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1.0TB OWC Aura 6G Solid-State Drive Kit for 2012 - Early 2013 iMac Models - With tools

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1.0TB Aura 6G Solid State Drive With complete DIY toolkit - 3 Years Warranty.

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1.0TB Aura 6G Solid State Drive With complete DIY toolkit

for iMac (late 2012)
More Capacity, More Speed, More Performance
  • Add a high-performance OWC Aura 6G SSD to your iMac
  • Increase capacity and speed. Up to 1TB of 6G SSD performance
  • 3-year OWC SSD warranty
  • Backed by free DIY install videos and expert support

Upgrading your iMac with an OWC SSD is the performance pathway to a total system boost with Aura 6G for iMac. OWC provides Mac users with a complete upgrade solution that delivers higher performance and reliability. Create an ultra-fast SSD boot drive, add up to 1TB of extra capacity and get the most from your Mac. Aura SSDs are custom engineered for iMac, and add the flexibility to expand capabilities far beyond factory limitations.
Industry leading controller technologies deliver outstanding performance and reliability.
  • Aggressive data management keeps drives working at full potential even when full.
  • Hardware error correction yields superior data retention and drive health
  • Gold-standard compression and even data distribution maximizes write performance and drive endurance.
A True DIY upgrade
A comprehensive set of tools, with everything you need to install the Aura SSD, brings a complete diy upgrade within your reach. Includes drivers, screws, glass removal suction cups, and screen adhesive so you can get the job done yourself.
Better by Design
Aura 6G SSD for iMac is designed and built with premium tier-1 NAND flash and backed by a 3-year warranty. OWC SSDs are engineered to be the best for Mac, undergoing a rigorous 7- stage lab testing process to deliver absolute reliability at maximum performance long into the future.
Please note, that before attempting to perform this installation, it is recommended you watch the associated instructional video in its entirety to determine your ability to perform this complex procedure. Macfixit Australia assumes no responsibility for damage that may occur during the install.


Aura 6G Solid State Drive includes
  • 1.0TB Aura 6G SSD for iMac (late 2012)
  • Torx T25 driver
  • Torx T10S Driver
  • Torx T8S Driver
  • Torx T6S Driver
  • PH1 Screwdriver
  • Nylon Pry Tool
  • Torx SSD mounting screw
  • OWC pick (for screen separation)
  • Adhesive strips (for screen re-attachment)
  • 2 suction cups for the outer glass removal
  • OWC Microfiber wipe






The OWC Aura™ SSD is compatible with...Click here to find your Mac's model ID
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Late 2012)
(October 2012)
Model ID: iMac13,2
2.9GHz, 3.2GHz, 3.4GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2012)
(October 2012)
Model ID: iMac13,1
2.9GHz, 3.1GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2012)
(October 2012)
Model ID: iMac13,1

1.0TB Aura™ SSD 6G Specifications:


Useable: 960GB
Formatted: 894GB
Silicon Motion SM2246EN Processor
NAND Flash Components
Tier 1 Asynchronous MLC NAND Flash Storage
iMac 2012
Peak Data Rate: 560MB/s Read and 460MB/s Write
I/O Per Second (IOPS)
Random 4KB: Up to 74,000 IOPS
7% Over Provisioning
ECC Recovery: Up to 66 bytes correctable per 1024-byte sector
Nonrecoverable Read Errors: Less than 1 sector per 1016bits read
Chip Based Data Encryption: 256-bit AES-compliant
TRIM Support
OS Dependent
SMART attributes
Read: less than 0.1 ms
Write: less than 0.1 ms

Operating Environment

Environmental (Operating)
Temperature (°F) 32° to 158°
Temperature (°C) 0° to 70°
Environmental (Non-Operating)
Temperature (°F) -40° to 185°
Temperature (°C) -40° to 85°


3 Year OWC/Macfixit Australia Replacement SSD Limited Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use, but should the need occur - OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. OWC's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. OWC solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.

  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. Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n SSDIM12Y960 UPC#: 812437021875

Additional Information

Capacity No
Type No
Interface No
Form Factor No
Suitable for iMac
Model Identifier iMac13,1, iMac13,2
Manufacturer OWC
Manufacturer P/N SSDIM12Y960
UPC 812437021875
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