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500GB Patented Snap-On Bus-Powered Portable Storage Solution for 13-inch MacBook Pro (Late 2016 - Current) - Gray

The world’s first attached high-speed SSD for 13-inch MacBook Pro
Add Super-Fast Higher Capacity Storage in A Snap
Case Byte is another OWC patented, exclusive way to increase the storage capabilities of your 2016 and later 13-inch MacBook Pro laptop computer. Simply snap the protective covers onto your machine and connect the built-in recessed USB-C cable for bus power. In under a minute, you’ll have upgraded with up to 8x higher than factory storage capacity in the most portable super-fast SSD design available in the universe.
Up to 8X Higher Capacity Than Factory Options
No longer do you have to accept being limited to the non-upgradable, soldered in factory 128GB or 256GB capacity SSD. Case Byte is the ultimate Plug and Play upgrade that extends the use-life and functionality of your MacBook Pro with up to 8x greater storage capacity. Plus, it’s a far more economical choice than the factory 1.0TB option too!
More Mobile Freedom
Because Case Byte integrates with your MacBook Pro, there’s no typical drive accessories to forget, lug around, or deal with on a cramped café table or airplane tray. Now you can enjoy your media library, listen to a downloaded podcast or e-book, prepare a presentation, and even do Time Machine backups while protecting your machine wherever you roam.
Improves the Way You Work
Beyond protecting your MacBook Pro investment and increasing its storage capacity, Case Byte was engineered to improve the way you use your machine. The ergonomic shape of the case bottom rests comfortably on your lap while allowing air to flow through to keep your legs and notebook cool.
Perfectly Convenient Project Drive
For “in the field” creative pros, all of Case Byte's attributes – and its affordable price - make it the perfect per project drive. Just snap it on to save and edit your photos, video footage, or recording session in seconds. When finished, just remove Case Byte to create the most convenient project archive drive you'll ever use.
Begins OWC’s DEC Expansion Line
OWC was founded with the mission to extend the life and functionality of your Mac. Case Byte is the “DEC Lite” SSD expansion solution that heralds in a new era of Mac laptop upgrades. Future DEC models will feature the best combination of SSD performance storage and port expansion/connectivity in a clean, integrated, lightweight design.

Product Specifications:

Case Byte Part Number

  • MB13V1S05G

Mac OS Compatibility

  • macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • macOS 10.14 Mojave
  • macOS 10.15 Catalina

Other Requirements

  • Thunderbolt 3 Port, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-C) Port

Standard Mechanism

  • 500GB Solid-state Drive

Plug and Play

  • Yes

Ports

  • (1) USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C Port

Bootable

  • Yes

Power Supply

  • Bus-powered

Number of Bays

  • 1

Security Slot

  • No

Housing Material

  • Plastic

Material

  • Plastic

Housing Color

  • Gray

Color

  • Gray

Dimensions

  • Height: 3.0 cm (1.2 in)
  • Width: 21.6 cm (8.5 in)
  • Length:30.8 cm (12.1 in)

Weight

  • 567.0 g (1.25 lbs)
Manufacturer provided specifications for Case Byte p/n MB13V1S05G

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This product is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
MacBook Pro Retina w/ Touch Bar
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2020)
(May, 2020)
Model ID: MacBookPro16,3
1.4GHz i5, 1.7GHz i7
Detailed specs coming soon
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MacBook Pro Retina w/ Touch Bar
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2020)
(May, 2020)
Model ID: MacBookPro16,2
2.0GHz i5, 2.3GHz i7
Detailed specs coming soon
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MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2019)
(July, 2019)
Model ID: MacBookPro15,4
1.4GHz i5, 1.7GHz i7
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MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2019)
(May, 2019)
Model ID: MacBookPro15,2
2.4GHz i5, 2.8GHz i7
Install Videos coming soon
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2018)
(July, 2018)
Model ID: MacBookPro15,2
2.3GHz i5, 2.7GHz i7
Install Videos coming soon
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2017)
(June, 2017)
Model ID: MacBookPro14,2
3.1GHz i5, 3.3GHz i5, 3.5GHz i7
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Late 2016)
(October, 2016)
Model ID: MacBookPro13,2
2.9GHz, 3.1GHz, 3.3GHz

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  • (1) Case Byte Snap-On Bus-Powered Portable Storage Solution with 500GB Solid-State Drive
Case Byte 500GB Patented Snap-On Bus-Powered Portable Storage Solution for 13-inch MacBook Pro (Late 2016 - Current) - Gray Mfr P/N: MB13V1S05G OWC SKU: CBTMB13V1S05G The world’s first attached high-speed SSD for 13-inch MacBook Pro (Late 2016 - Current). 1 Year OWC Fulfilled Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day Only $199.00OWC Price $99.88
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Additional Colors & Options: Black
  • 500GB
    • Ships: Same Day
    • Only $199.00
    • OWC Price $99.88
  • 1.0TB
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    • Only $299.00
    • OWC Price $168.99
Gray
  • 500GB
  • 1.0TB
    • Ships: Same Day
    • Only $299.00
    • OWC Price $168.99