OWC Aura N2 480GB NVMe SSD Add-In Solution for HDD-only Mac mini (Late 2014)
After years of good, hard work, storage on your Mac is getting tight and load times and data transfers lag. You've invested years of gear, programs and customisations and it's not the time to switch. Upgrade with OWC Aura N to make your Mac fast and more spacious than ever — for a fraction of the cost of a new model — and keep everything else just the way you like it.
Stretch Out and Run
Aura N2 expands your Mac with up to 1TB of storage space, so you can add to your media, games, and apps without picking favourites. It's advanced NVMe technology revives read speeds up to 804MB/s write speeds up to 768MB/s, giving your Mac the power to run like new again.
Sprints and Marathons
Aura N2 combines speed and stamina to prepare your Mac for the short race and the long haul. Engineered with advanced SLC caching, this SSD provides incredible burst performance for a faster and more responsive experience. Plus, the extra storage and speed can increase the working life of your Mac by years.
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 N2 SSDs are available in capacities up to 1TB, giving you more space to work and play. Newly calibrated to use less power and run cooler, Aura N2 is the best way to upgrade your PCIe equipped Mac.
No Hassles or Hacks Compatibility
Aura N2 SSD upgrades are precisely engineered for your Mac mini, 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 8 times the capacity of the original drive.
7% Over Provisioning
OWC SSDs perform maintenance tasks in the background that optimise the health, performance, and endurance of your drive. These jobs take advantage of available, unwritten areas on the SSD. Aura N2 storage reserves 7% of the overall capacity as free space. Always. With this allocated free space, Aura N2 SSDs can perform these normal maintenance tasks making your drive more stable, dependable, and ultimately a safer place to store your data.
- Extra space: add 480GB capacity
- Read speeds up to 804MB/s
- Write speeds up to 768MB/s
- Consumes less power and runs cooler than earlier models
- Designed for macOS 10.13 and beyond
- NVMe – PCIe 3.1 x4
- Form Factor
- Custom Blade
- PCIe 3.1 X4, NVMe 1.3
- Silicon Motion SM2263XT with 7% over-provisioning
- NAND Flash Components
- Synchronous Quad-Level Cell (QLC) 3D NAND Flash
- S.M.A.R.T. Attributes
- Standard attributes supported
- Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
- Up to 32 simultaneous commands
- RoHS Compliant
- Reach Certification
- Sequential Read (Max): Up to 804 MB/s
- Sequential Write (Max): Up to 768 MB/s
- MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
- 1,500,000 hours
- TRIM Support
- OS Dependent
- Secure Erase
- Mac OS Compatibility
- macOS 11.1 and above
- H: 0.2 cm x L: 8.9 cm x Width: 2.4 cm
What's in the box?
- 1 x 480GB OWC Aura N2 M.2 NVMe SSD
- 1 x Torx T8 Driver
- 1 x Torx T6S Driver
- 1 x Nylon Pry Tool (Spudger)
- 3 x Installation Components
- 1 x Installation Guide for Mac mini (2014)
- 3 Year Limited Warranty