Aura Pro 6G 240GB SSD for 2010-2011 MacBook Air


OWC's Aura Pro SSD provides up to nearly 8x the capacity over factory SSDs while offering Faster Performance vs. Factory Options.

Get 3Gbps speeds with 2010 MacBook Air


* More SPEED get up to 275MB/s...68% faster than factory.*

* More STORAGE get up to nearly 8x more capacity!**

* More OPTIONS choose from 120GB, 240GB or 480GB models.


Get 6Gbps speeds with 2011 MacBook Air


* More SPEED get up to 507MB/s...3x faster than factory.***

* More STORAGE get STORAGE up to nearly 8x more capacity!**

* More OPTIONS choose from 120GB, 240GB or 480GB models.


The Aura Pro SSD line features industry leading SandForceÆ DuraClass!" Technologies:


* DuraWrite!" extends the endurance of your Solid State Drive (SSD).

* Intelligent Block Management & Wear Leveling automatically distributes data evenly across the entire SSD.

* Intelligent Read Disturb Management spreads the active read/write across the flash components eliminating data corruption caused by constant use.

* Intelligent "Recycling" for advanced free space management gradually re-writes data across the SSD over time to ensure data never gets corrupted.

* RAISE!" (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) protects the data on your drive similar to having a RAID setup.

* Best-in-Class ECC Protection for longest data retention and drive life.


Once again, OWC provides Mac users an upgrade path that delivers higher performance, functionality, and reliability! Whether you own or are considering a 2010 or 2011 base model 11 3 MacBook Air with a 64GB Solid State Drive or the top of the line 13 3 model with a 256GB SSD, OWC's Aura Pro SSD offers higher speed than the factory SSD. Get up to 275MB/s speeds and up to 8X more storage capacity than factory options with your 2010 MacBook. And get up to 507MB/s speeds and up to 8x more storage capacity than factory options with your 2011 MacBook Air!


And unlike the factory pre-configured models with no other SSD choices offered. Now thanks to OWC and the Aura Pro SSD line, you can buy the MacBook Air you want today and enjoy the flexibility of upgrading for higher performance when you need it.

Better by Design

"Mean Time To Failure" - We all know that nothing lasts forever. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't get the most out of your investment. OWC SSD with DuraWrite!" Technology, optimizes writes to the flash memory over conventional controllers increasing the overall endurance and reliability of the complete SSD. Highly intelligent block management and wear leveling also extends the overall endurance. With this technology, even MLC-based SSDs can operate for years in demanding use applications without daily write restrictions. This adds up to a MTTF that is higher than most enterprise class hard drives and SSDs on the market today.


Additionally, as there are no volatile memory elements in this storage device, the need for cache is completely negated. The drive is just that fast from the get-go!

High Performance Internal Storage

Replace your conventional hard drive with a reliable solid state drive. Unlike traditional hard disk drives, OWC solid-state drives have no moving parts, resulting in a quiet, cool, highly rugged storage solution that also offers faster system responsiveness.


*According to a benchmark test by See benchmark tab for more details.

**OWC SSD Maximum total flash capacity 512GB before 7% overprovisioning with 480GB actual usable capacity compared to Apple 64GB Flash option for 11.1" model.

***Random 4K write data rates of 57.56 for OWC SSD vs 18.49 for Apple factory stock SSD.


Note: The Aura Pro 6G SSD achieves 6G speeds with compatible 2011 MacBooks and 3G speeds with 2010 MacBooks.





MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2011)

(July, 2011)

Model ID: MacBookAir4,2

1.7GHz, 1.8GHz


MacBook Air (13-inch Late 2010)

(October, 2010)

Model ID: MacBookAir3,2

1.86GHz, 2.13GHz


MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2011)

(July, 2011)

Model ID: MacBookAir4,1

1.6GHz, 1.8GHz



MacBook Air (11-inch Late 2010)

(October, 2010)

Model ID: MacBookAir3,1

1.4GHz, 1.6GHz



MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2012) (June, 2012) Model ID: MacBookAir5,2

1.8GHz, 2.0GHz



MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2012) (June, 2012) Model ID: MacBookAir5,1

1.7GHz, 2.0GHz




480GB Aura!" Pro Specifications:



480GB useable capacity

Total Flash Memory Components - 512GB

32GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction

Formatted Capacity2



Tier 1 3X-nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash Memory


SandForce Processor with full SF2200 Series 7% Over Provisioning firmware set.

For the latest firmware update click here.

SMART Attributes


RAID Support


Manufacturer Model Number


RoHS Compliant



Unformatted (Instructions on formatting here)


MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)4


Data Reliability

ECC Recovery: Up to 24 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector


Chip Based Data Encryption: 128-bit AES-compliant

TRIM Support


Nonrecoverable Read Errors

Less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read


Sequential Read

6Gb/s (up to)


Sequential Write

6Gb/s (up to)


Sequential Read

3Gb/s (up to)


Sequential Write

3Gb/s (up to)


Random 4K Read5

Up to 50,000 IOPS

Random 4K Write5

Up to 50,000 IOPS

Read Latency

less than 0.1ms

Write Latency

less than 0.1ms


Read Power

2.2 Watts

Write Power

2.5 Watts

Idle Power

0.09 Watts

Power Nap compatible

Environmental (Operating)

Temperature (∞F)

32∞F to 158∞F

Temperature (∞C)

0∞C to 70∞C

Environmental (Non-Operating)

Temperature (∞F)

-67∞F to 302∞F

Temperature (∞C)

-55∞C to 150∞C


Idle (Typical)

0.0 bels

Seek (Typical)

0.0 bels


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 "H 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.

4. Based on SandForce processor operation.

5. Specifications provided by SandForce.