If your optical drive is going unused, why not replace it with a second hard drive and increase your storage exponentially? This upgrade kit allows you to use the OWC Data Doubler to install a HGST 7200RPM 320GB 9.5 mm hard drive into your MacBook or MacBook Pro. This DIY kit includes all the tools necessary, coupled with our free installation videos that offer step-by-step instructions, so you can perform the entire upgrade on your own. If you find you need a little more help or just have a question, we're available with our award winning U.S. based support.
Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger
Add significant space for storage, greater speeds for retrieval and saving of data, your machine will wake-up and boot and launch apps faster. With this much space, you have MORE than enough room to keep all your data under one roof.
Take Your Time Machine With You!
Now, with all this available capacity, you can designate one of the drives as the Time Machine backup so your Time Machine is not relying on you to remember to plug in the dedicated external drive. Use the HGST 7K320 as one large 320GB drive or partition it and designate a partition to run Time Machine.
RAID your drives for increased speed or security. RAID 0 will give you an immediate and significant speed boost - you won't believe how fast your computer wakes up and launches your apps! RAID 1 creates automatic redundancy to safeguard against primary drive failure and data loss.
Still Need an Occasional Optical?
If you decide you need occasional use of your optical drive, you can purchase the OWC SuperSlim
enclosure. This is a USB 2.0, bus-powered option for users who need a lightweight, portable optical drive.
Yes, You Can Do-it-Yourself
Upgrade with confidence using the OWC DIY installation videos. OWC is committed to your success, so if you need a bit more guidance, we are available with U.S. based customer service by phone or live chat.
The Right Tools for the Job
With the 5-piece Toolkit from OWC, you have what you need to complete the installation of the HGST 320GB hard drive and once the upgrade is complete you'll have a handy set of tools for future computer upgrades.
The Toolkit includes the following:
- Phillips #00 screw driver
- Torx T6 screw driver
- Torx T8 screw driver
- Straight Blade 1.8mm screw driver
- Nylon Pry Tool (aka "Spudger")
- 1 Year Warranty
If you Hit a Roadblock, We are Here to Help
Should you ever need assistance with your upgrade, OWC's award winning U.S. based customer service is at the ready to answer any questions you may have via phone or live chat.