180GB Mercury Aura Pro 3G
Solid State Drive
for MacBook Air 2010-2011 Edition
OWC’s Mercury Aura Pro Express SSD provides up to nearly 8x the capacity over the maximum available factory SSDs while offering up to 68% Faster Performance vs. Factory Options.
- More SPEED up to 275MB/s...68% faster than factory.*
- More STORAGE up to nearly 8x more capacity!**
- More OPTIONS choose from 180GB, 240GB, 360GB or 480GB models.
The Mercury Aura SSD line features industry leading SandForce® DuraClass™ Technologies:
- DuraWrite™ extends the endurance of your Solid State Drive (SSD).
- Intelligent Block Management & Wear Leveling automatically distributes data evenly across the entire SSD.
- Intelligent Read Disturb Management spreads the active read/write across the flash components eliminating data corruption caused by constant use.
- Intelligent "Recycling" for advanced free space management gradually re-writes data across the SSD over time to ensure data never gets corrupted.
- RAISE™ (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) protects the data on your drive similar to having a RAID setup.
- Best-in-Class ECC Protection for longest data retention and drive life.
Once again, OWC provides Mac users an upgrade path that delivers higher performance, functionality, and reliability! Whether you own or are
considering a 2010 or 2011 base model 11″ MacBook Air with a 64GB Solid State Drive or the top of the line 13″ model with a 256GB SSD, OWC's Mercury Aura Pro Express SSD offers 68% higher speed than the factory SSD.... up to 275MB/s and up to 6X more storage capacity than factory options.
And unlike the factory pre-configured models with no other SSD choices offered.
Now thanks to OWC and the Mercury Aura Pro Express SSD line, you can buy the MacBook Air you want today and enjoy the
flexibility of upgrading for higher performance when you need it.
"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 with DuraWrite™ Technology, 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. With this technology, even MLC-based SSDs can operate for years in demanding use applications without daily write restrictions. This adds up to a MTTF that is higher than most enterprise class hard drives and SSDs on the market today.
Additionally, as there are no volatile memory elements in this storage device, the need for cache is completely negated. The drive is just that fast from the get-go!
Replace your conventional hard drive with a reliable solid state drive. Unlike traditional hard disk drives, OWC solid-state drives have no moving parts, resulting in a quiet, cool, highly rugged storage solution that also offers faster system responsiveness.
*OWC SSD 275MB/s vs 2010 factory SSD speed of 215MB/s
**OWC SSD Maximum total flash capacity 512GB before 7% overprovisioning with 480GB actual usable capacity
compared to Apple 128GB Flash maximum option for 11.1" model that provides a formatted capacity of 121GB (121 x 4 = 484).