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DIY Bundle

Includes: 960GB 2.5" OWC Solid State Drive 9.5mm, OWC Express Silver Enclosure, and OWC 5 Piece Toolkit Mac / PC / USB 3.0 & 2.0
SSD Upgrade
Get more storage when you upgrade/replace the existing 2.5" drive in your Mac.
Includes a 2.5" drive, enclosure, and toolkit to upgrade/replace the internal drive in your Mac.
Upgrade/Replace your internal drive
The Drive and Tools you need to Upgrade/Replace the existing 2.5" Drive in your laptop, Mac mini, Xbox, PS3, etc + make the drive being replaced an External for data transfer, backup, and/or additional portable storage.

Everything you need in one package, immediately ready to assemble and:
  • Backup and store your data with style and confidence.
  • Take your data with you - small enough to keep in a pocket!
  • Easily add additional laptop storage with no AC adapter required.
Examples of how this bus-powered Express bundle can be used in real world situations:

Power Users / Travelers: Relocate your "home folder" to your Express and have your files with you at home, at work or on the road without the need to synchronize your machines.

Laptop Owners: Clone your current internal SATA hard drive in your laptop to the new drive. Then install the new, larger drive in your laptop and keep the smaller drive in your Express for additional storage space.

iTunes Aficionados: Keep a copy of your iTunes library on your external drive to play on multiple machines.

Gamers: Add additional storage to your XBox 360 or PS3 game console to store music, media, and other downloads. PS3 even includes a backup utility to protect your internal drive's data.

For Everyone: Have the piece of mind of a complete backup plan. Create a bootable clone of your hard drive at regular intervals so if your computer goes down, your productivity doesn't go down with it. Boot to another computer and keep on working!
The Right Tools for the Job
Before attempting to perform this installation, please watch the following instructional video in its entirety to determine your ability to perform this complex procedure. OWC assumes no responsibility for damage that may occur during the install. Technical support for this DIY product consists only of this video.

Everything you need in one package, immediately ready to assemble and:
  • OWC Express 2.5" USB 3.0 Drive Enclosure
  • OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD 960GB
  • OWC 5-Piece Mini Toolkit
    • Nylon Spudger
    • Phillips #00
    • Straight Blade 1.8mm
    • Torx T8
    • Torx T6
  • High quality double-shielded USB 3.0 B to USB 3.0 A/USB 2.0 A connector cable
  • Express Installation Guide
  • Carrying sleeve
  • 1 Year OWC Enclosure Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
48 Hour Service

If your OWC or NewerTech brand product should require service during the warranty coverage period, we are committed to delivering the fastest possible service.


Upon receipt of your unit, OWC will make every attempt to service it and arrange shipping back to you all within 48 weekday (Monday-Friday) business hours, excluding U.S. national holidays. This warranty service timeframe does not include data recovery attempts, out of stock items/components, or upgrade/product replacements.


Read additional information.

Yes, You Can Do-it-Yourself
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.
OWC NOTE:
The Mercury Electra 3G 960GB SSD is designed for use in Mac and PC systems and is not supported or recommended for use in external, bus-powered enclosures.
*Bus powered via USB port on most computers, provided computer's bus supplies appropriate power needs.
This OWC SSD Model is compatible with nearly any Mac or PC model with a Serial ATA connection (SATA, SATA 2.0, or SATA 3.0) including: Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro9,1
2.3GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.7GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro9,2
2.5GHz, 2.9GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch 2011)
(October, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,3
2.4GHz, 2.5GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch 2011)
(October, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,2
2.2GHz, 2.4GHz, 2.5GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch 2011)
(October, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,1
2.4GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2011)
(February, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,3
2.2GHz, 2.3GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011)
(February, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,2
2.0GHz, 2.2GHz, 2.3GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011)
(February, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,1
2.3GHz, 2.7GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2010)
(April, 2010)
Model ID: MacBookPro6,1
2.53GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010)
(April, 2010)
Model ID: MacBookPro6,2
2.4GHz, 2.53GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010)
(April, 2010)
Model ID: MacBookPro7,1
2.4GHz, 2.66GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2009)
(June, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,2
2.8GHz, 3.06GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009)
(June, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,4
2.53GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009)
(June, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,3
2.66GHz, 2.8GHz, 3.06GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2009)
(June, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,5
2.26GHz, 2.53GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,1
2.66GHz 2.93GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,1
2.66GHz 2.93GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2009)
(January, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,2
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch Late 2008)
(October, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookPro4,1
2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2008)
(October, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,1
2.4GHz, 2.53GHz, 2.66GHz 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2008)
(February, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookPro4,1
2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2008)
(February, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookPro4,1
2.4GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid/Late 2007)
(June, 2007)
Model ID: MacBookPro3,1
2.4GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid/Late 2007)
(June, 2007)
Model ID: MacBookPro3,1
2.2GHz, 2.4GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch Core 2 Duo)
(October, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro2,1
2.33GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch Core 2 Duo)
(October, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro2,2
2.16GHz, 2.33GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch Glossy)
(May, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro1,1
2.0GHz, 2.16GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch)
(April, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro1,2
2.16GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch)
(January, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro1,1
1.83GHz, 2.0GHz, 2.16GHz
MacBook White Unibody
MacBook (Mid 2010)
(May, 2010)
Model ID: MacBook7,1
2.4GHz
MacBook White Unibody
MacBook (Late 2009)
(October, 2009)
Model ID: MacBook6,1
2.26Ghz
MacBook
MacBook (Mid 2009)
(May, 2009)
Model ID: MacBook5,2
2.13GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Early 2009)
(January, 2009)
Model ID: MacBook5,2
2.0GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Late 2008)
(October, 2008)
Model ID: MacBook4,1
2.1GHz
MacBook Unibody
MacBook (Late 2008)
(October, 2008)
Model ID: MacBook5,1
2.0GHz, 2.4GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Early 2008)
(February, 2008)
Model ID: MacBook4,1
2.1GHz, 2.4GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Late 2007)
(November, 2007)
Model ID: MacBook3,1
2.0GHz, 2.2GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Mid 2007)
(May, 2007)
Model ID: MacBook2,1
2.0GHz, 2.16GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Late 2006)
(November, 2006)
Model ID: MacBook2,1
1.83GHz, 2.0GHz
MacBook
MacBook
(May, 2006)
Model ID: MacBook1,1
1.83GHz, 2.0GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2012)
(October, 2012)
Model ID: Macmini6,1 & Macmini6,2
2.3GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2012 Server)
(October, 2012)
Model ID: Macmini6,2
2.3GHz, 2.6GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2011)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: Macmini5,1 & Macmini5,2
2.3GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.7GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2011 Server)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: Macmini5,3
2.0GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2010)
(June, 2010)
Model ID: Macmini4,1
2.4GHz, 2.66GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2010 Server)
(June, 2010)
Model ID: Macmini4,1
2.66GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: Macmini3,1
2.0GHz, 2.26GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2009 Server)
(October, 2009)
Model ID: Macmini3,1
2.53GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2009)
(October, 2009)
Model ID: Macmini3,1
2.26GHz, 2.53GHz, 2.66GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2007)
(August, 2007)
Model ID: Macmini2,1
1.83GHz, 2.0GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Early 2006)
(February, 2006)
Model ID: Macmini1,1
1.5GHz, 1.66GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro
(August, 2006)
Model ID: MacPro1,1
2.0GHz, 2.66GHz, 3.0GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (8-core)
(April, 2007)
Model ID: MacPro2,1
3.0GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2008)
(January, 2008)
Model ID: MacPro3,1
2.8GHz, 3.0GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.26GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.8GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 6-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.4GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 6-Core (Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 12-Core (Mid 2012)
(June, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.4GHz, 2.66GHz, 3.06GHz
Xserve Intel
Xserve Quad-Core (Early 2009)
(April, 2009)
Model ID: Xserve3,1
2.26GHz
Xserve Intel
Xserve 8-Core (Early 2009)
(April, 2009)
Model ID: Xserve3,1
2.26GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz

Includes

OWC Express Silver DIY KIt
  • OWC Express 2.5″ USB 3.0 Drive Enclosure
  • OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD 960GB
  • OWC 5-Piece Mini Toolkit
    • Nylon Spudger
    • Phillips #00
    • Straight Blade 1.8mm
    • Torx T8
    • Torx T6
  • High quality double-shielded USB 3.0 B to USB 3.0 A/USB 2.0 A connector cable
  • Express Installation Guide
  • Carrying sleeve
  • 1 Year OWC Enclosure Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time

Gallery

Release Candidate (RC) firmware set

There are two kinds of firmware for SSDs Mass Production (MP) and Release Candidate (RC). Prior to an MP firmware release, there are beta firmware releases and an RC firmware release. Often, the RC is the same as the MP release, however there can be small changes and bug fixes made between the two. OWC has evaluated the RC for the 6Gb/s SandForce 2281 Processor and found it to be stable with no issues reported during our testing. However, as with any evolutionary product, issues may surface as different usages and configurations are employed and it is important to understand that there will be further updates and revisions.

Since no firmware update is currently offered for the OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD, no update page exists. To see the typical steps involved with a self performed field firmware update, please visit our 3Gb/s product update page at: http://eshop.macsales.com/Customized_Pages/Framework.cfm?page=sf_firmware.html

It is important to note that the current firmware update tool requires the use of Windows XP/Vista/7. OWC is currently working on a Mac OS based update tool, but we do not have an exact availability date.

960GB Mercury Electra MAX 3G SSD Specifications:

Specifications

Controller
2x SandForce 2181 Series Processor with 7% Over Provisioning
NAND
Tier 1 Asynchronous MLC NAND Flash Memory
RAID Controller
Silicon Image SteelVine Sil5923CNU
Form Factor
Standard 9.5mm 2.5"
Interface
SATA 3Gb/s
Capacity1
960GB useable capacity
Total Flash Memory Components – 1024GB
64GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
Formatted Capacity2
894GiB
RAID Support
Qualified for single drive and multiple drive production workstation RAID 0/1/10/0+1 and SPAN usage.
Backup Drive is highly recommended for RAID 0 implementations.
(Learn more about RAID)
SMART Attributes
Standard5
Native Command Queuing
up to 32 commands
Manufacturer Model Number
OWCSSDEX3G960
RoHS Compliant
Yes
Format

Physical

Height (max)
9.45mm (0.372″)
Width (max)
70.06mm (2.758″)
Length (max)
100.12mm (3.941″)
Weight
104 grams
0.231 lbs +/- 3.7 oz

Reliability3

Data Reliability
ECC Recovery: Up to 55 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector
Security
Chip Based Data Encryption: 128-bit AES-compliant
Nonrecoverable Read Errors
Less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read
Warranty
3 Year OWC SSD Limited Warranty
(Standard return policy applies.)

Performance

Sustained
Reads (up to)
254MB/s
Sustained
Writes (up to)
250MB/s
Read Incompressible
Data Rate (up to)
252MB/s
Write Incompressible
Data Rate (up to)
223MB/s
Read Latency
less than 0.1ms
Write Latency
less than 0.1ms

Environmental (Operating)

Temperature (°F)
32°F to 158°F
Temperature (°C)
0°C to 70°C

Environmental (Non-Operating)

Temperature (°F)
-67°F to 302°F
Temperature (°C)
-55°C to 150°C

Acoustics

Idle (Typical)
0.0 bels
Seek (Typical)
0.0 bels

External Drive Usage

Supported for use in external enclosures that utilize a power source independent from the interface bus.

Not supported or recommended for use in external, bus-powered enclosures.

Dual bay units such as the Mercury Elite Dual Mini and the Guardian Maximus Mini do NOT support two of 960GB Mercury Electra MAX SSDs simultaneously, even when utilizing a power supply.
  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.
  4. Specifications provided by SandForce.
  5. Temperature reporting is currently an unsupported feature because due to the operating characteristics of SSDs, it is highly unlikely one would ever exceed an OWC Mercury SSD's stated operating temperature ceiling of 158F/70C. However, we are looking into supporting this feature in the future via a firmware update. Firmware updates can be found here: http://eshop.macsales.com/tech_center/OWC/SSD.

OWC Express Specifications:

Chipset

  • Asmedia USB 3.0 chipset

Interfaces Supported

  • USB 3.0, 2.0 or 1.1 Backwards compatible

Port Configuration

  • USB 3.0 SuperSpeed - (1) micro-B port

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • USB 3.0 - 500MB/s

Port/Interface Bootability

  • Can I use this solution as an external startup drive?
  • USB 3.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
  • USB 2.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info

System Requirements

  • Macintosh: Macintosh running OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, OS X 10.2.x or later including 'Mavericks' 10.9.x, and an available USB port. Time Machine® Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later.
  • PC: Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, NT, 98, and an available USB port.
  • Linux: Linux compatible via supported the USB interface.

Cooling

  • Super quiet fanless ventilation

Power Supply

  • Bus Power via USB on all models with USB 2.0 or 3.0 port

Drive Requirements

  • Any 2.5" Serial-ATA Drive up to 9.5mm height. Important Note: Hard Drive supported for use of this bus-powered enclosure via USB 2.0 or 3.0 port connections, use of Solid State Drive (SSD) only supported with USB 3.0 port connection.

External Case Dimensions

  • 3.07 in (W) x 5.12 in (D) x 0.55 in (H)

Enclosure Weight (no accessories)

  • 2.0 ounces (56g)

Product Manual

Recommended USB 3.0 Cards

Operating Environment:

Temperature

  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Relative Humidity

  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Shock

  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Vibration

  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Warranty

1 Year OWC Enclosure Limited Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use, but should the need occur - OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. OWC's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. OWC solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.

View more information about the 1 Year OWC Enclosure Limited Warranty
(Standard return policy applies.)

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n OWCY3SSDEM960

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.9 / 5 108 out of 110 (98%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Canada Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Super fast April 11, 2016 Replaced my stock hard drive with this awesome little unit. My mid 2009 MBP feels like a brand new machine. The old HDD went into the optical bay space, which in turn went into an external enclosure. Check out my review on the data doubler.

OS and apps are on the SSD. All major file storage, music libraries etc. are on the HDD. Works brilliantly. Computer boots from shutoff state in under 10 seconds! I have yet to see the b*tch ball of death since the install.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 240GB Mercury Electra 3G SSD. Customer Photo:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Redlands, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 SSD - Holy Amazeballs! April 10, 2016 First off, I'm not a power user, but do feel comfortable swapping out RAM and laptop batteries. Everyone told me not to do it myself, but the more research I did, the more convinced I could do it myself. I had a backup (1 TB) drive and couldn't wait to install an SSD. This had to be one of the easiest things I've done next to swapping out RAM. I'd forgotten though to reinstall OS X on the new drive before installing it, but it didn't make a difference. Seriously, I feel like a rock star. Thanks guys!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 480GB Mercury Electra 3G SSD. Customer Photo:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: San Diego Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Awesome Drive - new life to my Mac Mini April 7, 2016 This drive was straightforward to install. Upgrade was painless. Had my Mini running the first evening. It is amazingly fast. The thing that surprised me the most was simply the speed increase in opening files. Amazing. Files that would take several seconds to open now appear to open instantly. I am extremely pleased and would highly recommend this drive.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 1.0TB Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: NSW Australia Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 A new lease of life April 4, 2016 Installed in a late 2008 unibody 13'' MacBook. Extremely straightforward install, and the performance of the computer has been restored to that of a new machine. Reliable and well functioning. Excellent purchase, well worth it.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 480GB Mercury Electra 3G SSD.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: san francisco, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Worked like a charm! April 4, 2016 Installation was quick and easy. Transferring data was also really easy.

Only gripe I had was that Apple had to download a ton of stuff just to migrate the drive and this took literally all night long, so I had no laptop until then. Users of older models (mine is 6 years old) should put the laptop on ethernet wire (not wifi) during the migration or be prepared to wait a LOONNNGGGG time. Not OWC's fault... blame this on Apple.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 480GB Mercury Electra 6G SSD.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Saratoga Springs, NY Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Delivers everything as promised April 4, 2016 Very easy to replace drive in my MacPro, and has significantly increased its performance. Very happy with this product and OWC service.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 480GB Mercury Electra 6G SSD.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: New Jersey Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy Upgrade April 3, 2016 I have a 2009 MacBook Pro that I wanted to keep for many more years and not have to buy a new MBP. The SSD drive installation was easy with the tutorial videos and kit from OWC. The installation doubled the size of my hard drive and sped up the computer as well, which I especially notice when launching Parallels and Windows. I also exchanged the battery at the same time which was also a breeze with the tutorial videos. I highly recommend both. The $450 investment in both was a lot cheaper than $3000 for a new Mac!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 1.0TB Mercury Electra 3G SSD.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Basel, Switzerland Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Reviving old Macbook March 20, 2016 Had a 2009 black macbook which was (rarely) in fantastic condition but not so fast. That all changed with this SSD install. It turned on, off and operated so quick it was impressive and far better than any other home or work computer I was dealing with. I upgraded the RAM to 4GB also at the same time and it made it a modern and capable laptop again.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 120GB Mercury Electra 3G SSD.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Waynesboro, VA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Excellent Drive. Easy Install March 17, 2016 I replaced a smaller SSD in my Mac Mini because I needed more room and did not want to fool with teaching my wife how to use two drives. This works flawlessly and is fast!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 480GB Mercury Electra 6G SSD.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Great! March 15, 2016 My computer is like a new macbook after upgrading with this hard drive. It was so easy to install with great instructions fro OWC!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 480GB Mercury Electra 3G SSD.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Maryland Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Awesome Upgrade March 14, 2016 Easy installation, restored from Time Machine. Has made my 2012 MBP feel like a brand new machine. The speed is absolutely incredible, with all of my applications opening almost instantly. I have to run Windows 10 under Parallels for work from time to time, and time to desktop went from 3 to 4 minutes to about 20 seconds. Well worth every penny.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 1.0TB Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Brussels BE Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Wonderfull March 14, 2016 Hi bought this SSD to use it as startup disk for my brand new iMac 4K with a really bad HD inside.

Marvellous it runs fast and efficiently well.

Good timing for delivery and by change no import taxe over!!! which was not the case for a colleague of mine who order later ;-)

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 240GB Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Michigan Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Wow March 12, 2016 By my subject line, I'm referring to the entire experience. Easy ordering, fast delivery. But that's not even the best. I think a training video either on the OWC site or elsewhere indicated it shouldn't take more than 10 minutes. I didn't time myself but I think I had the old drive out (and in its new external case) and new drive in at around 3 to 7 minutes!. I highly recommend watching a video tutorial for the little but important tips about disconnecting and reconnecting the parts. Very nice that the correct tools were included to make it even faster. Then of course there's the SSD drive itself. My sluggish 3-year old Macbook Pro opens everything pretty much instantly now including startup.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 1.0TB Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Melbourne Australia Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Just what my Mac needed March 11, 2016 Lives up to all accolades ,turned my old slow booting slow opening MBP17" into a star again

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 480GB Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Wilmington, NC Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Fountain of Youth! March 11, 2016 It's had to describe the difference in performance of my MacBook Pro (15" mid 2012). I was beginning to think I should look at acquiring a new laptop. This one was getting painfully slow. After reading some other reviews about the impact of replacing the HDD with a SDD, I decided to give it a try. OMG!!! What a difference. I don't know if my system was nearly this fast when it was brand new.

The installation was simple and product has worked flawlessly. I would recommend this to anyone with a HDD based system.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 480GB Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: oregon Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 a terrific upgrade March 7, 2016 completely "saved-and-revitalized" my mid-2009 17" MacBookPro

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 480GB Mercury Electra 3G SSD.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: New York, NY Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 2010 MacBook Pro No Longer Vintage March 4, 2016 Installation was a cinch and my computer is now running remarkably well.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 480GB Mercury Electra 6G SSD.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Richland MI Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Like getting a new laptop... March 3, 2016 I had no idea how much time my MacBook Pro spent accessing the standard hard drive until I installed this SSD. Swapping out the drive made every application much much faster, especially boot up, that lasted for, well forever, and now is not 15 seconds. Installation was a breeze especially after I contacted a very helpful tech support team. I'm extremely pleased and happy that for about $350 I dramatically extended the life of my Mac and doubled the HD (1 TB vs 1/2)

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 1.0TB Mercury Electra 6G SSD.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Worked as advertised. March 3, 2016 Compatible with my late 08 macbook. Works like a dream.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 60GB Mercury Electra 3G SSD.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Talent, OR Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great product and easy to install March 3, 2016 I have a late 2009 MacBook that I upgraded to 8GB of RAM and this drive. Using this site to locate and order the correct items, the quick delivery, and the videos to install made the process east and fast. I'm a 70 yr old female with no tech experience, but a DIY. One caution is that it takes a long time to transfer the data from the old drive so don't do this when you might need to use your computer right away. Another is that you need your network password in hand, so get that before you start. I have now upgraded to El Capitan and it's like having a new computer, albeit not as light as the new ones and it can't do air play, but I'm excited at how many applications I can run at the same time and how fast everything loads.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 240GB Mercury Electra 3G SSD.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Poulsbo, WA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works great. Easy install. February 26, 2016 This SSD really makes my MacBook Pro act like new. It was easy to install by using the drive enclosure. Highly recommended.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 240GB Mercury Electra 3G SSD.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Marin, CA Age: 18-24 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Gave my 2011 MacBook Pro New Life! February 25, 2016 This SSD cut boot time from 1:10 to 26 seconds. Everything it does seems so much faster, I would absolutely recommend this to anyone wanting the speed of a newer Mac without the price tag.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 480GB Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD.

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 works great - very happy February 22, 2016 My wife's 2010 MacBook Pro was starting to slow down big-time... After talking with some "techies" they suggested I swap out the hard drive to this SSD. I have never done this before - thank goodness it was super simple and easy. This product made her computer much faster and came with the tools needed to swap even for someone like me. Very Happy!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 240GB Mercury Electra 3G SSD.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Noob Owned Product: 5-6 months
Rating: 5/5 if i can do this,anyone can. February 20, 2016 i have no experience with computers.this install wasn't bad at all.the tech support was excellent.it was installed in a 2009 macbook 6.1. time from turning on to using is 18 seconds.i did upgrade to 8gb memory a few months ago.between tech support and my research,this is a pretty cool computer for an oldy.i will not be getting rid of it anytime soon.its running El Capitan which was released in 2015-2016.new program like a new computer.hats off to the guys at OQC>

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 240GB Mercury Electra 3G SSD.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Cheyenne, Wyo. Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User
Rating: 5/5 Excellent Choice! February 20, 2016 This Mercury Electa SSD is amazing. My "platter" hard drive was starting to show it's age and becoming very slow. I clones my OS and files to the new SSD, and Presto! My Mac Book Pro with an i5 is lightning fast at startup and indexing is blazing fast. Read and write times are much improved when I transfer batch files. This was a fantastic upgrade. I highly recommiend this product!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 480GB Mercury Electra 6G SSD.

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