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480GB OWC Aura Pro MBA 1.8-inch SATA 3.0Gb/s Solid-State Drive for MacBook Air 2008/2009

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Product code: A08-OWCSSDAPMB480

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High performance internal MLC flash storage with 7% over provisioned redundancy. Built in the USA. 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty. (OWCSSDAPMB480)

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480GB
Aura
Pro MBA Solid State Drive.

for MacBook Air 2008/20091 Edition.


1. Aura Pro MBA does not work with MacBook Air January 2008 Model.

When only the fastest and most reliable Solid State Drive on the market will suffice for your data storage and backup, look no further than the OWC Aura Pro SSD.
  • Go FASTER up to 41x faster than factory hard drive models. (up to 20%
    faster than factory SSD models.*)
  • Go BIGGER up to 4x more capacity than original factory SSD option.**
  • Go ROUGHER NO Moving Parts for reliability up to 100x
    higher than hard drives.
The Aura Pro SSD line features:
  • 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.
Owners of 2008-2009 MacBook Air laptops and late 2008 to Sept 2010 models can now make their machines faster than the newest models by installing an OWC Aura Pro MBA SSD.

Besides adding a 20% speed boost in boot, app load, and overall system responsiveness, the OWC Aura Pro MBA SSD provides the flexibility for up to 4x more capacity than originally offered by the factory. All of which come with award-winning, ultra-efficient Block Management & Wear Leveling technologies to virtually eliminate any speed reduction over long term use of the drive. And for hard drive equipped 2008-2009 MacBook Air owners, there's the added benefit of having the rugged dependability of an SSD that offers up to 100x greater reliability than traditional hard drives. Go faster, go bigger, go rougher....with the OWC Aura Pro 1.8" SSD.
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.

*OWC SSD 268MB/s vs 2010 factory SSD speed of 215MB/s
**OWC 480GB SSD vs factory optional 128GB SSD

 

*OWC Aura Pro MBA is compatible with all MacBook Air models with Apple Model Identifier "MacBookAir2,1" Models with this identifier were produced from late 2008 and until October of 2010. View how to check your model ID
 
The Aura™ Pro is compatible with...Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (Late 2008)
(October, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookAir2,1
1.6GHz, 1.86GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (Mid 2009)
(June, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookAir2,1
1.86GHz, 2.13GHz
 
 
 
The Aura™ Pro is not compatible with...
MacBook Air
NOT COMPATIBLE
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2011)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookAir4,2
1.7GHz, 1.8GHz
MacBook Air
NOT COMPATIBLE
MacBook Air (13-inch Late 2010)
(October, 2010)
Model ID: MacBookAir3,2
1.86GHz, 2.13GHz
MacBook Air
NOT COMPATIBLE
MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2011)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookAir4,1
1.6GHz, 1.8GHz
MacBook Air
NOT COMPATIBLE
MacBook Air (11-inch Late 2010)
(October, 2010)
Model ID: MacBookAir3,1
1.4GHz, 1.6GHz

480GB Aura™ Pro MBA 1.8″ Specifications:

Specifications

Form Factor
1.8″ SSD
Interface
Micro SATA 3Gb/s
Capacity1
480GB useable capacity
Total Flash Memory Components - 512GB
32GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
Formatted Capacity2
447GiB
NAND
Tier 1 Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash Memory
Controller
SandForce Processor with full SF1200 Series 7% Over Provisioning firmware set.
For the latest firmware update click here.
SMART Attributes
Standard
RAID Support
Yes
Manufacturer Model Number
OWCSSDAPMB480
RoHS Compliant
Yes
Format
Unformatted
 

Reliability3

MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)4
2,000,000
Data Reliability
ECC Recovery: Up to 24 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector
Security
Chip Based Data Encryption: 128-bit AES-compliant
TRIM Support
Yes
Nonrecoverable Read Errors
Less than 1 sector per 1016bits read
Warranty
3 Year OWC Warranty
(Standard return policy applies.)
 

Performance

Sequential Read (up to)
285MB/s
Sequential Write (up to)
275MB/s
Random 4K Read5
Up to 30,000 IOPS
Random 4K Write5
Up to 30,000 IOPS
Read Latency
less than 0.1ms
Write Latency
less than 0.1ms
 

Power

Read Power
2.2 Watts
Write Power
2.5 Watts
Idle Power
0.09 Watts
 

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
 

Acoustics

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 ≈ 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.
 

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n OWCSSDAPMB480 UPC#: 794504340853

Additional Information

Capacity 480GB / 500GB / 512GB
RPM No
Type SSD (Faster)
Interface No
Form Factor 9.5mm
Suitable for MacBook Air
Model Identifier MacBookAir2,1
Manufacturer OWC
Manufacturer P/N OWCSSDAPMB480
UPC 794504340853

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