OWC 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.
High-Performance Internal Flash Storage Upgrade
Designed for Mac
Once again, OWC provides Mac users an upgrade path that delivers phenomenal performance, functionality, and reliability! Whether it's for the base 11" model only offering a 64GB SSD or the base 13" model offering just a 128GB SSD, installing an Aura Pro 6G SSD is the best enhancement for the 2012 MacBook Air. 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 Air models:
- Increase capacity up to 16x the 11-inch base model
- Increase capacity up to 8x the 13-inch base model
- Get write speeds up to 495MB/s, 27% faster than factory original*
- Get read speeds up to 530MB/s, 9.5% 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 Air. 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 leveling 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 algorithm 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 256GB SSD in a 2012 MBA i7 2.0GHz by Bare Feats. Sequential write speeds of 388MB/s, read speeds of 484MB/s
What is in the box
- 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
|Available in Capacity||250GB / 500GB / 1TB|
|Manufacturer part number||
250GB - OWCS3DAP2A6K250
500GB - OWCS3DAP2A6K500
1TB - OWCS3DAP2A6KT01
|NAND||Triple-Level Cell (TLC) 3D NAND Flash|
|Controller||Silicon Motion SM2258|
Native Command Queuing
up to 32 commands
|Security||ATA security feature command set and password login support|
Nonrecoverable Read Errors
|Less than 1 sector per 1015 bits read|
250GB - 75TB total bytes written (TBW), equal to 30 GB per day for 7 years
500GB - 150TB total bytes written (TBW), equal to 59 GB per day for 7 years
1TB - 300TB total bytes written (TBW), equal to 118 GB per day for 7 years
|Sustained Reads (up to)||530MB/s|
|Sustained Writes (up to)||495MB/s|
|Random 4K Read||Up to 60,000 IOPS|
|Random 4K Write||Up to 74,000 IOPS|
|Environmental (Operating)||Temperature (°F) 32°F to 158°F
Temperature (°C) 0°C to 70°C
Relative Humidity 5% to 95%
|Environmental (Non-Operating)||Temperature (°F) -40°F to 185°F
Temperature (°C) -40°C to 85°C
|Acoustics||Idle (Typical) 0.0 bels
Seek (Typical) 0.0 bels
|Notes||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.
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Easy to instal into a MacBookAir. Works perfectly and with supplied enclosure allows me to continue using the old one as an external drive. Great product.
I have zero skill when it comes to fixing computers but this was easy to install with the help of the video.