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. Most Mac laptops include small 128GB or 256GB stock flash SSDs that can fill up quickly with your photos, projects, apps, and email. Aura SSDs are available in 480GB and 1TB capacities, delivering up to eight times the capacity of your Mac’s stock flash drive. Upgrading with an Aura SSD gives you the freedom to do more with your Mac. 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.
- 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
- 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
- Aura SSDs can perform these normal maintenance tasks making your drive more stable, dependable, and ultimately a safer place to store your data