480GB OWC 6G SSD
and HDD Kit for all 2011 iMacs
Mercury Extreme Pro 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.
Starts fast, stays fast
Even though many SSDs use low cost, less robust components in their design, they can still offer enticing short term bust speeds which are perfectly suitable for light duty uses. However, those drives are not designed to deliver consistent sustained speeds over their capacity rating, which results in a dramatic slowdown to even hard drive speeds under demanding use.
The fifth generation of Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD was built to start fast and stay fast at over 500MB/s sustained. Its development began with using the best flash storage components and technology available. Next, after being nearly completely filled to capacity with data, it had to deliver the same high speed as if it were empty. This drive doesn’t flinch at any time or capacity level and drop read/write speeds like other drives do…it easily handles the most extreme, mission-critical uses you can throw at it.
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 Extreme Pro 6G SSD Specifications:
Phison PS3112-S12 with 7% over-provisioning
Synchronous Triple-Level Cell (TLC) 3D NAND Flash
SATA 6.0 Gb/s
480GB useable capacity
Total Flash Memory Components – 512GB
32GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
Standard attributes supported
Native Command Queuing
up to 32 commands
Manufacturer Model Number
0.7 cm (0.3 in)
OWC 7mm – 9.5mm Adapter
7.0 cm (2.8 in)
10.0 cm (3.9 in)
77.0 g (0.17 lbs)
Built-in BCH ECC: Up to 66 bits correctable per 1024 bytes
Nonrecoverable Read Errors
Less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read
Sequential Reads (Max)
Up to 550 MB/s
Sequential Writes (Max)
Up to 530 MB/s
Sequential 4K Read
Up to 100,000 IOPS
Sequential 4K Write
Up to 90,000 IOPS
Write: 2000mW (2.0W) Maximum draw
-304.8 m to 3,048.0 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000 ft)
32°F to 158°F
0°C to 70°C
304.8 m to 12,192.0 m (-1,000 ft to 40,000 ft)
-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 OWCKITIM11HP480 UPC#: 812437027709
- 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 Extreme Pro 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.
5 Year OWC SSD Limited Warranty
on the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 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.