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60GB OWC 3G SSD
and NewerTech AdaptaDrive

Mac / PC
Mercury Electra 3G SSD and AdaptaDrive Kit
A 2.5" Drive for your 3.5" Drive Bay
A perfect combination
Experience the extreme performance of an OWC SSD upgrade with this easy DIY AdaptaDrive and Mercury Electra 3G Kit. AdaptaDrive enables you to install the high-speed Mercury SSD in an available 3.5" SATA drive bay in moments, delivering phenomenal transfer speeds and outstanding reliability.
Fast and reliable solid-state storage
With sustained reads up to 285MB/s and writes up to 275MB/s, up to 100X greater data protection than enterprise class Hard Disk Drives, and RAISE technology for RAID like data protection and reliability, the OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD line delivers unbeatable performance, that's backed by a 3 Year OWC SSD Limited Warranty.

Unlike traditional hard disk drives, OWC SSDs have no moving parts, resulting in a quiet, cool, and highly rugged storage solution that also offers near instantaneous system response.
Maintains highest performance while offering ultimate convenience
The NewerTech AdaptaDrive has been benchmark test proven to deliver the same data transfer rates as is experienced when a drive is connected directly to the SATA data bus. The AdaptaDrive doesn't create a bottleneck or any performance throttling...it delivers pure data pass-through performance and drive use convenience from any 2.5" SATA 1.5Gb/s, 3Gb/s, or 6Gb/s hard drive or SSD.

Mercury Electra 3G SSD Specifications:

OWC Part Number

  • OWCSSD7E3G060

Capacity

  • 60GB useable

Controller

  • SandForce SF2181 processor

NAND Flash Components

  • Tier-1 synchronous MLC NAND flash storage

Interface

  • SATA Revision 2.0 (3Gb/s) compliant
  • Supports SATA Revision 3.0 (6Gb/s) and 1.0 (1.5Gb/s)

Format

  • Unformatted

RAID Support

  • RAID 0/1/10/0+1 and SPAN

Performance

  • Sustained Reads: 285MB/s
  • Sustained Writes: 275MB/s

I/O Per Second (IOPS)

  • Random 4KB: up to 60,000 IOPS

Protection

  • 7% over provisioning
  • ECC recovery: up to 55 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector
  • Nonrecoverable read errors: less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read

Security

  • Chip based data encryption: 128-bit AES-compliant

Trim Support

  • OS dependent

SMART Attributes

  • Standard

Latency

  • Read: less than 0.1 ms
  • Write: less than 0.1 ms

Dimensions

  • Height: 0.3 in (7 mm)
  • Width: 2.8 in (70.1 mm)
  • Length: 3.9 in (100.1 mm)

Weight

  • 2.7 oz ( 77 grams)

Environment

  • Operating
    • Temperature(°F) 32° – 158°
    • Temperature(°C) 0° – 70°
  • Non-Operating
    • Temperature(°F) −67° – 302°
    • Temperature(°C) −55° – 150°

AdaptaDrive Specifications:

NewerTech Part Number

  • ADPTADRV

Drive Inteface

  • Fully SATA Revision 3.0 (6Gb/s) compatible
  • SATA Revision 2.0 (3Gb/s) and 1.0 (1.5Gb/s) compatible

Drive Supported

  • (1) 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s drive

Material

  • Black painted Aluminum

Dimensions

  • Height: 0.4 in (1.0 cm)
  • Width: 4.0 in (10.2 cm)
  • Length: 5.8 in (14.7 cm)

Weight (Without Drives

  • 3.5 oz (99.2 g)
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n ADPTA3G060 UPC#: 812437027907

Gallery

Video

Includes

  • (1) 60GB Mercury Electra 3G SSD
  • (1) AdaptaDrive 2.5" to 3.5" Drive Converter Bracket
    • (4) 2.5" drive to bracket mounting screws
    • (4) Bracket to 3.5" drive bay mounting screws
    • AdaptaDrive Assembly Manual & User Guide

Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use - but should the need occur - we're proud to provide a superior level of support and service coverage to our customers.

3 Year OWC SSD Limited Warranty

5 Year NewerTech Product Limited Warranty

Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. OWC's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. OWC solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.9 / 5 131 out of 138 (95%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: TMac
Rating: 5/5 Worked in my iMac! June 4, 2018 After using another kit to open up my iMac, this adapter fit exactly to mount my SSD. Very happy with the speed and noise improvements! Built very sturdy, too, not some cheap plastic.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech AdaptaDrive 2.5" to 3.5" Drive Converter Bracket. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: DragonTower Location: Grand Island, NE Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Better than expected! June 2, 2018 Item is made of aluminium. I expected a cheap plastic part but was surprised when it turned out to be metal. The part combined with the selected SSD, fit perfectly without any issues. The entire upgrade was effortless and quite easy, it took a total or less than about 30 minutes to complete from tear down to finished assembly.

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Reviewer: DesignerKid Location: New York Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Noob Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 2009 iMac Running like a Champ! May 23, 2018 Followed OWC tutorial video and installation was a breeze! 2009 iMac boots up much quicker. I had to first remove third party memory and put in OEM in order to install a fresh copy of El Capitan.

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Reviewer: Kenmac Location: Scarborough, Ontario, Canada Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Works well May 8, 2018 When I saw this on the website I thought it was made of plastic but when I opened up the box I was surprised and impressed to see this was made from metal. It's a solid well made product and if I'm upgrading another hard drive to an SSD in the future I'll definitely be ordering another one. Thanks OWC.

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Reviewer: Alvin Location: California Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Very solid April 26, 2018 Very solid, well-built bracket. SSD fit perfectly in it and it fit perfectly in iMac.

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Reviewer: granada29 Location: Auckland, New Zealand Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Resurrected my 2009 iMac March 11, 2018 The internal drive in my 2009 iMac failed - it had done its job well for almost 9 years. After a little thought, replacing the drive with an SSD seemed to be the best option. The kit supplied by OWC was ideal and by carefully following their video instructions I was able to install the new SSD with no drama at all. Prior to installing the drive in the iMac I had connected it to another machine and installed all data and operating system (El Capitan) from a backup. On powering up the iMac for the first time after SSD installation it found the SSD and booted from the system that I had installed. A very rewarding experience.

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Reviewer: chuckle Location: Paden, OK Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Simple to use March 5, 2018 Simple to install a s 2.5" drive in a 3.5" bay in the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual RAID USB 3.0 / FireWire 800 Enclosure Kit. I should have ordered 2 adapters.

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Reviewer: ori53 Experience Level: Hobbiest
Rating: 5/5 Perfect fit, just plug and play January 15, 2018 Bought this combo to upgrade my early 2009 IMac. Installation was easy with usage of how to video on owc website.

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Reviewer: Medic62 Location: Des Moines, IA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Easy to install January 4, 2018 My son helped me swap out the HD from a 2008 iMac with this bundle. It went very smoothly thanks to the excellent OWC video tutorial. Booted the SSD up from a Snow Leopard disc and then updated to El Capitan with no issues; the old Mac runs like a champ now!

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Reviewer: Emerald
Rating: 5/5 Worked great January 4, 2018 I used this to replace the original HD on my 2010 iMac with a SSD. It's working great.

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Reviewer: Watuse Location: Spain Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Bought this as part of my iMac SSD upgrade December 27, 2017 You will need this to install the SSD on your late 2009 iMac quart core i7

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Reviewer: Coldfoot Location: Gig Harbor, Wa Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 well engineered December 24, 2017 Great product and easy to add 2.5 drive to 3.5 bay. I do wish MacSales sold this without the Sata connector so that when I put it into IMAC with the thermal cable you could avoid having to make 2 extra connection points.....As it is built I had to connect the SSD to the bracket, the Thermal cable to the bracket, then the Thermal cable to the Computer bracket.. Each extra connection increases the possibility of connection issues...Fortunately everything is working well at this point...Would be nice is MacSales built one with the Thermal connection attached already.....

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Reviewer: moeefo Experience Level: Home User
Rating: 5/5 Went with SSD Drive December 16, 2017 I received my 2 products quickly and installed them right away. The SSD drive was very different in size from the old drives already in my Mac. It came with a mount which the drive screwed into and then the mount and drive together slide into the bay to connect to the computer. Relatively simple process but new for me and it worked without any problems. The drive is quiet and fast and so far has really sped up the computers functioning.

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Reviewer: Andy6456 Location: Oswego, NY Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Perfect adapter for 2.5" SSD December 15, 2017 I purchased this adapter for a HDD to SSD swap. Converting over is very simple with 1 handle bracket, 2 screw pins and 6 screws total. Extremely easy! Then just slip and press back into place and connect SATA/power connectors. That's it, besides taking apart and putting your computer back together again. Installation tool kit, available with or without SSD, is perfect for this if you don't already have one.

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Reviewer: XborderShpr Location: Canada, Eastern Ontario Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 New Life in a 2008 iMac 20" December 10, 2017 Sluggish and trapped behind OS 10.6.8 this iMac was loosing touch with the outside world.

With the video to replace the hard drive and basic skills to attach the SSD to the "Adaptadrive" it was accomplished without complication.

This kit and a RAM upgrade and in no time was ready for new software.10.7.5 was the starting point. 10.11 was where I left off. All seems to be running better than I had hoped for!

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Reviewer: DBruce Location: Kirkland, WA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 New Life for 2007 iMac October 19, 2017 When the hard disk drive failed on our 2007 iMac (that we're using for some limited, but important file sharing tasks) I thought it was the end of this machine. Instead I ordered this SSD, followed the video to install it, and after a bit of an issue, it's like a new machine! Speedy!

I had a problem with my Snow Leopard Disk Utilities, but one call to OWC with a very helpful and patient support representative and my problem was fixed.

So, I highly recommend this product and the support from OWC.

Thanks!

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Reviewer: RebukeM
Rating: 5/5 Perfect 3.5" form factor September 20, 2017 I needed this converter bracket so I could put an SSD in my Dell Server. The bracket fits perfectly in the 3.5" drive bay system. My only concern after seeing the bracket in person, was regarding the performance of the SATA interface. I haven't run any performance tests but my system feels just as fast as the direct connection.

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Reviewer: 2get Location: Glenview Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent Service and Information August 20, 2017 Arrived quickly and works perfectly. Videos were awesome at helping me to complete the job.

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Reviewer: windvane Location: Harare, Zimbabwe Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Noob Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Just the upgrade needed for older I Mac's and Mac Books August 3, 2017 My MacBook and my I Mac are pre 2011, and both were showing there age, particularly my Mac book pro. I decided that I really did not want to invest in new computers and carried out some research on possible upgrades to improve the performance of my existing computers, which is where I discovered OWC. Both machines have now received 480GB SSD's, and the improvement in performance is brilliant! Although I'm a relatively technical individual, I've never tackled any work on computers before, Thanks to OWC's video presentations, the task of replacing the HDD's with SSD's was a "walk in the park"

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Reviewer: Funnyboy48 Location: Ohio Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 This Product is Perfect! August 1, 2017 This is just what I needed to add SSD drives to my Mac Pro. Easy to install and works like a charm. Thanks so much!

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Reviewer: OldProInstall Location: Frederick, MD Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great upgrade for older mac July 25, 2017 While waiting for the new Macs to come out I decided to increase my disk space with this solid-state drive. The website led me directly to what I wanted with no ambiguity. Installation was as easy as the videos suggest. The only minor sticking point was how to move all my files over to the new drive, but Disk Utility Restore did the job. Some guidance for that would be useful in the videos. My machine now runs faster and smoother.

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Reviewer: Broha Location: California Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 SSD drive for 2007 iMac. July 25, 2017 I received my new SSD drive with everything I needed to install it in my iMac. The video instructions were very good and walked me through the process. The only area I had an issue with was unplugging the cable on the back side of the LCD display so I had my wife hold up the display while I swapped out my old 250 GB hard drive for my new 1T SSD. The entire swap took me about an hour but I also went at a very cautious pace.

After the installation the formatting instructions were very helpful. My iMac started right up and has been running like new since. I am very happy with my purchase.

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Reviewer: JohnK Location: Adelaide, South Australia Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Worked like a treat ! July 18, 2017 I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech AdaptaDrive 2.5" to 3.5" Drive Converter Bracket. Customer Videos:
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Reviewer: Enkelkind Location: Tasmania, Australia Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 A pleasure to install July 2, 2017 Nicely machined, precise alignment to screw holes and SATA ports - simple and satisfying to install. I love the colour as well!

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Reviewer: Neblinc Location: Nebraska Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 New life for the iMac June 26, 2017 Installed this drive by watching the great video. Was very easy and made the older 20" iMac like new. The drive is very fast! Apps now open almost instantly!

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DIY Bundle 60GB OWC 3G SSD and NewerTech AdaptaDrive Mfr P/N: ADPTA3G060 OWC SKU: OWCADPTA3G060 DIY kit includes a Mercury Electra 3G SSD and AdaptaDrive for install in a 3.5" SATA drive bay 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day Only $71.98CyberSaver $46.75
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