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DIY Bundle: OWC Data Doubler Kit + 1.0TB HGST HDD
OWC Data Doubler Kit, 2.5" 1.0TB HGST Travelstar 5400RPM 9.5mm Hard Disk Drive & OWC 5 Piece Toolkit

OWC Internal SSD DIY Kit
If your optical drive is going unused, why not replace it with a second hard drive and increase your storage exponentially?
This upgrade kit allows you to use the OWC Data Doubler to install a HGST 5400RPM 1.0TB 9.5 mm hard drive into your MacBook or MacBook Pro. This DIY kit includes all the tools necessary, coupled with our free installation videos that offer step-by-step instructions, so you can perform the entire upgrade on your own. If you find you need a little more help or just have a question, we're available 24/7 with our award winning U.S. based support.
Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger
Add significant space for storage, greater speeds for retrieval and saving of data, your machine will wake-up and boot and launch apps faster. With this much space, you have MORE than enough room to keep all your data under one roof.
Take Your Time Machine With You!
Now, with all this available capacity, you can designate one of the drives as the Time Machine backup so your Time Machine is not relying on you to remember to plug in the dedicated external drive. Use the HGST 5K1000 as one large 1.0TB drive or partition it and designate a partition to run Time Machine.
RAID
RAID your drives for increased speed or security. RAID 0 will give you an immediate and significant speed boost - you won't believe how fast your computer wakes up and launches your apps! RAID 1 creates automatic redundancy to safeguard against primary drive failure and data loss.
Still Need an Occasional Optical?
If you decide you need occasional use of your optical drive, you can purchase the OWC SuperSlim enclosure. This is a USB 2.0, bus-powered option for users who need a lightweight, portable optical drive.
Yes, You Can Do-it-Yourself
Upgrade with confidence using the OWC DIY installation videos. OWC is committed to your success, so if you need a bit more guidance, we are available Mon-Fri 8AM-8PM and Sat 9AM-4PM with U.S. based technical support by phone or live chat.
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.
Includes:
  • OWC Data Doubler Kit
  • 1.0TB HGST Travelstar 5400RPM HDD
  • OWC 5 Piece Toolkit


The Right Tools for the Job
With the 5-piece Toolkit from OWC, you have what you need to complete the installation of the hybrid drive and once the upgrade is complete you'll have a handy set of tools for future computer upgrades. The Toolkit includes the following:
If you Hit a Roadblock, We are Here to Help
Should you ever need assistance with your upgrade, OWC's award winning U.S. based technical support is at the ready to answer any questions you may have via phone or live chat from 8AM-8PM Mon-Fri and 9AM-4PM Sat.
This OWC Data Doubler is compatible with...
MacBook Pro 17" "Early 2009"
"Mid 2009" "Early 2010"
"Early 2011" and "Late 2011"
MacBook Pro 15" "Late 2008",
"Mid 2009" "Early 2010"
"Early 2011" "Late 2011"
and "Mid 2012"
  • 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, 2.5GHz (See special notes for details)
  • MacBookPro9,1 | 2.3GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.7GHz
MacBook Pro 13" "Mid 2009"
"Early 2010" "Early 2011" "Late 2011"
and "Mid 2012"
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 13" (Model ID MacBookPro8,1)
2011 MacBook Pro 15" (Model ID MacBookPro8,2)
2011 MacBook Pro 17" (Model ID MacBookPro8,3)
  • MAIN BAY: A 6G SSD may be utilized in main bay (move drive or second SSD into Optical Bay*) for reliable SATA Revision 3.0 6Gb/s performance in excess of 500MB/s.

    (Model ID MacBookPro8,3) models. After successfully applying this update, your Boot ROM Version will be: MBP81.0047.B1E. Please read our very informative Blog Post for additional information.

    OPTICAL BAY: The optical bay interface may either be SATA Revision 2.0 3Gb/s (300MB/s max) 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 version your optical bay offers by using 'About this Mac, More Info, Serial-ATA' info display.

    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.

    2008/2009 MacBook/MacBook Pro 13", 15", and 17" models. (Model IDs: MacBookPro5,1; 5,2; 5,3; 5,4; 5,5 and MacBook5,1; 6,1; 7,1) While a 6G SSD does function, 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.

    NOTE: Apple's DVD Player application only works with an internal optical drive or Apple's external SuperDrive. To play DVDs with your removed optical drive after installing it in an external enclosure such as the OWC SuperSlim, we recommend the free VLC Player, which can be downloaded from http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

1.0TB HGST Travelstar 5K1000 Specifications:

Specifications

Form Factor
2.5″ HDD
Interface
SATA 3.0Gb/s4
Capacity1
1.0TB
Formatted Capacity2
931GiB
Rotational Speed
5,400 RPM
Cache / Data Buffer
8MB
Manufacturer Model Number
0J22413
RoHS Compliant
Yes
Format

Physical

Height (max)
9.5mm (0.370″)
Width (max)
69.85mm (2.750″)
Length (max)
100.35mm (3.951″)
Weight (typical)
115g (0.253 lbs.)
Bytes per Sector
512
Areal Density
694Gb/in2

Reliability3

Contact Start-Stops
600,000
Warranty

Performance

Transfer Rate (Max)
600MB/s
Track-to-track Seek
1.0ms
Average Seek Time
12.0ms
Average Latency
5.5ms

Power

Maximum Start Current, DC
4.5 Watts
Seek Power
1.8 Watts
Read Power
1.6 Watts
Write Power
1.6 Watts
Idle Mode
1.5 Watts
Idle Mode, Active
0.8 Watts
Idle Mode, Low Power
0.5 Watts
Standby Mode
0.2 Watts
Sleep Mode
0.1 Watts

Environmental (Operating)

Shock
400 G max at 2ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
32°F to 140°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
0°C to 60°C
Altitude
-304.8 m to 3,048 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000+ ft)

Environmental (Non-Operating)

Shock
1000 G max at 1ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
-40°F to 149°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
-40°C to 65°C
Altitude
-304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)

Acoustics

Idle (Typical)
2.4 bels
Seek (Typical)
2.6 bels
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability rates.
  4. This unit has been firmware updated with HGST authorization to be limited to SATA 2.0 3Gb/s link fully SATA 1.5Gb/s backwards compatible.The 3Gb/s link speed setting ensures reliable operation for use in 2011 MacBook Pro optical bay as well as with other certain systems that do not properly link to 3Gb/s with a 6Gb/s type drive.

OWC Data Doubler Specs

Drive Interface

  • SATA / SATA 3G / SATA 6G Interface 2.5" 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.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n OWCDDMB5KS1.0

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.

  • 6: 1.0TB HGST Travelstar 5400RPM Drive

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Reviews

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.9 / 5 24 out of 24 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Ellicott City Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 WOW . . well designed April 18, 2016 Installation was a snap. The supplied installation instructions were complete and correct. Great value for the money.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 2.0TB 5400RPM 9.5mm Hard Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: York, PA Age: 25-34 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Cool kit for expanding storage April 15, 2016 I was running out of space on my main Mid 2010 Macbook Pro 7,1 hard drive. I Thought about upgrading the main drive to 1TB to store all my pictures and videos and stumbled on the Data Doubler. I recently upgraded the memory 10 16GB and my 6 year old laptop had new life!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Montevideo, uy Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Ssd 480gb owc + dTa doubler macbook pro 2010 April 9, 2016 Excellent!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: croatia Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Good thing April 5, 2016 I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 240GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..
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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Excelent Product March 22, 2016 I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 240GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..
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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Buffalo, NY Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 480gb 3g SSD Drive... WOW March 17, 2016 Added a SSD drive to my aging Mac. Even though the Mac only supports a 3g drive the speed difference made it run like a new Mac! It is great!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 480GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Austin TX Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Nice upgrade March 5, 2016 I decided to install the data doubler with a SSD drive into my macbook pro. This computer is a mid 2010 model, and the CD drive needed to be replaced, so made the decision to replace it with this upgrade rather than a new CD drive. I had some problems at first with the SSD drive ejecting all by itself. I did some research and found others had the same problem with several brands of SSD drives. One suggestion was to turn off the hard drive sleep in preferences. I have not had any problem lately after doing this. I can put the computer to sleep, and the SSD drive is still there and working. All in all this was a very good upgrade for me.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 480GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Tokyo Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works as Advertised - Satisfied User! February 11, 2016 The videos convinced me to make the purchase and gave me the confidence to undertake the project. A recommendation for other users is to undertake multiple installation at the same time - in my case, battery and data doubler. The addition of 2TB allows me to take extensive archive material with me on my travels, and the many data-heavy files makes accessing a server remotely unreasonable from a work perspective.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 2.0TB 5400RPM 9.5mm Hard Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Adds performance and value February 7, 2016 The dual SSD setup in my MBP has greatly enhanced performance! Boot time is greatly reduced and battery life is much better than with the original single HHD. Set up was straight forward and tech support ensured I got exactly the right combination of parts for my machine.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 240GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Arvada, CO Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Amazing upgrade, and a great value January 27, 2016 My friend referred me to Mac sales, and the OWC brand. This was the first time I ever opened up a laptop. Not only was the website great at walking me through the hardware upgrades available for my model of MacBook Pro, but the videos "held my hand", as I installed the hard drive and data doubler myself. Doing the upgrade was a success, and I couldn't be happier with the SSD drive. My computer's speed is amazing, and it's like having a new laptop.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 480GB OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSD Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..

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Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Amazing and easy! January 24, 2016 I am really really happy with this product. It has completely transformed my MacBook 2011 into a whole new machine. Unfortunately I had to wait 4 weeks for it to arrive (to Netherlands) but this was my mistake because I chose normal mail. So if you're in a rush, opt for tracked posting. Other than that, EXTREMELY easy to install, even to those not completely comfortable with operating with the insides of their Mac. I did also look up the iFixit instructions, and I would highly recommend avoiding that as they remove each compartment and parts within the Mac whereas the OWC instructions suggest the easiest and safest route.

Top notch product, highly recommended to anyone looking to spring new life in to their Mac. 11/10!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Bogota Colombia Age: 25-34 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Awesome! January 22, 2016 I love it, is so fast!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 120GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Glacier country, Montana Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Juicy Fruit! January 16, 2016 Doubling my memory using two 4GB lifetime warranty OWC chips was interesting but adding this gizmo w/1T hybrid drive to my Macbook Pro with a 128G OWC SSD results in a rocket powered entertainment machine! I very rarely burn discs anyway but I have an external OWC USB 2.0/Firewire 400 Mercury Superdrive for when I just have to copy that old Mott the Hoople LP. to a format Mama can play in her old El Dorado.Data Doubler means I have an on-board Time Machine disc also but I still use a Seagate USB 3.0 1Tb/3.5 SATA external Time Machine for those really irreplaceable family photos and a tiny little Seagate backup-to-go USB 3.0 9mm portable for swapping files while avoiding risky networks. My old eyes are fading and fingers getting creaky but with the enclosed directions I had the install complete and system working in under 30 minutes. I love this thing! I annoy some of my friends 'cuz of my boasting of the great deals I get from you making my Mac more fun while they shovel out the dough monthly just keeping their Windoze operating at all and are bullied into buying a new computer every 18 months just to feel secure. OWC extends my budget as well as my memory and storage and truly are Out of this World!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Georgia Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Saved my aging laptop! January 15, 2016 Solid state drives are the future, with this upgrade my laptop is capable of running the latest operating system. With the data doubler adapter the old hard drive can be utilized as a time machine back-up within the laptop case.

A few things to keep in mind: -backup your hard drive before attempting the install -re format the solid state hard drive to run Mac operating system -set new hard drive as default

Most of these things can be accomplished under recovery mode, hold command and r when restarting the computer. Pretty simple stuff, any questions OTHER WORLD COMPUTING can assist.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Amazing January 11, 2016 The drive is very quiet and was very easy to install. Couldn't be happier.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Portland, OR Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 This works SO good! January 11, 2016 After I installed the SSD in place of my optical drive as a boot drive, my 2009 MBP was finally useable again. It is SO fast starting up, switching users and opening applications. I seriously cannot believe it. The videos and instructions provided by OWC were very prescriptive and easy to follow. Took less than an hour. I did some research and found that the new SSD drive should connect to where your old HDD was and the old HDD should go inside the Data Doubler. I did not see that mentioned in the OWC instructions and maybe it doesn't matter but that is how I installed mine.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 120GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Snarestone, UK Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 4/5 Easy installation, works well January 5, 2016 No problem with the installation nor any problem in use. The drive works as well as the built- in HDD.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 750GB 7200RPM Hard Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..

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Reviewer: Anonymous Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Worked as described. January 2, 2016 It is still working solid, the videos helped me install. Simple install.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 1.5TB 5400RPM 9.5mm Hard Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Israel Age: 18-24 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 This is by far the best product I bought from you guys December 19, 2015 I've been your customer for years, using your parts since 2012 and loving every purchase. I previously bought RAM extensions, a larger HDD, an external Hard Drive, but nothing has upgraded my computer as much as the SSD with Data Doubler that I bought and installed so easily thanks to you. My computer runs smoothly and so much faster, considering that it's a 2008 Macbook, and I can feel a significant difference in boot time, app launching, data access and in general. Everything's a lot more fluid, and I couldn't be more thankful. During the process of purchase I used your chat system to find out more about the product and its installation process and was given top-knotch support and assistance. I was so psyched about the results of this great product and your fine service, I recommended it to anyone I know who uses a Mac. You guys are awesome, keep up the good work!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Cairns, Australia Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great product and Tutorial! December 18, 2015 No dramas to install, and a marked improvement to my MBP!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 480GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Perfect SSD Disk! December 9, 2015 This SSD disk fitted perfectly in my 2008 MacBook! I was able to make a clean install of Mac OS X El Capitan in no time. My machine rocks now! Thank you for your perfect solutions!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 240GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Virginia Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great idea December 2, 2015 I rarely ever used the DVD drive, so replacing it with an SSD drive was a great idea. One thing to consider is that to achieve the highest speed this drive is capable of, it must be used in place of the original because the DVD connection is slower. I didn't know this until I read the booklet that came with the drive. No big deal, I put my old 1TB drive in place of the DVD, and put the SSD drive where the 1TB drive was. Incidentally, the instruction booklet is great, and the installation easy. I made the SSD drive my boot drive, then placed OSX and most programs there, and left all data files on the bigger/slower hard drive. Start up is so much faster now it doesn't even seem like the same machine. I wasn't expecting this amount of improvement. Pretty much all programs start faster and run better than before. I even created a 100GB partition on the SSD drive for Windows, and that starts up and runs way better than before as well. I estimate I can postpone the purchase of a newer machine for a couple more years now.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Destin, FL Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Worth the Effort and Expense November 24, 2015 I have a Mac-Mini (5.2) that was running slow. I had upgraded other Mac computers with OWC SSD's and they worked extremely well. This was no exception. At first the upgrade seemed a little daunting but I figured I would give it a shot. The videos and the instructions that came with the kit are excellent. However, one word of caution. When you get to the IR board connecter proceed with extreme caution! This connector is extremely fragile as I have found researching what happens when you pop it off totally and do you need it. I followed the instructions and despite lifting from the edge and the wires the entire connector popped off the board as if it was not really attached. I panicked and thought I destroyed something necessary. So far all I have been able to determine that it controls is an apple remote and the LED light on the front of the Mac Mini letting you know that it is on. None of these are factors for me but be cautioned to proceed slowly and deliberately if it doesn't budge, back off - take a breath and go again from the wires make sure you do not lift under the connector or off it pops. My trouble was well worth the reward. My Mini hums along nicely and I don't have that little LED glaring in the night!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 240GB OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSD Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Southern California Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Form Follows Function November 17, 2015 This product is nicely engineered, it's light weight but sturdy & is so simply designed which is why I summarized it the way I did above.

The OWC Install Videos made installation a breeze.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Northern Virginia Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 5-6 months
Rating: 5/5 MacBook Pro Needed A Bump November 16, 2015 This SSD really exceeded my expectations! I was not expecting such a boot in boot and shutdown times. Instructions to remove the existing DVD and get the data doubler in was such an easy task. It is nice to have the security of keeping my older data. I added scratch dick space for the older drive for PhotoShop and others so they run really nice too. With the SSD and the scratch disk space my renders just scream. For example: a simple 45 min video/audio file composed in After Effects > Premiere > and then rendered using Encore took more than 3 ours and now with the SSD and scratch disk that time is about half. I have a cooling pad because those renders produce a lot of heat and now the heating pad is not even needed.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 240GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..

DIY Bundle 1.0TB 2.5" HGST 5400RPM 9.5mm HDD, OWC Data Doubler Kit and OWC 5 Piece Tool Kit Mfr P/N: OWCDDMB5KS1.0 OWC SKU: OWCDDMB5KS1.0 Fits all Apple MacBook & MacBook Pro 'Unibody' Models; all MacBook Models 'Late 2008' and Later. Data Doubler: 1 Year OWC Brand Standard Limited Warranty
Drive: 3 Year HGST Warranty
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