OWC Aura SSD Flash Internal Drive Upgrade


Kit (Includes tools & transfer enclosure)
  • Product Description

      For the first time, upgrade the PCIe-based flash SSD in your mid-2013 or later MacBook Pro with Retina display or MacBook Air with up to eight times the original capacity. The new Aura SSD continues OWC's dedication to giving you more from your Mac. Choose from Kit or SSD only.

      • The first and only SSD upgrade for mid-2013 and later MacBook Pro with Retina display and MacBook Air laptops
      • Up to 8x the capacity of your Apple factory SSD
      • Free install videos
      • 3 Year OWC SSD limited warranty

      Specifications and appearance are given as guidelines and may change without notice.
  • Product Details

    • Variant: 240GB / Yes
    • Product Type: Flash SSD

In Depth

No Hassles or Hacks
Aura PCIe-based flash storage upgrades are precisely engineered for your Mac, so you'll never need to compromise your data by relying on complicated software hacks or TRIM-enablers to get the most from your upgrade. Just install, migrate your data, and enjoy the great performance of flash storage with up to eight times the capacity of the factory-installed drive.


Quality in Every Bit
Aura SSDs are designed from the ground up for reliable performance and complete compatibility with your Mac. It begins with choosing the highest-quality components, and then engineering a perfect-fit solution that simply works with your computer.

Tier-1 Flash — Aura SSDs use only top-rated flash for superior performance and dependability.
Superior Error Correction — Aura SSDs provide three levels of error correction for improved reliability and RAID-like protection for your data.
Cell-Level Data Refresh — Aura's SSD controller monitors data blocks and maintains correct charge at the cell level, improving the integrity of your data, and extending the life of your drive.


7% Over Provisioning
OWC SSDs perform maintenance tasks in the background that optimize the health, performance, and endurance of your flash drive. These jobs take advantage of available, unwritten areas on the SSD. Aura PCIe-based flash storage reserves 7% of the overall capacity as free space. Always. With this allocated free space, Aura SSDs can perform these normal maintenance tasks making your drive more stable, dependable, and ultimately a safer place to store your data.

Experience the OWC Difference
Aura SSDs for Mid-2013 and Later Macs are proudly designed in Austin, TX, and are backed by a 3-year limited warranty as well as a lifetime of free, award-winning USA-based support.



  • OWC Aura (2013+ MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models)
  • 18" USB 3.0 Micro-B to Standard-A cable (Kit only)
  • Torx T5 driver (Kit only)
  • Pentalobe P5 driver (Kit only)
  • OWC Envoy Pro enclosure for Apple Original SSD (Kit only)
  • Envoy Pro Assembly Manual & User Guide

Important Note: The OWC Envoy enclosure has been specifically designed for use ONLY with the factory SSD found installed in Apple MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina display mid-2013 and later 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.



  • Flash Controller: Silicon Motion 2246XT
  • RAID Controller: Marvell 9230

Technologies Supported

  • NCQ: supported [up to 32 commands]
  • SMART: not supported

System Requirements

  • Software
  • OS
  • Mac OS X v10.8 or later
  • Windows 7 or later*

*OWC Dual Boot Enabler for Apple Boot Camp required for use with Boot Camp utility. Supports Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Download here.

Available Capacities:
256GB - 240GB useable capacity after 7% over-provisioning

512GB - 480GB useable capacity after 7% over-provisioning

1024GB - 960GB useable capacity after 7% over-provisioning


  • Peak data rate: 763MB/s read and 446MB/s write
  • Incompressible data rate: 754MB/s Read and 425MB/s write
  • Encryption: chip-based, 128-bit AES Compliant
  • Over-provisioning: 7%
  • Height: 0.1 in (3.7 mm)
  • Width: 0.9 in (24 mm)
  • Length: 3.4 in (89 mm)
  • 0.7 oz (21 grams)


Aura SSDs for Mid-2013 and Later MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina Display are compatible with Mac computers with the following model IDs:
  • MacBookPro11,1
  • MacBookPro11,2
  • MacBookPro11,3
  • MacBookPro11,4
  • MacBookPro11,5
  • MacBookPro12,1
  • MacBookAir6,1
  • MacBookAir6,2
  • MacBookAir7,1
  • MacBookAir7,2


Environmental (Non-Operating)
  • Temperature (Fahrenheit): -40°F to 185°F
  • Temperature (Celcius) -40°C to 85°C
  Environmental (Operating)
  • Temperature (Fahrenheit): 32°F to 158°F
  • Temperature (Celcius): 0°C to 70°C


3 Year OWC Solution Limited Warranty
The best warranty is one you never have to use, but should the need occur – OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. OWC's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. OWC solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.