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.
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.
485GB useable capacity Total Flash Memory Components – 500GB 15GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
Triple-Level Cell (TLC) 3D NAND Flash
Silicon Motion SM2258 with 7% Over Provisioning
Native Command Queuing
Manufacturer Model Number
Unformatted (Instructions on formatting here)
10g (0.35 oz.)
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
150TB total bytes written (TBW)
ATA security feature command set and password login support
Nonrecoverable Read Errors
Less than 1 sector per 1015bits read
Average Access Time
Sequential Reads (up to)
Sequential 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
1500G / 0.5ms
32°F to 158°F
0°C to 70°C
Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
5% to 95%
1500G / 0.5ms
-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 SSDIM12D480 UPC#: 812437021769
480GB / 500GB / 512GB
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1. We will give you a 30-day, money-back guarantee on all our products. This means you can test drive the product in the convenience of your home. This is of course in addition to the standard manufacturer replacement warranties.
If your order contains a faulty product or a product incorrectly sent, we will of course take back the product and refund your money or send you a replacement product.
If you’re not satisfied and wish to return a product for any other reason, you can do so in the first 30 days and get your money back. Simply return all items in good working order and in undamaged original packaging and we’ll refund the cost of the product.
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