OWC Aura Pro NT Upgrade Solution
Your MacBook Pro’s factory SSD has served you well. But today’s apps and OS updates require more install space. Video and photo resolutions are increasing, making files bigger. By the time you toss in your music, emails, and other aspects of daily digital life, your drive is nearly full…or will be soon. You’re left with two undesirable choices: deleting older files so you don’t max out your drive’s capacity or replacing your trusty machine.
The best choice you can make to give your MacBook Pro the capacity to do more is to upgrade it with the Aura Pro NT. With up to 16x more space over factory drive options, this high-performance SSD will keep your Mac running optimally for years – at a fraction of the cost of buying a new model – while keeping all your settings just the way you like them.
Sure, you can continue to use that small capacity factory SSD by supplementing it with an external drive or cloud storage. But to do so, you’ll suffer significant performance compromises, including lower throughput, higher latency, and misplaced files. The Aura Pro NT makes your MacBook Pro work for you… not the other way around. It puts all your Lightroom catalogues, audio sample libraries, 4K video footage, and games at your fingertips for immediate access with consistently incredible performance.
A Continued History of Innovation
The Aura Pro NT joins the broadest lineup of SSD upgrades offered for Apple laptops. Beginning with the world’s first MacBook Air SSD in 2010, the Aura name has been synonymous with innovative engineering that delivers the highest performance and reliability available today. The Aura Pro NT’s advanced flash management and SLC caching technologies continue the leadership lineage; enabling you to rip through production-level audio, design, and photography workflows, or just everyday file transfers/backups at speeds of up to 2720MB/s.
A Complete SolutionIn true OWC fashion, OWC have included installation tools and a how-to help guide, so the Aura Pro NT comes with everything you need to quickly upgrade your MacBook Pro. Do it all in just a few easy steps...
- Create a Time Machine backup of your OS and files on an external drive
- Install the Aura Pro NT into your machine
- Use Internet Recovery to install macOS
- Use Migration Assistant to transfer data from the external drive backup to the Aura Pro NT
And, if you run into any issues, OWC's award-winning support team is a just phone call or chat away.
Store from Minutes to Millions
All the features and “technospeak” of an external drive don’t mean a thing if you don’t know how much of a particular file type it can hold. For every 1TB of your OWC drive capacity, you can store up to any of the following...
- 250,000 photos
- 250,000 standard quality songs
- 38,000 high quality songs
- 200 high-definition movies
- 41.6 hours of GoPro 4K footage
- 4.3 million MS Office documents
- 24+ PS4/Xbox games
- Spacious: store and access all your data with up to 16x more capacity vs factory-installed drive options
- Pro level performance: up to 2720MB/s for faster A/V workflows, back-ups, app/gaming load times, system responsiveness, and more
- Advanced technology: the latest flash management design for the highest reliability, the best performance and incredible longevity
- Complete: includes tools for easy DIY install
In this video we show you how to install the OWC Aura Pro NT SSD in the 13-inch MacBook Pro (Late 2016-Mid 2017 non-Touch Bar).
Compatible with the devices listed below.
- 480GB useable capacity
- Total flash memory components: 512GB
- 32GB allocated to real-time data redundancy and error correction
- Formatted Capacity
- 447 GiB
- Form Factor
- Custom Blade
- Storage Interface
- PCIe 3.1 x4, NVMe 1.3
- Phison E13T with 7% over-provisioning
- NAND Flash Components
- Synchronous triple-level cell (TLC) 3D NAND flash
- S.M.A.R.T. Attributes
- Standard attributes supported
- RoHS Compliant
- Nonrecoverable Read Errors
- 1 per 10 16 bits read
- MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
- 1,500,000 hours
- Wear Levelling
- TRIM Support
- OS dependent
- TCG Pyrite
- TCG Opal
- Mac OS Compatibility
- macOS 10.14 Mojave
- macOS 10.15 Catalina
- macOS 11.x Big Sur
- macOS 12.x Monterey
What's in the box?
- 1 x OWC Aura Pro NT SSD
- 1 x OWC Pentalobe P5 Screwdriver
- 1 x OWC Torx T5 Screwdriver
- 1 x OWC Guitar Pick Tool
- 1 x NewerTech Nylon Probe (Spudger)
- 1 x OWC 40mm Suction Cup
- 1 x Quick Start Guide
- 5 Year Limited Warranty