Add 480GB of SSD storage to your 11″ or 13″ MacBook Air with the 480GB Aura 6G PCIe Internal SSD for MacBook Air (Mid 2012) from OWC / Other World Computing. This drive is compatible with the 1.7 and 2.0 GHz 11″ MacBook Air released in June 2012 (MacBookAir5, 1), the 1.8 and 2.0 GHz 13″ iMac released in June 2012 (MacBookAir5, 2), and the 1.7 GHz 13″ MacBook Air released in July 2012 (MacBookAir4, 2). It is NOT compatible with the 1.4 and 1.6 GHz 11″ MacBook Air released in October 2010 (MacBookAir3, 1), the 1.86 and 2.13 GHz 13″ MacBook Air released in October 2010 (MacBookAir3, 2), the 1.6 and 1.8 GHz 11″ MacBook Air released in July 2011 (MacBookAir4, 1), and the 1.7 and 1.8 GHz 13″ MacBook Air released in July 2011 (MacBookAir4, 2).
Built using a SandForce SF2281 Series processor and Tier 1 Major Multi-Level Cell (MLC) High-Performance Sync-NAND Flash storage, this SSD connects to your iMacBook Air using a PCIe interface and features no moving parts, helping to protect it from accidental bumps and drops, as well as achieve faster data transfer speeds. Having no moving parts also means that this SSD will receive less wear and tear, as there are no read and write heads for the SSD media to come into contact with. In terms of speed, this drive offers read speeds up to 501 MB/s, write speeds up to 503 MB/s, and random 4K reads and writes up to 60, 000 Input/Output Operations per Second (IOPS).
Also featured is 7% over provisioning with 32GB allocated to real-time data redundancy and error correction, less than 1 per 1016 non-recoverable read errors per bits read, 128-bit AES data encryption, read and write latencies of less than 0.1 ms, and OS dependent TRIM support. OWC’s 480GB Aura 6G PCIe Internal SSD for MacBook Air (Mid 2012) is protected by a limited 3-year warranty.
- Compatible with Select MacBook Airs
- 480GB Capacity
- PCIe Interface
- Sustained Writes up to 503 MB/s