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.
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.
|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|
|MTBF (million hours)||n/a|
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.
- Good writing speed
- PCIe 3.0
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