1.0TB Aura Pro 6G Solid-State Drive and Envoy Storage Solution
for 2012 Macbook Air
Upgrade Kit with Drive, Install Tools, + Envoy Pro for Easy Data Transfer/Original Drive Reuse
Designed for Mac
Once again, OWC provides Mac users an upgrade path that delivers phenomenal performance, functionality, and reliability! Whether it's for the base 11" model only offering a 64GB SSD or the base 13" model offering just a 128GB SSD, installing an Aura Pro 6G SSD is the best enhancement for the 2012 MacBook Air. Just like other OWC upgrades, we include a free 'how-to' video to make this an easy and money-saving DIY upgrade.
More Speed, More Capacity for MacBook Air
OWC Aura Pro SSDs provide a noticeable increase in performance over the factory SSDs for all MacBook Air models:
Increase capacity up to 16x the 11-inch base model
Increase capacity up to 8x the 13-inch base model
Get write speeds up to 495MB/s, 27% faster than factory original*
Get read speeds up to 530MB/s, 9.5% faster than factory original*
Better by Design
OWC redesigned its 3rd generation of OWC Aura Pro 6G SSDs with premium 3D NAND Flash and the latest controller technology to operate cooler and consume less power, resulting in improved battery life for your MacBook Air. OWC SSDs are engineered to be the best for Mac, undergoing a rigorous multi-stage lab testing process to deliver absolute reliability at maximum performance long into the future.
Global wear leveling algorithm automatically distributes data evenly and manages program/erase count, maximizing SSD lifespan
Data refresh technology ensures data integrity, gradually refreshing data across the SSD over time
ECC protection combines LDPC hard and soft decoding with advanced algorithm to detect and correct errors throughout the entire SSD data path
Advanced security protocols support AES 128/256-bit full-drive encryption
Everything You Need, Ready for Installation
Re-use the factory SSD via the OWC Envoy as an external storage solution.
Take your data with you — Small enough to keep in a pocket or laptop case!
Easily add additional laptop storage with no AC adapter required.
OWC Envoy - The Perfect Companion Storage Solution for your MacBook Air
Get the ultimate combination of elegance and functionality in a sleek, portable external storage solution designed to complement the MacBook Air - in both appearance and performance. Its super-speed USB 3.0 interface is capable of speeds up to 500MB/s to ensure your workflow moves as fast as you do and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. Its bus-powered design means no AC power adapter is required making it an ideal portable plug-and-play solution — just plug into the USB port on your computer and the OWC Envoy is ready to go.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The OWC Envoy enclosure has been specifically designed for use ONLY with the factory SSD found installed in Apple MacBook Air 2012 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. To transfer data from the Apple SSD in the Envoy to the Aura SSD in the computer, please see the (OWC Guide: OS X & Data Transfer Instructions)
*Based on sequential speed testing of original stock 256GB SSD in a 2012 MBA i7 2.0GHz by Bare Feats. Sequential write speeds of 388MB/s, read speeds of 484MB/s.
970GB useable capacity Total Flash Memory Components - 1000GB 30GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
Triple-Level Cell (TLC) 3D NAND Flash
Silicon Motion SM2258
Native Command Queuing
up to 32 commands
Manufacturer Model Number
Unformatted (Instructions on formatting here)
10g (0.022 lbs.)
ATA security feature command set and password login support
Nonrecoverable Read Errors
Less than 1 sector per 1015bits read
300TBW (Terabytes Written)
Average Access Time
Sustained Reads (up to)
Sustained Writes (up to)
Random 4K Read
Up to 80,000 IOPS
Random 4K Write
Up to 72,000 IOPS
less than 0.1ms
less than 0.1ms
32°F to 158°F
0°C to 70°C
5% to 95%
-40°F to 185°F
-40°C to 85°C
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.
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.
Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability rates.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n S3DAP2A6KT01 UPC#: 810586031875
OWC Envoy Specifications:
High-performance ASMedia 1053e chipset
USB 3.0 interface Backwards compatible
USB 3.0 interface (Micro-B port)
Max Data Transfer Rate
One USB 3.0 (Micro-B) port, up to 500MB/s
Integrated power/activity LED light
Non-skid rubber feet for secure placement on any surface
Durable painted aluminum body complements Mac aluminum finish
Macintosh: Mac OS 8.6 or later and an available and supported USB 3.0 port.
PC: Windows 98SE or later and an available and supported USB 3.0 port.
Linux: Linux OS versions and an available and supported USB 3.0 port.
Silent, fanless operation
UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) Compliant
Bus-powered via USB port (no AC adapter required)
Compatible with the Flash SSD module used in 2012 11.1" and 13.3" MacBook Air models.
External Case Dimensions
1.79 in (W) x 5.9 in (D) x tapered 0.279 in to 0.466 in (H)
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.
View more information about the 1 Year OWC Brand Standard Limited Warranty
IMPORTANT NOTE: The OWC Envoy enclosure has been specifically designed for use ONLY with the factory SSD found installed in Apple MacBook Air 2012 model. 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. To transfer data from the Apple SSD in the Envoy to the Aura SSD in the computer, please visit this link (http://eshop.macsales.com/tech_center/format2011/)
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