OWC Upgrades Retina MacBook Pro to 736GB Storage

480GB Aura Pro 6G Solid State Drive offers greater speed and capacity

By on August 16th, 2012 17:41 GMT

Other World Computing has released the first high-performance solid state drive (SSD) upgrade for the 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina display, the OWC Mercury Aura Pro.

Available in 480GB capacity, the 6G (6Gb/s) SandForce Driven Mercury Aura Pro offers 87.5 percent more capacity than the factory 256GB model and, instead of replacing the original module, it joins it, for a total of 736GB of storage.

Those who purchase the Aura Pro directly from OWC until September 30 will receive the OWC Envoy Pro USB 3.0 bus-powered portable case “for re-tasking the factory flash module as an external drive.”

The Mercury Aura Pro for 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina display can now be pre-ordered for $579.99 / 472 EUR. The device begins to ship on August 21.

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