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240GB 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

  • OWCSSD7E3G240

Capacity

  • 240GB 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 ADPTA3G240 UPC#: 812437026832

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Includes

  • (1) 240GB 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 / 5 199 out of 208 (96%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: eWeezie
Rating: 5/5 Simple and Perfect August 24, 2021 Everything with this transaction was perfect. I had been looking for a better adapter for a client and stumble across this guy. SOLID. Well built, came with everything I needed to install it... (minus the mounting screws for the bracket into the computer) and as always MacSales filled the order fast and I had the equipment from them before I had the drive from Amazon.

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

Response from OWC, Support August 25, 2021 Thank you for providing us with your feedback! We are happy to hear the purchasing process went smoothly.
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Reviewer: oldeaton
Rating: 5/5 a drive adapter that just works! June 24, 2021 I have bought and used this adapter to install SSDs in Dell Optiplex towers that I upgrade. It the only adapter that puts the data and power connection in the proper vertical plane to match up with 3.5 inch storage drives. It's a cheap fast fix that does the job like no other adapter I have found to date. Like I said in the title, it just works!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from (*) NewerTech AdaptaDrive 2.5" to 3.5" Drive Converter Bracket *New, Open Box*.

Response from OWC, Support June 24, 2021 Thank you for your 5 star review! We are happy to be able to provide an adapter for you to install SSD's in your Dell Optiplex!
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Reviewer: hhljr
Rating: 5/5 worked perfectly June 22, 2021 I bought this adapter to replace the Fusion Drive in my iMac 5K with a 2 TB SSD (Crucial). The adapter fit just fine and the iMac is very solid

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

Response from OWC, Support June 22, 2021 Hi Hhljr! I'm glad you're happy with the AdaptaDrive! Always great to hear from happy customers!
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Reviewer: GloriousDove-23093
Rating: 5/5 Happy May 20, 2021 As ever, good products and hassle-free shipping.

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Reviewer: FoolishBird-17936
Rating: 5/5 Excellent value May 10, 2021 Easy install with the videos, zippy drive and memory upgrade. Couldn't be easier, really.

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Reviewer: BusyShark-97462
Rating: 4/5 Fit great, kind of expensive/overbuilt April 28, 2021 Fit perfectly; seemed kind of overbuilt and expensive, but at least it'll never move

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Reviewer: ExuberantDolphin-76922
Rating: 5/5 2007 IMac SSD upgrade April 28, 2021 Web site is easy to navigate; the customer service and video installation guides are excellent. I wouldn’t have attempted the upgrade with out this resource. My 2007 IMac runs so much better with the new drive.

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Reviewer: garymcbeath
Rating: 5/5 Great Product April 26, 2021 I used it to install two OWC SSDs in a dual 3.5" drive enclosure. Fit perfectly, and works fast and perfectly. thanks.

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Reviewer: LightPeacock-49695
Rating: 5/5 Great April 25, 2021 It works as advertised. Good quality!

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Reviewer: 61willys
Rating: 5/5 Perfect April 25, 2021 Absolutely worked as advertised. Installed and updated as identified in the videos. Thank you!

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Reviewer: AdorableDeer-43753
Rating: 5/5 Excellent experience April 24, 2021 The kit was exactly what we needed to bring our 2007 iMac back to life. Excellent installation instructions for the DIY folks.

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Reviewer: tbethel-17430
Rating: 5/5 Great company - Great products April 24, 2021 This was a purchase for my 2008 Mac Pro. The adapters fit perfectly and the shipping was fast and trouble free. Great company and Great products...

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Reviewer: dimitriguy Location: Grayslake, IL Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Quick Hard Drive October 18, 2020 So I have a 2008 imac, 12 years old. My wife's imac from around 2013 hard drive started to give her problems, so I decided I might as well upgrade mine since the original SATA Hard Drive was starting to fill up. Might as well upgrade to an SSD Hard Drive while I am at it. This SSD Hard Drive is quick, responsive, the adapter that came with it fits perfectly and is extremely durable. I would highly recommend.

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Reviewer: MusicMacDaddy Location: usa Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Why did I wait so long? October 16, 2020 I have a 2008 Mac "cheese-grater" that I use for music production. Why oh why did I wait so long to get an SSD. Installation was super easy, it took me longer to find my old drive trays than it did to put the SSD in. Then I used a cloning software to move my startup to the SSD. What a HUGE difference. I used to have to wait, not exaggerating, 10-15 minutes for my tower to boot up. Now it boots in under 2 minutes! So far I am extremely pleased with my purchase. I will definitely be making some more upgrades.

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Reviewer: Ancient1 Location: Wedgeport Nova Scotia Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Hobbiest
Rating: 5/5 Works like a charm! September 9, 2020 Surprised at how easy it installed in my old 21" iMac. The delivery took a bit longer, but expected due to COVID-19.

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Reviewer: RevDrG Location: BC Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 A very well engineered adaptor August 9, 2020 I purchased this adaptor to install a 1Tb SSD drive in my old 2007 iMac 24". It fits perfectly and the improvement in performance transforms this 2-core 24Ghz machine. The adaptor is made from anodized aluminum and feels like a quality part. Installation in the iMac was relatively easy, just follow the YouTube videos. The only very minor thing I had to do was loosen the screws securing the connector board to the adaptor frame, realign the connector slightly to fit squarely into the drive and then retighten the screws. It's maybe .3mm misaligned from the factory. All good!

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Reviewer: OntheCoast Location: Oregon Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Solid-state HD? Do it! July 29, 2020 I wanted to use my new SSD a bit before commenting. Two months in and I am SO glad I did it. I have a 09 iMac that's a champ, but had it's original drive, which made me nervous. But so did installing a new drive myself. Finally I pulled the mouse button on the 1.0TB OWC Electra. The install went fine, I followed the instructions to the syllable. Now my iMac wakes from sleep without stretching and yawning and is visably quicker. And I'm sleeping better knowing I have a reliable HD once more. Considering a SSD? Do it!

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Reviewer: AJLoring Location: Australia Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent service and product. July 4, 2020 The web site is very informative on each product which makes it so much easier to make decisions. I particularly like the notes at the top right which tells you which version of Mac the product is appropriate for. The purchasing process was easy. The shipping quick and the product excellent. Anthony - Australia

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Reviewer: Phostructor Location: Cape Cod, MA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works As Expected July 4, 2020 The kit went together easily, I'm keeping 2009 Mac Pro going and the automated guidance on the site got me to the right product. OWC tech support gave me quick advice and solved an initial problem and so my archaic computer is now far more efficient.

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Reviewer: Macnuts Location: Montreal, Canada Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Easy installation July 3, 2020 Easy installation, thank's to the provided video. Already had the necessary tools and ressources since I previously upgraded my other iMac with an SSD from OWC. Read and write more than 5X the speed of the original internal disk drive. Sorry, failed to take a picture of the finished installation this time again ! But you get speed test before and after.

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Reviewer: Seri Location: PNW Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User
Rating: 5/5 2008 iMac has new life! Super fast. July 3, 2020 I upgraded my iMac with the installation video, plus a couple other videos I found on YouTube. Prepare to clean out a lot of dust when upgrading to the SSD. I took my time and finished the job within the time frame suggested. I already had the tools and just used a shower handle with suction cups to remove the screen, an easy hack. I would highly recommend this upgrade to speed up a sluggish old iMac. It just takes some patience. It was easy to format the drive and clone my old system back over from a Carbon Copy full backup. The more challenging piece was doing a clean install of El Capitan. It can be done by back dating the computer to 2015 in a terminal window; just do a web search on the topic. I renewed this iMac for my aging parents who like their iMacs, but run at impossibly slow speeds.

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Reviewer: TravisAllen Location: Rochester, Mn Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Good enough for ME to write a review March 2, 2020 I’m not one to write reviews, but why not? I purchased this SSD for my Mac Pro 1,1 to use as my system drive for audio recording purposes. Not only did I get the drive in a timely fashion, it was easy to install, and probably halved my start up time! Works so well I ordered another to put in for audio file storage. Just bought a couple more to install in my MacBook Pro! Thanks, OWC!

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Reviewer: Juns Location: Japan Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 The wonderful support March 2, 2020 Dear MACSALES.COM I appreciate you in case of the polite support. It awaits for product's reaching. Jun Sasaki

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Reviewer: Ipader Location: Pittsburgh, PA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Easy install January 9, 2020 Thanks to the install video on the OWC website, I was able to easily disassemble my old iMac and install the ssd. I would never have attempted this without first viewing the video a few times. I did have difficulty formatting and installing my OS. I called OWC tech support and was promptly helped by Darren. Darren was very patient with me. He took time explaining the steps I needed to follow to successfully boot up my machine. He was easy to understand and extremely knowledgeable. I’m glad I purchased from OWC! First time I ever disassembled a computer.

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Reviewer: LorenzoF
Rating: 5/5 Buono November 20, 2019 I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech AdaptaDrive 2.5" to 3.5" Drive Converter Bracket.
DIY Bundle 240GB OWC 3G SSD and NewerTech AdaptaDrive Mfr P/N: ADPTA3G240 OWC SKU: OWCADPTA3G240 DIY kit includes a Mercury Electra 3G SSD and AdaptaDrive for install in a 3.5" SATA drive bay 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty
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