Skip to main content

Send us a Topic or Tip

Have a suggestion for the blog? Perhaps a topic you'd like us to write about? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Fancy yourself a writer and have a tech tip, handy computer trick, or "how to" to share? Let us know what you'd like to contribute!

Thanks for reaching out!

OWC Turnkey Upgrade Program For 2010 Apple iMac 27″ Now Offers 3.0TB Hard Drive Option For 50% More Storage Capacity Than Factory Option

Other World Computing announced today its OWC Turnkey Upgrade Installation Program for the Mid 2010 Apple iMac 27″ now offers iMac owners the option to upgrade the hard drive to a 3.0TB model…a 50% storage capacity increase over the 2.0TB factory option. This new storage capacity option joins existing upgrade program choices: adding up to three OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSDs for up to a total of 1.44TB capacity – up to 5.5X higher than the factory SSD option – ; adding the first offered eSATA port option for an iMac, and/or adding up to 16GB RAM with savings up to 81% versus factory options. The turnkey professional installation service program offers multiple configuration options starting at $169 with a 48 business hours or less installation turnaround and includes complete shipping options along with OWC’s renowned warranty coverage.

OWC Makes Upgrading iMac An Easy Four Step Process:

  1. Start by adding the only available eSATA port offered for the iMac for $169. OR, add an OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD up to 480GB in capacity from $319. The eSATA (External Serial ATA) port upgrade provides faster data backup and transfer rates up to 300MB/s…up to 3X faster than FireWire 800, the fastest factory stock interface.
  2. Choose additional OWC Mercury Pro SSDs for up to three total SSDs and up to 5.5X higher capacity (1.44TB total vs 256GB) than the factory SSD option while retaining use of the internal optical drive. OWC SSDs offer read/write speeds in excess of 270MB/s, up to 40% faster than the factory and many other currently available SSDs.
  3. Replace the stock HD with a High-Performance 2.0TB or 3.0TB hard drive while utilizing up to two OWC SSDs and/or eSATA port option.
  4. Add OWC RAM up to 16GB with kits providing 8GB total RAM starting from $75. OWC memory kits for the iMac are Lifetime Warranted and offer savings up to 81% compared to same size factory available upgrade options.

“The order process went smoothly and we are very pleased with our OWC eSATA upgrade,” said June Oehlers, Co-Owner, Freshlab Inc. “With an 8.0TB RAID unit connected via eSATA, it makes the 27″ Intel Core i7 iMac a real video editing beast.”

“As component innovations and market economies continue to evolve, we’ll continue to expand this program’s options to offer iMac users options for ever increasing capability behind the factory base,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing.

To view a video that highlights how the eSATA port and other upgrades for the 2010 iMac 27″ are installed and to learn more about OWC’s upgrade service options, visit

For answers to frequently asked questions regarding the program, OWC has created an easy to follow FAQ list at:

Three OWC SSDs Offer Extreme Performance

When three OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSDs are user configured in RAID 0 array, the up to 770MB/s read/write speeds effectively turn an iMac into a true performance workstation that easily handles the most demanding data intensive needs. To view the complete OWC Turnkey Upgrade Installation Program for the Mid 2010 Apple iMac 27″ performance test benchmark results, visit,

OWC Newsfeed
the authorOWC Newsfeed
The OWC Newsfeed provides the latest OWC,, Rocket Yard, and industry news, information, and announcements for your reading pleasure and shareability!
Be Sociable, Share This Post!

Leave a Reply


  • This is fantastic! I just bought a new 27″ iMac. Any chance that you will offer this as a self-install option with instructions for the tech savvy users among us ? Those of us outside the US can’t really ship a big iMac across borders. Too much hassle.

    • Hi Michael, thanks for stopping by and asking your question.

      There isn’t any kind of ‘DIY’ kit or “how to” video guide for the iMac drives currently. Only the memory is a simple upgrade.

      Other internal upgrades (HD, SSD) should be done by a technician who regularly works on/takes apart Macs. We have an exceptional team of Apple Certified technicians who have the familiarity for us to do this process right.

      While these drive installations can be relatively tricky, we could at a future time release the how to videos but they would for sure contain major disclaimers in terms of the professional installation recommended.

      Keep watching our video install page:

      for any updates.