2.0TB OWC Aura 6G Solid-State Drive for iMac (2012-2013) with Complete DIY Toolkit

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2.0TB Aura 6G Solid State Drive With complete DIY toolkit

for iMac (late 2012)

More Capacity, More Speed, More Performance

  • Add a high-performance OWC Aura 6G SSD to your iMac
  • Increase capacity and speed. Up to 2TB of 6G SSD performance
  • 3-year OWC SSD warranty
  • Backed by free DIY install videos and expert support

Upgrading your iMac with an OWC SSD is the performance pathway to a total system boost with Aura 6G for iMac. OWC provides Mac users with a complete upgrade solution that delivers higher performance and reliability. Create an ultra-fast SSD boot drive, add up to 2TB of extra capacity and get the most from your Mac. Aura SSDs are custom engineered for iMac, and add the flexibility to expand capabilities far beyond factory limitations.
Industry leading controller technologies deliver outstanding performance and reliability.

  • Aggressive data management keeps drives working at full potential even when full.
  • Hardware error correction yields superior data retention and drive health
  • Gold-standard compression and even data distribution maximizes write performance and drive endurance.

A True DIY upgrade
A comprehensive set of tools, with everything you need to install the Aura SSD, brings a complete diy upgrade within your reach. Includes drivers, screws, glass removal suction cups, and screen adhesive so you can get the job done yourself.
Better by Design
Aura 6G SSD for iMac is designed and built with premium tier-1 NAND flash and backed by a 3-year warranty. OWC SSDs are engineered to be the best for Mac, undergoing a rigorous 7- stage lab testing process to deliver absolute reliability at maximum performance long into the future.

  • 2TB
Mac Compatibility:
  • Yes
Windows PC Compatibility:
  • NO
3 Year OWC Limited Warranty

2.0TB Aura™ 6G Specifications:


1904GB Useable Capacity
Total Flash Memory Components – 2048GB
144GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
Formatted Capacity
Tier 1 Major Multi-Level Cell (MLC) High-Performance Sync-NAND Flash
Silicon Motion SM2258 with 8% over-provisioning
SMART Attributes
Native Command Queuing
up to 32 commands
Manufacturer Model Number
RoHS Compliant
RAID Support
Unformatted (Instructions on formatting here)


0.3 cm (0.1 in)
3.2 cm (1.3 in)
8.8 cm (3.5 in)
18.0 g (0.04 lbs)


MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
1,500,000 hours
ATA Security Feature Command Set And Password Login Support
TRIM Support
OS Dependent
Nonrecoverable Read Errors
Less than 1 sector per 1016bits read
Error Correction
Built-in ECC
600TB total bytes written (TBW), equal to 329 GB per day for 5 years


Reads (up to)
Writes (up to)
Random 4K Read
Up to 60,000 IOPS
Random 4K Write
Up to 74,000 IOPS


Write Mode (Max)
Up to 2.1 Watts
Idle Mode (Max)
Up to 0.1 Watts

Environmental (Operating)

1500 G max at 0.5 ms
Temperature (°F)
32°F to 158°F
-304.8 m to 3,048.0 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000 ft)
5% to 95% non-condensing

Environmental (Non-Operating)

1500 G max at 0.5 ms
Temperature (°F)
-40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C)
-304.8 m to 12,192.0 m (-1,000 ft to 40,000 ft)


Idle (Typical)
0.0 bels
Seek (Typical)
0.0 bels
  • 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
  • In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
  • Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability rates.
  • Based on SandForce processor operation.
  • Specifications provided by SandForce.

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n SSDIM12YT02 UPC#: 810100981013

iMac (21.5-inch, Early 2013)
iMac (21.5-inch, Early 2013)
Early 2013
Model ID: iMac13,1
3.3GHz Core i3
Detailed SpecsInstall Videos
iMac (27-inch, Late 2012)
iMac (27-inch, Late 2012)
Late 2012
Model ID: iMac13,2
2.9GHz & 3.2GHz Core i5 & 3.4GHz Core i7
Detailed SpecsInstall Videos
iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012)
iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012)
Late 2012
Not Compatible
Model ID: iMac13,1
2.7GHz Core i5
Detailed SpecsInstall Videos
iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012)
iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012)
Late 2012
Model ID: iMac13,1
2.9GHz Core i5 & 3.1GHz Core i7
Detailed Specs

Install Videos


  • (1) 2.0TB Aura 6G SSD for iMac (late 2012)
  • (1) Torx T25 driver
  • (1) Torx T10S Driver
  • (1) Torx T8S Driver
  • (1) Torx T6S Driver
  • (1) PH1 Screwdriver
  • (1) Nylon Pry Tool
  • (1) Torx SSD mounting screw
  • (1) OWC pick (for screen separation)
  • (1) Set adhesive strips (for screen re-attachment)
  • (2) suction cups for the outer glass removal
  • (1) OWC Microfiber wipe

NOTE: This kit contains consumable and/or one time use components and therefore is not covered by any warranty. If you have any concerns about your ability to perform the upgrade, you can return the unopened kit for a refund. The 14-Piece Toolkit (except for nylon pry tool and Microfiber Pro cleaning cloth) included with this kit are covered by a 1 Year NewerTech Product Limited Warranty.