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OWC 480GB Aura SSD Upgrade Kit - OWCSSDAB2MB05K

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OWC 480GB Aura SSD Upgrade Kit - OWCSSDAB2MB05K


  • 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. 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


240GB Aura SSD

  • General
    • Flash Controller: Silicon Motion 2246XT
    • RAID Controller: Marvell 9230
    • Capacity: 480GB useable capacity Total Flash Memory Components – 512GB 32GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
    • Formatted Capacity: 447GB
    • SMART Attributes: Not Supported
    • Native Command Queuing: Up to 32 commands
    • Manufacturer Model Number: SSDAB2MB05
    • RoHS Compliant: Yes
    • Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
  • Reliability
    • Security: Chip Based Data Encryption: 128-bit AES-compliant
    • TRIM Support: Not Supported
  • Performance
    • Sustained Reads (up to): 763MB/s
    • Sustained Writes (up to): 446MB/s
    • Read Incompressible Data Rate (up to): 754MB/s
    • Write Incompressible Data Rate (up to): 425MB/s
  • Environmental (Operating)
    • Temperature (°F): 32°F to 158°F
    • Temperature (°C): 0°C to 70°C
  • 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


  • Software Requirements
    • OS
      • OS X 10.3 or later
      • Windows XP or later
      • Linux OS with support for USB 3.0
    • Driver
      • Driver not required
  • Hardware Requirements: Mac or PC featuring USB 3.0 interface
  • Bootability: Any Mac that supports booting via USB
  • Interface (Chipset): (1) USB 3.0 Micro-B (PLX USB 3380)
  • Performance
    • Up to 500 MB/s Read and Write
    • Note(s)
      • Speeds will vary based on drives used, setup, and other factors
  • Power
    • Operation
      • Bus-powered via USB port
    • Note(s)
      • Requires USB 3.0 standard powered port. USB 2.0 use not supported or recommended
  • Environment
    • Environmental (Operating)
      • Dependent on mechanism installed
    • Environmental (Non-Operating)
      • Dependent on mechanism installed

What's In The Box:

  • OWC Aura (2013+ MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models)
  • 18" USB 3.0 Micro-B to Standard-A cable
  • Torx T5 driver
  • Pentalobe P5 driver
  • OWC Envoy Pro enclosure for Apple Original SSD
  • Envoy Pro Assembly Manual & User Guide

Approximate Dimensions:

  • 480GB Aura SSD
    • Height: 0.1"
    • Width: 0.9"
    • Depth: 3.4"
  • Envoy
    • Height: 0.4"
    • Width: 2.1"
    • Depth: 4.5"

Approximate Weight:

  • 480GB Aura SSD: 0.7 oz
  • Envoy: 3.4 oz
  • Shipping: 1 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 3 Year Limited Warranty


  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
  4. OWC Dual Boot Enabler for Apple Boot Camp required for use with Boot Camp utility
  5. Important Note: The OWC Envoy enclosure has been specifically designed for use ONLY with the factory SSD found installed in Apple MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina display mid-2013 and later models. Do NOT attempt to install or use the OWC Aura SSD in the Envoy as you can damage the Aura drive, the Envoy enclosure or both and such damage is not covered under warranty
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Key Features
480GB Useable Capacity/ Silicon Motion 2246XT Flash Controller/ Marvell 9230 RAID Controller/ RoHS Compliant/ Up To 763MB/s Sustained Reads/ Up To 446MB/s Sustained Writes/ Upgrade Kit With Drive, Install Tools, + Envoy Pro/ Compatible With Mid-2013 And Later MacBook Air And MacBook Pro With Retina Display/ Silver Finish
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