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2.0TB Aura Pro
Solid-state Drive and Envoy Pro Storage Solution

Mac / USB 3.0
For 2012 - early 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina display
Designed for your Mac
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. And current base models start from 128GB to 256GB. Now, instead of being "factory locked", the OWC Aura Pro 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.

The Aura Pro 6G 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
The Only Complete 2-in-1 Upgrade Solution:
  • Upgrade your MacBook Pro with Retina display factory installed SSD with greater performance and capacity via the Aura Pro.
  • Retask the replaced factory SSD as a bus-powered, pocket-sized external storage solution via the Envoy Pro.
Synchronous Interface NAND
To achieve the higher bandwidth potential of the SATA 6Gb/s bus standard, the OWC Aura Pro 6G SSDs utilize Tier-1 Synchronous NAND instead of commonly utilized Asynchronous NAND. Synchronous NAND enables reads and writes to be "synced" with the SSD processor's clock signal for maximum data throughput.
Ultra-portable, bus-powered external storage solution designed to complement the MacBook Pro with Retina display1
The OWC Envoy Pro combines elegance and functionality into a sleek, portable external storage solution that complements the design and finish of the MacBook Pro with Retina display. Its anodized aluminum body protects your drive and data, while its minimal size allows for simple stowing in coat pockets, backpacks or briefcases.

The USB 3.0 interface offers speedy transfer rates of up to 500MB/s and the Envoy Pro requires no AC power.
Better by Design
"Mean Time To Failure" – We all know that nothing lasts forever. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't get the most out of your investment. OWC SSD optimizes writes to the flash memory over conventional controllers increasing the overall endurance and reliability of the complete SSD. Highly intelligent block management and wear leveling also extends the overall endurance. This adds up to a MTTF that is higher than most SSDs and enterprise class hard drives on the market today.
1.The OWC Envoy Pro enclosure is specifically designed for use ONLY with the factory SSD installed in select Apple Macintosh computers. Do NOT attempt to install or use OWC Aura or Aura Pro X SSDs in the Envoy Pro as you may damage the OWC drive, the enclosure, or both, and such damage is not covered under warranty.

2.0TB Aura™ Pro 6G Specifications:

Specifications

Capacity1
1920GB useable capacity
Total Flash Memory Components – 2048GB
128GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
Formatted Capacity2
1788GiB
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
OWCSSDAP12R02S
RoHS Compliant
Yes
Format

Reliability3

Data Reliability
ECC Recovery: Up to 66 bytes correctable per 1024-byte sector
Security
Chip Based Data Encryption: 256-bit AES-compliant
TRIM Support
OS Dependent
Nonrecoverable Read Errors
Less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read

Performance

Sustained
Reads (up to)
525MB/s
Sustained
Writes (up to)
401MB/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
Less than 3000mW (3.0W) expected maximum draw
Idle Power
Less than 1200mW (1.2W)
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.


OWC Envoy Pro Specifications:

Chipset

  • High-performance ASMedia 1053e chipset

Interfaces Supported

  • USB 3.0 interface

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, anodized 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 port (no AC adapter required)
  • Requires USB 3.0 standard powered port. USB 2.0 use not supported or recommended.

Drive Requirements

  • Compatible with the stock Apple Flash SSD module for the 13" or 15" MacBook Pro Retina model.

External Case Dimensions

  • 2.125 in (W) x 4.5 in (D) x .4375 in (H)
  • 53.98 mm (W) x 114.3 mm (D) x 11.11mm (H)

Enclosure Weight (no accessories)

  • 3.4 ounces (empty case, no drive installed)

Product Manual

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n SSDAP12K02S UPC#: 812437025521

Gallery

Video

15" MacBook Pro SSD install


13" MacBook Pro SSD Install


Envoy Pro SSD Install
The Aura™ Pro 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

Reviews

Includes

  • OWC Aura Pro 6G SSD
  • Envoy Pro USB 3.0 bus-powered storage solution
  • Carrying case
  • USB 3.0 (Micro-B to Standard-A) connecting cable
  • Pentalobe compatible driver
  • Torx T-5 driver

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

1 Year OWC Enclosure 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 4.9 / 5 53 out of 54 (98%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: BillR Location: Atlanta, GA Age: 55-65
Rating: 5/5 Works perfectly April 22, 2018 I'd been kicking myself for years for being cheap and buying the 2012 MacBook Pro with the smaller hard drive. When I purchased it the sales rep told me the drive was soldered in and could never be upgraded.

Bottom line, occasionally something that seems too good to be true really is. The replacement could not have been any easier. The instructions were complete and accurate. The enclosure for the old drive works beautifully, feels solid, and looks good.

This purchase far exceeded my expectations.

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Reviewer: xmrk Location: Minneapolis, MN Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Brought my adored 2012 MacBook Pro w/Retina back into the modern age April 6, 2018 256GB seemed like enough storage back in 2012, but I've outgrown it. This drive was a small price to bring my adored 2012 MacBook Pro w/Retina back into the modern age. The performance is sufficient and the installation was easy.

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Reviewer: Kane Location: Sydney, Australia Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy As to Install & Has Worked Perfectly March 6, 2018 I was a little concerned about cracking open the back of the MacBook Pro, but installing the new SSD really was as easy as it looks in the video guides. It literally took me 5-minutes from start to finish and worked perfectly straight out of the box. Very happy customer. Recommended - including for those feeling a bit apprehensive about whether they can do the install. If you can change a light bulb, you can do this.

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Reviewer: Gentleman Location: Seoul Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Quick delivery and easy to fix it March 2, 2018 Quick delivery and easy to fix it recommend to other people

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Reviewer: Enlighten22 Location: Scottsdale Arizona Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 EXCELLENT SSD February 28, 2018 I was very happy with all the tech support and the online videos to show how to install the internal SSD drive. I love the quality, speed and how my laptop seems to run so smoothly now. Love this product and great service. Thank you MacSales. JF

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Reviewer: Revolution Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Gamer Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 2TB SSD January 18, 2018 This item (as well as other items) by OWC work great on MACs.

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Reviewer: FredP Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Worthwhile upgrade, but not painless December 19, 2017 Bought this to breathe new life into my work issued, aging Retina Pro. I was reluctant to deal with configuring a new machine from scratch. The physical install was trivial, but cloning the drive required some extra steps.

I recommend building a bootable Install disk on an SD card prior to swapping the drives. Install the new SSD and put the old one in the external housing. Boot to the install disk, and then use 'Restore' to clone your old SSD to the new internal drive.

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Reviewer: SolidState Location: Chicago, IL Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Best Apple MacBook SSD December 6, 2017 What was impressive dealing with MacSales was suppling my Retina MacBook Pro serial number they knew exactly what SSD was compatible and also recommended SSD upgrades.

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Reviewer: Tedkid Location: Nashville, TN Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Keeping My MacBook Relevant November 23, 2017 Product was easy to install and has worked perfectly. Love having the extra space at an affordable price.

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Reviewer: Rayf Location: Fremantle, Western Australia Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great value November 13, 2017 My Macbook now has the storage I need while retaining its speed. The old SSD in the Envoy Pro Enclosure is a most handy external data store/carrier, mainly used for transferring files to and from Macs and PCs situated in areas that have no Internet access [Australia is a big place, often very sparsely populated]

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Reviewer: sw72 Location: Newcastle, U.K Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Saved my Macbook Pro November 10, 2017 The original SSD in my 2012 Macbook Pro died a few weeks ago and having taken the machine to 2 different repair shops who both said they couldn't get a replacement I was resigned to selling for spare parts on eBay. Luckily I came across OWS while doing one last search. Chatted online to technician before purchase to make sure this was right item and 3 days later I now have a fully working Macbook Pro running like new. Much to the delight of my wife! Super fast delivery to the U.K and very easy. My best purchase of the year, thank you very much.

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Reviewer: joeliam1992 Location: Alexandria VA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Incredibly easy! November 4, 2017 I purchased the Envoy pro upgrade kit, and it was the fastest and easiest upgrade I've made on any computer to date. I have dozens of laptops of all brands (Dell, HP, IBM, Asus, and have now decided to switch to everything Apple. We have four Apple computers now: my MacBook Pro 2013, my daughter's 2014 MacBook Air, my wife's 2016 MacBook, and the family iMac.

This kit came with all the tools needed to do this upgrade seamlessly, and the Apple online restoration process enabled me to get a new and clean software build in a matter of hours. I love having the old hard drive as an external replacement, as I was able to get the handful of things that did not transfer to iCloud.

Highly recommended upgrade, and kudos to OWC for putting together such a great package. This upgrade would've been over a $1000 option with Apple.

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Reviewer: ShamSham
Rating: 5/5 Excellent Product October 11, 2017 This product just extended the life of my Mac Book Pro. Had been getting tired of fiddling with different externals, especially since I am on the go so much. Shelled out for the 1 TB SSD and am very pleased. Amazing performance, easy to install, and simply works - no gimmicks or hassles.

Highly recommended.

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Reviewer: JohnR80 Location: Newton, MA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Extend life of MacBook Pro by expanding SSD to 2TB September 4, 2017 I was starting to run up against the 750GB size limits of the SSD on my MacBook Pro, thus degrading performance. OWC has great 2TB solid state drive upgrade that is relatively easy to install and relatively easy to migrate from your old SSD. I did the whole physical installation process in a little more than an hour, then it took several more hours for the whole system to migrate from the old internal SSD to the new OWC 2TB internal SSD. The instructions that OWC provides are relatively easy to follow, and marginally difficult to locate on the OWC website. But, once you find them, they are easy to follow. The new 2TB drive has worked flawlessly for a month now. Getting the additional mount case for your old Apple SSD makes the whole migration process much easier.

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Reviewer: sjrcgtek Location: Chicago Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Install was a Snap June 1, 2017 Very easy. Videos were very helpful

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Reviewer: Revolution Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Gamer Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great product February 23, 2017 This product fits perfectly into my laptop. The videos on this site are very helpful. The speed is great!

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Reviewer: Bruno Experience Level: IT Professional
Rating: 5/5 Works as expected, everything in the box February 14, 2017 Comes with screwdrivers, enclosure and cable. SSD worked immediately, don't forget to partition and format from recovery if reinstalling macos from there.

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Reviewer: maxbraketorque Location: Tricities
Rating: 5/5 Aura Pro 960 GB is good January 22, 2017 I put the Aura Pro 960 GB drive into my 10,1 MacBook Pro. Not sure if its noticability faster than the original SSD, but the extra space was needed, and the drive has been working perfectly for the last 6 months. If you want a large SSD for your older MBP, this is the easiest solution.

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Reviewer: SeaPeacemaker Location: Seattle, WA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great customer support January 13, 2017 I needed to talk with customer support while setting up a new, larger SSD. Great attitude and help. The new drive is working great and is substantially faster.

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Reviewer: macsrwe Location: Arizona Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Does what you expect December 7, 2016 Easy to install, works fine out of the box, and the enclosure cuts the "brain transplant" time by half or more.

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Reviewer: L4R5 Location: Kiel, Germany Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 5-6 months
Rating: 4/5 Completely satisfied! December 5, 2016 It delivers as promised, only problem was the shipping to Germany. The first time the parcel didn't made it to me. Since I ordered over a month in advance of need I thought standard-shipping would be fine. After what I have been told by OWC and customs I would strongly suggest not to use standart-shipping unless you definitely do not care if and when the package arrives. (In my case the first one never made it.) BUT OWC was very (!!) responsible and after I told them that the first one didn't make it and that I am on a tight schedule they immediately send me one via Express (it took 3 days - whow) - Thank you! There will be a next time - and I promise to chose express-shipping ;-)

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Reviewer: Clem Location: St Huberts Island, Australia Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Item performs as promissed. November 30, 2016 Received the 1Tb SSD upgrade and have been pleased with my choice of the OWC brand and product.

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Reviewer: Effet Location: Toulouse France Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Suitable as original one !! October 19, 2016 Perfect ssd replacement kit ! Both in the computer that the outer housing ! A bit surprised as it shows 960Mb not 1To but it seems to be common in such capacity... Anyway, so happy to have so much room in my MacBook Pro :) !!

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Reviewer: fullofideas Location: MY
Rating: 5/5 thunderbolt option September 7, 2016 I would hope that there is an thunderbolt option with faster read write

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Good product, excellent service July 8, 2016 I have purchased a number of items from OWC. It is a great company to deal with, straight forward honest, what you see is what you get, not many of those around these days.

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