfer process, however, I did call OWC Tech Support. Tech Support was promptly available, and quickly helped me complete my installation. I find the 4.0TB OWC Aura SSD for Mac Pro to be faster than the original Apple 1 TB SSD. It has been trouble-free for the past month.

I use the original apple 1 TB SSD in its Envoy Pro USB 3.0 housing with my MacBook Pro as a fast external storage solution.

If I can do this, so can you. I highly recommend the 4.0TB OWC Aura SSD for Mac Pro.

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Response from MacSales.com, Technical Support July 5, 2016 While an anti-static mat is advisable if you do a lot of upgrading, there are certainly simpler ways to discharge static electricity for the occasional installation: http://blog.macsales.com/2225-discharging-static-electricity-for-safe-computer-upgrading
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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Hamilton, NZ Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy to Install with no problems afterwards June 23, 2016 Very Easy to install and get working. Needs to have another bootable HD for creating the OS and partition(s). Once done that's it!!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Hong Kong Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy to handle June 22, 2016 Easy to order even far away in Hong Kong. Delivery was a little bit delayed due to stock shortage. However, information was well and parts arrived safely in Hong Kong. Will definitely consider OWC next time for parts I cannot buy here!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Vancouver, BC Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Now I can actually use my Mac Pro! May 31, 2016 Installation went as described in videos. Only one thing I noticed is that the copper heat sinks touch the cover case when I put it back on. I think the blue insulation blocks may have something to do with that. Otherwise, everything else went well. The machine is running great and the Envoy works extremely fast with the old SSD drive in it.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Ontario, Canada Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Life saver and great alternate to Apple's limitations. February 28, 2016 The Aura has been a workflow lifesaver. I cheaper out on the purchase of the Mac Pro and bought it with a 256gb flash drive. Turns out the user needed way more than that! The Aura has solved our problems and has been working great. Easy to install even for a novice. Great video tutorial and printed instructions.

I had a couple fails to start the first week but nothing since, customer support said to contact them if the issue persists but it hasn't. (2 months in use now)

Love the product and have been hooked on OWC product since.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Cincinnati, OH Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great upgrade for "garbage can" Mac Pro February 7, 2016 As an editor, got this HD upgrade so that I can edit my FCPX projects directly off of the internal drive. Was super easy to install via the provided directions, migration had no issues, and the new bigger drive works perfectly and was instantly recognized by OS X. This was a much needed upgrade and it has worked flawlessly since being installed. Speeds up rendering and workflow for my projects. Can't say enough great things about it; plus I have a new external flash hard drive!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Wolfenbuettel, Lower Saxony Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 4TB within the MacPro - runnin' even faster than before February 7, 2016 Installation: the installation guide is comprehensible - don't rely only on the photos of the 2 TB SSD: the additional mains connection of the 4TB SSD is now coded by the color of the wrappers of the eyelets, not the cable itself. - The procedure: removal of the stock ssd, plug in of the 4TB TB, transplantation of the stock ssd into the tiny new enclosure - took less than 15 minutes: this says all. The booting from newly formed usb-ssd took a little bit longer and the carbon copy cloning also takes some time but after that and booting from the built-in 4TB SSD everything Run: smooth - and even faster than before!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: MN Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Very helpful MacPro 2013 upgrade January 18, 2016 Original MP 2013 500 GB SSD was nearly full & beginning to affect performance. The package from OWC included all necessary tools and accessory parts. On line video very well done and easy to follow. Exchange accomplished with minimal effort. I ordered the package with the external drive for the removed Apple SSD; was reassuring to have available to start the MacPro and transfer to new SSD.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Florida Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Aura SSD January 18, 2016 promoted as an easy install and it was, even someone with no computer experience could install one of these. Being able to access my old hard drive in the included inclosure, made it very easy to clone the old drive and be quickly up and running.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Netherlands Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Stellar January 6, 2016 Amazing service, ultra fast shipping Highly recommended company, unmatched!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Barcelona, Spain Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Imprescindible December 22, 2015 Si compraste un MacPro es evidente que eres exigente. Desgraciadamente, Apple solo ofrece una configuración con 1 TB. Pero eres exigente, y hoy día con la cantidad de fotos, música y videos que almacenamos, rápidamente alcanzas 1TB. Entiendo que es imprescindible para los exigentes. No puedo concebir una MacPro sin este HD SSD que ofrece OWC. Es más, creo que el MacPro sólo merece la pena si le puedes añadir este SSD de 4TB (3.84). Es caro, de acuerdo, pero el MacPro no es barato, precisamente. Y sin este SSD se queda a medias. Ahora lo tengo completo. Gracias OWC!!!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: New South Wales, Australia Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great addition September 21, 2015 I recently purchased the 1TB Aura SSD. This is an amazing piece of hardware. Installing was easy and it hasn't missed a beat since. I'm really enjoying the extra storage for applications and my external drives are now being used for files rather than applications. Consequently performance has greatly increased.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Honolulu Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Very easy to install August 17, 2015 I was very pleased with the hard drive. The package included everything I needed to perform the installation. I went on to the website and watched the tutorial before installing and it took me about five minutes to finish the job. I have been using the the driver ever since, and am very pleased with its performance.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: It, Fin & Se Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Great upgrade! August 2, 2015 The SSD is of solid well cooled design! Need the extra space with large 3D images and a fast 4k 3D display! The Envoy storage is very convenient and works well also on old USB 2 devices Would have been even nicer with an additional thunderbolt 2 connection!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Los Altos, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great with large images and videos June 22, 2015 Very easy to install the first time. When I upgraded to a new computer, the screws from the first install were harder to tighten. But is has worked like a charm for over a month. The speed increase to access random large files, and save Gigabyte files is really worth it. Life it too short to waste on spinning disks. Get an SSD, this one works great with a Mac Pro, on Mac OS 10.10.3.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Los Angeles, CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 4/5 Back up this SSD! June 20, 2015 This is a relatively easy install, save for the two 6.6 mm T9 Torx Security screws, which actually screw into and attach to connectors behind the Graphics card. USE the included Torx Allen key! Initially I used a T9 Torx screwdriver and almost ruined the screws. The Allen key saved the day. With the addition of the power connectors plus washers, I did have a time getting one of the 6.6mm T9 screws to grip and screw in.

Otherwise, the install is quick and easy.

I had no complaint about the performance for 86 days. On day 87 the drive was dead. I hope it was just an anomaly, because I've just installed the replacement SSD. Once the dead drive arrived at OWC the replacement was in my hands the next day. Can't fault their turnaround time nor service; and if the replacement drive functions for years I'll be a happy camper.

BUT, if the new SSD only lasts another 86 days, give or take, I'll be recommending Mac Pro owners by-pass this upgrade.

And, my bad, I didn't back up the drive. 99.9% of what was lost was easily replaced, but 86 days of saved emails are gone forever.

Good lesson! One I don't wish to repeat.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Response from MacSales.com, Marketing June 23, 2015 Not just this SSD! Backup all your drives! It isn't a matter of IF a hard drive is going to fail, but WHEN the hard drive is going to fail. The same goes for Solid State Drives (although less prone to failure than their platter-based counterparts, it is still an electronic device). http://blog.macsales.com/29490-make-sure-your-plan-is-in-order-this-world-backup-day
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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Miramar Florida Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 So far So good June 16, 2015 I usually deal with windows so migrating from one MBR to another is difficult if partitions are not same size. Even when everything is the same, usually I have to repair MBR before the new drive will boot. Bought two of the 2T upgrades for a pair of mac pros. Removing the 500gb drive was easy. Removing the secrurity screws took some muscle. It was better to lay the computer on its side than what was shown in video. Installing new drive took a minute or two. Security screws another minute or so. Put the old drive in the USB holder, plugged it into a usb and powered up. Com R recovery mode, formatted mac ext journal on the new OWC drive and restored from fresh backup. Total time 1 hour. It appears almost anything with a MBR will boot on a mac.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Dubois, Indiana Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Powerful upgrade to the Mac Pro (late 2013) June 8, 2015 When buying a computer on the level of the Mac Pro (late 2013), it seems likely that someone would want a larger amount of internal storage than the smaller offerings that are available directly from Apple. I opted to purchase the OWC Aura SSD 2.0 TB Solid State Drive for my Mac Pro. It was the same price that Apple wanted for the 1.0 TB upgrade, plus it also came with an external USB 3 enclosure called the Envoy Pro Storage Solution, which allowed me to repurpose the OEM SSD that came with the Mac Pro. Now I have a 256 GB external boot drive as well as my new 2.0 TB internal SSD, and my Mac Pro is running great. The installation was simple and straightforward. I could not be happier with my decision to purchase this upgrade for my Mac Pro.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Morristown, NJ Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great upgrade for my MacPro March 16, 2015 My MacPro came with 256GB SSD since I thought I would upgrade it with an after-market SSD at a good price and use the original SSD in a portable housing.

I have two Promise Pegasus Raid arrays, an R6 and an R4 hooked into the MacPro. These house my iTunes library and all my photos and video files.

It took 2 years till this upgrade was shipping, but it was worth the wait! The MacPro performance is MUCH better than before! No comparison. Not sure how it compares w 1TB SSD from Apple, but this is noticeably faster all around than before the upgrade. The upgrade was also very easy to install.

Highly recommended!!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Kansas City Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 2 Minutes to install February 14, 2015 My MP6.1 had 256 when I got it a week after it was made available. I needed 512gb min but that was 3 months wait. So I got the 6 core MP, put in 64ram, and got the Lacie 2Big 4TB about 350mb to move files. It works great. Finally this 1TB was made available by OWC. You pull out the 256 chip, and slide in the 1TB, cool copper heat sinks on the chips, connect 2 cables and thats it. Then turn on Darth Vador "MP" it takes 3-5 minutes for the MP to recognize it then load bar appears, then in utility make it partition 1. Then a screen pops up asks what external has a Time machine copy on it. Chose it, click continue, done. The Aura is VERY cool I put in the 256 chip, small, quality aluminum, about 450+mb. You get the Aura with the $900 1TB. I see it as a free $400 external. NOTE: If must do warranty work, put the old chip back in and re load as a the boot drive, just to avoid Apple argument. My MP is out of warranty so I don't care. Bottom line, we all paid thousands for these machines, but with its upgradability, its going to last 6+ years EASY, maybe 10 years with chip upgrade. I work 8-10 hours a day on this machine with 3X30" 3014 Dell's. Its a dream machine, almost instant no matter what I do.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Melbourne, FL Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Easy to install, very fast February 5, 2015 I had the installation done within a half hour! Had the restore from Time Machine done in another hour. Great instructions and video for the installation. Very fast drive. What they dont mention about this, that made it an even better deal, is that they include and enclosure for your old SSD drive to turn it into a USB drive. I now have a 256GB very fast USB drive for sneaker net of files. Used it last night even and it is amazing. Pretty good addition for the price that they should mention in the product description!

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