The best just got better

The Aura family of drives have always been the the best way to upgrade your PCIe equipped Mac, with guaranteed compatibility and storage space to spare. 

Now, we've raised the bar.

With up to 2.3x better performance, up to 16x the capacity, and with improved power efficiency for longer battery life, the new Aura Pro X line of SSDs are better in every way.


Designed for High Sierra

Designed to support the latest macOS 10.13 High Sierra1, the new Aura Pro X SSDs take full advantage of APFS including, strong encryption, copy-on-write metadata, space sharing, cloning for files and directories, snapshots, fast directory sizing, atomic safe-save primitives, and improved file system fundamentals.


Fantastic Speed

New flash technology for better performance

The new Aura Pro X features the latest 3D MLC NAND flash storage memory which provides unmatched speed. Up to 125% faster, it's the perfect upgrade for your PCIe equipped Mac.


Many Macs include small stock flash SSDs that can fill up quickly with your photos, projects, apps, and email. Aura Pro X SSDs are available in 240GB, 480GB, 1.0TB and 2.0TB capacities, delivering up to sixteen times the capacity of your Mac’s stock flash drive. Upgrading with an Aura Pro X SSD gives you the freedom to do more with your Mac.

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Do it Yourself

Replacing the PCIe-based flash drive in your Mac can be as simple as removing a few screws with the screwdrivers included with your upgrade kit. Our free comprehensive video installation guides mean an OWC expert is with you every step of the way.

Guaranteed compatibility

With no hassles or hacks.

Aura PCIe-based flash storage upgrades are precisely engineered for your Mac laptop, 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 eight times the capacity of the factory-installed drive.

Your Mac’s Flash Drive, Reimagined

Your upgrade should be a seamless experience. That’s why Aura SSD upgrade kits come with Envoy Pro**, the beautifully designed, high-performance SSD enclosure to reimagine your Mac’s factory PCIe-based flash drive. When you remove your original flash SSD, it fits perfectly into Envoy Pro so you can transfer all of your data to the new Aura inside your laptop. Once the file transfer is complete, enjoy using your Mac’s factory-installed flash SSD as a fast USB external drive with transfer speeds up to 426MB/s2.

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OWC SSDs perform maintenance tasks in the background that optimize the health, performance, and endurance of your flash drive. These jobs take advantage of available, unwritten areas on the SSD. Aura PCIe-based flash storage reserves 7% of the overall capacity as free space. Always. With this allocated free space, Aura SSDs can perform these normal maintenance tasks making your drive more stable, dependable, and ultimately a safer place to store your data.

Quality that lasts

OWC SSDs are proudly designed in Austin, TX, and undergo a rigorous 7-stage testing procedure including 100% burn-in resulting in unwavering dependability. We back Aura Pro X SSDs with our full 5 year OWC Limited Warranty and OWC's free USA-based lifetime support.

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*The host computer must be updated to macOS 10.13 or later before installing the Aura Pro X. See Tech Specs for more details.

**Please Note: The OWC Envoy Pro is not compatible with stock Apple Toshiba drives.