Other World Computing announced today its OWC Aura Pro, the industry’s only high-performance Solid State Drive upgrade for all 13″ and 15″ MacBook Pro with Retina display (rMBP) computers, is now available in a 240GB capacity that offers up to 2x the capacity of the factory base SSD found in the 13″ rMBP model.
A Better Upgrade Value Than Factory Option
The 13″ rMBP comes standard with a 128GB SSD and it costs $300 to upgrade at the factory to a 256GB SSD. However, when upgrading directly with the factory, consumers have paid for that base 128GB module, but do not get that original base flash module returned to them for re-use.
The OWC Aura Pro SSD and Envoy Pro enclosure bundle comes complete with installation tools, installation video, and offers comparable cost and capacity — $319.99 and 240GB (256GB SSD before 7% over-provisioning) — to the factory 256GB upgrade option, but with the added value of being able to use the factory base SSD module as an external storage device via the Envoy Pro. Article Continues…
Other World Computing announced today the OWC Mercury Aura Pro and Envoy Pro as the industry’s only high-performance internal and external Solid State Drive storage solution for 2012 MacBook® Pro with Retina display (rMBP) computers. Available in 480GB capacity, the 6G (6Gb/s) SandForce Driven™ Mercury Aura Pro offers rMBP owners up to nearly 3x more storage and/or backup capacity than the factory base model 128GB flash module. The Envoy Pro offers continued use of the factory flash module after upgrading with the Aura Pro. OWC will highlight the Mercury Aura Pro and Envoy Pro along with its broad line of award-winning SSDs in its booth #5812 in the LVCC North Hall during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which begins Tuesday in Las Vegas, Nevada. Article Continues…
Newer Technology, Inc. announced today the NuMount Pivot for securely mounting an iMac, Apple Cinema Display, or Thunderbolt display to a wall or desk. Stylishly designed in an aluminum finish to complement Apple products, the NuMount Pivot offers a full-range of extending, retracting and tilt motions to maximize display viewing comfort by reducing neck and eye strain. In addition to providing an enhanced view, the NuMount Pivot also maximizes productivity by elevating the display above the desktop for greater workspace utilization.
The NuMount Pivot will be shown in Other World Computing’s booth #5812, LVCC North Hall, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which begins tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nevada. Article Continues…
Thursday, November 8th, 2012 | Author: OWC Grant
We were contacted by a very high level source today that had received some serious misinformation that the factory flash drive in the 2012 13″ MacBook Pro with Retina display was soldered in, thus leaving the machine not able to be upgraded. We won’t go into details, but it was enough that we thought that we should nip any bad info in the bud about this, in case you too may have been misinformed.
Absolutely nothing has changed in the last two weeks since we confirmed the ability to upgrade the new rMBP with an OWC Mercury Aura Pro SSD.
In fact, for some “independent” confirmation, head over to ZDNet and read Jason O’Grady’s take on it from earlier today. You’ll see that he had no problems using an OWC Aura in a rMBP. And… spoiler alert… he found the Aura was both faster and less expensive than the Apple unit, too!
UPDATE 2:43PM 11/8/12
Seems as though Rob over at Barefeats.com also posted a performance benchmark test today showing the Aura Pro is compatible with the rMBPS as well as how it smokes the factory drive in Quickbench and AJA System Test results.
Other World Computing announced today the OWC Mercury Aura Pro is the industry’s first high-performance Solid State Drive upgrade for the new 2012 13″ MacBook Pro with Retina display (rMBP) computers introduced by Apple last week. Available in 480GB capacity for immediate ordering and with additional capacities to be announced in November, the 6G (6Gb/s) SandForce Driven Mercury Aura Pro offers rMBP owners up to nearly 3x more storage and/or backup capacity than the factory 128GB flash module. Article Continues…