OWC has announced a 1TB SSD upgrade from its Aura line for the 2010-2012 MacBook Air. The new drive can have up to 16x times the capacity (compared to a 64GB drive) and up to 5.1 times as fast in data transfer speeds as the Apple-supplied part. The 1TB Aura is an easy to upgrade DYI part that can extend the life of your MacBook. One note on the part: this is for the 2010, 2011, and 2012 MacBook Air labeled MacBookAir 3,1/3,2, 4,1/4,2, and 5,1/5,2 with the SATA SSD connector. If you have a New 2013/4 MacBook Air labeled MacBookAir 6,1/6,2, they feature a PCI-E connector for storage and cannot use this upgrade. There is also a similar 1TB upgrade for the 2012/2013 MacBook Pro with Retina (MacBook Pro 10,1/10,2).
The 1TB Aura SSD for Macbook Air costs $549 by itself or $579 in a kit with tools and an external enclosure for your previous SSD. They’re available now. The Aura SSD is also available in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB sizes.
OWC Announces 1.0TB (960GB) Aura SSD Upgrade for MacBook Air 2010, 2011, & 2012 Models
Now Up to 5.1x Faster & Up to 16x Capacity vs. Stock Configurations
Woodstock, IL – November 6, 2014 – Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, today announced new OWC Aura SSD models with double the previous capacity. With 960GB of net storage for Apple MacBook Air 2010, 2011, and 2012 models, OWC now offers double the maximum drive capacity originally offered by Apple. OWC provides Mac users more options to expand their machines.
OWC gives MacBook Air owners even more reason to love their laptops with the newest addition to the OWC Aura SSD line. An easy DIY upgrade, the OWC Aura SSD affordably and reliably expands the capabilities of the Air with up to 5.1x faster data transfer speed, and up to 16x more storage capacity. Aura SSD upgrades are also available for MacBook Pro with Retina display.
Aura and Aura Pro SSD: The Easy Drive Upgrade for Air
Aura and Aura Pro SSD drive upgrades are an easy and economical option to achieve greater performance and internal drive capacity compared to purchasing a new laptop. As an added bonus, the original factory drive can be repurposed in a sleek, award-winning OWC Envoy and Envoy Pro external enclosure included with complete DIY Kits. Easy to follow installation videos and OWC’s legendary 24/7 US-based customer support makes the OWC Aura the ideal easy upgrade for everyone.
“Apple builds Macs to last and we’re always excited to introduce larger capacities to meet our customers’ growing data demands without the expensive outlay for a brand new system,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, OWC. “It’s a no-brainer too when great online videos and award-winning support enable these upgrades to be completed with ease in the comfort of your own home or office.”
Pricing and Availability:
OWC’s Aura SSDs for MacBook Air 2010, 2011, and 2012 are available for immediate ordering in the following configurations:
1.0TB Aura SSD: $549.00, Aura + Envoy Bundle: $579.00
120GB Aura SSD: $95.00, Aura + Envoy Bundle: $119.00
240GB Aura SSD: $159.00, Aura + Envoy Bundle: $189.00
480GB Aura SSD: $299.00, Aura + Envoy Bundle: $329.00
More information and immediate availability for the new Aura SSDs and OWC’s full line of SSDs for MacBook Air and Retina models 2008-2013 is available online.
The OWC SSD Advantage
- Engineered for Mac compatibility without extra software or hacks
- Tier 1, premium grade NAND flash
- OWC tested for guaranteed compatibility, speed, and reliability
- Comprehensive step-by-step install videos
- 24/7 award-winning, US-based technical support
Performance Plus Reliability – Built in the USA
Backed by a 3-year limited warranty, OWC Aura SSDs are engineered to perform reliably—long into the future. Designed and built in the USA from domestic and foreign parts, OWC’s Aura SSDs are custom engineered for use with MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina display models.
OWC is the manufacturer and upgrade provider of choice for Apple enthusiasts with OWC Memory upgrades for Apple computers dating as far back as the mid 90’s. Over the last decade, OWC specifically built SSD upgrades for Apple computers winning multiple awards while also earning accolades for OWC External Drives and OWC Optical Drives. OWC also provides extensive US-based technical support for Mac users around the world. As a member of the Apple Developer Program, OWC also produces a catalog of upgrades and accessories having served the Apple community worldwide since 1988.
OWC’s Industry Awards Include:
- Inc. 5,000 “Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America” list honoree 2007–2013
- Reseller Ratings Elite Member 2009-2014
- Better Business Bureau Top Rating of A+ 2010–2014
- About.com Readers’ Choice Award winner for best Mac Peripheral Reseller
- Business Intelligence Group 2013 Green Tech Company of the Year
- American Business Awards “Stevie” Gold (2012) and Silver (2014)