Add up to an additional 1.0TB of internal storage. Add a Solid State Drive (SSD) for near instantaneous boot and app load. Even create a RAID array! Includes bracket screws, and detailed installation guide for complete all in one solution.
Configuration flexibility is yours when you replace your Mac mini or iMac's* internal SuperDrive with the OWC Data Doubler. This custom engineered blue anodized aluminum bracket with adapter cable 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 Mac mini or iMac's* 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.
If you need occasional access to an optical drive, please click here for external optical drives.
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.
*Professional installation of Data Doubler into an iMac is highly recommended due to degree of installation difficulty
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.