OWC 500GB Aura Pro 6G SSD / Flash Internal Drive Upgrade for 2012 MacBook Air
OWC's Aura Pro SSD provides upgrades from the original factory options for MacBook Air 2012.
Upgrade Kit with Drive, Install Tools, + Envoy Pro for Easy Data Transfer/Original Drive Reuse
The Aura Pro 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.
The Envoy Pro offers the perfect companion storage solution for your MacBook Air
Get the ultimate combination of elegance and functionality in a sleek, portable external storage solution designed to complement the MacBook Air - in both appearance and performance. Its super-speed USB 3.0 interface is capable of speeds up to 500MB/s to ensure your workflow moves as fast as you do, and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. Its bus-powered design means no AC power adapter is required making it an ideal portable plug and play solution - just plug the USB cord into your computer and the Envoy Pro is ready to go.
Once again, OWC provides Mac users an upgrade path that delivers higher performance, functionality, and reliability! With the 2012 base model 11" MacBook Air only offering a 64GB flash module and the base 13" model offering just a 128GB flash module, installing an Aura Pro 6G flash module can increase storage capacity up to 8X higher! Plus for the upgradeable models, unlike an upgrade from the factory at the time of purchase, this OWC bundle includes an Envoy to keep that factory flash module working for you as a super fast, external storage solution!
Better by Design
Aura Pro 6G SSD for MacBook Air 2012 is designed and built with premium tier-1 NAND flash and backed by a 5-year warranty. 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.
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.
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
What is in the box
- 500GB OWC Aura Pro SSD for MacBook Air 2012 Envoy USB 2.0/3.0 Enclosure
- Carrying Case
- High-quality double-shielded USB 3.0 standard A to Micro-B connecting cable
- Pentalobe compatible driver
- Torx T-5 Screwdriver
- Mercury Aura Envoy Owner's Manual & Assembly Guide
- 5 Year OWC Limited Warranty
2012 11-inch MacBook Air SSD Install
2012 13-inch MacBook Air SSD Install
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