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OWC
Data Doubler
Optical to SATA Hard Drive Converter Bracket Solution
New Condition | Open Box

Includes everything needed to replace your optical drive with a second
hard drive or Solid State Drive
Add up to an additional 1.5TB of internal storage. Add a Solid State Drive (SSD) for near instantaneous boot
and app load. Even create a RAID array! Includes bracket, 5 piece toolkit, screws, and detailed
installation guide for complete all in one solution.

Configuration flexibility is yours when you replace your MacBook or MacBook Pro's internal SuperDrive with
the OWC Data Doubler. This custom engineered blue anodized aluminum bracket with attached PCB circuit
board comes ready to mount any 9.5mm tall 2.5" SATA hard disk drive and even Solid State Drives.

Then, just install the entire assembly into a MacBook or MacBook Pro 5.25" optical drive bay.
OWC Data Doubler makes it easy to custom design how you want your internal storage to
perform. Installed drives are recognized like any other high speed SATA storage device
and can be setup and partitioned using the Apple Disk Utility Program.

OWC Data Doubler DIY Kits Everything you need in one package.

Just a few of the configuration options you can enjoy with Data Doubler:
  • Creating an individual volume with its own desktop icon.
  • Combining a new drive with the existing internal drive for one larger volume (SPAN).
  • Combining a new matching drive with existing internal for high-performance RAID-0 Stripe volume.
  • Configuring a new drive as a Time Machine™ backup drive.
  • Formatting one drive for the Mac OS and the other dedicated for Windows.

Power Tip

Spin-down hard drives sooner to save battery power.

Running an extra hard drive in your laptop can drain battery power faster than a single drive. But you can tell your Mac to put hard drives to sleep sooner than normal to save power.

This is an advanced tip that requires working in Terminal. For the step-by-step explanation, visit our blog.



Be sure to get the right device!
This device is compatible with...
MacBook Pro 17" "Early 2009",
"Mid 2009" "Early 2010" "Early 2011"
and "Late 2011"
  • MacBookPro5,2 | 2.66GHz, 2.8GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.06GHz
  • MacBookPro6,1 | 2.53GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.8GHz
  • MacBookPro8,3 | 2.2GHz, 2.3GHz, 2.4GHz, 2.5GHz (See special notes for details)
MacBook Pro 15" "Late 2008",
"Mid 2009" "Early 2010" "Early 2011"
and "Late 2011"
  • MacBookPro5,1 | 2.4GHz, 2.53GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.8GHz, 2.93GHz (See special notes for details)
  • MacBookPro5,3 | 2.66GHz, 2.8GHz, 3.06GHz
  • MacBookPro5,4 | 2.53GHz
  • MacBookPro6,2 | 2.4GHz, 2.53GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.8GHz
  • MacBookPro8,2 | 2.0GHz, 2.2GHz, 2.3GHz, 2.4GHz, 2.5GHz (See special notes for details)
  • MacBookPro9,1 | 2.3GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.7GHz
MacBook Pro 13" "Mid 2009"
"Early 2010" "Early 2011"
and "Late 2011"
  • MacBookPro5,5 | 2.26GHz, 2.53GHz
  • MacBookPro7,1 | 2.4GHz, 2.66GHz
  • MacBookPro8,1 | 2.3GHz, 2.4GHz, 2.7GHz, 2.8GHz (See special notes for details)
  • MacBookPro9,2 | 2.5GHz, 2.9GHz
MacBook 13" "Late 2008"
  • MacBook5,1 | 2.0GHz, 2.4GHz
MacBook 13" "Late 2009"
and "Early 2010"
  • MacBook6,1 | 2.26GHz
  • MacBook7,1 | 2.4GHz
 
Special compatibility notes related to use of this product with 6Gb/s SSDs in the following machines:
2011 MacBook Pro 15" (Model ID MacBookPro8,2)
2011 MacBook Pro 17" (Model ID MacBookPro8,3)
  • OPTICAL BAY: The optical bay interface in these machines may either be SATA Revision 2.0 3Gb/s OR SATA Revision 3.0 6Gb/s. There is no way to specify/order this data interface with Apple, but you can confirm what interface/link speed version your optical bay offers via the Apple System Profiler.

    Testing has demonstrated that Apple factory hardware does not reliably support a 6G (6Gb/s) Solid State Drive or Hard Disk Drive in the optical bay of 2011 MacBook Pros (ModeI ID8,1; 8,2; 8,3). If your OWC Data Doubler bundle comes with a 6G drive, you should ONLY install that drive in the main drive bay and utilize the Data Doubler to re-task your existing drive or install a new 3G SSD or HDD in the optical bay. PRE-2011 models can utilize a 6G drive in the optical bay, but will do so at a reduced 3G (3Gb/s) speed.

    MacBook Pro 13" models: Apple does not support the use of 6Gb/s drives in the optical bay. While we have observed a high rate of success using SATA 3.0 6Gb/s drives in Apple 13" bays where 6Gb/s link is present, some systems may not operate properly with this setup. For guaranteed reliability/compatibility, we suggest 6Gb/s drives be used in the main drive bay only, and 3Gb/s hard drives or SSDs be used in the optical bay when a two-drive configuration is desired. We cannot guarantee proper or successful 6Gb/s drive operation in the Apple MacBook Pro 13" optical bay.

    2008 MacBook Pro 15" (MacBookPro 5,1; 5,2; 5,3; 5,4; 5,5 and MacBook 5,1)
    While a 6G SSD does function in a 2008 MacBook Pro 15" and 13" Macbook, it will only do so at SATA Revision 1.0 (1.5Gb/s) speeds rather that the SATA Revision 2.0 (3.0Gb/s) speed the machine can deliver. Should owners of these machines desire another SSD option, the Mercury Electra™ 3G SSD does run at the full SATA Revision 2.0 (3Gb/s) specification.

Specifications:

  • Supports: SATA / SATA 3G / SATA 6G Interface 2.5" Hard Drive
    or SSD (Solid State Drive) of up to 9.5mm (Super Slim) height.
  • Dimensions: 5"(D) x 5"(W) x 03"(H) (12.7 x 12.7 x 7.6mm)
  • Weight: 2.4oz. / 0.15lbs.
  • One Year Warranty
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n DDAMBS0GB UPC#: 718122776276

Includes:

Includes bracket, 5 piece toolkit, screws, and detailed installation guide for complete all in one kit.




  • 1: OWC Data Doubler Bracket

  • 2: Interposer Board

  • 3: Screws (5pcs, 3 x Phillips #00
    2 x Phillips #1)

  • 4: Detailed Installation Guide
    with Model Specific Instructions/Step
    by Step Photos

  • 5: Toolkit includes everything you need to
    open your Mac and install the Data Doubler.

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Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 0 out of 2 (0%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent For MacPro January 1, 2016 Fast shipping and no issues with the item. Very Satisfied!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Chicago, IL Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Fits like is meant to be there November 22, 2015 I purchased the data doubler to add a second drive with a dedicated Windows hard drive. Make your Macbook Pro more useful and get rid of the optical drive you never use anyways. Quality product as always, extremely pleased!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Ellington, Connecticut Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great upgrade April 5, 2015 I bought this solution and the combo kit w/ 120 SSD. I used this kit to install a second 750GB drive in my 13" 2012 MB pro for DJing. I needed some extra drive space for the 100k songs I store for music storage. I'm ok with taking apart my macs, which is really easy. The videos provided by OWC will walk you through, step by step, which I do just to make sure I don't muck things up. This kit has been in service for over a year and a half. I bought the combo kit w/ 120 ssd for my sons MB pro around the same time, with the external DVD/CD drive box. Flawless install and function. At the time of this writing, I would recommend at least a 256 SSD as the prices are dropping, and the 128GB SSD can be a little confining for many folks.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Aurora, IL Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Data Doubler added new life to my MacBook Pro December 13, 2014 Although a friend of mine installed this, it has worked great so far. I would recommend this product to anyone looking to replace their Superdrive with additional SSD storage. Having my OS and applications boot off the SSD has added new life to my MacBook Pro.

I would recommend this item to a friend!