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120GB OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G Solid State Drive for MacBook Air 2011 Edition - OWCSSDAPE6G120

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Product Overview

OWC’s Mercury Aura Pro Express SSD provides up to nearly 8x the capacity over the maximum available factory SSDs while offering up to 3x Faster Performance vs. Factory Options.

  • More SPEED up to 507MB/s...3x faster than factory.*
  • More STORAGE up to nearly 8x more capacity!**
  • 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 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 6G SSD offers 3x higher speed than the factory SSD.... up to 507MB/s and up to 8x more storage capacity than factory options.

The Mercury Aura is compatible with:

  • Macbook Air (13-inch mid 2011), Model ID: MacBookAir4,2 (1.7GHz, 1.8GHz) Install Video
  • MacBook Air (11-inch Mid-2011), Model ID: MacBookAir4,1 (1.6GHz, 1.8GHz) Install Video
  • What's Included

    • Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G SSD
    • Torx T-5 Screwdriver
    • Pentalobe compatible driver

    *Random 4K write data rates of 57.56 for OWC SSD vs 18.49 for Apple factory stock SSD
    **OWC SSD Maximum total flash capacity 512GB before 7% overprovisioning with 480GB actual usable capacity compared to Apple 128GB Flash maximum option for 11.1" model that provides a formatted capacity of 121GB (121 x 4 = 484).


Manufacturer OWC
Mfg Part# OWCSSDAPE6G120
SKU 228314618
UPC 736211772558
UPC 14 00736211772558
Tech Specs
Capacity: 120GB useable capacity
Formatted Capacity: 111GB
NAND: Tier 1/Grade A 3x-nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash Memory
Controller: SandForce 2281 Series Processor with 7% Over Provisioning
SMART Attributes: Standard
Native Command Queuing: Up to 32 commands
Manufacturer Model Number: OWCSSDAPE6G120
RoHS Compliant: Yes
Data Reliability: ECC Recover up to 55 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector
Security: Chip Based Data Encryption: 256-bit & 128-bit AES compliant
TRIM Support: OS Dependent
Warranty: 3 Year OWC Warranty
Sustained Reads (up to): 507MB/s
Sustained Writes (up to): 454MB/s
Random 4K Read: Up to 60,000 IOPS
Random 4K Write: Up to 60,000 IOPS
Read Latency: Less than 0.1ms
Write Latency: Less than 0.1ms
Power: Active Power: Less than 3000mW (3.0W) expected maximum draw
Idle Power: Less than 1200mW (1.2W)
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