OWC Aura Pro X2 480Gb SSD technical specs

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

OWC's Aura Pro X2 NVMe works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 expansion standard. Read below about this NVMe on this site.

OWC Aura Pro X2 480Gb SSD technical specs

Aura Pro X2 (480Gb) produced by OWC use Silicon Motion SM2262EN. This NVMe 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. NVMe SSD besides, available in three capacities: 240 Gb, 2 Tb and 1 Tb.

Performance and benchmarks

NVMe SSD use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 bus with maximum read speeds 3200 Mbps, and write speeds equals to 2400 MB/s.

Endurance and warranty

Manufacturer give 5 years warranty that limited by endurance 338 TBW.


Category Value
Capacity 480 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) 338
MTBF (million hours) n/a
Warranty (years) 5


Aura Pro X2 (480Gb) produced by OWC use PCIe Gen3 that is significantly slower than PCIe Gen4. The sequential write speed is 2400 Mb/s, that is common for this expansion standard. The NVMe provide possibility to write 338 TBW, that is pretty well in comparison with closest competitors. When everything is weighed in the balance, OWC Aura Pro X2 480Gb is a well-balanced NVMe SSD.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed
  • Endurance

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Capacity

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Video Review

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The OWC Aura Pro X2 has 2 X 256GB. DRAM in their controller help to increase endurance and input/output performance.

The OWC Aura Pro X2 due to the low density of memory chips able to operate with no further heat sinks. Some laptops or motherboards designed with thermal pads below or above the SSD to improve performance during times of high loads.

The OWC Aura Pro X2 has sequential write speed 2400 Mb/s, read speed 3200 Mb per second. SSD run 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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