OWC Aura Pro X2 2Tb SSD technical specifications

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

OWC's Aura Pro X2 SSD works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 interface. Detailed characteristics of this NVMe here.

OWC Aura Pro X2 2Tb SSD technical specifications

Aura Pro X2 (2Tb) produced by OWC is powered by Silicon Motion SM2262EN. This drive has DRAM 2 X 256GB to keep a map of where data is located on the NVMe. The Aura Pro X2 comes equipped with IMFT TLC memory. This drive is offered also in 3 capacities: 1 Tb, 480 Gb and 240 Gb.

Performance and benchmarks

Storage use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 expansion standard with sequential read speeds 3200 Mbps, and write speeds 2400 MB/s.

Endurance and warranty

Manufacturer give 5-year warranty that limited by 713 TBW.

Specs

Category Value
Capacity 2 Tb
Interface M.2 3.0 x 4
Controller Silicon Motion SM2262EN
Memory type IMFT TLC
DRAM 2 X 256GB
Read speed (Mb/s) 3200
Write speed (Mb/s) 2400
Read IOPS n/a
Write IOPS n/a
Endurance (TBW) 713
MTBF (million hours) n/a
Warranty (years) 5

Conclusion

OWC Aura Pro X2 2Tb may work on PCIe Gen3 that is significantly slower than PCIe 4.0. The write speed is 2400 Mb/s, that is pretty good for this expansion standard. The OWC Aura Pro X2 can write 713 TBW, that is not very much compared to competitors. After evaluating all the facts, OWC Aura Pro X2 2Tb is a well-balanced SSD.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed
  • Capacity

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Writing speed

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Video Review

Macbook Pro Hard Drive Replacement / Upgrade Test: OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD Review

FAQ

The OWC Aura Pro X2 has 2 X 256GB. Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) in their controller help to improve endurance and input/output performance.

The Aura Pro X2 2Tb due to the high density of memory chips requires installation of additional heat sink. It reduce temperature of the controller and memory. Some laptops or motherboards from the factory has additional cooling below and above the SSD for better performance during times of high loads.

The OWC Aura Pro X2 2Tb has write speed 2400 Mb/s, read speed 3200 Mbps. SSD run on Silicon Motion SM2262EN controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 interface standard. The memory type is IMFT TLC.
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