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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

Gallery

Reviews

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.9 / 5 21 out of 21 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
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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!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 1.0TB Toshiba SSHD 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: Chicagoland, IL Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Worth the Effort September 1, 2015 OWC lists the difficulty of this install as "Involved" and I agree. Not for the timid, but the OWC video was spot on and detailed. It took about 45 mins to do the install with a few profanities because of my big hands in very small spaces. The tool kit helped greatly. Do not attempt this without magnetized screw drivers, the screw are TINY!

I LOVE this drive. it has been a great on board media drive for recording from ProTools or editing from Avid Media Composer. It's quick and so far trouble free.Best addition to this machine other than RAM.

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: Philadelphia, PA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Works Great August 20, 2015 I didn't quite read that the Mac Book Pro I have has some problem with SATA III drives :-(. After a bunch of back and forth I found out that the Apple builtin Drive even thought it's SSD is only SATA II so switching the drives by putting the new drive into the main slot and the SSD into the doubler slot makes things work perfectly! Yea!

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: Tampa Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 How to avoid taking your external drive on the road. July 27, 2015 I was always having to watch the space on my hard drive and It was always an inconvenience to take my 4TB external drive when I would take a trip. This solves the problem. I can shoot my photos and store them on my computer without worrying about drive space. The kit was so complete and easy to understand. I watched the video before starting just for a review since I'm not used to working on Mac hardware. Total time was about 45 minutes for the actual replacement. And the price for 2TB was unbelievable. Keep up the good work.

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: Miami, FL Age: 55-65 Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Very easy to install! May 18, 2015 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: Ft Lauderdale Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Noob Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Awesome product and awesome service. March 10, 2015 Easy installation! Awsome performance.

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..

Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Detroit, MI Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Works great with Serato! No more external drive for me!! March 1, 2015 Works great! Planning to buy another one for my back up macbook pro!

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: Ho Chi Minh Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great as 2nd hard drive for Macbook Pro February 26, 2015 Easy to install in the optical bay of Macbook Pro 13". Works perfectly until now (1 month).

I definitively recommend it.

On top of it, first time I try direct delivery of electronic equipment to Vietnam by postal service : rapid and no issue.

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: Roseburg, OR Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Great product! January 2, 2015 Got this to expand my son's storage space on his older MacBook Pro and created a "fusion drive" and it works great.

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

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Los Angeles Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy-Peasy! November 29, 2014 This was a very simple installation with instructions and everything works perfect exactly as it was supposed to so I don't really know what else to say other then get one of these it's awesome!

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 Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Performs as advertised. November 23, 2014 No problem with the product but my computer had a cross-threaded screw that could not be removed with the small phillips screwdriver provided with the kit. I ended up drilling out the screw and used hot glue to secure one corner of the data doubler.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 1.0TB Toshiba SSHD Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Chile Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Really easy to install October 23, 2014 I changed the 2 old 2GB RAM memories in my macbook pro 13" mid 2010 with this 8GB and also replaced the old 512GB hard drive for a WD 1TB hybrid hard disc dirve and the startup process pased from a 2:48 to 52 seconds. What else can I say? This change destroyed my expectations, I´m pretty happy Pablo, Chile

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 1.0TB Western Digital SSHD Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Surprise, Az Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Awesome upgrade! October 5, 2014 I recently bought a new MacBookpro mid 2012. I specifically purchased the non-retina model so I could upgrade to a 500gb SSD and install the Data Doubler with another 1TB mechanical. This worked great as I could split the ssd in 1/2 to run Bootcamp and have a ton of additional storage. The Aluminum bracket is well built and the holes all lined up with no issue. The installation video is great and makes installing this product very quick.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 1.0TB Toshiba SSHD Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Curacao Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User
Rating: 5/5 product performs as expected October 5, 2014 I bought the OWC data doubler to modify my macbook pro and carry my music videos on the included toshiba hybrid 1TB drive for use during live video mixing using serato scratch live vj/dj software.. It performs well and with my Macbook pro now at 2TB capacity I carry all my music videos in my laptop instead of using an external harddrive. Less connecting wires and power adapters during my gigs. Great.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 1.0TB Toshiba SSHD Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: TX Age: 25-34 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Well worth it. August 7, 2014 I followed along with the free how-to video to install this in my MacBook. It was very easy and the extra disk space is welcomed.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 1.0TB Toshiba SSHD Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Eastman, GA Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 A great product all around July 24, 2014 This is exactly as OWC describes it and nothing less. You know your installing a quality product in your favorite computer when you hold it in your hand. This isn't made out of flimsy plastic and it will hold a hard drive in place just as good as the original hard drive bay. If you are intending on using the Data Doubler to install a copy of Windows onto the hard drive that will reside in the re purposed optical bay, and you are using a version of BootCamp that does not support a USB ISO installation of windows, then you need to install Windows onto the hard drive BEFORE you remove the SuperDrive. OSX 10.9 makes it VERY difficult to install windows onto a Mac that originally shipped with an installed SuperDrive if you have already removed the SuperDrive.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 1.0TB 7200RPM 9.5mm Hard Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Madrid, ES Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy to install, longer life for the Mac May 4, 2014 I was hesitant to open myself my MacBook Pro and remove the optical drive and add more disk, which I needed if I wanted to keep this computer as my only computer. It worked like a charm. Easy videos to follow, comprehensive documentation, excellent materials.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: iowa Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great product at an unbelievable price March 1, 2014 For $110 I get both the 1tb drive and the machined aluminum mounting bracket? That's nuts. The bracket fit perfectly. After the OEM drive failed I decided to go RAID 1 since I only use my superdive about once a month. The included instruction booklet is impressive, it has full color pictures and instructions for every MacBook the bracket fits.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 1.0TB Toshiba SSHD Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: canada Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Data Doubler & harddrive January 8, 2014 well packaged arrived quite fast.instructions were sure easy to follow.this is the first time i opened my mac and it was as the pictures had describer to a T

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 1.0TB Toshiba SSHD Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..

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Reviewer: Raj001 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works perfect June 1, 2012 It's not as easy to install it as you might think. But, if you follow the instructions carefully without pulling (should say messing) any of the wires, without causing any sparks or fumes, it works as advertised. I almost lost it when I saw a small spark on my mother board while installing it. But, it did not spoil anything. Now I have 1 + 0.5 TB space in my Mac Book Pro 13" mid 2009. I am hoping to replace my 500 GB in future with 1 TB to max all my resources. I definitely recommend it if you are up for it (installing the drive following instructions carefully). I would recommend you to buy the OWC SuperSlim USB 2.0 Enclosure for Apple SuperDrive for you optical drive that was taken out of your laptop.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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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