Other World Computing has announced a 480GB Aura Pro 6G Solid State Drive upgrade for the 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina display to be available by month-end.
OWC Aura Pro for Retina owners who purchase this $579.99, 480GB SSD between now and September 30th will be sent the Envoy Pro external (a $59.95 value) SSD enclosure to be shipped separately when it becomes available in December (projected).
The Aura Pro 6G SSD features industry leading SandForce DuraClass Technologies:
• DuraWrite extends the endurance of your Solid State Drive (SSD).
Intelligent Block Management & Wear Leveling automatically distributes data evenly across the entire SSD.
• Intelligent Read Disturb Management spreads the active read/write across the flash components eliminating data corruption caused by constant use.
• Intelligent “Recycling” for advanced free space management gradually re-writes data across the SSD over time to ensure data never gets corrupted.
• RAISE (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) protects the data on your drive similar to having a RAID setup.
• Best-in-Class ECC Protection for longest data retention and drive life.
First and Only Complete Storage Upgrade
The Aura Pro 6G SSD for the rMBP Includes all the tools necessary for installation with free video instructions (coming soon).
More Aura Pro Highlights:
• Claimed to be the fastest SSD available built in the USA specifically for the MacBook Pro with Retina display
• Ultra-efficient Block Management & Wear Leveling
• 3 year OWC warranty
OWC notes that when it was first introduced earlier this summer, the MacBook Pro with Retina display base model offered only a 256GB SSD configuration with no upgrade option. Now, instead of being “factory locked”, the OWC Aura Pro 6G gives you the freedom to upgrade your capacity to meet your storage needs.
Regarding “Mean Time To Failure,” while nothing lasts forever, OWC says its SSD with DuraWrite Technology optimizes writes to the flash memory over conventional controllers increasing the overall endurance and reliability of the complete SSD. Highly intelligent block management and wear leveling also extends the overall endurance. This adds up to a MTTF claimed to be higher than for most SSDs and enterprise class hard drives on the market today.
Synchronous Interface NAND
To achieve the higher bandwidth potential of the SATA 6Gb/s bus standard, the OWC Aura Pro 6G SSDs utilize Tier-1 Synchronous NAND instead of commonly utilized Asynchronous NAND. Synchronous NAND enables reads and writes to be “synced” with the SSD processor’s clock signal for maximum data throughput.
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Envoy Pro External SSD Enclosure
The perfect companion storage solution for your MacBook Pro Retina display, OWC’s new Envoy Pro external SSD enclosure is also yours free when you upgrade to their 480GB OWC Aura Pro SSD upgrade.
Purchase the OWC Aura Pro for Retina 480GB SSD ($579.99) between now and September 30th, and OWC will send you an Envoy Pro external enclosure (a $59.95 value) when it becomes available later this year.
The Envoy Pro Enclosure is a sleek, portable external storage solution designed to complement the MacBook Pro with Retina Display in both appearance and performance.
With your Apple original flash module installed, the Envoy Pro’s super-speed USB 3.0 interface is capable of speeds up to 500MB/s to ensure your workflow moves as fast as you do, and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. Its bus-powered design means no AC power adapter is required making it an ideal portable Plug and Play solution – just plug the USB cord into your computer and the Envoy Pro is ready to go.
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