Aura Pro X2 PCIe NVMe SSD Upgrade Solution for MacBook Pro with Retina Display Late 2013 - Mid 2015 and MacBook Air Mid 2013 -Mid 2017, Mac Pro late 2013 and Mac mini late 2014
Requires macOS 10.13 High Sierra or newer before installation
- High performance for high demands
- Read speeds up to 3282MB/s
- Write speeds up to 2432MB/s
- Consumes less power and runs cooler
- Designed for macOS 10.13 and beyond
- NVMe – PCIe 3.1 x4
- OWC Free Install Videos make
- it easy to upgrade!
- Aura Pro X2 SSD: 5 Year OWC Limited Warranty
Aura Pro X2 SSDs: Boot Camp Compatibility.
Please note that the Aura Pro X2 SSD is not compatible with Boot Camp when installed in any of the following Mac hosts: MacBookPro11,1 / MacBookAir6,1 / MacBookAir6,2 / iMac15,1 (Late 2014) / iMac18,2 / iMac18,3 / iMac19,1 / iMac19,2
Keep On Innovating
Tight deadlines, long nights, and terabytes of media – your Mac has been with you through it all. If storage is tight, there's no reason to ditch the Mac you know and love. The Aura® Pro X2 SSD gives you up to 16 times more space and the speed to keep up with your imagination today and tomorrow. Upgrade your Mac with Aura Pro X2 SSD for a fraction of the cost of a new model and keep your Mac running for years.
Maintain Your Edge
When it's go time, getting off the line and maintaining a high level of performance are equally important. Aura Pro X2 is engineered with advanced SLC caching, providing instant full-speed write acceleration, meaning those media projects and games stream fluidly and respond without lag time. You might even forget what that beachball looks like.
Blazing Fast and Super Cool
Aura Pro X2 combines speed, stamina, and efficiency that will change the way you experience your Mac. With read speeds reaching 3282MB/s and write speeds of 2432MB/s, the 480GB Aura Pro X2 is up to twice as fast as the original SSDs, delivering performance on par with the latest models. It runs cooler and consumes less power than earlier SSD models, so you can run at peak for longer than ever.
Right-Sized for Work and Play
The smaller stock SSDs for Mac can fill up quickly, especially with photo and video files, games, or even your email. Aura Pro X2 SSDs are available in capacities up to 2TB, giving you more space to work and play. Newly calibrated to use less power and run cooler, Aura Pro X2 is the best way to upgrade your PCIe equipped Mac.
Aura Pro X2 is designed for the latest macOS versions (macOS High Sierra 10.13 and later), taking full advantage of the advanced features of APFS including: strong encryption, copy-on-write metadata, space sharing, cloning for files and directories, snapshots, fast directory sizing, atomic safe-save primitives, and improved file system fundamentals.
No Hassles or Hacks Compatibility
Aura Pro X2 PCIe-based flash storage upgrades are precisely engineered for your Mac laptop, so you'll never need to compromise your data by relying on complicated software hacks or TRIM-enablers to get the most from your upgrade. Just install, migrate your data, and enjoy the great performance of flash storage with up to 16 times the capacity of the factory-installed drive.
Quality That Lasts
Aura Pro X2 SSDs are proudly designed in Austin and are backed by a lifetime of free, award-winning USA-based support.
What is in the box:
- Aura Pro X2 SSD
|Controller||Silicon Motion SM2262EN Series Processor with 7% over-provisioning|
|NAND||3D TLC Synchronous NAND Flash|
|Form Factor||Custom blade|
|Interface||PCIe 3.1 x4, NVMe 1.3|
|Available in Capacity||240GB/ 480GB / 1TB/ 2TB|
|Manufacturer part numbers||OWCS3DAPT4MB02 / OWCS3DAPT4MB05 / OWCS3DAPT4MB10 / OWCS3DAPT4MB20|
|Native Command Queuing||up to 32 commands|
|MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)||up to 32 commands|
|Data Reliability||ECC Recovery|
240GB - 150TB total bytes written (TBW), equal to 59 GB per day for 7 years
480GB - 225TB total bytes written (TBW), equal to 89 GB per day for 7 years
1TB - 450TB total bytes written (TBW), equal to 177 GB per day for 7 years
2TB - 900TB total bytes written (TBW), equal to 353 GB per day for 7 years
|TRIM Support||OS Dependent|
|Sequential Read (Max)*||up to 3282MB/s|
|Sequential Write (Max)*||up to 2432MB/s|
|Please Note||The host computer itself must be upgraded to 10.13 before the Aura Pro X drive is installed. This operating system contains an EFI firmware update which adds host support for these drives
Unformatted drives may not show up in the 10.13 Disk Utility drive list by default. You may have to quit and relaunch the Disk Utility to find the unformatted drive.
The Aura Pro X2 is a high-performance PCIe 3.1 x4 NVMe SSD capable of performing in excess of 3000MB/s in Macs with PCIe3.0 x4 SSD slot. Performance can vary depending on many factors, including the Mac model and its drive bus specifications. Please check the compatibility section and the detailed specs for your Mac model's drive bus specifications.
Sequential read/write (max) performance numbers are based on testing with AJA System Test (4K-Full resolution, 64GB file size, 16bit RGBA codec, file per frame test) on a Mid 2015 MacBook Pro (MacBookPro11,4).
Not compatible with Apple Boot Camp on MacBookPro11,1 or MacBookAir6,1 or MacBookAir6,2.
Other DetailsMacBook Pro (15-inch Retina display Mid 2015) (May, 2015) Model ID: MacBookPro11,5 | 2.5GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina display Mid 2015) (May, 2015) Model ID: MacBookPro11,4 | 2.2GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina display Early 2015) (March, 2015) Model ID: MacBookPro12,1 | 2.7GHz, 2.9GHz, 3.1GHz
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2014) (July, 2014) Model ID: MacBookPro11,3 | 2.5GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2014) (July, 2014) Model ID: MacBookPro11,2 | 2.2GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Display 2014) (July, 2014) Model ID: MacBookPro11,1 | 2.6GHz, 2.8GHz, 3.0GHz
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2013) (October, 2013) Model ID: MacBookPro11,3 | 2.3GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2013) (October, 2013) Model ID: MacBookPro11,2 | 2.0GHz, 2.3GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Display 2013) (October, 2013) Model ID: MacBookPro11,1 | 2.4GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.9GHz
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2017) (June 2017) Model ID: MacBookAir7,2 | 1.8GHz i5, 2.2GHz i7
MacBook Air (13-inch Early 2015) (March 2015) Model ID: MacBookAir7,2 | 1.6GHz i5, 2.2GHz i7
MacBook Air (11-inch Early 2015) (March 2015) Model ID: MacBookAir7,1 | 1.6GHz i5, 2.2GHz i7
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Mac mini (Late 2014) (October, 2014) Model ID: Macmini7,1 | 1.4GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.8GHz, 3.0GHz
Not compatible with Apple Boot Camp on MacBookPro11,1 or MacBookAir6,1 or MacBookAir6,2.
iMac w/Retina 5K display (27-inch Early 2019) (March 2019) Model ID:iMac19,1 | 3.0GHz i5, 3.1GHz i5, 3.7GHz i5, 3.6GHz i9
iMac w/Retina 4K display (21.5-inch Early 2019) (March 2019) Model ID:iMac19,2 | 3.6GHz i3, 3.0GHz i5, 3.2GHz i7
iMac w/Retina 5K display (27-inch Mid 2017) (June 2017) Model ID:iMac18,3 | 3.4GHz i5, 3.5GHz i5, 3.8GHz i5, 4.2GHz i7
iMac w/Retina 4K display (21.5-inch Mid 2017) (June 2017) Model ID:iMac18,2 | 3.0GHz i5, 3.4GHz i5, 3.6GHz i7
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2017) (June 2017) Model ID:iMac18,1 | 2.3GHz i5
iMac w/Retina 5K display (27-inch Mid 2015) (May 2015) Model ID:iMac15,1 | 3.3GHz i5, 3.5GHz i5, 4.0GHz i7
iMac w/Retina 5K display (27-inch Late 2014) (October 2014) Model ID:iMac15,1 | 3.5GHz i5, 4.0GHz i7
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2014) (June 2014) Model ID:iMac14,4 | 1.4GHz i5
iMac (27-inch Late 2013) (September 2013) Model ID:iMac14,2 | 3.2GHz i5, 3.4GHz i5, 3.5GHz i7
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2013) (September 2013) Model ID:iMac14,3 | 2.9GHz i5 or 3.1GHz i7
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2013) (September 2013) Model ID:iMac14,1 | 2.7GHz i5
For above models iMac 21.5-inch needs to be configured with the Fusion Drive in order to be upgraded with this SSD
iMac w/Retina 5K display (27-inch Late 2015) (October 2015) Model ID:iMac17,1 | 3.2GHz i5, 3.3GHz i5, 4.0GHz i7
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2015) (October 2015) Model ID:iMac16,1; iMac16,2 | 1.6GHz i5, 2.8GHz i5
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2015) (October 2015) Model ID:16,1 | 1.6GHz i5, 2.8GHz i5
iMac w/ Retina 4K display (21.5-inch Late 2015) (October 2015) Model ID:iMac16,2 | 3.1GHz i5, 3.3GHz i7
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Flexx, and Marian in particular, saved me over £1000. The hard drive on my old iMAC 27" failed beyond repair. Marian also advised me to change the PCIe board as well. Marian's advice, ongoing support by email and phone as well as links to excellent step by step "How To" videos enabled me to replace both PCIe and HDD with a bigger SSD A few hundred pounds for the parts and a few hours work was money and time well spent. Much, much cheaper than a new Apple computer and much better for the planet as I can continue to use something for a few more years. Result!
Before I bought this I was considering getting a new Macbook Pro. With the expert help from Flexx's online chat service, I was able to pick this SSD, which has breathed new life into a 6 year old machine and kept it alive for a while longer - thanks!
It was my first ever attempt at upgrading computer hardware. You might find that the part needs a bit of extra physical force to get it to fit into your computer as I had slight difficulties but it works fine. I have a 15" Mid 2014 Retina display Macbook.
My SSD packed up and having had the problem diagnosed for me, I spoke directly to Flexx whom not only helped me understand what part I needed, but took me through some of the issues that I may face with its installation. Part worked perfectly and I would recommend Flexx to anyone now.
If you want the extra room to fit the latest operating system on your still youthful 120 gb hard drive MacBook Pro this is the one to go for. Straightforward instruction to follow though internal layout slightly different from video instructions. Works a dream now. Quick delivery.
Brilliant transaction! Great product! Great communication! Speedy delivery! Can’t fault! A++++
This product was well packaged and the supporting information for installation via youtube was very clear. Making sure that your mac is up to date is absolutely essential for success. This includes making sure that the bios update has been successful (lesson check beforehand!) Performance increase through disk benchmarking software shows a massive leap in performance. This does not translate in to a noticeable real world difference - my macbook still powers up in roughly the same time and it doesn't appear to be any nippier. Transformational though is the massive increase in disk size from my original 128GB. For a massive hike in internal drive space this is really your only cheap and viable option. Great value for money and means my macbook can go on for a few more years yet.