This upgrade kit allows you to use the OWC Data Doubler to install a HGST 7200RPM 500GB 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 7K500 as one large 500GB 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.
Spin-down hard drives sooner to save battery power. Running an extra hard drive in your laptop can drain battery power faster than a single drive. But you can tell your Mac to put hard drives to sleep sooner than normal to save power.
This is an advanced tip that requires working in Terminal. For the step-by-step explanation, visit our blog