OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express 180GB Micro Serial ATA II

OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express 180GB SSD - OWCSSDAPAE180 (Components > SSD Solid State Drive)

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OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express 180GB Micro Serial ATA II

OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express 180GB SSD - OWCSSDAPAE180 (Components > SSD Solid State Drive)


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OWC’s Mercury Aura Pro Express SSD provides up to nearly 8x the capacity over the maximum available factory SSDs while offering up to 68% Faster Performance vs. Factory Options.

- More SPEED up to 275MB's...68% faster than factory.
- More STORAGE up to nearly 8x more capacity!
- More OPTIONS choose from 180GB, 240GB, 360GB or 480GB models.
- More COMPLETE includes all the tools and free video necessary for installation.

The Mercury Aura SSD line 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.

Once again, OWC provides Mac users an upgrade path that delivers higher performance, functionality, and reliability! Whether you own or are considering a 2010 or 2011 base model 11? MacBook Air with a 64GB Solid State Drive or the top of the line 13? model with a 256GB SSD, OWC's Mercury Aura Pro Express SSD offers 68% higher speed than the factory SSD.... up to 275MB's and up to 6X more storage capacity than factory options.

And unlike the factory pre-configured models with no other SSD choices offered. Now thanks to OWC and the Mercury Aura Pro Express SSD line, you can buy the MacBook Air you want today and enjoy the flexibility of upgrading for higher performance when you need it.

Better by Design
"Mean Time To Failure" - We all know that nothing lasts forever. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't get the most out of your investment. OWC 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. With this technology, even MLC-based SSDs can operate for years in demanding use applications without daily write restrictions. This adds up to a MTTF that is higher than most enterprise class hard drives and SSDs on the market today.

Additionally, as there are no volatile memory elements in this storage device, the need for cache is completely negated. The drive is just that fast from the get-go!

High Performance Internal Storage
Replace your conventional hard drive with a reliable solid state drive. Unlike traditional hard disk drives, OWC solid-state drives have no moving parts, resulting in a quiet, cool, highly rugged storage solution that also offers faster system responsiveness.


Technical Description: OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express 180GB SSD - OWCSSDAPAE180 (Components > SSD Solid State Drive)

Colour of product:The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.

Other features
Connectivity technology:
Internal:The product is built in.

Compatible products:Other products that can be used with this product.
Apple MacBook Air 2010-2011 Edition
Mean time between failures (MTBF):Statistical model used to indicate product/mechanism reliability; expressed in hours and percentage of duty cycle. This number (in hours) does not indicate the mean time before failure for a single unit/mechanism.
2000000 h
ECC:ECC means Error Correction Code, and it is memory that is able to detect and correct some memory errors without user intervention.
RAID support:The device uses RAID, which is a storage technology that combines multiple disk drive components into a logical unit for the purposes of data redundancy and performance improvement. Data is distributed across the drives in one of several ways, referred to as RAID levels, depending on the specific level of redundancy and performance required.
TRIM support:
S.M.A.R.T. support:
Security algorithms:Security algorithms are used to provide authentication, cipher key generation, integrity and radio link privacy to users on mobile networks. The security algorithms supported are the ones that can be used with this product.
128-bit AES
Random write (4KB):
50000 IOPS
Random read (4KB):
50000 IOPS
Access time:
0.1 ms
Bytes per sector:
Memory type:Type of memory in the device e.g. DDR3, SRAM (Static RAM).
Write speed:The speed at which a device can write data.
275 MB/s
Read speed:The speed at which a device can read data.
285 MB/s
Solid-state drive interface:The type of interface(s) with which the Solid State Drive is connected to other hardware.
Micro Serial ATA II
Solid-state drive capacity:The Solid State Drive's data storage capacity.
180 GB

Power consumption (read):
2.2 W
Power consumption (standby):The amount of electricity that is consumed when the product is on standby.
0.09 W
Power consumption (write):
2.5 W

Mac operating systems supported:Mac operating systems e.g. OS X can be used with the device.
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

Technical details
Storage temperature (T-T):The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-55 - 150 °C
Operating temperature (T-T):The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
0 - 70 °C

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OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express 180GB SSD - OWCSSDAPAE180 (Components > SSD Solid State Drive)

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