Aura Pro X2 1.0TB NVMe SSD Upgrade Solution For select 27" and 21.5" iMac models (Late 2013 - Current)
Complete Upgrade Kit with Tools & Adhesive
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 3230MB/s and write speeds of 2445MB/s, the 1.0TB 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.
Note: Aura Pro X2 SSDs can only be installed in 21.5-inch iMac models that came with a factory-installed SSD or Fusion drive. Hard Drive (HDD) only machines can be upgraded with a OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD or OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSD.
NOT COMPATIBLE iMac w/Retina 5K display (27-inch Late 2015)
Model ID: iMac17,1
3.2GHz i5, 3.3GHz i5, 4.0GHz i7
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2015)
1.6GHz i5, 2.8GHz i5
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2015)
Model ID: iMac16,1 or iMac16,2
1.6GHz i5, 2.8GHz i5, 3.1GHz i5, 3.3GHz i7
iMac w/ Retina 4K display (21.5-inch Late 2015)
3.1GHz i5, 3.3GHz i7
1.0TB Aura Pro X2 SSD Specifications:
Silicon Motion SM2262EN Series Processor with 7% over-provisioning
3D TLC Synchronous NAND Flash
PCIe 3.1 x4, NVMe 1.3
1.0TB useable capacity Total Flash Memory Components: 1024GB 64 GB Allocated to real-time data redundancy and error correction
Native Command Queuing
up to 32 commands
Manufacturer Model Number
macOS 10.13 High Sierra or later
Must upgrade to macOS 10.13 or later, prior to installation
Unformatted (Instructions on formatting here)
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
450TB total bytes written (TBW), equal to 177 GB per day for 7 years
Average Access Time
Sequential Read (Max)
up to 3230MB/s
Sequential Write (Max)
up to 2445MB/s
1500G / 1.0ms
Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
5% to 95%
32°F to 158°F
0°C to 70°C
-304.8 m to 3,048.0 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000 ft)
5% to 95% non-condensing
1500G / 0.5ms
-40°F to 185°F
-40°C to 85°C
-304.8 m to 12,192.0 m (-1,000 ft to 40,000 ft)
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 (max) performance numbers are based on testing with AJA System Test (4K-Full resolution, 64GB file size, 16bit RGBA codec, single file test) on a 2019 iMac 27" Retina 5K (iMac19,1).
Sequential write (max) performance numbers are based on testing with AJA System Test (4K-Full resolution, 64GB file size, 16bit RGBA codec, single file test) on a 2017 iMac 21.5" Retina 4K (iMac18,2).
Not compatible with Apple Boot Camp on late 2014 and later iMac models (15,1; 16,1; 16,2; 17,1; 18,1; 18,2; 18,3; 19,1; 19,2 model IDs)
When upgrading from an AHCI SSD used in some older Mac models (2013-2014), you may observe a slight increase in boot times. Read the Knowledge Base article to learn more.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n S3DAPT4MA10K UPC#: 810586032155
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