OWC Aura Pro X2 PCIe NVMe SSD Upgrade Solution with tools for select 27 and 21.5-inch iMac models Late 2013 to 2019
High-performance NVMe flash solution, including tools, display tape, & installation components.
- High performance for high demands
- Read speeds up to 2979MB/s
- Write speeds up to 1219MB/s
- Consumes less power and runs cooler
- Designed for macOS 10.13 and beyond
- NVMe – PCIe 3.1 x4
- 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: iMac15,1 Late 2014/ iMac18,2/ iMac18,3/ iMac19,1/ iMac19,2.
Your Mac. More Space. X2 as Fast.
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.
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 2979MB/s and write speeds of 1219MB/s, the 240GB 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.
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.
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.
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.
No Hassles or Hacks Compatibility
Aura Pro X2 PCIe-based flash storage upgrades are precisely engineered for your Mac, 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.
7% Over Provisioning
OWC SSDs perform maintenance tasks in the background that optimize the health, performance, and endurance of your flash drive. These jobs take advantage of available, unwritten areas on the SSD. Aura Pro X2 PCIe-based flash storage reserves 7% of the overall capacity as free space. Always. With this allocated free space, Aura SSDs can perform these normal maintenance tasks making your drive more stable, dependable, and ultimately a safer place to store your data.
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.
(1) Aura Pro X2 SSD
(2) OWC 2-1/4" Suction Cup Blue
(1) OWC Torx T10S Driver
(1) OWC Torx T8S Driver
(1) OWC Torx T5 Driver
(1) OWC Phillips PH00 Driver
(1) OWC Torx T25 Hex Key
(1) NewerTech Pry Tool
(1) OWC iMac Cutting Wheel for Display
(1) OWC Blue Microfiber Screen Cleaning Wipe
(1) Apple iMac A1418 21.5" Display Tape Set
(1) Apple iMac A1419 27" Display Tape Set
|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 (SSD)||OWCS3DAPT4MB02 / OWCS3DAPT4MB05 / OWCS3DAPT4MB10 / OWCS3DAPT4MB20|
|Manufacturer part numbers (kits)||OWCS3DAPT4MA02K/ OWCS3DAPT4MA05K/ OWCS3DAPT4MA10K/ OWCS3DAPT4MA20K|
|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 DetailsiMac 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