480GB OWC 6G SSD
and HDD Kit for all 2011 iMacs
Mercury Electra SSD and iMac HDD Kit
Upgrade with Confidence!
The complete solution for your 2011 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
With incredible sustained data speeds, 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 6G SSD line delivers unbeatable performance, that's backed by an incredible OWC SSD Limited Warranty.
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.
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.
480GB Mercury Electra 6G SSD Specifications:
Silicon Motion SM2246EN Series with 7% Over Provisioning firmware set
Tier 1 3D NAND
Standard 7mm 2.5"
SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s & 1.5Gb/s supported, SATA 3.0 Compliant
480GB useable capacity
Total Flash Memory Components – 512GB
32GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
Qualified for single drive and multiple drive production workstation RAID 0/1/10/0+1 and SPAN usage.
Native Command Queuing
up to 32 commands
Manufacturer Model Number
77 grams +/- 2 grams
0.170 lbs +/- 2.71 oz
Built-in BCH ECC: Up to 66 bits correctable per 1024 bytes
Chip Based Data Encryption: 256-bit AES-compliant
Nonrecoverable Read Errors
Less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read
Sequential Reads (6Gb/s, Compressible Data)
Sequential Writes (6GB/s, Compressible Data)
Sequential Reads (6GB/s, Incompressible Data)
Sequential Writes (6Gb/s, Incompressible Data)
32°F to 158°F
0°C to 70°C
-40°F to 185°F
-40°C to 85°C
NewerTech Part Number
- Fully SATA Revision 3.0 (6Gb/s) compatible
- SATA Revision 2.0 (3Gb/s) and 1.0 (1.5Gb/s) compatible
- (1) 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s drive
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n KITIM11HE480
- Height: 0.4 in (1.0 cm)
- Width: 4.0 in (10.2 cm)
- Length: 5.8 in (14.7 cm)
Weight (Without Drives
27" iMac Install Video
21.5" iMac Install Video
iMac (27-inch Mid 2011)
Model ID: iMac12,2
2.7GHz i5, 3.1GHz i5, 3.4GHz i7
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2011)
Model ID: iMac12,1
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011)
Model ID: iMac12,1
2.5GHz i5 , 2.7GHz i5, 2.8GHz i7
- (1) OWC Mercury 6G 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.
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 6G 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.