480GB OWC Aura Pro 6G SSD for MacBook Air 2010-2011 Edition

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Key Features

  • 480GB SSD upgrade for Apple MacBook Air 2010-2011 Edition
  • SATA 6Gbps interface
  • OCZ Aura Pro 6G Solid State Disk
  • Rate speed up to 507MB/sec
  • Write speed up to 454Mb/sec
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Capacity
  • 240GB
  • 480GB
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OWC’s Mercury Aura Pro Express SSD provides up to 8X the capacity over the maximum available factory SSDs while offer up to 3x Faster Performance vs. Factory Options.

Get 3G speeds with 2010 MacBook Air
More SPEED get up to 275MB/s...68% faster than factory.
More STORAGE get up to nearly 8x more capacity!

Get 6G speeds with 2011 MacBook Air
More SPEED get up to 507MB/s...3x faster than factory.
More STORAGE get STORAGE up to nearly 8x more capacity!

The Aura Pro SSD line features industry leading SandForce® DuraClass™ Technologies:
  • DuraWrite™ extends the endurance of your Solid State Drive (SSD).
  • Intelligent Block Management & Wear Leveling automatically distributes data evenly across the entire SSD.
  • Intelligent Read Disturb Management spreads the active read/write across the flash components eliminating data corruption caused by constant use.
  • Intelligent \"Recycling\" for advanced free space management gradually re-writes data across the SSD over time to ensure data never gets corrupted.
  • RAISE™ (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) protects the data on your drive similar to having a RAID setup.
  • Best-in-Class ECC Protection for longest data retention and drive life.

Once again, OWC provides Mac users an upgrade path that delivers higher performance, functionality, and reliability! Whether you own or are considering a 2010 or 2011 base model 11″ MacBook Air with a 64GB Solid State Drive or the top of the line 13″ model with a 256GB SSD, OWC\'s Aura Pro SSD offers higher speed than the factory SSD. Get up to 275MB/s speeds and up to 8X more storage capacity than factory options with your 2010 MacBook. And get up to 507MB/s speeds and up to 8x more storage capacity than factory options with your 2011 MacBook Air!

And unlike the factory pre-configured models with no other SSD choices offered. Now thanks to OWC and the Aura Pro SSD line, you can buy the MacBook Air you want today and enjoy the flexibility of upgrading for higher performance when you need it.

Better by Design
\"Mean Time To Failure\" - We all know that nothing lasts forever. But that doesn\'t mean you shouldn\'t get the most out of your investment. OWC SSD with DuraWrite™ Technology, optimizes writes to the flash memory over conventional controllers increasing the overall endurance and reliability of the complete SSD. Highly intelligent block management and wear leveling also extends the overall endurance. With this technology, even MLC-based SSDs can operate for years in demanding use applications without daily write restrictions. This adds up to a MTTF that is higher than most enterprise class hard drives and SSDs on the market today.

Additionally, as there are no volatile memory elements in this storage device, the need for cache is completely negated. The drive is just that fast from the get-go!

High Performance Internal Storage
Replace your conventional hard drive with a reliable solid state drive. Unlike traditional hard disk drives, OWC solid-state drives have no moving parts, resulting in a quiet, cool, highly rugged storage solution that also offers faster system responsiveness.
Specifications

INTERFACE TYPE Apple MacBook Air proprietary interface
CAPACITY 480GB
DEVICE TYPE SSD Solid State Disk
DATA TRANSFER RATES Sustained Reads (up to) 507MB/s
Sustained Writes (up to) 454MB/s
Random 4K Read up to 50,000 IOPS
FLASH STORAGE DETAILS Tier 1/Grade A 3X-nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash Memory
OPERATING TEMPERATURE Operating: 0°C to 70°C
Non-operating: -55°C to 150°C
MTBF Not specified
SPECIAL FEATURES TRIM support (OS dependent)
480GB useable capacity
Total Flash Memory Components - 512GB
32B allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Specifically designed for the Apple MacBook Air 2010-2011 Edition
WEIGHT 20g
PACKAGING Retail packing
WARRANTY 3 years manufacturers warranty
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