1.0TB 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. The OWC Envoy Pro enclosure is not currently compatible with Apple PCIe NVMe drives.
1.0TB Aura™ Pro 6G Specifications:
960GB useable capacity
Total Flash Memory Components – 1024GB
64GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
Tier 1 Major Multi-Level Cell (MLC) High-Performance Sync-NAND Flash
Silicon Motion SM2246EN Processor with 7% Over Provisioning
Native Command Queuing
up to 32 commands
Manufacturer Model Number
ECC Recovery: Up to 66 bytes correctable per 1024-byte sector
Chip Based Data Encryption: 256-bit AES-compliant
Nonrecoverable Read Errors
Less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read
Reads (up to)
Writes (up to)
Random 4K Read
Up to 60,000 IOPS
Random 4K Write
Up to 60,000 IOPS
less than 0.1ms
less than 0.1ms
Less than 3000mW (3.0W) expected maximum draw
Less than 1200mW (1.2W)
Power Nap compatible
32°F to 158°F
0°C to 70°C
-40°F to 185°F
-40°C to 85°C
OWC Envoy Pro Specifications:
- High-performance ASMedia 1053e chipset
- 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, anodized aluminum finish
- Super-quiet, fanless operation
- Non-skid rubber feet
- 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
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n SSDAP12K960 UPC#: 812437023046
- Silent, fanless operation
- Bus-powered via USB port (no AC adapter required)
- Requires USB 3.0 standard powered port. USB 2.0 use not supported or recommended.
- 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)
15" MacBook Pro SSD install
13" MacBook Pro SSD Install
Envoy Pro SSD Install
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2013)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,1
2.4GHz, 2.7GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Display 2013)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,2
2.5GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.9GHz, 3.0GHz
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,1
2.3GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.7GHz
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Display 2012-2013)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,2
- "The Aura Pro SSD outperforms the Apple SSD in nearly every way." — Jim Tanous, The Mac Observer
"...faster and cheaper than the Apple option — what's not to love?"— Jason O'Grady, ZDNet
"Whether you want to increase your speed or capacity or both, the OWC Aura Pro is an upgrade that the Retina MacBook Pro owner should keep in mind." — Rob-Art Morgan, Bare Feats
"... lightweight and sturdy design …ease of installation and use ...high performance USB 3.0 interface, there is nothing that I can find fault with in this product." — The Mac Observer, Jim Tanous
"How would you like to have Two Terabytes (2TB) of flash storage inside your Mac Pro? Meet the Aura SSD." — Rob-ART-morgan, Bare Feats
"The hardware install part of the upgrade took me less than 5 minutes ... they have really thought of everything ... wow is all (I) can say ... 5 out of 5 stars on the TechTable." — Dave Helmly, DAV's Tech Table
"The safest option ... is to buy the appropriate drive from macsales.com, since they're specifically compatible." — Christoher Phin, Lifehacker UK
"It is quite evident that the Envoy Pro enclosure ... enjoys a minimalist design, good solidity and strength and also ensures excellent performance." — Liborio Fedele
"... I wanted to upgrade the hard drive and this is another area where OWC is second to none. The whole Aura SSD installation took me exactly 6 minutes." — Gregg Ellman, Idaho Statesman
"MacBook Pro and MacBook Air owners with qualifying machines can come out of the storage dark ages with OWC's new Aura PCIe flash storage upgrade." — Jeff Benjamin, 9to5Mac
- 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
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.