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OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD: up to 2TB of Super Fast SSD in Your MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini Models up

Newer Macs all have soldered-on SSDs, a real bummer. Thing is, many Macs are still solid machines without the port hassles of newer ones. Running out of space internally is not a good reason to abandon a solid-working Mac (and one that still allows macOS High Sierra).

OWC Aura Pro X2

If storage is tight, there's no reason to ditch the Mac you know and love. The Aura Pro X2 SSD gives you up to 16x more space and the speed to keep up with your imagination today and tomorrow.

Upgrade your Mac with Aura Pro X2 SSD for a fraction of the cost of a new model and keep your Mac running for years. Blazing Fast and Super Cool Aura Pro X2 combines speed, stamina, and efficiency that will change the way you experience your Mac. The Aura Pro X2 is up to twice as fast as the original SSDs, delivering performance on par with the latest models.

I’ll be upgrading my 2015 MacBook Pro from its original 1TB Apple flash drive with a 2TB OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD (SSD = “flash drive” in Apple parlance), and then reviewing its performance. A big slowdown for me is trying to deal with Photoshop swapping with only 16GB memory.

Along comes the OWC Aura Pro X2 NVMe SSD:

  • High performance for high demands
  • Read speeds up to 3192MB/sec
  • Write speeds up to 2488MB/sec
  • Consumes less power and runs cooler
  • Designed for macOS 10.13 and beyond
  • NVMe – PCIe 3.1 x4
  • OWC Free Install Videos make it easy to upgrade!
  • 5 Year OWC Limited Warranty

The OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD is available by itself or with an SSD upgrade kit which includes an enclosure for the internal SSD being removed. Available for:

  • MacBook Pro 2013-2015
  • Mac Pro 2013-current
  • MacBook Air Mid 2013 - 2017
  • Mac mini (late 2014)

OWC Aura Pro X2 solid-state Drive for select 2013 and later Macs

High performance NVMe flash upgrade

Your Mac. More Space. Twice as Fast.

Keep On Innovating

Tight deadlines, long nights, and terabytes of media – your Mac has been with you through it all. If storage is tight, there's no reason to ditch the Mac you know and love. The Aura® Pro X2 SSD gives you up to 16 times more space and the speed to keep up with your imagination today and tomorrow. Upgrade your Mac with Aura Pro X2 SSD for a fraction of the cost of a new model and keep your Mac running for years.

Blazing Fast and Super Cool

Aura Pro X2 combines speed, stamina, and efficiency that will change the way you experience your Mac. With read speeds reaching 3192MB/s and write speeds of 2488MB/s, the 2TB Aura Pro X2 is up to twice as fast as the original SSDs, delivering performance on par with the latest models. It runs cooler and consumes less power than earlier SSD models, so you can run at peak for longer than ever.

Maintain Your Edge

When it's go time, getting off the line and maintaining a high level of performance are equally important. Aura Pro X2 is engineered with advanced SLC caching, providing instant full-speed write acceleration, meaning those media projects and games stream fluidly and respond without lag time. You might even forget what that beachball looks like.

Continuous Compatibility

Aura Pro X2 is designed for the latest macOS versions (macOS High Sierra 10.13 and later), taking full advantage of the advanced features of APFS including: strong encryption, copy-on-write metadata, space sharing, cloning for files and directories, snapshots, fast directory sizing, atomic safe-save primitives, and improved file system fundamentals.

Right Right-Sized for Work and Play

The smaller stock SSDs for Mac can fill up quickly, especially with photo and video files, games, or even your email. Aura Pro X2 SSDs are available in capacities up to 2TB, giving you more space to work and play. Newly calibrated to use less power and run cooler, Aura Pro X2 is the best way to upgrade your PCIe equipped Mac.

No Hassles or Hacks

Compatibility Aura Pro X2 PCIe-based flash 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 16 times the capacity of the factory-installed 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 Pro X2 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. Quality That Lasts Aura Pro X2 SSDs are proudly designed in Austin and are backed by a lifetime of free, award-winning USA-based support.

 

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