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OWC Data Doubler
Mac mini 2010 Optical Bay Hard Drive / SSD Mounting Solution

Mac mini 2010 data doubler drive not included
Includes everything needed to replace your optical drive with
a second hard drive or SSD
Boost your storage capacity by adding a second hard drive, or enjoy near-instantaneous boot and app loading times by adding a Solid State Drive (SSD).

Configuration flexibility is yours when you replace your 2010 Mac mini's internal SuperDrive with an OWC Data Doubler with a hard drive or SSD. The custom-engineered Data Doubler bracket comes ready to mount any 2.5" SATA drive up to 12.5mm in height.

Once you've installed the entire Data Doubler drive assembly into your 2010 Mac mini's optical drive bay, you can customize how you want your internal storage to perform. Drive customization is easy and built right into OS X as the new Data Doubler mounted drive can be setup using Apple's Disk Utility program in which you can format the drive, create a RAID array using two drives together, or partition the new drive. Once formatted you can also setup the second drive as a Time Machine backup so you can take your backup with your wherever you go.

OWC provides free installation videos that guide this DIY upgrade step-by-step for each specific Mac model. Data Doubler also comes backed by OWC's award-winning U.S.A. based technical support team which is readily available to assist you with your upgrade should you have any questions.

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.
This OWC Data Doubler is compatible with...
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2010)
(June, 2010)
Model ID: Macmini4,1
2.4GHz, 2.66GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2010 Server)
(June, 2010)
Model ID: Macmini4,1

Product Specifications

  • Supports: SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s & 1.5Gb/s 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 1.2cm)
  • Weight: 2.3oz. / 0.14lbs.
  • Product Manual: OWC Data Doubler
  • One Year Warranty


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

  • 1: OWC Data Doubler Bracket

  • 2: Logic Board Removal Tool

  • 3: Screws (2 x Phillips)

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

  • 5: Detailed Installation Guide


Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.7 / 5 3 out of 4 (75%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: WillbuyOWCproducts Location: Texas Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great product November 13, 2016 There really isn't even one negative thing that I can say about this product. The installation isn't very easy but it isn't terrible difficult either. Once the product is installed it works flawlessly and still allow the owner the option of using an external USB DVD/CD drive.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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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!

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
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!

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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.

Response from OWC, 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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