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OWC Aura SSDAB2MB05 480GB Internal Solid State Drive
Part number: OWCSSDAB2MB05K
OWC Aura SSDAB2MB05 480GB Internal Solid State Drive - PCI Express - 128-bit Encryption Standard
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    General Information
    Manufacturer
    Other World Computing
    Manufacturer Part Number
    OWCSSDAB2MB05K
    Manufacturer Website
    http://www.macsales.com
    Manufacturer Website Address
    Brand Name
    OWC
    Product Line
    Aura
    Product Model
    SSDAB2MB05
    Product Name
    480GB Aura SSD
    Marketing Information

    New Possibilities

    For the first time, upgrade the PCIe-based flash SSD in your mid-2013 or later MacBook Pro with Retina display or MacBook Air with up to eight times the original capacity. Available in 480GB and 1TB capacities, the new Aura SSD continues OWC's dedication to giving you more from your Mac.

    The Ultimate Storage Upgrade

    Replacing the PCIe-based flash drive in your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro with Retina display is as simple as removing a few screws with the compact Torx T5 and Pentalobe P5 drivers included with your upgrade kit. Our free comprehensive video installation guides mean an OWC expert is with you every step of the way.

    Your Mac's Flash Drive, Reimagined

    Your upgrade should be a seamless experience. That's why Aura SSD upgrade kits come with Envoy Pro, the beautifully designed, high-performance SSD enclosure to reimagine your Mac's factory PCIe-based flash drive. When you remove your original flash SSD, it fits perfectly into Envoy Pro so you can transfer all of your data to the new Aura inside your laptop. Once the file transfer is complete, enjoy using your Mac's factory-installed flash SSD as a fast USB external drive with transfer speeds up to 355MB/s.

    No Hassles or Hacks

    Aura 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 eight times the capacity of the factory-installed drive.

    Quality in Every Bit

    Aura SSDs are designed from the ground up for reliable performance and complete compatibility with your Mac. It begins with choosing the highest-quality components, and then engineering a perfect-fit solution that simply works with your computer.

    Tier-1 Flash - Aura SSDs use only top-rated flash for superior performance and dependability.

    Superior Error Correction - Aura SSDs provide three levels of error correction for improved reliability and RAID-like protection for your data.

    Cell-Level Data Refresh - Aura's SSD controller monitors data blocks and maintains correct charge at the cell level, improving the integrity of your data, and extending the life of your 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 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.

    Experience the OWC Difference

    Aura SSDs for Mid-2013 and Later Macs are proudly designed in Austin, TX, and are backed by a 3-year limited warranty as well as a lifetime of free, award-winning USA-based support.

    Product Type
    Solid State Drive
    Additional Product Specifications
    Full Product Specifications
    Technical Information
    Storage Capacity
    480 GB
    Encryption Standard
    128-bit
    Interfaces/Ports
    Drive Interface
    PCI Express
    Physical Characteristics
    Drive Type
    Internal
    Height
    0.1"
    0.1" (3.7 mm)
    0.1"
    0.1" (3.7 mm)
    Width
    0.9"
    0.9" (24 mm)
    0.9"
    0.9" (24 mm)
    Depth
    3.5"
    3.5" (89 mm)
    3.5"
    3.5" (89 mm)
    Weight (Approximate)
    0.74 oz
    21 g
    0.74 oz
    21 g
    Miscellaneous
    Compatibility
    • MacBook Pro
    • MacBook Air
    Device Support
    MacBook
    Device Supported
    Warranty
    Standard Warranty
    3 Year
    Limited Warranty
    Additional Product Specifications
    Full Product Specifications
    General Information
    Manufacturer
    Other World Computing
    Manufacturer Part Number
    OWCSSDAB2MB05K
    Manufacturer Website Address
    http://www.macsales.com
    Brand Name
    OWC
    Product Line
    Aura
    Product Model
    SSDAB2MB05
    Product Name
    480GB Aura SSD
    Marketing Information

    New Possibilities

    For the first time, upgrade the PCIe-based flash SSD in your mid-2013 or later MacBook Pro with Retina display or MacBook Air with up to eight times the original capacity. Available in 480GB and 1TB capacities, the new Aura SSD continues OWC's dedication to giving you more from your Mac.

    The Ultimate Storage Upgrade

    Replacing the PCIe-based flash drive in your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro with Retina display is as simple as removing a few screws with the compact Torx T5 and Pentalobe P5 drivers included with your upgrade kit. Our free comprehensive video installation guides mean an OWC expert is with you every step of the way.

    Your Mac's Flash Drive, Reimagined

    Your upgrade should be a seamless experience. That's why Aura SSD upgrade kits come with Envoy Pro, the beautifully designed, high-performance SSD enclosure to reimagine your Mac's factory PCIe-based flash drive. When you remove your original flash SSD, it fits perfectly into Envoy Pro so you can transfer all of your data to the new Aura inside your laptop. Once the file transfer is complete, enjoy using your Mac's factory-installed flash SSD as a fast USB external drive with transfer speeds up to 355MB/s.

    No Hassles or Hacks

    Aura 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 eight times the capacity of the factory-installed drive.

    Quality in Every Bit

    Aura SSDs are designed from the ground up for reliable performance and complete compatibility with your Mac. It begins with choosing the highest-quality components, and then engineering a perfect-fit solution that simply works with your computer.

    Tier-1 Flash - Aura SSDs use only top-rated flash for superior performance and dependability.

    Superior Error Correction - Aura SSDs provide three levels of error correction for improved reliability and RAID-like protection for your data.

    Cell-Level Data Refresh - Aura's SSD controller monitors data blocks and maintains correct charge at the cell level, improving the integrity of your data, and extending the life of your 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 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.

    Experience the OWC Difference

    Aura SSDs for Mid-2013 and Later Macs are proudly designed in Austin, TX, and are backed by a 3-year limited warranty as well as a lifetime of free, award-winning USA-based support.

    Product Type
    Solid State Drive
    Technical Information
    Storage Capacity
    480 GB
    Encryption Standard
    128-bit
    Warranty
    Limited Warranty
    3 Year
    Interfaces/Ports
    Drive Interface
    PCI Express
    Physical Characteristics
    Drive Type
    Internal
    Height
    0.1"
    Width
    0.9"
    Depth
    3.5"
    Weight (Approximate)
    0.74 oz
    Miscellaneous
    Compatibility
    • MacBook Pro
    • MacBook Air
    Device Supported
    MacBook
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