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1.0TB Aura Pro SSD/Flash Internal Drive Upgrade
for 2010 - 2011 MacBook Air

Designed for Mac
Once again, OWC provides Mac users an upgrade path that delivers phenomenal performance, functionality, and reliability! Whether it's for a 2010 base-model 11" MacBook Air with a 64GB SSD, the top of the line 13" 256GB model from 2011, or any model in between, an OWC Aura Pro SSD offers higher speed than the factory SSD. Get up to 275MB/s speed and up to 16X more storage capacity than a factory spec 2010 MacBook, and up to 507MB/s and up to 16x more storage capacity than a factory spec 2011 MacBook Air!

Now thanks to OWC and the Aura Pro SSD line, you can buy the MacBook Air you want today and enjoy higher performance whenever you're ready to upgrade. OWC's Aura Pro SSD provides up to nearly 16x the capacity of your MacBook Air's factory SSD, while offering faster performance.
Get 3G speeds with 2010 MacBook Air
  • More SPEED get up to 275MB/s...68% faster than factory.
  • More STORAGE get up to nearly 16x more capacity.
  • More OPTIONS choose from 120GB, 240GB, 480GB or 1.0TB models.
Get 6G speeds with 2011 MacBook Air
  • More SPEED get up to 507MB/s...3x faster than factory.
  • More STORAGE get up to nearly 16x more capacity.
  • More OPTIONS choose from 120GB, 240GB, 480GB or 1.0TB models.
Better by Design
Aura Pro 6G SSD for MacBook Air 2010-2011 is designed and built with premium tier-1 NAND flash. 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.

1.0TB Aura™ Pro 6G Specifications:

Specifications

Capacity1
960GB useable capacity
Total Flash Memory Components – 1024GB
64GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
Formatted Capacity2
894GiB
NAND
1GB DDR3
Controller
Tier 1 Major Multi-Level Cell (MLC) High-Performance Sync-NAND Flash
SMART Attributes
Silicon Motion SM2246EN Processor with 7% Over Provisioning
Native Command Queuing
Standard up to 32 commands
Manufacturer Model Number
SSDAP116G960
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
5 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 SSDAP116G960 UPC#: 812437023480

Gallery

Video

13" 2011 MacBook Air SSD install


11" 2011 MacBook Air SSD install


13" 2010 MacBook Air SSD install


11" 2010 MacBook Air SSD install


This product is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2011)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookAir4,2
1.7GHz, 1.8GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Late 2010)
(October, 2010)
Model ID: MacBookAir3,2
1.86GHz, 2.13GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2011)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookAir4,1
1.6GHz, 1.8GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (11-inch Late 2010)
(October, 2010)
Model ID: MacBookAir3,1
1.4GHz, 1.6GHz
MacBook Air
NOT COMPATIBLE
MacBook Air (13-inch 2012)
Education Model
(July, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookAir4,2
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

Reviews

Macworld Best of Show 2011
Best of Show 2011 - Macworld
MacLife Award Winner 2011
Award Winner 2011 Mac Hardware - MacLife
Notebooks.com Best of Macworld 2011
Best of Macworld 2011 - Notebooks.com
Stevies Finalist
Stevies Award Finalist 2011 - The American Business Awards

Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use - but should the need occur - we're proud to provide a superior level of support and service coverage to our customers.

5 Year OWC SSD Limited Warranty
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.

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.7 / 5 69 out of 72 (96%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: EeeVee Location: Cuyahoga Falls OH Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 GREAT SSD -- EASY INSTALL (need Pentalobe tool) May 3, 2018 May 3, 2018. I'm in the process of transitioning all of my Macs from HD to SSD. For several of them, I used OWC SS Drives and they've worked well. Since I've been satisfied with OWC SSD drives, I purchased this one for my MacBook Air.

The OWC on-line video instructions are easy to follow. The only challenge was my lack of Penalobe screw drivers (which are NOT the same as Torque!). However, after obtaining Penalobe tools, everything went well. I now have a 480GB drive in place of a 128GB original equipment drive.

The process I used to format the drive was this: 1) Purchase an external OWC Envoy USB 2.0/3.0 enclosure and immediately place the new SSD drive in it. Plug the enclosure into the Mac. 2) Format new SSD drive in the Envoy USB 2.0/3.0 enclosure. 3) Using Carbon Copy Cloner, duplicate the factory installed SSD data to the SSD drive in the Envoy USB 2.0/3.0 enclosure. 4) Then, simply remove the factory drive from the Mac, and replace it with the duplicated drive from the Envoy USB 2.0/3.0 enclosure. Everything worked fine. However, I needed to provide Microsoft Office with the install key from the original factory installed drive.

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Reviewer: delhiboy
Rating: 4/5 Mid-2011 Rescue... April 20, 2018 Ordered on a Sunday. Received on Thursday via free shipping. Very well packaged.. Installed in a snap (10 mins) to replace failed SSD (old one lasted 6 years - not bad...). Installed MacOS 10.10 by booting from a USB stick on which I had created an installer a while back... then immediately upgraded to 10.12 (Sierra)... so far, so good... If I get a couple of more years out of this old workhorse with this upgrade, it would have been well worth it !

Great job, Macsales!

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Reviewer: KeithG Location: Prescott, AZ Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Worked perfectly. April 2, 2018 This SSD chip installed easily and fired up without issue. We've had it for a couple of weeks now, and the MacBook Air it's in is running great.

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Reviewer: DoctorDan Location: Southern California Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Working perfectly February 14, 2018 It popped right in. I rbooted my Carbon Copy Clone, restored and have been good-to-go ever since. Completely satisfied

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Reviewer: Wonton
Rating: 5/5 Worked great December 12, 2017 The physical part of changing the ssd and battery work like a charm, the problem it was very slow in transferring files . Found the reason was photoshop does not transfer have to find original cds 6 years ago.

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Reviewer: DavidC Location: Northern Virginia Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Lots of storage and easy to install August 30, 2017 I was a bit concerned about my ability to replace the SSD in my child's MacBook Air. But I watched the installation videos and decided I could do it. As it turns out, it was very easy.

Thanks very much for including the screwdrivers I needed to do this.

Installing the old SSD in the Envoy enclosure was similarly easy. I was able to boot from the Envoy and clone all of the files to the new SSD, so I didn't even need to touch the two backups I made in advance (just in case something went wrong.)

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Reviewer: Bidger Location: Seoul, but really from Australia Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy to fit March 19, 2017 A really easy upgrade to breath new life into my MacBook Air. Took less than ten minutes to complete the installation, and then a couple of hours to reboot, rebuild and test the machine.

Tried a restore from TimeCapsule, but after doing so thought I may as well do the complete clean install and really get it running as quickly as possible. Not regretting that choice. The old 240Gb SSD in the Envoy enclosure is now slipped into the carry bag with a couple of partitions on it for different projects. I am thinking I might put a bootable disk on it as well as an emergency solution while travelling.

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Reviewer: Drumlaws Location: San Diego, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 3/5 First generation tendency to overheat March 9, 2017 This drive needed a warranty replacement 18 months later, due to overheating and ultimately drive failure. Warranty replacement was easy and painless; the replacement drive functioned well for 5 years before it, too, failed. That's within the range of my expectations for an SSD.

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Reviewer: Expatmanca Location: St. John's, NL, Canada Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 A Great Product, easy install February 17, 2017 It's like having a new laptop. Now all the things I couldn't do because I lacked the hard drive space, are open to me. The computer even runs faster now. I only wish I had known to do this earlier.

The install was very easy, and the online videos guided me well through all I needed to do.

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Reviewer: Allen3471 Location: Seattle, WA Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Best decision ever January 8, 2017 I was originally going to take my late 2010 MacBook Air to a shop to have the storage upgraded. They quoted me (at the high end) about $400 for parts and labor and 7 to 10 days to turn it around. That's when I stumbled across this package. I was a little wary at first. I've worked on several PCs, but am new to the hardware of Macs. This kit came with everything I needed, the hardware swap was simple and straight forward using their available videos and after installing a Time Machine backup, she was up and running with the new hardware at half the cost and way less time than taking it to a shop. I'd definitely recommend this upgrade over and over.

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Reviewer: Chattterbox Location: Seattle Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Revive a MacAir October 30, 2016 Need more blazing fast disk space in a MacAir. This upgrade has worked flawlessly for 5 years now, extending the life of the computer it inhabits.

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Reviewer: Spacemanspliff Location: Bishkek, Kyrgystan Age: 25-34 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Good drive October 2, 2016 Zero problems. The drive works perfectly. The installation was straightforward with OWC's included tools.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Toronto Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Simply Brilliant! July 25, 2016 This product has brought my MacBook Air back to life. Instructions are superb and product support is exemplary. I won't hesitate to use OWC again, and again.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: houston, TX Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 outstanding June 23, 2016 This was easy to install, and the restore via disk utility in the apple rescue partition worked a real treat.

The envoy is very handy, too.

I did have to put a batman sticker over the envoy light tho, as it is very, very bright.

Thank you for a great product!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: San Francisco Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Easy March 13, 2016 Before ordering I asked some questions and got informative answers. I then ordered a 500gb ssd for my Macbook air. Every thing about the installation was easy and straightforward. OWC provided everything that I needed to clone my drive and install it. I also watched one of their videos which showed step by step installation, etc,

My original drive was a 64gb ssd. I now have 500gb and am able to do many more things with the Macbook Air.

The only negative is that my old drive was faster. In particular I notice that my boot times are about ten to fifteen seconds longer than before.

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Verified Buyer Top 100 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Apple Valley, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great addition for MacBook Air February 6, 2016 Once you experience the added capacity and speed you wonder why doesn't Apple do this in the first place. Very easy to "do it yourself" and add significant speed and capacity to your MacBook Air. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Dumfries, VA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Good Product.....Not So Easy to Get Working January 31, 2016 Installing the new SSD was easy and only took about five minutes. However, the installation of the operating system took forever because the website that the OS comes from did not work. I have done this install three times and the problem arose on my second and third install. I was able to overcome the issue but it took a lot of research and multiple hours. The first time I did this....the process was flawless and it only took a short time to install the OS.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Chicago, IL Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Customer Service January 22, 2016 This SSD is great. I was able to bring back to life an old Mac Book Pro just by replacing the drive. It worked so well, I ordered another SSD for my old iMac. I ran into some technical issues, and the folks at OWC (Other World Computing) were great at pointing me in the right direction. Their how to videos are awesome. 5 stars for a great company.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Illinois Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 This ssd exceeded my expectations! December 5, 2015 I was surprised at how easy the installation and data transfer was with this product. I will be buying another drive when OWC comes out with the upgrade for my MacBook Pro comes out!

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Great find June 1, 2015 Great shopping experience. Left the order on Friday (to Finland) and it arrived on Monday. You really can't beat that.

Having only 18GB left on my original SSD HD I found this 480 GB SSD from OWC. There would've been also 1 TB available but thought that this would do plus the old one with the case that comes along with the OWC new HD, so 730 GB all together currently.

Did have some trouble during installation trying to use a shortcut but you really should follow the instructions. Once did that, everything was very smooth and fast.

The only trouble I had was that the other screw driver that came along didn't fit the screw in the HD. Fortunately was able to overcome that and everything just works great, couldn't be happier, especially when statistics show that newer models are actually slower than this mid -11 model.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Switzerland Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Great product May 23, 2015 the new memory is very fast and the macbook Air starts very rapidly. The installation was also very easy with the two screwdrivers provided by OWC.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Bellingham, WA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional
Rating: 5/5 Excellent product, Customer very happy. May 15, 2015 I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 480GB OWC Aura Pro 6G SSD + Envoy Kit for MacBook Air 2010+2011: Complete Solution with Enclosure.
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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Chicagoan, IL Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Superb Quality May 9, 2015 Awesome product, worked well for the purpose. Still works...

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Japan Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Very satisfied with this product March 8, 2015 I received my Aurora Pro promptly and, after backing up my OEM drive on two different external HDs, proceeded to install the new drive following the video instructions provided by OWC. It was super easy, taking less than 10 minutes to do the physical installation. There were a few anxious moments when Time Machine failed to perform as advertised (by Apple), but then I booted up in Restore mode, and re-installed the system software via the Internet (very handy indeed). The machine runs very smoothly, no bugs so far. Having 480 GB as opposed to 50 is a huge plus, and I would recommend this product to anyone who has been frustrated by Apple's measly 60 GB drives. Great product, great service.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Charleston, IL Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Fast and Effective February 27, 2015 First of all, the shipping was fast. Second, the installation was easy and pain free. And, third, the results are impressive. My old MacBook Air runs like new with much more space for documents, pictures, videos, etc.

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OWC 1.0TB Aura™ Pro 6G SSD / Flash Internal Drive Upgrade for 2010 - 2011 MacBook Air Mfr P/N: SSDAP116G960 OWC SKU: OWCSSDAP116G960 High performance internal MLC flash storage with 7% over provisioned redundancy. 5 Year OWC Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day Only $499.99OWC Price $449.99 $443.00 with qualifying purchaseAdd to CartOther World Computing SSDAP116G960 In Stock, Click to Buy Now
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