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1.0TB
Mercury Electra™ 6G SSD
2.5" Serial-ATA 7mm Solid State Drive

For High Speed Personal Computing, Home Office, Gaming, and Personal Photography.
3 Year OWC SSD Limited Warranty
For mission critical applications that require the utmost in speed and reliability, Mercury 6G SSDs deliver performance you can count on.
The Mercury SSD line features a suite of industry leading controller technologies for performance and reliability:
  • Global wear leveling algorithms automatically distribute data evenly and manage program/erase count, maximizing SSD lifespan.
  • StaticDataRefresh manages free space, gradually refreshing data across the SSD over time, preventing data corruption.
  • Hardware BCH ECC corrects errors up to 66-bit/1KB for superior data retention and drive life.
  • Advanced security protocols support 128/256-bit-AES disk encryption.
No Risk, No Hassle 30-Day Money Back Guarantee.
For more information on OWC return policies, click here.

This internal 2.5" SATA SSD delivers outstanding transfer speeds, endurance, and reliability. With sustained reads up to 535MB/s and writes up to 443MB/s, the OWC 1.0TB Mercury Electra 6G SSD line delivers unbeatable performance. A 7% over provisioning set-aside further ensures exceptional long-term reliability, performance consistency, and durability with an amazing 960GB of visible storage capacity after over provision. Built to perform, and backed by a 3 Year OWC SSD Limited Warranty.
High Performance Internal Storage
Replace your conventional hard drive with a reliable solid state drive. Unlike traditional hard disk drives, OWC SSDs have no moving parts, resulting in a quiet, cool, highly rugged storage solution that also offers near instantaneous system response.

Includes

  • 1.0TB Mercury Electra 6G SSD
This OWC SSD Model is compatible with nearly any Mac or PC model with a Serial ATA connection (SATA, SATA 2.0, or SATA 3.0) including: Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro9,1
2.3GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.7GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro9,2
2.5GHz, 2.9GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch 2011)
(October, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,3
2.4GHz, 2.5GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch 2011)
(October, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,2
2.2GHz, 2.4GHz, 2.5GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch 2011)
(October, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,1
2.4GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2011)
(February, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,3
2.2GHz, 2.3GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011)
(February, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,2
2.0GHz, 2.2GHz, 2.3GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011)
(February, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,1
2.3GHz, 2.7GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2010)
(April, 2010)
Model ID: MacBookPro6,1
2.53GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010)
(April, 2010)
Model ID: MacBookPro6,2
2.4GHz, 2.53GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010)
(April, 2010)
Model ID: MacBookPro7,1
2.4GHz, 2.66GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch Late 2008)
(October, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookPro4,1
2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2008)
(February, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookPro4,1
2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2008)
(February, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookPro4,1
2.4GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid/Late 2007)
(June, 2007)
Model ID: MacBookPro3,1
2.4GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid/Late 2007)
(June, 2007)
Model ID: MacBookPro3,1
2.2GHz, 2.4GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch Core 2 Duo)
(October, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro2,1
2.33GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch Core 2 Duo)
(October, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro2,2
2.16GHz, 2.33GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch Glossy)
(May, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro1,1
2.0GHz, 2.16GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch)
(April, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro1,2
2.16GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch)
(January, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro1,1
1.83GHz, 2.0GHz, 2.16GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Late 2008)
(October, 2008)
Model ID: MacBook4,1
2.1GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Early 2008)
(February, 2008)
Model ID: MacBook4,1
2.1GHz, 2.4GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Late 2007)
(November, 2007)
Model ID: MacBook3,1
2.0GHz, 2.2GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Mid 2007)
(May, 2007)
Model ID: MacBook2,1
2.0GHz, 2.16GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Late 2006)
(November, 2006)
Model ID: MacBook2,1
1.83GHz, 2.0GHz
MacBook
MacBook
(May, 2006)
Model ID: MacBook1,1
1.83GHz, 2.0GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2012)
(October, 2012)
Model ID: Macmini6,1 & Macmini6,2
2.3GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2012 Server)
(October, 2012)
Model ID: Macmini6,2
2.3GHz, 2.6GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2011)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: Macmini5,1 & Macmini5,2
2.3GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.7GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2011 Server)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: Macmini5,3
2.0GHz
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
2.66GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2007)
(August, 2007)
Model ID: Macmini2,1
1.83GHz, 2.0GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Late 2013)
(September, 2013)
Model ID: iMac14,2
3.2GHz i5, 3.4GHz i5, 3.5GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2013)
(September, 2013)
Model ID: iMac14,1; iMac14,3
2.7GHz i5, 2.9GHz i5, 3.1GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Early 2013)
(March, 2013)
Model ID: iMac13,3
3.3GHz i3
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Late 2012)
(November, 2012)
Model ID: iMac13,2
2.9GHz i5, 3.2GHz i5, 3.4GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2012)
(November, 2012)
Model ID: iMac13,1
2.7GHz i5, 2.9GHz i5, 3.1GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Mid 2011)
(May, 2011)
Model ID: iMac12,2
2.7GHz i5, 3.1GHz i5, 3.4GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011)
(May, 2011)
Model ID: iMac12,1
2.5GHz i5, 2.7GHz i5, 2.8GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: iMac11,3
2.8GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.2GHz, 3.6GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: iMac11,2
3.06GHz, 3.2GHz, 3.6GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: iMac11,3
2.8GHz i5, 2.93GHz i5, 3.6GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: iMac11,2
3.6GHz i5
This OWC SSD is compatible with the Mac Pro models listed below when mounted with:
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Mac Pro
Mac Pro 12-Core
(Mid 2010-2012)
(July, 2010 / June 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.40GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.06GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 12-Core
(Mid 2010-2012)
(July, 2010 / June 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.40GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.06GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.4GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 6-Core
(Mid 2010-2012)
(July, 2010 / June 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Mid 2010 Quad-Core)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.8GHz, 3.2GHz, 3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2009 8-Core)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.26GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2009 Quad-Core)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2008)
(January, 2008)
Model ID: MacPro3,1
2.8GHz, 3.0GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (8-core)
(April, 2007)
Model ID: MacPro2,1
3.0GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro
(August, 2006)
Model ID: MacPro1,1
2.0GHz, 2.66GHz, 3.0GHz

Gallery

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.

1.0TB Mercury Electra 6G SSD Specifications:

Specifications

Controller
Silicon Motion SM2246EN Series with 7% Over Provisioning firmware set
NAND
Tier 1 Major Multi-Level Cell (MLC) High-Performance Sync-NAND Flash
Form Factor
Standard 7mm 2.5"
Interface
SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s & 1.5Gb/s supported, SATA 3.0 Compliant
Capacity1
960GB useable capacity
Total Flash Memory Components – 1024GB
64GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
Formatted Capacity2
930GiB
RAID Support
Qualified for single drive and multiple drive production workstation RAID 0/1/10/0+1 and SPAN usage.
SMART Attributes
Standard4
Native Command Queuing
up to 32 commands
Manufacturer Model Number
OWCSSD7E6G960
RoHS Compliant
Yes
Format

Physical

Height (max)
7mm (0.276″)
OWC 7mm – 9.5mm Adapter
1 included (buy additional)
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
Built-in BCH ECC: Up to 66 bits correctable per 1024 bytes
Security
Chip Based Data Encryption: 256-bit AES-compliant
TRIM Support
Yes
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 6Gb/s (up to)
500MB/s
Sustained
Writes 6Gb/s (up to)
450MB/s

Power

Active
Less than 2000mW (2.0W) expected maximum draw
Idle
Less than 700mW (0.7W)

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

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. 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.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n SSD7E6G960 UPC#: 812437020854

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.9 / 5 206 out of 217 (95%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: luckyfix
Rating: 5/5 good product April 8, 2017 can't install Mac os x

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Reviewer: jdgryder Location: Austin,TX Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Fantastic easy to install. March 31, 2017 OWC kills it with quality again, and it was super easy to install as well. Love you guys, glad the guy at the apple store recommended you.

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Reviewer: GolfSwingMan Location: Bullard, TX Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Terrific replacement March 29, 2017 Needed to replace failing drive in mid-2011 Mac mini. Decided to replace with OWC SSD. Online instructions (PDF sequence AND video) convinced me that I could do it myself. Perfect replacement, without any hitches. Love the new drive and the new speed.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 480GB Mercury Electra 6G 2.5-inch 7mm SATA 6.0Gb/s Solid-State Drive. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: RPG6621 Location: RPG6621 Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Amazing! March 29, 2017 Wow ... ! This is better then buying a new Mac Pro. Love it and its so easy to install! Don't forget to buy the adapter bracket for this SSD drive. You're going to need it. I forgot and I had to wait a few more days to install this amazing drive.

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Reviewer: Kiwimark6 Location: Coldstream BC Canada Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Fast aze March 15, 2017 Easy to install with videos Fast Mac now

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Reviewer: Pmgrnvl Location: South Carolina Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Fast, stable and well made March 6, 2017 For critical Mac use, I always use OWC drives and recommend them to my customers. This drive works well (as do the 3G drives in those older Macs that prefer/require them). No issues whatsoever.

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Reviewer: wbg10 Location: Denton, TX Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works Great March 5, 2017 This is just what I needed to create a clean install of macOS for emergencies and occasional diagnostics/cleanup. I've installed it in an unused Mac Pro bay for that purpose. I didn't need a very large volume, just large enough to hold Sierra and a few utilities. This arrangement is much faster than relying on a USB flash drive or an optical disc. Very satisfied with the purchase.

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Reviewer: xdimension Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Works great with my 2011 MacBook Pro March 2, 2017 I actually bought the Samsung 850 EVO SSD before and had a lot of problems with it with my late 2011 13" MacBook Pro. The system often gave me the prohibited sign at bootup. It would also freeze at random times and need a hard reboot. After I installed the OWC SSD, all my problems went away. I have yet to encounter any problems with it, and I've been using it for 2 weeks now.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 480GB Mercury Electra 6G 2.5-inch 7mm SATA 6.0Gb/s Solid-State Drive. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: earlgirl Location: Mesa, AZ Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Noob Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Why didn't I do this sooner? March 1, 2017 Fantastic product. My computer was running CRAZY slow and the hard drive was failing. This was easy to install and works as expected.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 480GB Mercury Electra 6G 2.5-inch 7mm SATA 6.0Gb/s Solid-State Drive. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: SamSydney Location: Sydney, Australia Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 High quality and very good price February 10, 2017 The search and product comparison on the website was easy. The order processing was very fast. I received my product in less than a week. Installing the hard drive was very easy and the product looks of a very good quality. I'm a software engineer and I need the hard disk speed in my every day work. I have been working with this disk for almost two months now and I am very satisfied with it.

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Reviewer: dalmak Location: Fair Lawn, NJ Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great SSD January 26, 2017 It is my second drive from OWC, the other one has been working in my computer for past 3 years, with out any issues. I would definitely recommend it.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 240GB Mercury Electra 6G 2.5-inch 7mm SATA 6.0Gb/s Solid-State Drive. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: mattwood Location: Los Angeles Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Super FAST for an old Mac January 8, 2017 READ + WRITE times ~ 450MB/s -- (Mid 2011 iMac)

After installing the necessary cables (the hard part) and then the Mercury Pro SSD my iMac is running smooth and FAST. Not an easy installation on this particular machine.

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Reviewer: MacGuy9327 Location: Ottawa, Ontario Canada Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Back from the Dead January 5, 2017 My 2010 MacBook Pro 7,1 was so dead and slow, I knew it was no or never for open surgery. A friend referred my to MacSales and after their simple review of what my computer was capable for upgrades, I got 16g of Memoras y and 240g SSD, for under $250(US). I live in Canada so after exchange and duty, it was still less expensive than obtaining through other third parties. The easy installation videos, and a little help from live chat, my old beauty is like a two year old on Christmas candy. I'm a home user, but even with the videos, I was comfortable with installing a new SSD. I'm so happy and content with the product Other World Computing and MacSales helping and making sure they are available for any issues.

This review is from 240GB Mercury Electra 6G 2.5-inch 7mm SATA 6.0Gb/s Solid-State Drive. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: film2b Location: CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 FAST January 5, 2017 Replaced the original HD with this SSD and could not be happier.

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Reviewer: supercoja Location: Brazil
Rating: 5/5 Very Good Product January 5, 2017 I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 480GB Mercury Electra 6G 2.5-inch 7mm SATA 6.0Gb/s Solid-State Drive. Customer Videos:
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Reviewer: crossy
Rating: 5/5 Works Great January 3, 2017 So far so good.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 480GB Mercury Electra 6G 2.5-inch 7mm SATA 6.0Gb/s Solid-State Drive. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: gfchew Location: Portland, Oregon Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Super Fast and Excellent Customer Support December 13, 2016 I purchased a 480GB Mercury Electra 6G 2.5-inch 7mm SATA 6.0Gb/s Solid-State Drive along with 16 GB of RAM to upgrade my Early 2011 MacBook Pro. It's now super fast. I'm just disappointed that the new Macs are all hardwired so we can't upgrade them ourselves.

As a follow-up I also purchased a 240GB Mercury Electra 3G SSD 2.5" Serial-ATA 7mm 3Gb/s Solid State Drive for another MacBook Pro. It ended up crashing, but I sent it back and received a replacement, no questions asked. OWC stands behind their products.

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Reviewer: ooonewaddress
Rating: 5/5 Solid product December 9, 2016 Note that I didn't handle this SSD. A coworker installed it for me. But since having installed it the performance on my machine has been so much better and I'm really glad I purchased the SSD.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 120GB Mercury Electra 6G 2.5-inch 7mm SATA 6.0Gb/s Solid-State Drive. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: Marcus92 Location: Sydney - Australia Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Super Fast Now! December 2, 2016 I replaced the HDD on my iMac 21.5 late 2013 with the SSD drive from OWC, and the speed is amazing. Would highly recommend it. The only thing I missed was that there was also a faster SSD but a bit more pricey [only $10 or $15 higher] sold by OWC, but somehow I missed it, and wish I would have gone for that one. I also upgraded the ram from 8GB to 16GB (got the boards from OWC), and it's unbelievable how much faster the computer has become. I went for 240GB SSD, as it was sufficient for my usage, but in hindsight, wish would have gone for the 500GB, since I could have transferred some of the files on my 3TB external HDD to the SSD, and retrieve them much more quickly when I needed them!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 240GB Mercury Electra 6G 2.5-inch 7mm SATA 6.0Gb/s Solid-State Drive. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: MrSerge Location: Philadelphia, PA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 3/5 Huge difference in performance but formatting takes a while! November 27, 2016 This hard drive is great - my macbook pro is way faster than before. The installation video is very clear and it took me about 10min to replace the original hard drive.

There a HUGE issue though. This is not stated anywhere: The hard drive comes unformatted, and once I replaces the original hard drive and turned the macbook pro back on, there was a big error message on the screen because there's no operating system installed. And this is no fun! I'm surprised that this fact is hidden from the customers.

But then there's a huge PLUS. I called OWC customer service, and these guys are very knowledgeable, friendly, and customer focused. The customer rep guided me through the process of bringing the new hard drive back to life, step by step, click by click. The process took hours to complete, but you only need to be on the phone for about 20min until you kick off the installation process (installation of the new operating system)

Overall, I like the product but the fact that I wasn't warned of this issue in advance, is a huge issue for me. Unfortunately, a novice will not be able to complete the formatting process.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 480GB Mercury Electra 6G 2.5-inch 7mm SATA 6.0Gb/s Solid-State Drive. Customer Videos:

Response from MacSales.com, Marketing November 28, 2016 The instructions for formatting are made available on the product page and can be found here: https://eshop.macsales.com/owcpages/tech_support/drive-formatting-tips.html
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Joshasaurasrex Location: Ferrum, VA Age: 18-24 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Product November 25, 2016 Arrived a few days early, works perfectly, exactly as described. Great product, would definitely recommend to anyone needing a hard drive.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 120GB Mercury Electra 6G 2.5-inch 7mm SATA 6.0Gb/s Solid-State Drive. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: CaseyH Location: Hartsville, SC Age: 25-34 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Huge speed boost for 2010 Unibody Macbook November 23, 2016 I replace the HDD in a 2010 Unibody MacBook with one of these SSDs and it made a massive difference in the performance of the machine. It booted really fast, apps opened on only one or two bounces, and the whole OS just ran substantially faster. Higher recommended for new breathing life into old Macs.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 240GB Mercury Electra 6G 2.5-inch 7mm SATA 6.0Gb/s Solid-State Drive. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: SuperBeard Location: Southwest Florida Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Fast and Reliable November 18, 2016 I got this to upgrade my Mac Mini. So far is has been fast and reliable. It made a HUGE difference in the performance of the Mini.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 480GB Mercury Electra 6G 2.5-inch 7mm SATA 6.0Gb/s Solid-State Drive. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: f2photo Location: Melbourne, FL Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 $200 upgrade worth $1000 November 18, 2016 Older Macbook Pro with a 5400 RPM hard drive. So slow with the new upgrades it was almost unusable. Installed this SSD and now it screams. About as fast now as my newer Macbook Pro. Worth the investment and took me less than 15 minutes to be done swapping the drives.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 480GB Mercury Electra 6G 2.5-inch 7mm SATA 6.0Gb/s Solid-State Drive. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: GilsMac Location: Wild Rose, WI Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Fast and reliable November 18, 2016 This thing is fast compared to a traditional hard drive. I own a few other OWC drives and they are still going strong after three years. Well worth it!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 480GB Mercury Electra 6G 2.5-inch 7mm SATA 6.0Gb/s Solid-State Drive. Customer Videos:

OWC 1.0TB Mercury Electra™ 6G SSD Mfr P/N: SSD7E6G960 MacSales.com SKU: OWCSSD7E6G960 2.5" Serial-ATA 7mm
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