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500GB OWC 3G SSD
and HDD Kit for Late 2009 - 2010 iMacs

Mac
Mercury Electra SSD and iMac HDD Kit
Upgrade with Confidence!
The complete solution for your 2009 - 2010 iMac
Experience the extreme performance of an OWC SSD upgrade with this easy DIY SSD and hard drive replacement kit. Add an SSD to your hard drive equipped iMac to experience faster booting, near instant application launches and lightning fast data transfer speeds.
Fast and reliable solid-state storage
Delivering the latest in flash NAND and controller technology, utilizing SLC and 3D NAND for long-lasting, power-efficient performance. Mercury Electra 3G SSD's offer a powerful combination of performance and reliability for demanding everyday computer users.
Upgrade Your iMac with Confidence.
OWC's in-line solution is the only hardware digital thermal sensor on the market allowing a third-party SATA drive to be installed in your iMac. A convenient, plug-and-play cable, the In-line Digital Thermal Sensor eliminates fan noise and maintains proper system fan control through the iMac's System Management Controller. This innovative device is designed specifically for the iMac, requires no software hacks and ensures compatibility with Apple's built-in diagnostic processes.
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 3Gb/s hard drive or SSD.


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.

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.

500GB Mercury Electra 3G SSD Specifications:

Specifications

Controller
4-Ch
NAND
Tier 1 3D NAND
Form Factor
Standard 7mm 2.5"
Interface
SATA 3Gb/s & 1.5Gb/s supported,
SATA 3.1 Compliant
Capacity 1
500GB useable capacity
SMART Attributes
Standard 2
Native Command Queuing
up to 32 commands
RoHS Compliant
Yes
Format

Physical

Height (max)
7mm (0.276″)
Width (max)
70.06mm (2.758″)
Length (max)
100.12mm (3.941″)
Weight
77 grams +/- 2 grams
0.170 lbs +/- 2.71 oz

Reliability

TRIM Support
OS Dependent

Performance

Sequential Read (Compressible Data)
274MB/s
Sequential Write (Compressible Data)
260MB/s
Sequential Read (Incompressible Data)
270MB/s
Sequential Write (Incompressible Data)
250MB/s
Random 4K Read
Up to 90,000 IOPS
Random 4K Write
Up to 60,000 IOPS

Power

Active
2.1W
Idle
0.1W

Environmental (Operating)

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

Environmental (Non-Operating)

Temperature (°F)
-40°F to 185°F
Temperature (°C)
-40°C to 85°C
  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. 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.

AdaptaDrive Specifications:

NewerTech Part Number

  • ADPTADRV

Drive Inteface

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

Drive Supported

  • (1) 2.5" SATA 3Gb/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 KITIM09HE500 UPC#: 812437027662

Gallery

27" iMac (2010) Install Video


21.5" iMac (2010) Install Video


27" iMac (2009) Install Video


21.5" iMac (2009) Install Video


This product is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Mid 2010)
(July 2010)
Model ID: iMac11,3
3.2GHz i3, 2.8GHz i5, 3.6GHz i5, 2.93GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2010)
(July 2010)
Model ID: iMac11,2
3.06GHz i3, 3.2GHz i3, 3.6GHz i5
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Mid 2009)
(October 2009)
Model ID: iMac11,1
2.66GHz i5, 2.8GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Mid 2009)
(October 2009)
Model ID: iMac10,1
3.06GHz, 3.33GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2009)
(October, 2009)
Model ID: iMac10,1
3.06GHz, 3.33GHz

Includes

  • (1) OWC Mercury 3G SSD
  • (1) AdaptaDrive 2.5" to 3.5" Drive Converter Bracket
  • (1) OWC In-line Digital Thermal Sensor Cable
  • (2) OWC 2-1/4" Suction Cup
  • (1) Torx T10 driver
  • (1) Torx T8 driver
  • (1) Nylon Pry Tool (Spudger)
  • (1) OWC Blue Microfiber Screen Cleaning Cloth

NOTE: This kit contains consumable and/or one time use components and therefore is non-refundable if opened. If you have any concerns about your ability to perform the upgrade, you can return the unopened kit for a refund.

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 on the OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD

1 Year OWC Brand Standard Limited Warranty on the OWC In-line Thermal Sensor cable

5 Year NewerTech Product Limited Warranty on the NewerTech AdaptaDrive

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 18 out of 18 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: iEverything Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Wow.. Made my iMac new again ! April 6, 2017 What an improvement ! Old iMac works like new.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit for 2009 - 2010 iMac's factory HDD: 240GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD.. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: Dario
Rating: 4/5 Very good price/quality ratio April 2, 2017 Very good quality, easy to install if you follow video instructions. Only point that could be bettered, video shows how to disconnect flat signal cable from mainboard side. I found easier to work from LCD end. Sturdier connector, easier to locate when holding screen partially open. Think about this...

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Reviewer: TomL Location: Davis, Ca Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Performance of a new machine for cost of SDD Drive March 16, 2017 OMG, my 2009 iMac, which I was about to give up on is now a screamer. The Mercury SDD drive went in in under an hour and has worked flawlessly. It is like I have a brand new machine. OWC's install video made the job incredibly easy.

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Reviewer: SomeOldMacGuy Location: Somewhere, MA Experience Level: IT Professional
Rating: 5/5 DIY kit - great purchase! March 11, 2017 I bought this upgrade kit to extend the life of my aging 2009 27-inch iMac. The kit contains everything you need - tools, cables, SSD, and cleaning cloth. Installation was very straight-forward - just watch the video and you will have no trouble at all. One tip - might want to have some canned air handy to blow the dust out of the fans. The difference in performance is amazing. Well worth the money, highly recommended.

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Reviewer: Arnold Location: Gävle, Sweden Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 I warmly recommend this exelent product March 9, 2017 This high-quality product made my old iMac 27 "into a modern rocket. I maximized its memory at the same time, which made my old computer faster and more able to cope heavy video editing. Shipping was very fast to Sweden, only two days. Product price is very humane considering the quality. Finally, I would say that all the previous products I purchased from OWC has the highest satisfaction. Thank you OWC. Larry/Sweden

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Reviewer: cristianohenrique Location: Brazil Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Excellent product and top notch performance! February 5, 2017 I bought this product to update my mid 2010 iMac EMC 2389. First the customer service is outstanding, thanks David for all the attention and thank you all at MacSales. I paid the USB Red deliver and the deliver was jus as expected.

About the product, the DIY videos are really helpful and I have done everything with no major problems. The result: my iMac starts 2 times faster then before (1m with HDD and 30sec with SSD) and the Apps are flying baby! Illustrator takes like 5 seconds to open, Photoshop 20 secs.. I have a brand new iMac that can endure for more 3 or 4years with no doubt!

Do not hesitate in buy this product. I have bought the basic SSD I believe the elektra must be even faster!

Totally recommend.

p.s: I live at Brazil and a friend brought to me the bundle.

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Reviewer: Omri Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 I couldn't be happier! January 16, 2017 After 7 years of serving me well, my late 2009 27" iMac's hard drive finally gave out. I was almost ready to let get of my beloved old machine, when I warily decided to try to repair it myself. I had this idea that replacing the hard drive would be more difficult than it seems in the installation video and that this complex surgery may well leave my iMac dead. Boy was I wrong! They DIY kit truly included everything I needed to take my iMac apart quite easily, and the video was remarkably accurate and easy to follow. My old computer is as good as new and I'm very happy!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit for 2009 - 2010 iMac's factory HDD: 120GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD.. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: SamL Location: Berkeley, CA Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Tremendous speed increase with this SSD January 14, 2017 I bought this 1 TB Mercury SSD to replace the stock 1 TB HDD in my Late-2009 iMac, which was probably the worst bottleneck in the machine. Booting and searching are dramatically faster, and I appreciate it. Installation is straightforward if you're watching the video and can be done with only a T8 and a T10 Torx screwdrivers, but the microfibre towel and suction cups may come in handy and can be reused if they aren't. You need the 2.5"-3.5" mounting bracket, and assuming you want your computer to pass the Apple Hardware Test, you need the temperature sensor, but it's all worth it.

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Reviewer: LucaIT Location: Italy Age: 25-34 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Perfect kit to fix or upgrade your old iMac January 14, 2017 I have never opened an iMac 27" until this purchase. MacSales is a great resource to learn, buy and fix by yourself. After the HD upgrade to SSD the iMac (late 2009) is new and fast as much as a new iMac 2016 (I've compared it). Good delivery time (I'm in Italy) - Excellent video tutorial and online support. If you know how to unscrew... you should buy from MacSales.com =)

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Reviewer: Wiloran Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Amazing improvement January 9, 2017 The final result after installing the SSD drive came a most welcome surprise. The update is indeed quite an involved process but the support from MacSales was great. I'll be doing a similar upgrade to my Mini Mac in the near future.

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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: fastoldimac
Rating: 5/5 Big performance gain January 8, 2017 Swapping the stock hard drive for this SSD has very significantly improved my iMac's performance. I highly recommend the upgrade. Here are a few comments and hints. -The upgrade kit includes a ton of stuff, more than I was expecting, but there are a few things that you might also want. Latex or similar gloves can help when lifting the screen -- you won't have to worry about touching it by accident. Tweezers are not included, so if you want to try to grab the screws as in the video, locate some beforehand (perhaps not necessary). -Dust. It will likely be very dusty inside the computer, so if you think you might want to clean that, prepare yourself in advance with canned air or whatever you want to use. Also, I had planned on trying to keep the dust off the glass and LCD by being careful, but the instant I popped the glass, dust blew everywhere and coated everything. However, this was no big deal because the kit includes a microfibre cloth. -Make sure you find the correct video. You likely want the shorter one where you just swap the hard drive. You don't need to remove the logic board to do that. I stopped myself half way through when I realized I was on the "add extra drive" video. -The video doesn't cover installing the SSD into the adapt-a-drive. You can do that before opening the iMac to reduce time with it open. -Everything went quite smoothly for me, except for the screws/studs on the stock hard drive. You need to swap the studs and a mounting bracket over to the new drive. These were very tight and were going nowhere with the small torx drivers in the kit. I ended up using needle nose pliers on them. This was not ideal so perhaps consider this in advance. -I don't think the mid 2010 iMac supports the local recovery mode, so I was stuck with internet recovery. After struggling a little to get the wifi to connect and then waiting a LONG time for it to download the recovery image, I decided just to restore from time machine rather than download the entire OS to do a fresh install. I recommend making a bootable OS USB drive and testing in advance (not entirely sure if this works for this iMac).

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Reviewer: GIFTGIVER Location: ATLANTA, GA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great transaction, so far December 17, 2016 Their site makes it easy to determine the item compatibility with your PC. They keep you informed of the order status immediately and its progress. I bought the item as a gift, which has not been received or installed. Will update later, but would recommend Macsales to date.

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Reviewer: ronrad2k Location: Washington DC Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Clear easy instructions, but not for the faint of heart December 6, 2016 I installed this on Late 2009 27" iMac. I have lots of computer repair experience so I found this install to be straightforward with the clear video instructions running on my iPad so I could follow along and pause when needed, but I can see how some one new to computer service might be intimidated. Approach it carefully and slowly. Clean your work area and be sure to set aside space for the front screen and the LCD display unit. If you have oily hands, you might try wearing tight latex or nitrile surgical gloves to avoid leaving finger prints on the screen or LCD. Just tak you time time and be gentle - nothing should be pulled hard or forced into place. Apple designed to fit smoothly together. Definitely buy the whole kit with Ssd, mounting bracket, temperature sensor and tools. Very well thought out! The best part is that th old sluggish iMac has a new zippy lease on life. It's amazing ho much difference the new SSD makes over the six to seven year ol WD Black hard drive.

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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: actoraine Location: Jericho, NY Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Problem free, my mac is so much faster than moving to SSD December 3, 2016 Basically, the HDD died and decided to move to SDD. Looked around a bit and see that some tools, etc are needed. Being a newbie, I didn't want to quite experiment and I need to get my computer up and running fast. I know OWC name for a while so went with them as they have a kit.

That was a good decision, esp when their instruction videos are very details. I pretty much pause every 20 seconds and follow steps by steps literally. It really works, and I couldn't be happier. My mac runs so quiet too.

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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: MusicMann Location: Laguna Beach, CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Like a new computer November 30, 2016 My wife's 2010 iMac was so incredibly slow, gummed up and noisy we were considering replacing it. I decided to replace the original drive with a 480 gb SSD drive from OWC. We also upgraded to 8 gb of RAM which seems like not much but is more than adequate for the average user. We did the project together in much less than an hour after thoroughly familiarizing ourselves with the OWS installation video without a hitch. The replacement kit was incredibly simple to use and made the job super easy. Now the computer is honestly like a new machine. It runs super fast and flawlessly. I would definitely recommend a clean install which will add more work but will eliminate whatever detritus you may have picked up of the previous years of web surfing and such. Also it was helpful to have 2 on the job (if you get along with that person!). We did have a couple of questions during the process that we couldn't seem to find with the many videos but the support staff was quick to answer the questions when they arose. Super happy with the outcome all around.

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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: chrism229 Location: Nova Scotia Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Excellent upgrade, but... November 21, 2016 Sadly there are no instructions, and the only video at macsales.com is about swapping spinning hard drives in this older iMac. The SSD has an accessory cable that seems to fit between the existing SATA cable and the new drive. It can only go one way, so it can be figured out. There is no indication of what to do with the heat sensor unit, so I simply stuck it on the casing of the SSD.

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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: majiclite Location: california Age: 35-44 Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy to install and good SDD November 14, 2016 Improve the performance of my iMac. It is easy to install. The package should come with installation instructions

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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: JimmyV Location: St Petersburg, FL Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 An inexpensive way to revive my 2009 iMac and extend its life another few years November 9, 2016 My old iMac was starting to bog down, so after a great deal of on-line research it became clear that a solid state hard drive was the best solution. (I had already added RAM to get to 12 gigs total and am running OS Sierra.) OWC has always had great customer service and Mac support, so after watching the video and similar ones on other sites several times, I decided this is one I could do if I was careful. The upgrade process is not hard, just a little tense because, well I was in the guts of my iMac. And I'm no IT genius, just a guy trying to save a few bucks. But everything went to plan. Pro tips: The little screws -- and the screwdriver -- are REALLY attracted to the magnets so be prepared for that. And one of my ribbon cables was sticky and therefore had to be gently loosened to release. Slow and steady saved the day. I used a can of air to blow dust back through the fan vents as long as I had the machine open. I reassembled the iMac, booted to Sierra from a thumb drive (created with Disk Maker), then after partitioning the SSD and installing Sierra, I migrated all of my files using Migration Assistant from my daily back-up external USB drive that uses Carbon Copy Cloner. Once it was all done, I did enable TRIM (using terminal command) although I've heard that's not really necessary. Now my iMac runs like a new machine. This is no exaggeration. It feels faster than my inlaws' new iMacs that have conventional hard drives and less RAM. (A side note: OWC had helpful advice on my particular iMac; because of vagaries of my generation's iMac, an SSD running at SATA 2 speeds will actually work best; the newer SATA 3 SSDs might drop down to mere SATA 1 speeds in negotiating transfer speeds. Good to know.) The hard drive is easily three times faster than my old conventional hard drive, and the iMac is whisper quiet and runs cool. This was an inexpensive and simply wonderful upgrade.

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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: shumo Location: OH Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User
Rating: 5/5 Great upgrade November 8, 2016 With the videos provided I was able to upgrade with ease. Very satisfied

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Reviewer: jjjonas
Rating: 4/5 Not for the faint of heart or people with fat fingers October 28, 2016 The product is great & works as advertised - but it took me a full two hours to replace the drive. I had previously replaced a drive in my macbook pro. I thought this was going to be as easy, but dealing with all the screws & connections in the iMac is much more challenging. Not complicated, but takes a lot of manual dexterity & patience. The magnets on the edge computer add to challenge by pulling the screws in unwanted directions.

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Reviewer: blueskiesnrainbows Location: Long Island, NY Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Better than buying a new computer October 25, 2016 I was so happy after I installed the SSD kit. If I wasn't referred to you guys I would have had to spend $2,000 on a new computer. My hard drive in my Mac failed so I needed your kit fast and you delivered. It was easy to install thanks to the video and the tools supplied. My iMac is now much faster and you saved me quite a bit of money. Than you!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit for 2009 - 2010 iMac's factory HDD: 120GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD.. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: mac2life Location: Oslo Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Perfect! October 21, 2016 A pretty forward job to install the SSD and the mac is now like new (actually a lot better than new!).

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Reviewer: DieselDoug Location: Raleigh, NC Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Awesome Upgrade! October 19, 2016 I was somewhat hesitant to upgrade to a SSD by replacing my fully functioning factory 2TB "spinner". After viewing OWC's detailed video instructions I felt it was within my range of ability and ordered up this kit. Everything went according to plan and I am happy to report the "open heart surgery" on my beloved 27" iMac was a complete success. I am amazed at the performance bump--start-up time went from approximately 1min:40sec to under 20 seconds! File access is much faster and SILENCE. No more spinning fans trying to cool the drive. This gave me new machine like performance for a lot less $$! Highly recommend!

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Reviewer: Philippe Location: FRANCE Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Just ... perfect ! October 11, 2016 Excellent, perfect and fast shipement (FRANCE) I've never replaced hard disks in iMacs before. I purchased this kit along with the: NewerTech AdaptaDrive 2.5" to 3.5" Drive Converter Bracket and the 480GB OWC Mercura 3G SSD. Installation was smooth; only little stress was detaching the backlight power cable, as that is attached rather tight. After completing this upgrade, there is a significant improvement in performance of my Mac ... It'a new mac really faster with silent. Very happy with the value and quality of this kit, and the instructional install video provided.

Don't forget to enable TRIM after rebbot. You can Google "How to Enable TRIM for Third-Party SSDs on Mac OS X" for that information and why you should enable TRIM on a SSD drive! (TRIM ENABLER is a good product). Thanks MacSales for this great product.

Best regards from FRANCE.

Philippe

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Reviewer: rworne Location: Los Angeles, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Nowhere near as bad an ordeal as I thought October 11, 2016 2010 27" i7 iMac started running slow, the stock drive was dying a slow death. So I entertained the idea of adding in a SSD to extend the lifespan of this computer. I knew of the fan issue with this particular model and knew this vendor had a solution.

All the parts arrived a day earlier than expected, and everything I needed was in the box. Taking apart one of these things looks scary, something I felt perfectly capable of doing yet loathed the idea of it. About 15 minutes or so and the drive was installed and the LCD back in place. The biggest hassle was looking for the can of compressed air to chase off a few specs of dust off of the display.

The only difficulty was placing the glass back on. It went on easy enough, but when the magnets grabbed the glass, it pinched the meat on the inside of one of my fingers. Those magnets are STRONG and it HURT. Don't leave the spudger and suction cups out of arm's reach like I did.

Finger extracted and the computer booted up fine with an OS X Sierra install USB, and about 30 minutes later, the computer was up and running again.

I have to say, this was way easier than going out on your own and cobbling together the parts to do this.

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