500GB Aura Pro Solid-state Drive and Envoy Pro Storage Solution
Mac / USB 3.0
For 2012 - early 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina display
Up to 26% faster than the factory SSD1
Up to 530MB/s
Includes sleek, tapered aluminum Envoy Pro 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
Designed for your Mac
Once again, OWC provides Mac users the only upgrade solution that delivers higher performance, functionality, and reliability! When first introduced, the MacBook Pro with Retina display base model offered a 256GB SSD configuration with no upgrade option. And current base models start from 128GB to 256GB. Now, instead of being "factory locked", the OWC Aura Pro 6G gives you the freedom to upgrade your capacity to meet your storage needs. Just like other OWC upgrades, we include a free 'how-to' video to make this an easy and money-saving DIY upgrade.
The Aura Pro 6G SSD features a suite of industry leading controller technologies for performance and reliability.
Global wear leveling algorithm automatically distributes data evenly and manages program/erase count, maximizing SSD lifespan.
StaticDataRefresh technology manages free space, gradually refreshing data across the SSD over time, enhancing data integrity.
Hardware BCH ECC corrects errors up to 66-bit/1KB for superior data retention and drive health.
Best-in-class power consumption
Advanced security protocols support AES 128/256-bit full-drive encryption
The Only Complete 2-in-1 Upgrade Solution:
Upgrade your MacBook Pro with Retina display factory installed SSD with greater performance and capacity via the Aura Pro.
Retask the replaced factory SSD as a bus-powered, pocket-sized external storage solution via the Envoy Pro.
Synchronous Interface NAND To achieve the higher bandwidth potential of the SATA 6Gb/s bus standard, the OWC Aura Pro 6G SSDs utilize Tier-1 Synchronous NAND instead of commonly utilized Asynchronous NAND. Synchronous NAND enables reads and writes to be "synced" with the SSD processor's clock signal for maximum data throughput.
Ultra-portable, bus-powered external storage solution designed to complement the MacBook Pro with Retina display1
The OWC Envoy Pro combines elegance and functionality into a sleek, portable external storage solution that complements the design and finish of the MacBook Pro with Retina display. Its anodized aluminum body protects your drive and data, while its minimal size allows for simple stowing in coat pockets, backpacks or briefcases.
The USB 3.0 interface offers speedy transfer rates of up to 500MB/s and the Envoy Pro requires no AC power.
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 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. This adds up to a MTTF that is higher than most SSDs and enterprise class hard drives on the market today.
1. The OWC Envoy Pro enclosure is specifically designed for use ONLY with the factory SSD installed in select Apple Macintosh computers. Do NOT attempt to install or use OWC Aura or Aura Pro X SSDs in the Envoy Pro as you may damage the OWC drive, the enclosure, or both, and such damage is not covered under warranty.
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
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
Reads (up to)
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 S3DAP12K500 UPC#: 810586031431
OWC Envoy Pro Specifications:
High-performance ASMedia 1053e chipset
USB 3.0 interface
USB 3.0 interface (Micro-B port)
Max Data Transfer Rate
One Micro-B USB 3.0 port, up to 500MB/s
Bus-powered* via USB 3.0 port (no AC adapter required)
Complements rMBP design, anodized aluminum finish
Super-quiet, fanless operation
Non-skid rubber feet
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
Silent, fanless operation
Bus-powered* via USB port (no AC adapter required)
Compatible with the stock Apple Flash SSD module for the 13" or 15" MacBook Pro Retina model.
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