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DIY Bundle: OWC Data Doubler Kit + 240GB OWC 3G SSD
OWC 2009 Mac mini Data Doubler Kit, 240GB 2.5" OWC Mercury Electra 3G Solid State Drive and OWC 5 Piece Toolkit

OWC Internal SSD DIY Kit
Everything you need in one package to replace your 2009 Mac mini's internal optical drive with 240GB of OWC SSD power and reliability.
Configuration flexibility is yours when you replace your Mac mini's internal SuperDrive with the OWC Data Doubler. Bundle includes bracket, screws, tools, drive, and detailed installation guide for complete all in one solution.

Then, just install the entire assembly into a Mac mini's 5.25" optical drive bay. OWC Data Doubler makes it easy to custom design how you want your internal storage to perform. Installed drives are recognized like any other high speed SATA storage device and can be setup and partitioned using the Apple Disk Utility Program.
Just a few of the configuration options you can enjoy with Data Doubler:
  • Combining a new drive with the existing internal drive for one larger volume (SPAN).
  • Combining a new matching drive with existing internal for high-performance RAID-0 Stripe volume.
  • Configuring a new drive as a Time Machine backup drive.
  • Formatting one drive for the Mac OS and the other dedicated for Windows.

You don't have to give up your optical drive completely if you don't want to. You can reuse the original SuperDrive with the OWC Value Line Slim optical drive enclosure for Apple SuperDrive.
Please note, that before attempting to perform this installation, it is recommended you watch the associated instructional video in its entirety to determine your ability to perform this complex procedure. OWC assumes no responsibility for damage that may occur during the install.

This OWC Data Doubler is compatible with...
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2009)
(October, 2009)
Model ID: Macmini3,1
2.26GHz, 2.53GHz, 2.66GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: Macmini3,1
2.0GHz, 2.26GHz
Mac mini Intel
NOT COMPATIBLE
Mac mini (Late 2009 Server)
(October, 2009)
Model ID: Macmini3,1
2.53GHz

Release Candidate (RC) firmware set

There are two kinds of firmware for SSDs Mass Production (MP) and Release Candidate (RC). Prior to an MP firmware release, there are beta firmware releases and an RC firmware release. Often, the RC is the same as the MP release, however there can be small changes and bug fixes made between the two. OWC has evaluated the RC for the 6Gb/s SandForce 2281 Processor and found it to be stable with no issues reported during our testing. However, as with any evolutionary product, issues may surface as different usages and configurations are employed and it is important to understand that there will be further updates and revisions.

Since no firmware update is currently offered for the OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD, no update page exists. To see the typical steps involved with a self performed field firmware update, please visit our 3Gb/s product update page at: http://eshop.macsales.com/Customized_Pages/Framework.cfm?page=sf_firmware.html

It is important to note that the current firmware update tool requires the use of Windows XP/Vista/7. OWC is currently working on a Mac OS based update tool, but we do not have an exact availability date.

240GB Mercury Electra 3G SSD Specifications:

Specifications

Controller
SandForce 2181 Series Processor with 7% Over Provisioning
NAND
Tier 1 Asynchronous MLC NAND Flash Memory
Form Factor
Standard 9.5mm 2.5"
Interface
SATA 3Gb/s
Capacity1
240GB useable capacity
Total Flash Memory Components – 256GB
16GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
Formatted Capacity2
223GiB
RAID Support
Qualified for single drive and multiple drive production workstation RAID 0/1/10/0+1 and SPAN usage.
SMART Attributes
Standard5
Native Command Queuing
up to 32 commands
Manufacturer Model Number
OWCSSDEX3G240
RoHS Compliant
Yes
Format

Physical

Height (max)
7mm (.276″)
Width (max)
70.06mm (2.758″)
Length (max)
100.12mm (3.941″)
Weight
77 grams +/- 2 grams
0.170 lbs +/- 2.71 oz

Reliability3

Data Reliability
ECC Recovery: Up to 55 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector
Security
Chip Based Data Encryption: 128-bit AES-compliant
TRIM Support
OS Dependent
Nonrecoverable Read Errors
Less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read
Warranty
3 Year OWC SSD Limited Warranty
(Standard return policy applies.)

Performance

Sustained
Reads (up to)
285MB/s
Sustained
Writes (up to)
275MB/s
Read Incompressible
Data Rate (up to)
208MB/s
Write Incompressible
Data Rate (up to)
235MB/s
Random 4K Read4
Up to 60,000 IOPS
Random 4K Write4
Up to 60,000 IOPS
Read Latency
less than 0.1ms
Write Latency
less than 0.1ms

Environmental (Operating)

Temperature (°F)
32°F to 158°F
Temperature (°C)
0°C to 70°C

Environmental (Non-Operating)

Temperature (°F)
-67°F to 302°F
Temperature (°C)
-55°C to 150°C

Acoustics

Idle (Typical)
0.0 bels
Seek (Typical)
0.0 bels
  1. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences. 
  2. In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
  3. Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability.
  4. Specifications provided by SandForce.
  5. Temperature reporting is currently an unsupported feature because due to the operating characteristics of SSDs, it is highly unlikely one would ever exceed an OWC Mercury SSD's stated operating temperature ceiling of 158F/70C. However, we are looking into supporting this feature in the future via a firmware update. Firmware updates can be found here: http://eshop.macsales.com/tech_center/OWC/SSD.


OWC Data Doubler Specs

Drive Interface

  • SATA / SATA 3G / SATA 6G Interface 2.5" Drive or SSD (Solid State Drive) of up to 12.5mm height.

Dimensions

  • 5"(D) x 4"(W) x 0.5"(H)
  • 12.7 x 10.3 x 1.2mm

Weight

  • 2.3oz. / 0.14lbs.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n DDMM09SSD240

Includes:

Includes bracket, screws, toolkit, and detailed installation guide for a complete all-in-one kit.




  • 1: OWC Data Doubler Bracket

  • 2: Screws (2 x Phillips)

  • 3: Toolkit includes everything you need to
    open your Mac and install the Data Doubler.

  • 4: Detailed Installation Guide

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Reviews

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 2 out of 2 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: Jorge231061 Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 This product has great features August 23, 2016 Excellent service MacSales

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 120GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit.. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: Dazzurb Location: Los Angeles, CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Product!!! August 20, 2016 I have done this conversion many times on many computers. This is the best of the bunch. Seamless installation and fit. If you don't use your optical drive very much (or at all) then this adapter gives new life to your older computer, especially if used with an SSD conversion at the same time...

Highly recommended!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: palo alto, ca Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Data doubler worked like a charm to make my Fusion drive on a Mac Mini August 4, 2016 I had a 2009 mac mini running a hard drive (380gb). I wanted to create a fusion drive (SSD + hard drive). To do that I had to convert the CD rom port with this Data Doubler kit to an SSD drive (480GB). In addition I upgraded the already existing hard drive with a 2 TB hard drive. I updated the OS to El Capitan and went through the process of creating a Fusion drive (2.5TB total). Just finished it yesterday and it works like a charm.

OWC support is always top notch. Before purchasing, I had a chat with an OWC personnel who walked me through the process and recommended the correct parts needed. I can't think of buying mac products anywhere else.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 480GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Indianapolis Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great product! May 15, 2016 I put this in a Mac Mini3,1 we use as a server for my genealogy hobby and my husband's music business. Love it. Easy install with the OWC video support. We went this route when we discovered there was no replacement available for internal optical drive that had failed after much intense use.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 120GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Works great and the support videos make it easy April 30, 2016 I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Data Doubler Optical Bay Hard Drive/SSD Mounting Solution for Mac Mini 2009..
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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Athens, Greece Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Totally compatible February 29, 2016 This product fitted perfectly in my Mac mini! Using the installation videos and the right tools I got from you, the upgrade was a breeze! Thank you!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 120GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 4/5 Review February 26, 2016 Fits like a glove. Included tools make the swap very easy. 4 stars because it did not come with additional tape for the temperature sensors that have to be removed. Once those are removed, the existing tape is worthless, so it would have been nice for some of that tape. I reused the tape and a couple weeks after assembling everything back together, one of the sensors popped off, so I had to dismantle everything again and reattach it. Annoying.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Data Doubler Optical Bay Hard Drive/SSD Mounting Solution for Mac mini 2010..

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Sebastopol, CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Great buy & support to install this item December 29, 2015 Have been pleased with many of my purchases from OWC. High quality and dependable items.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Tampere, Finland Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Mac Mini got a new life November 22, 2015 I installed an OWC SSD drive with Data Doubler into my old Mac Mini. Next I installed El Capitan. The Mac Mini works like a dream.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 120GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Toronto, ON Age: 18-24 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Exactly as described! November 7, 2015 Used this kit to replace the optical drive in the mac mini with the SSD data doubler, installed fresh copy of OS X to boot from SSD, along with upgraded 8GB RAM...system works much faster than it ever did! easy upgrade and serious performance enhancement! winner!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 120GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Canada Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 What a difference an SSD makes August 25, 2015 Ever since 2010, I've been using OWC Data Doublers to make MacBook Pros scream with speed — for myself, my kids and for business partners. Loading your OS and Applications onto a SSD, and accessing your user folders, files and documents from a platter-based DH make for a remarkable mix of speed and storage. As long as you've got a reasonable amount of RAM in your MBP or Mac Mini, an SSD solves the info bottleneck that hampered most 2007-2012 laptops: spinning, platter-based drives. Still a "must" for those who want both speed and storage in an older laptop, and for my money a much better investment than a new computer if your MBP is from 2009 or later.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: San Jose, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Do your research before using this upgrade!! July 5, 2015 I recently decided to replace a failed optical drive in my 2010 Mac mini with a Samsung 850 EVO Pro 250 GB SSD. This OWC adapter does the job well, but the upgrade itself has some issues: 1) one of the 2010 Mac mini's thermal sensor connectors on the motherboard is easily broken off when removing the sensor cable, even if done most carefully, leaving nowhere to connect the sensor on re-assembly, resulting in the single fan continuously running at full speed. The speed issue can be controlled by 3rd party software, but repairing the detached motherboard connector is beyond the skill of most and probably would require motherboard replacement. 2) Booting from the Samsung SSD (installed in the optical slot) caused the Mac mini to kernel panic regularly. Sources at Apple tell me this is an unsupported configuration -- the power available to the optical bay is not enough to reliably support the SSD. Be sure to do your homework *before* attempting this upgrade, and be very careful detaching the thermal sensors from the motherboard.

This review is from OWC Data Doubler Optical Bay Hard Drive/SSD Mounting Solution for Mac mini 2010..

Response from MacSales.com, Marketing July 7, 2015 If after reading the installation manual and watching our step-by-step video, if you feel uncomfortable with the installation, we do offer installation services as well: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/turnkey/Apple/Mac-mini
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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Mississippi Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great fit March 13, 2015 This worked perfect for me. Easy to install with excellent quality.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Data Doubler Optical Bay Hard Drive/SSD Mounting Solution for Mac Mini 2009..

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Reviewer: demille Location: mission b.c Canada Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Quality Product As I Always Expect From OWC November 16, 2014 Great Price. Excellent install instructions. I would recommend this for anyone who wants to increase storage on their mini or any other mac that has the data doubler made for it. I bought the mini for a media unit on my TV , kept the original 120GB for system, put an external USB optical drive on it & am using the 1TB for movie & TV show storage. Installation was a breeze. OWC is my one stop shop for my Mac needs (My Mac Pro Tower, Macbook, and Mini have all benefitted from OWC over the years)

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 1.0TB 5400RPM Hard Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Dubai Age: 25-34 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent Product October 19, 2014 Blazing fast delivery and amazing product! As always love all the products from OWC.

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Reviewer: ken1w Location: San Francisco, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Adds value to older Mac mini October 12, 2014 I recently replaced the hard drive in a 2009 Mac mini with an OWC SSD. I hardly use the built-in optical drive these days, and I have an external USB optical drive that I can connect when needed. So, I decided to replace the Mac mini's optical drive with a second internal drive, a standard 2.5-inch 1TB hard drive, at the same time.

The printed instruction booklet is well-illustrated. However, I used the online video OWC provides. Mount the 2.5-inch drive on the Data Doubler, remove the optical drive, and mount the Data Doubler assembly in its place. The connection used by the optical drive is used directly with the new drive. This older Mac mini is now a nice "media server."

The kit comes with a set of five tools. It appears to be the same item OWC sells separately as "OWC 5-Piece Mini Toolkit." Curiously, I only needed the small Phillips head screwdriver (which I had already). But it's a classy touch to include the tool set.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: LeRoy, NY Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Perfect fot for 2009 Mac Mini August 10, 2014 Data Doubler is custom made for the 2009 Mac Mini. Screw holes line up and overall frame mounts into old superdrive slot very well. Although the installation is listed as "advanced" I'd say a beginner with good mechanical skills could do the job. The included OWC installation booklet showed detailed images of installation.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Kalamazoo, MI Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 5-6 months
Rating: 5/5 More than doubled my computer's processing speed! July 25, 2014 Installing an SSD hard drive was the best thing for my computer's speed. It made the difference in me breaking down and buying a new computer. Not to mention I doubled the capacity of the current hard drive by using the Data Doubler with this hard drive in the optical drive slot of my Mac Mini.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 You dont need intel i7 anymore, OWC SSD ROCKS!! June 20, 2014 I have a mac mini core 2 duo with a new 120 G OWC SSD and a new 8 G RAM OWC memories, tested against my intel i7 8GRAM samsung , mac mini was 10 seconds faster in most applications, best buy ever.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 120GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit..

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Hawaii Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 so awesome January 4, 2014 I installed this data doubler with an SSD I had laying around. It was a breeze. The hardest part was getting the dang putty knife in the tiny crack to get the case off. I do recommend watching the installation video that OWC has posted. Unless you're a pro and do this stuff for a living, the walk through is quite helpful. My kit also came with a small tool set consisting of 4 screwdrivers (2 torx, 1 phillips, and 1 flat) and a pry tool. I didn't see this anywhere in the description, so I actually ordered the exact same set. No big deal though. Now I have spares, just in case. The screwdrivers are also lightly magnetized, which really helps out with these tiny screws.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Orlando, FL Age: 25-34 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Fits in iMac 2009 DVD Bay January 5, 2013 I wanted to replace my DVD drive with an SSD to have a fusion drive in my 2009 iMac. This mount was a direct replacement for the DVD drive. Everything fit nicely inside the iMac. I had no problems with installation. Owc even included a toolkit with my purchase and all tools provided worked with the iMac. I was able to swap the drive by disconnecting two out of the 4 ca les hooded to the screen. Use needle nose pliers to get the temp sensor off the internal DVD drive and replace it on your ssd. Took only 25 minutes to do the swap thanks to this carrier. It is made out of metal and not plastic like other cheaper units. I used m4 SSD make sure you upgrade to latest firmware before trying to use drive for stable performance.

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Reviewer: Brandini80 Location: Italy Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Good product March 13, 2012 Easy to install and with everithing you need

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Reviewer: Eldento Location: Puerto Rico Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 excellent April 6, 2011 This product is the best way to expand your HD space in your mini. I used it for time machine. Installation was easy, if you know how to work inside your mini. If not check the videos here. Congratulations to OWC for this product.

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DIY Bundle 240GB 2.5" OWC 3G Solid State Drive, OWC 2009 Mac mini Data Doubler Kit and OWC 5 Piece Tool Kit Mfr P/N: DDMM09SSD240 OWC SKU: OWCDDMM09SSD240 Compatible with 2009 Mac Mini models. Data Doubler: 1 Year Warranty
Drive: 3 Year Warranty
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