Aura N2 1.0TB Solid-State Drive for select 2013 and later Macs
NVMe Flash Storage Upgrade Designed for Select 2013 and Later MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Models
Space to play. Speeds to run.
Get Back in the Game
After years of good, hard work, storage on your Mac is getting tight and load times and data transfers lag. You've invested years of gear, programs and customizations and it's not the time to switch. Upgrade with OWC Aura® N to make your Mac fast and more spacious than ever — for a fraction of the cost of a new model — and keep everything else just the way you like it.
Stretch Out and Run
Aura N2 expands your Mac with up to 1TB of storage space, so you can add to your media, games, and apps without picking favorites. It's advanced NVMe technology revives read speeds up to 2382MB/s write speeds up to 1732MB/s, giving your Mac the power to run like new again.
Sprints and Marathons
Aura N2 combines speed and stamina to prepare your Mac for the short race and the long haul. Engineered with advanced SLC caching, this SSD provides incredible burst performance for a faster and more responsive experience. Plus, the extra storage and speed can increase the working life of your Mac by years.
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 N2 SSDs are available in capacities up to 1TB, giving you more space to work and play. Newly calibrated to use less power and run cooler, Aura N2 is the best way to upgrade your PCIe equipped Mac.
No Hassles or Hacks Compatibility
Aura N2 SSD upgrades are precisely engineered for your Mac laptop, 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 8 times the capacity of the original drive.
7% Over Provisioning
OWC SSDs perform maintenance tasks in the background that optimize the health, performance, and endurance of your drive. These jobs take advantage of available, unwritten areas on the SSD. Aura N2 storage reserves 7% of the overall capacity as free space. Always. With this allocated free space, Aura N2 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 N2 SSDs are proudly designed in Austin and are backed by a lifetime of free, award-winning support.
64GB Allocated to real-time data redundancy and error correction
PCIe 3.1 X4, NVMe 1.3
Silicon Motion SM2263XT with 7% over-provisioning
NAND Flash Components
Synchronous Quad-Level Cell (QLC) 3D NAND Flash
Standard attributes supported
Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
Up to 32 simultaneous commands
Sequential Read (Max)
Up to 2382 MB/s
Sequential Write (Max)
Up to 1732 MB/s
Sequential Read (Average)
Sequential Write (Average)
Average Access Time
Nonrecoverable Read Errors
1 per 1015 bits read
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
606TB total bytes written (TBW), equal to 333 GB per day for 5 years
Mac OS Compatibility
macOS 11.1 Big Sur
macOS 11.0 Big Sur
macOS 10.15 Catalina
macOS 10.14 Mojave
macOS 10.13 High Sierra
Must upgrade to macOS 10.13 or later, prior to installation
Read Mode (Max)
Up to 1.39 Watts
Write Mode (Max)
Up to 1.6 Watts
Idle Mode (Max)
Up to 0.09 Watts
Height: 0.2 cm (0.1 in)
Length: 8.9 cm (3.5 in)
Width: 2.4 cm (0.9 in)
7.0 g (0.02 lbs)
Operating: 32°F to 158°F (0°C to 70°C)
Non-Operating: -40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C)
Operating: -304.8 m to 3,048.0 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000 ft)
Non-Operating: -304.8 m to 12,192.0 m (-1,000 ft to 40,000 ft)
Operating: 5% to 95% non-condensing
Non-Operating: 5% to 95% non-condensing
Operating: 1500 G max at 0.5 ms
Non-Operating: 1500 G max at 0.5 ms
Installing an Aura N2 SSD in a HDD-only Mac mini (Late 2014) Macmini7,1 requires additional tools and hardware.
The 1.0TB Aura N2 is a PCIe 3.1 x4 NVMe SSD capable of performing up to 2382MB/s. 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/write (max) performance numbers are based on testing with AJA System Test (4K-Full resolution, 16GB file size, 10bit RGB codec, single file and file per frame tests) on a Mid 2015 MacBook Pro (MacBookPro11,4).
Not compatible with Apple Boot Camp on MacBookPro11,1 or MacBookAir6,1 or MacBookAir6,2
When upgrading from an AHCI SSD used in some older Mac models (2013-2014), you may observe a slight increase in boot times.
Some customers have reported an issue related to Apple NVMe resources that occurs when attempting to wake some Mac models from "Standby Mode" (a lesser known macOS "Sleep" behavior). If you experience this issue
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