OWC SSD Upgrades for 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2012–Early 2013) models. Get up to 8x more capacity and go up to 5.8x faster than the original drive. Plus, reuse the original drive with the award-winning, sleek, portable, and fast, OWC Envoy Pro USB 3.0 external enclosure.
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Video Jump Points:
00:00 – Title, Notes, and Difficulty Level
00:07 – Introduction / Overview
00:30 – Part 1 – Removing the Original SSD Card
02:26 – Part 2 – Installing the Mercury Aura Pro SSD
03:59 – You Can Now Format Your New Drive
04:07 – Closing, Legal Stuff, and Copyright
First and Only Complete Storage Upgrade
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 the installation tools you need plus a free 'how-to' video to make this an easy and money-saving DIY upgrade.
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 MacBook Pro
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.
Works with the following 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display models with Model ID: