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OWC Data Doubler

Optical to SATA Drive Converter Bracket Solution
Includes everything needed to replace your optical drive
with a second drive or Solid State Drive
Add up to an additional 2.0TB 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.
Includes:
  • OWC Data Doubler Bracket
  • Interposer Board
  • Screws
  • OWC 5 Piece Toolkit


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/

Specifications:

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 4.9 / 5 89 out of 92 (97%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Ajax, On Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 MBP Data Double is Perfect fit January 16, 2016 This upgrade allowed me to use a feature in my MBP for something else .. Never used the Superdrive but always needed Storage, with the OWC Data Doubler Optical Bay Hard Drive/SSD Mounting Solution it gave me the storage I wanted,I now have 2 x1TB SSD drives in my Mac Book Pro 6,2 it flys now...

Thanks OWC

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Albuquerque, NM Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 OWC DATA doubler December 31, 2015 I was able to install in 15 minutes videos where a great help just all around great product it's made with aluminum as well I thought it was plastic but I was dead wrong fast shipping my computer picked it up no problem just really happy o and I use the second ssd for Kali Linux it's fantastic.

I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Photo:

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Reviewer: Anonymous Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Works great December 23, 2015 I would recommend this item to a friend!
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Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Caught Up With the Pack! December 9, 2015 Installed a 500gb SSD (and doubled my ram [from OWC too]) in my Late 2008 5,1 15" MBP. THE RESULTS WERE AMAZING!!! I went from boot times of about 3 mins to about 15 secs! Besides that Everything runs faster. Programs launch faster, webpages load faster, everything. Its like when my MBP was brand new. I am so happy I didn't have to spend $3200 on the new MBP I was eyeballing when I got everything I wanted out out my mac for about a $220 investment. Its worth mentioning I used a fresh install of El Capitan on my new SSD and left all my old files on the original hard drive (still readable from new boot on SSD).

The whole install took me maybe 20 mins (ram included) Software took about an hour.

OWC's website tools makes it super easy to find the parts that fit and give customers confidence they will fit. OWC's install videos make it easy to install the parts and take away the fear factor of taking apart a MBP. This is a huge advantage over the competition.

My best friend has a MBP around the same age as mine and as soon as he saw the improvements a few reasonably priced parts can do, I recommended OWC and texted him the link! I have a very strong feeling we will be taking his MBP apart in the next week or two. Thank you OWC so much for making computer hardware upgrades this easy!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Like A Dream November 9, 2015 Install was very easy. I watched the video and followed it and install was super easy. I tell everyone about the data doubler.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Qatar Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great quality and perfect fit November 1, 2015 I would recommend this item to a friend!
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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: São Bernardo do Campo - SP Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 A must have to all Macbook Pro users!! October 29, 2015 Excellent product, very easy to install... just watch the very well made video available at OWC!! My best buy this year, together with a OWC 1TB SSD!!!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Nashville Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 OWC DATA DOUBLER SSD MOUNTING KIT October 24, 2015 I use this every day......elegant build quality and all the kit parts worked quite well.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Brilliant piece of hardware October 21, 2015 Replaced my optical drive with a WD HDD in just a few minutes. It was super easy AND it came with a cute baggie of tiny tools. The included manual was extremely helpful as a reference, although I noticed the position of ribbon cables was different in the manual compared to what's actually in my computer.

Besides that, everything was perfect. No problems during or after installation.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Arkansas Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 AWSOME!!! October 16, 2015 I didn't know about this until I came to OWC looking for other parts. This is one of the best additions for a MAC I have used. The part is very strong, sturdy and not flimsy at all. The fit and finish is top rate and will last as long as the MAC if not longer. The directions are in a booklet with full color pictures and very detailed, but in a way anybody could do the swap . It works great and I used it to load Windows on its own dedicated drive as not to take up space from the MAC OS.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Brooklyn, NY
Rating: 5/5 Does what it says October 13, 2015 Not really much to say. Easy to install. Works like a charm.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Colorado Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 5-6 months
Rating: 5/5 It was easy! October 2, 2015 Replaced my 5400 rpm (original) hard drive in my 17" Mac pro with a SSD but with Data Doubler I was still able to use the old drive as my iTunes drive. Worked just as expected. It been installed for about 6 months and no problems what so ever.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Blaine, WA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 5-6 months
Rating: 5/5 This product is reliable. September 21, 2015 OWC Data Doubler Optical Bay Hard Drive/SSD Mounting Solution is exactly that. A Double HD Bay solution. With this setup I am able to backup my main HD to the second one no matter where I am. All in one machine while traveling.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Woodhaven, NY Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Simple and handy September 15, 2015 It works perfectly in my MacBook Pro. It allow me to add a second hard drive a SSD and use it as it main drive.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Sydney, Australia Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 FANTASTIC! September 14, 2015 Well worth the effort. Installation is a little fiddly, but straight forward. The video is excellent. Shipping to Australia is pretty swift, even with ordinary mail. Thoroughly recommend it!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Irvine, Orange County, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 OWC Data Doubler is good and practical and functional August 7, 2015 The thing was (is) as I expected to be, which is with new times very less and less, specially when we're talking about computers and accessories for comps. It is pretty simple and it works pretty good and it's really worth to have something like that. I am really glad I bought it and I have it.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: San Francisco, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Love the Data Doubler August 4, 2015 Best thing I ever did for my MacBook Pro 2009 vintage. I added a 500 GB SSD to the main drive bay and used the data doubler to add my existing 1 TB SSD Hybrid Drive into the Superdrive slot. Works flawlessly. They are geniuses at this website to develop this product. I followed their install video step by step and had no problems whatsoever installing the existing drive in the new data doubler bracket. I do not miss the Superdrive at all. Fabulous product. Buy it, you won't regret it!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: San Jose, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 This hardware fits perfect. July 31, 2015 I would recommend this item to a friend!
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Reviewer: Anonymous Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Upgrade June 27, 2015 This is a great upgrade for applications that either need a lot of storage space on board or for those that wish to keep data and OS/programs on separate drives. One word of caution - some laptops will not support 7200 RPM drives (or at least larger ones) as they draw more power than the motherboard interface can supply. I was running a 1TB 7200rpm drive on my early 2011 MBP with no problems. When I tried to install it in my late 2011 MBP the machine could not recognize, mount, or access the drive. Replaced the 1TB 7200rpm drive with a 1TB 5400rpm and all is well. I have tested a couple of small SSDs and they work fine & I assume since the issue seems to be power related that any SSD compatible with the machine will work fine. Don't miss the optical drive at all as I almost never use it anyway and if I need one an external or the removed one mounted in an enclosure work well.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Top Notch Product! June 27, 2015 I've got this today and immediately installed. Working like a charm. Recommended A++

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 works great June 18, 2015 easy install in my macbook pro 17.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Florida Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Another Great OWC Exclusive Item! May 4, 2015 One of the reasons I have purchased from OWC over the years is due to the many unique and Mac-specific items they offer that enhance our already wonderful Mac devices.

I recently acquired a 13" MacBook unibody model that had a mechanical hard drive that I wanted to keep, but replace as the boot drive with an SSD. Once I replaced the main drive with an SSD, I wanted to utilize the larger mechanical hard drive to increase the storage on the MacBook.

It just so happened that the optical drive on this MacBook was bad, so it only made sense that I should buy an OWC Data Doubler to replace the optical drive with the mechanical hard drive.

As I have always found with OWC products I have purchased in the past, the Data Doubler was very well engineered and made to a level of quality not often found in computer parts and peripherals. All of the hardware was included as was a lengthy book containing not just text but detailed photographs of the installation procedure.

In a relatively short time, maybe 20 minutes if that, I had a MacBook with a 120 GB SSD for a boot drive and a 320GB mechanical hard drive in pace of the optical drive.

I highly recommend the Data Doubler for those who are looking to expand the storage capacity of their MacBook or MacBook Pro. I have another MacBook coming in similar to the one described above, and I fully expect to add a Data Doubler to it as well.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Colorado Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Product March 23, 2015 Easy installation and thorough installation video

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Excellent Product! March 14, 2015 The videos were a tremendous amount of help. All needed tools included! Consider ordering an external optical drive enclosure so you can still use your CDDrive when you swap it out.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: UK Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Easy Installation - Great Service March 12, 2015 I was running low on disk space on my MacBook Pro (1TB) and was browsing the web to see if there was anything out there to help me. I found OWC and it was very easy navigating through a well organized website. I then had a very informative online chat with Ellyse and decided to buy a data doubler as I had a spare 750GB HDD which used to be the main HDD. I also ordered a SuperSlim case for the displaced optical drive. Ordered at nearly midnight Friday (UK time) and was amazed when the DHL man delivered it to me on Monday lunchtime. Excellent service and product along with knowledgeable and helpful staff. Thank you

I would recommend this item to a friend!