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OWC Aura SSD for Mac Pro

4.0TB Internal Solid State Drive Upgrade and Envoy Pro Storage Solution

  • First internal SSD upgrade for 2013 Mac Pro
  • 4TB internal capacity - up to sixteen 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




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

OWC Aura™ SSD for Mac Pro Specifications:


  • 1TB (960GB), 2TB (1920GB) and 4TB (3840GB)

Form Factor

  • Custom blade

Flash controller

  • 4x Sandforce SF2281 with 7% Over Provisioning

RAID controller

  • Marvell 88SE9230


  • PCIe 2.0 x2

SMART Attributes

  • Not Supported

AHCI Compliant

  • Yes

RoHS Compliant

  • Yes


  • Ships unformatted


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


  • Weight: 3.4oz / 95g


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


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


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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 SSDA13MP4.0K UPC#: 812437022629

OWC Envoy Pro Specifications:


  • PLX

Interfaces Supported

  • USB 3.0 interface


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


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 3.4oz / 96.4g (without drive)


Operating Environment:


  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Relative Humidity

  • Dependent on mechanism installed


  • Dependent on mechanism installed


  • Dependent on mechanism installed

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


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 5 / 5 6 out of 6 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
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!

I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
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

I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Videos:

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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.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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
Verified Buyer
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!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
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!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
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!!!

I would recommend this item to a friend!