Upgrade the flash SSD in your MacBook Air with up to 15x the original capacity and up to 5.1x faster than the original SSD. The new Aura SSD continues OWC's dedication to giving you more from your Mac.
Video Jump Points:
00:00 – Title, Notes, Difficulty Level, and Tools Required
00:07 – Introduction / Overview
00:30 – Part 1 – Removing the Original SSD Card
02:05 – Part 2 – Installing the OWC Aura SSD
03:31 – Drive Formatting Instructions
03:37 – Closing, Legal Stuff, and Copyright
SSD Flash Storage Options For Your Mac:
BIG. AND BIGGER.
Most Mac laptops include small stock flash SSDs that can fill up quickly with your photos, projects, apps, and email. Aura SSDs are available in 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, and 1.0TB capacities, delivering up to 15x the capacity of your MacBook Air’s stock flash drive. Upgrading with an Aura SSD gives you the freedom to do more with your Mac.
THE ULTIMATE STORAGE UPGRADE
Replacing the flash drive in your MacBook Air is as simple as removing a few screws with the compact screwdrivers included with your upgrade kit. Our free comprehensive video installation guides mean an OWC expert is with you every step of the way.
YOUR MAC’S FLASH DRIVE, REIMAGINED
Your upgrade should be a seamless experience. That’s why Aura SSD upgrade kits come with Envoy Pro*, the beautifully designed, high-performance SSD enclosure to reimagine your Mac’s factory PCIe-based flash drive. When you remove your original flash SSD, it fits perfectly into Envoy Pro so you can transfer all of your data to the new Aura inside your laptop. Once the file transfer is complete, enjoy using your Mac’s factory-installed flash SSD as a fast USB external drive with transfer speeds up to 500MB/s.
NO HASSLES OR HACKS
Aura SSD storage upgrades are precisely engineered for your Mac laptop, 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.
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.
GLOBAL WEAR LEVELING
A global wear-leveling algorithm helps evenly distribute data across your SSD, and extends the life of your drive by preventing any section of flash from getting worn out prematurely.
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 are backed by a 3-year limited warranty as well as a lifetime of free, award-winning USA-based support.
Works with the following 2012 MacBook Air 13-inch models with Model ID: