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500GB OWC Aura Pro 6G SSD + Envoy Kit for MacBook Air 2010+2011 - Complete Solution with Enclosure

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OWC's Aura Pro SSD provides up to nearly 8x the capacity over factory SSDs while offering Faster Performance vs. Factory Options.

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500GB Aura Pro 6G 
Solid-State Drive and Envoy Storage Solution

For Macbook Air (2010-2011)
 
Upgrade Kit with SSD, Installation Tools, & Envoy Enclosure 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 a base-model 11-inch MacBook Air from 2010 with a 64GB SSD, the top of the line 13-inch 256GB model from 2011, or any model in between, an OWC Aura Pro 6G SSD is the best enhancement for the MacBook Air. Just like other OWC upgrades, we include a free 'how-to' video to make this an easy and money-saving DIY upgrade.
 
Highlights
  • Up to 3x faster than the factory SSD
  • Up to 530MB/s
  • Includes sleek, tapered aluminum Envoy storage solution, Torx T5 screwdriver, and a Pentalobe compatible driver
  • OWC Free Install Videos make
    it easy to upgrade!
  • 5 Year OWC SSD Limited Warranty

 

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 models
  • Increase capacity up to 8x the 13-inch base models
  • MacBook Air (2011) - Get 6G speeds up to 530MB/s, 2.5x faster than factory original*
  • MacBook Air (2010) - Get 3G speeds up to 275MB/s, 1.3x 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.
  • SLC caching algorithm accelerates burst performance
  • 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 2010 and 2011 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 64GB SSD in a 2011 MacBook Air i5 1.6GHz. Sequential write speeds of 194MB/s, read speeds of 211MB/s.
 

Includes

Aura Pro Solid State Drive includes
  • OWC Aura Pro SSD
  • OWC Envoy™ USB 2.0/3.0 Enclosure
  • OWC Envoy Carrying Case
  • High-quality double-shielded USB 3.0 standard A to Micro-B connecting cable
  • OWC 5-Point Torx Plus (Pentalobe Compatible) screwdriver
  • OWC Torx T5 screwdriver
  • Assembly Manual & User Guide (download only)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Aura™ Pro is compatible with...Click here to find your Mac's model ID
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2011)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookAir4,2
1.7GHz, 1.8GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Late 2010)
(October, 2010)
Model ID: MacBookAir3,2
1.86GHz, 2.13GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2011)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookAir4,1
1.6GHz, 1.8GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (11-inch Late 2010)
(October, 2010)
Model ID: MacBookAir3,1
1.4GHz, 1.6GHz
 
 
MacBook Air
NOT COMPATIBLE
MacBook Air (13-inch 2012)
Education Model
(July, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookAir4,2
1.7GHz
 
 
MacBook Air
NOT COMPATIBLE
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookAir5,2
1.8GHz, 2.0GHz
MacBook Air
NOT COMPATIBLE
MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookAir5,1
1.7GHz, 2.0GHz
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

500GB Aura™ Pro 6G Specifications:

Specifications

Form Factor
Custom Blade
Interface
SATA 6Gb/s
Capacity1
485GB useable capacity
Total Flash Memory Components - 500GB
~15GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
Formatted Capacity2
452GiB
NAND
Triple-Level Cell (TLC) 3D NAND Flash
Controller
Silicon Motion SM2258
SMART Attributes
Standard
Native Command Queuing
Yes
Manufacturer Model Number
OWCS3DAP116G500
RoHS Compliant
Yes
Format
 

Physical

Height (max)
3.00mm (0.118″)
Width (max)
24.00mm (0.945″)
Length (max)
109.0mm (4.291″)
Weight (typical)
10g (0.353 oz.)
 

Reliability3

MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
1,500,000
Endurance
150TB total bytes written (TBW)
Data Reliability
ECC Recovery
Security
ATA security feature command set and password login support
TRIM Support
OS Dependent
Nonrecoverable Read Errors
Less than 1 sector per 1015bits read
 

Performance

Average Access Time
<0.1 ms
Sequential Read
6Gb/s (up to)
530MB/s
Sequential Write
6Gb/s (up to)
495MB/s
Sustained Read
6Gb/s (up to)
530MB/s
Sustained Write
6Gb/s (up to)
495MB/s
Sustained Read
3Gb/s (up to)
271MB/s
Sustained Write
3Gb/s (up to)
220MB/s
Random 4K Read
Up to 80,000 IOPS
Random 4K Write
Up to 72,000 IOPS
Read Latency
less than 0.1ms
Write Latency
less than 0.1ms
 

Power

Read Power
2.1 Watts
Write Power
2.1 Watts
Idle Power
0.1 Watts
 

Environmental (Operating)

Shock
1500G / 0.5ms
Temperature (°F)
32°F to 158°F
Temperature (°C)
0°C to 70°C
Humidity
5% to 95% non-condensing
 

Environmental (Non-Operating)

Shock
1500G / 0.5ms
Temperature (°F)
-40°F to 185°F
Temperature (°C)
-40°C to 85°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.
 

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n S3DAP116K500 UPC#: 810586031790

 

OWC Envoy Specifications:

Chipset

  • High-performance ASMedia 1051 chipset

Interfaces Supported

  • USB 3.0 interface Backwards compatible

Port Configuration

  • USB 3.0 interface (Micro-B port)

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • One Micro-B USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 backwards compatible) port, up to 300MB/s

Features

  • Integrated power/activity LED light
  • Non-skid rubber feet for secure placement on any surface
  • Durable painted aluminum body complements Mac aluminum finish

System Requirements

  • Mac® Requirements: Mac OS 10.3 or later and an available and supported USB 3.0 port.
  • PC Requirements: Windows XP or later and an available and supported USB 3.0 port.
  • Linux® Requirements: Linux OS versions and an available and supported USB 3.0 port.

UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) Compliant

  • Yes

Cooling

  • Silent, fanless operation

Power Supply

  • Bus-powered via USB port (no AC adapter required)

Drive Requirements*

  • Compatible with the Apple Factory Flash SSD module from 2010-2011 11.1" and 13.3" MacBook Air models with model ID MacBookAir3,1 / 3,2 / 4,1 / 4,2

External Case Dimensions

  • 1.79 in (W) x 5.9 in (D) x tapered 0.279 in to 0.466 in (H)

Enclosure Weight (no accessories)

  • 2.8 ounces (empty case, no drive installed)

Product Manual

 

 

*IMPORTANT NOTE: The OWC Envoy enclosure has been specifically designed for use ONLY with the factory SSD found installed in Apple MacBook Air 2010 and 2011 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 visit this link (Data Transfer Instructions)
 

 

 

Additional Information

Capacity 480GB / 500GB / 512GB
RPM No
Type SSD (Faster)
Interface No
Form Factor No
Suitable for MacBook Air
Model Identifier MacBookAir3,1, MacBookAir3,2, MacBookAir4,1, MacBookAir4,2
Manufacturer OWC
Manufacturer P/N OWCSSDAP116K480
UPC 794504771121

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