OWC Aura Pro 6G SSD for MacBook Pro Retina Display Mid 2012-Early 2013

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OWC Aura Pro 6Gb/s internal flash Solid-State Drive - SSD for MacBook Pro with Retina Display 2012 - Early 2013

Improved performance and lower power consumption for longer battery life.

Up to 26% faster than the factory SSD*
Up to 530MB/s
OWC Free Install Videos make it easy to upgrade!
5-Year OWC SSD Limited Warranty

Designed for Mac
Once again, OWC provides Mac users an upgrade path that delivers phenomenal performance, functionality, and reliability! Whether it is for the base 13" model only offering a 128GB SSD or the base 15" model offering just a 256GB SSD, installing an Aura Pro 6G SSD is the best enhancement for the MacBook Pro with Retina display. Just like other OWC upgrades, we include a free 'how-to' video to make this an easy and money-saving DIY upgrade.

More Speed, More Capacity for MacBook Air
OWC Aura Pro SSDs provide a noticeable increase in performance over the factory SSDs for all MacBook Pro with Retina display models:

  • Increase capacity up to 16x the 13-inch base models
  • Increase capacity up to 8x the 15-inch base models
  • Get write speeds up to 500MB/s, 26% faster than factory original*
  • Get read speeds up to 530MB/s, 8.6% faster than factory original*

Better by Design
OWC redesigned its 3rd generation of OWC Aura Pro 6G SSDs with premium 3D NAND Flash and the latest controller technology to operate cooler and consume less power, resulting in improved battery life for your MacBook Pro. OWC SSDs are engineered to be the best for Mac, undergoing a rigorous multi-stage lab testing process to deliver absolute reliability at maximum performance long into the future.

  • SLC caching algorithm accelerates burst performance
  • Global wear levelling algorithm automatically distributes data evenly and manages program/erase count, maximizing SSD lifespan
  • Data refresh technology ensures data integrity, gradually refreshing data across the SSD over time
  • ECC protection combines LDPC hard and soft decoding with advanced algorithms to detect and correct errors throughout the entire SSD data path
  • Advanced security protocols support AES 128/256-bit full-drive encryption

*Based on sequential speed testing of original stock 512GB SSD tested by Bare Feats. Sequential write speeds of 395MB/s, read speeds of 488MB/s.

(1) OWC Aura Pro 6G SSD
5-Year OWC Limited Warranty

Form Factor Custom Blade - Apple specific 
Interface SATA 6Gb/s
Capacity 250GB/ 500GB/ 1TB/ 2TB
Manufacturer part number OWCS3DAP12R250/ OWCS3DAP12R500/ OWCS3DAP12RT01/ OWCS3DAP12RT02
NAND Triple-Level Cell (TLC) 3D NAND Flash
Controller Silicon Motion SM2258 with 7% Over Provisioning
SMART Attributes Standard
Native Command Queuing Yes
RAID Support No
RoHS Compliant Yes
Format Unformatted
Sequential Reads (up to) 530MB/s
Sequential Writes (up to) 494MB/s
Random 4K Read Up to 60,000 IOPS
Random 4K Write Up to 74,000 IOPS
Read Latency less than 0.1ms
Write Latency less than 0.1ms
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) 1,500,000 hours
Endurance 75TB total bytes written (TBW)
Data Reliability ECC Recovery
Security ATA security feature command set and password login support
TRIM Support OS Dependent
Nonrecoverable Read Errors Less than 1 sector per 1015 bits read
Write Power 2.1 Watts
Read Power 2.1 Watts
Idle Power 0.1 Watts
Shock 1500G / 0.5ms
Temperature (°F) / (°C) 32°F to 158°F / 0°C to 70°C
Relative Humidity (non-condensing) 5% to 95%

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.

5-Year OWC SSD Limited Warranty


MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2013) (January 2013) Model ID: MacBookPro10,1 | 2.4GHz, 2.7GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Display 2013) (January, 2013) Model ID: MacBookPro10,2 | 2.5GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.9GHz, 3.0GHz
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2012) (June, 2012) Model ID: MacBookPro10,1 | 2.3GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.7GHz
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Display 2012-2013) (October, 2012) Model ID: MacBookPro10,2 | 2.5GHz, 2.9GHz

Not for use with Late 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display with model ID: MacBookPro11,x


  • 5


    Posted by Trevor John Merrilees on 23rd Jan 2020

    Just perfect! This has given new life in terms of additional storage to my late 2012 mac book pro. Would highly recommend!

  • 5

    MacBook Pro Retina Mid 2012 Upgrade

    Posted by Jonathan Sibbles on 20th Sep 2019

    Absolutely brilliant from ordering to receiving the 500gb SSD . Improved my MacBook Pro performance! Just wish I had ordered the 1TB type now !! Oh well will have to save up again