Other World Computing announced today its OWC Data Doubler optical bay drive mounting solution adds 133% more internal storage capacity than the factory offers to the new 2011 MacBook Pro models announced by Apple last week. The OWC Data Doubler enables new MacBook Pro owners to replace their infrequently used optical drive with a second hard drive or SSD for upgrading the main drive bay up to 1.0TB storage capacity and/or adding up to 750GB additional capacity in the optical drive bay for a total of 1.75TB of total internal data storage and backup capacity, create an internal RAID, or create other customized internal data storage configurations.
The $75.00 OWC Data Doubler is available for immediate ordering and comes complete with all required hardware, a detailed step-by-step Mac notebook model specific installation guide, free online ‘How To’ installation videos, and is fully compatible with the following Macintosh notebook computers:
- MacBook 13″ “Late 2008” ‘Unibody’ and later models (All)
- MacBook 13″ “Late 2009” ‘White Unibody’ and later models (All)
- MacBook Pro 13″ “Mid 2009” ‘Unibody’ and later models (All)
- MacBook Pro 15″ “Late 2008” ‘Unibody’ and later models (All)
- MacBook Pro 17″ “Early 2009” ‘Unibody’ and later models (All)
For more information on the OWC Data Doubler, compatibility guide, and value priced ‘DIY Kit’ bundles starting from $109.99 consisting of the Data Doubler, a hard drive up to 1TB or an OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD up to 480GB, and five piece toolkit, visit:
Offers Custom Drive Configuration
The custom engineered, blue anodized aluminum OWC Data Doubler gives MacBook and MacBook Pro users the flexibility to uniquely configure their computer’s internal drive array. Any SATA 2.5″ hard drive or SSD of up to 9.5mm (Super Slim) height can be mounted onto the bracket with the entire assembly then user installable in a MacBook or MacBook Pro optical drive bay. 9.5mm SATA 2.5″ hard drives, currently available in capacities of up to 750GB, are fully “Plug and Play” recognized via the Apple Disk Utility program with standard configuration options just like any typical drive including, but not limited to:
- 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.
For the maximum of convenient, internal drive capacity, the OWC Data Doubler 1.0TB Hard Drive Bundle Kit allows MacBook and MacBook Pro owners to move/install a 9.5mm SATA drive (currently available in capacities of up to 750GB) to the optical bay while installing the included 1.0TB 12.5mm drive into the main drive bay for 1.75TB of total internal storage.
OWC’s broad line of Mac and PC notebook drive upgrades in capacities ranging from 500GB to 1.0TB as well as the industry’s fastest OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD upgrades are available for immediate ordering.
Add Up To 8GB RAM With 55% Savings
In addition to adding an additional internal storage drive via the Data Doubler, OWC also offers an 8GB Memory Upgrade Kit for all the new MacBook Pro models with savings of up 55% versus the factory installed 8GB option; as well as a 6GB of total memory option not available from the factory.
“We’re very pleased to announce this unique adapter is fully compatible with the latest MacBook Pro laptops,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “Whether a user chooses just the adapter or one of our complete, value priced, DIY kit bundles, the Data Doubler makes adding more capacity, performance, and/or RAID redundancy truly Plug and Play easy.”