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OWC Unveils First SSD Upgrades for Mid 2013 and Later MacBooks

OWC Unveils First SSD Upgrades for Mid 2013 and Later MacBooks

Posted March 8, 2016 at 7:57pm by iClarified · 14148 views
OWC has unveiled an all-new Aura SSD for mid-2013 and later MacBooks. This long awaited upgrade lets users increase the stock storage that came with their original MacBook.

Available in 480GB and 1.0TB capacities, Aura SSD upgrade kits are the first and only PCIe-based flash storage upgrades available for MacBook Pro with Retina display (Late 2013 and newer) and MacBook Air (Mid 2013 and newer) models.

OWC Unveils First SSD Upgrades for Mid 2013 and Later MacBooks


Features
● The first and only PCIe-based flash storage upgrades for Mid 2013 and later MacBook Pro with Retina display and MacBook Air
● 480GB and 1.0TB capacity options
● Up to 8x the capacity of the Apple factory SSD
● Tier 1 flash with 7% over-provisioning
● Upgrade kits include all tools and an OWC Envoy Pro drive enclosure to repurpose the factory-installed flash drive
● Free install videos and award-winning support make it easy for users to do the upgrade themselves
● Three Year OWC SSD Limited Warranty.

Aura SSD upgrade kits come with Envoy Pro, a high-performance enclosure that lets you reuse your Mac’s original flash drive. When the factory-installed flash drive is removed during the upgrade process, it fits perfectly into the Envoy Pro enclosure so you can transfer all of your data to the new Aura inside your Mac. Once the file transfer is complete, you can use your Mac’s original flash drive as a fast external USB drive with transfer speeds up to 355 MB/s.

OWC Unveils First SSD Upgrades for Mid 2013 and Later MacBooks

“We are excited and proud to be the first manufacturer to bring to market a PCIe-based flash storage upgrade for Mid 2013 and later Macs,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, OWC. “With nearly two years in development, the new Aura SSD represents a significant engineering accomplishment. Users that may have had to closely manage their storage space on a small 128GB factory SSD will now have more room than ever before for their documents, photos, videos and music. Content creators such as photographers and musicians will also experience new-found flexibility and workflow options thanks to the greater storage capacity, especially with the 1.0TB Aura model.”

Availability and Pricing
The new OWC Aura SSD for Mid 2013 and Later MacBook Pro with Retina display and MacBook Air is available for order with introductory pricing at select authorized OWC resellers and is expected to begin shipping in late March.

OWC Aura SSD Upgrade Kits – All tools and Envoy Pro enclosure included:
● 480GB – $449.99 (MSRP); $399.00 (Introductory Price)
● 1TB – $719.99 (MSRP); $649.00 (Introductory Price)

OWC Aura SSD Only:
● 480GB – $379.99 (MSRP); $347.99 (Introductory Price)
● 1TB – $649.99 (MSRP); $597.99 (Introductory Price)

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OWC Unveils First SSD Upgrades for Mid 2013 and Later MacBooks
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Osso
Osso - March 10, 2016 at 6:09am
OWC is expensive and buggy. I had one for an air 2011 and it died to times and they refused to refund. After escalate to BBB they finally gave me my money back. Got a transent then and works like a charm.
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(> •_•)> - March 9, 2016 at 10:48pm
First ssd upgrades? You mean aura pro is coming just like previous version that have aura and aura pro?
Justabrake
Justabrake - March 9, 2016 at 10:44pm
OWC too expensive
 DICK
DICK - March 9, 2016 at 3:17pm
Can't wait for a test to ∑ how much effort has gone into this in order to prove if the wait was really worth it or not! Apple charges anoighnfor their ssd.
macpack
macpack - March 9, 2016 at 8:56am
4 times slower than the originals -___-
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