OWC / Other World Computing 1TB Aura 6G SSD and Envoy Storage Solution for MacBook Air (2012 Edition)

Model #OWCSSDA2A6K960

Owc other world computing owcssda2a6k960 1
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Formatted Capacity 894 GB
Capacity 960 GB useable capacity Total Flash Memory Components - 1,024 GB 64 GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
DRAM Cache 1 GB DDR3
NAND Tier 1 Major Multi-Level Cell (MLC) High-Performance Async-NAND Flash
Controller Silicon Motion SM2246EN Processor with 7% Over Provisioning
SMART Attributes Standard
Native Command Queuing Up to 32 commands
RoHS Compliant Yes
Format Unformatted


Data Reliability Built-in BCH ECC: Up to 66 bits correctable per 1,024 bytes
Security Chip Based Data Encryption: 256-bit AES-compliant
TRIM Support OS Dependent
Non-Recoverable Read Errors Less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read


Active Power 2 W
Idle Power 0.7 W
Power Nap Power Nap Compatible


Random 4K Write Up to 73,000 IOPS
Read Latency Less than 0.1 ms
Write Latency Less than 0.1 ms
Sustained Reads Up to 560 MB/s
Sustained Writes Up to 460 Mb/s
Random 4K Read Up to 74,000 IOPS

Packaging Info

Package Weight 0.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.5 x 3.9 x 1.9"

Envoy Specifications

Cooling Fanless operation
Operating Environment Temperature, Relative Humidity, Shock, and Vibration - Dependent on mechanism installed
System Requirements Macintosh: Mac OS 8.6 or later and an available and supported USB 3.0 port PC: Windows 98SE or later and an available and supported USB 3.0 port Linux: Linux OS versions and an available and supported USB 3.0 port
Dimensions 1.790 x 5.900 x 0.279 - 0.466" / 4.547 x 14.986 x 0.709 - 1.184 cm
Weight 2.8 oz / 79.4 g (empty case, no drive installed)
Chipset High-performance ASMedia 1053e chipset
Interfaces Supported USB 3.0 interface, backwards compatible
Port Configuration USB 3.0 interface (micro-B port)
Max Data Transfer Rate One USB 3.0 (micro-B) port, up to 500MB/s
Power Supply Bus-powered via USB port (no AC adapter required)
Drive Requirements Compatible with the Flash SSD module used in 2012 11.1" and 13.3" MacBook Air models


Temperature (Non-Operating) -40 to 185°F / -40 to 85°C
Temperature (Operating) 32 to 158°F / 0 to 70°C


Seek (Typical) 0.0 bels
Idle (Typical) 0.0 bels
Product Highlights
  • Compatible with the 2012 MacBook Air
  • 1TB Capacity
  • mSATA Connectivity
  • Sustained Reads up to 560 MB/s
  • Sustained Writes up to 460 MB/s
  • Random 4K Reads up to 74,000 IOPS
  • Random 4K Writes up to 73,000 IOPS
  • 128/256-bit AES Full-Drive Encryption
  • Read & Write Latencies: less than 0.1 ms
  • Envoy USB 3.0 Storage Solution Included
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