OWC Aura Pro X2 240Gb NVMe SSD specs

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

OWC's Aura Pro X2 NVMe SSD use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 computer expansion bus standard. Detailed characteristics of this NVMe in our article.

OWC Aura Pro X2 240Gb NVMe SSD specs

Aura Pro X2 (240Gb) produced by OWC works on Silicon Motion SM2262EN controller. The SSD storing a data location map on DRAM 2 X 256GB to open a files without delays. The Aura Pro X2 comes equipped with IMFT TLC memory. SSD also available in three capacities, including 2 Tb, 1 Tb and 480 Gb volume sizes.

Performance and benchmarks

OWC Aura Pro X2 works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 bus with sequential read speeds 3200 Mbps, and sequential write speeds equals to 2400 MB/s.

Endurance and warranty

OWC give 5 years warranty that limited by endurance 150 TBW.

Specs

Category Value
Capacity 240 Gb
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) 150
MTBF (million hours) n/a
Warranty (years) 5

Conclusion

Aura Pro X2 (240Gb) produced by OWC may work on PCIe Gen3 that is undoubtedly slower than PCIe 4. The write speed is 2400 Mbps, that is okay for this interface. The SSD can write 150 TBW, that is bad compared to closest rivals. Overall, OWC Aura Pro X2 240Gb has more minuses and our site do not advise to spend money for it.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Capacity
  • 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 in their controller help to increase endurance and input/output performance.

The Aura Pro X2 240Gb due to the low density of memory chips able to work with no additional cooling systems. Some motherboards already has additional cooling below or above the drive for better productivity during times of heavy loads.

The OWC Aura Pro X2 240Gb has sequential write speed 2400 Mb/s, sequential read speed 3200 Mbps. Storage operate on Silicon Motion SM2262EN controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The NAND flash memory type is IMFT TLC.
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