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DIY Bundle
Includes: 1.0TB 2.5" HGST 5400RPM 9.5mm HD, OWC Express USB 2.0 Enclosure, and OWC 5 Piece Toolkit Mac / PC / USB 2.0 & 1.1

HD Upgrade
Get more storage when you upgrade/replace the existing 2.5" drive in your Mac.
Includes a 2.5" drive, enclosure, and toolkit to upgrade/replace the internal drive in your Mac.
Upgrade/Replace your internal drive
The Drive and Tools you need to Upgrade/Replace the existing 2.5" Drive in your laptop, Mac mini, Xbox, PS3, etc + make the drive being replaced an External for data transfer, backup, and/or additional portable storage.
Everything you need in one package, immediately ready to assemble and:
  • Backup and store your data with style and confidence.
  • Take your data with you - small enough to keep in a pocket!
  • Easily add additional laptop storage with no AC adapter required.
Examples of how this bus-powered Express bundle can be used in real world situations:
Power Users / Travelers: Relocate your "home folder" to your Express and have your files with you at home, at work or on the road without the need to synchronize your machines.

Laptop Owners: Clone your current internal SATA hard drive in your laptop to the new drive. Then install the new, larger drive in your laptop and keep the smaller drive in your Express for additional storage space.

iTunes Aficionados: Keep a copy of your iTunes library on your external drive to play on multiple machines.

Gamers: Add additional storage to your XBox 360 or PS3 game console to store music, media, and other downloads. PS3 even includes a backup utility to protect your internal drive's data.

For Everyone: Have the piece of mind of a complete backup plan. Create a bootable clone of your hard drive at regular intervals so if your computer goes down, your productivity doesn't go down with it. Boot to another computer and keep on working!
The Right Tools for the Job
Before attempting to perform this installation, please watch the following 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. Technical support for this DIY product consists only of this video.

Everything you need in one package, immediately ready to assemble and:
  • OWC Express 2.5" SATA Drive Enclosure
  • 1.0TB HGST Travelstar Hard Drive
  • OWC 5-Piece Mini Toolkit
  • High Quality Double Shielded USB 2.0/1.1 (mini-B type) connecting cable
  • Assembly Manual & User Guide
  • Carrying sleeve
  • 1 Year OWC Enclosure Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
If you Hit a Roadblock, We are Here to Help.
Should you ever need assistance with your upgrade, OWC's award winning U.S. based technical support is at the ready to answer any questions you may have via phone or live chat from 8AM-8PM Mon-Fri and 9AM-4PM Sat.
Notes: This enclosure is not designed for support of SSDs and recommended to used with 2.5" Hard Drives only. Compatible with ALL notebooks that accept 9.5mm SATA drives. New low profile 1.0TB hard drive included. *Bus powered via USB port on most computers, provided computer's bus supplies appropriate power needs.


Mercury Elite-AL Pro includes
  • OWC Express 2.5″ SATA Drive Enclosure
  • 1.0TB HGST Travelstar Hard Drive
  • OWC 5-Piece Mini Toolkit
    • Nylon Spudger
    • Phillips #00
    • Straight Blade 1.8mm
    • Torx T8
    • Torx T6
  • High Quality Double Shielded USB 2.0/1.1 (mini-B type) connecting cable
  • Assembly Manual & User Guide
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Carrying sleeve
  • 1 Year OWC Enclosure Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time


1.0TB HGST Travelstar 5K1000 Specifications:


Form Factor
2.5″ HDD
SATA 6.0Gb/s
Formatted Capacity2
Rotational Speed
5,400 RPM
Cache / Data Buffer
Manufacturer Model Number
RoHS Compliant


Height (max)
9.5mm (0.370″)
Width (max)
69.85mm (2.750″)
Length (max)
100.35mm (3.951″)
Weight (typical)
115g (0.253 lbs.)
Bytes per Sector
Areal Density


Contact Start-Stops
3 Year HGST Warranty


Transfer Rate (Max)
Track-to-track Seek
Average Seek Time
Average Latency


Maximum Start Current, DC
4.5 Watts
Seek Power
1.8 Watts
Read Power
1.6 Watts
Write Power
1.6 Watts
Idle Mode
1.5 Watts
Idle Mode, Active
0.8 Watts
Idle Mode, Low Power
0.5 Watts
Standby Mode
0.2 Watts
Sleep Mode
0.1 Watts

Environmental (Operating)

400 G max at 2ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
32°F to 140°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
0°C to 60°C
-304.8 m to 3,048 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000+ ft)

Environmental (Non-Operating)

1000 G max at 1ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
-40°F to 149°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
-40°C to 65°C
-304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)


Idle (Typical)
2.4 bels
Seek (Typical)
2.6 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 rates.

OWC Express Specifications:


  • Jmicron 20329 USB 2.0 chipset

Interfaces Supported

  • USB 2.0 / 1.1 Backwards compatible

Port Configuration

  • USB 2.0 - (1) mini "B" port

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • USB 2.0 - 480Mbps (or 60MB/sec)

Port/Interface Bootability

    Can I use this solution as an external startup drive?
  • USB 2.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info

System Requirements

  • Macintosh: Macintosh running OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, OS X 10.2.x or later including 'Mavericks' 10.9.x, and an available USB port. Time Machine® Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later.
  • PC: Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, NT, 98, and an available USB port.
  • Linux: Linux compatible via supported the USB interface.


  • Super quiet fanless ventilation

Power Supply

  • Bus Power via USB on all models with USB 2.0 port

Drive Requirements

  • Any 2.5" Serial-ATA Hard Drive up to 9.5mm height. Not recommended for Solid State Drives.

External Case Dimensions

  • 3.07 in (W) x 5.12 in (D) x 0.55 in (H)

Enclosure Weight (no accessories)

  • 2.0 ounces (56g)

Product Manual

Operating Environment:


  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Relative Humidity

  • Dependent on mechanism installed


  • Dependent on mechanism installed


  • Dependent on mechanism installed


1 Year OWC Enclosure Limited Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use, but should the need occur - OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. 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.

View more information about the 1 Year OWC Enclosure Limited Warranty

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Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 6 out of 6 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: happy4camper Location: New York,NY Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 great company,great product September 8, 2016 I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Videos:
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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Metro Detroit Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Couldn't be any easier! August 13, 2015 Swapped out an existing 250Gb drive for a new 1Tb drive in my daughter's laptop... it couldn't be any easier! I think the whole process to less than 10 minutes and that included watching the video on this site on "how-to". Having the external case for the old drive made it super simple to move the data to the new drive and she was up and running in just a few hours. No complaints and a happy laptop owner!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: University Place, WA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Easy and worth every penny! October 18, 2014 I bought this 1.0TB DIY HD kit along with a set of upgrade OWC RAM for my aluminum MacBook Pro and a few other small trinkets, and watched the install video while waiting for the package to arrive.

When it got here I checked to make certain I got everything and unpacked it all. I cleared a space, put on an old antistatic wrist strap I had laying around, flipped my MacBook over, grabbed the OWC tools and opened the patient, uh, I mean computer.

Took me all of half an hour to replace the old RAM with new and old HD with new.

After formatting the new HD it was just a matter of loading the latest OS X version and all my files onto the machine and I was back in service that evening.

This new hard drive has nearly undetectable noise and vibration, gives me a little longer battery life due to it's low power consumption, and appears to give off essentially *no* heat at all.

The old drive now lives in the included external housing, which was even easier to do. :)

Hardest part was to keep myself from rushing through the job.

I'll admit this is not the first drive from OWC I've dropped in to one of my Macs, nor will it be the last, and not once have I ever had the slightest problem simply following OWC's instructions.

Thanks once again, guys!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Westminster, MD Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great value August 14, 2014 I bought this to repair/upgrade a friends Macbook Pro. The installation went quickly and smoothly. In very little time, I was able to get her Mac up and running again.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Portland, or Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 terrific upgrade to my old MaBook July 8, 2013 I have a 5 year old MacBook which I upgraded with OWC memory (up from 2 to 4GB) and hard disk (up from 250GB to 1TB) last week. The Mac had been struggling to even run Iphoto by itself and the hard-disk was down to about 10% free and I figured that was part of the slow processing problem. I ran benchmarks after the memory upgrade and again after the disk upgrade and the test numbers didn't show much improvement. But when I started using the system for my own apps the difference was astounding! I am now able to run Iphoto, email and several other apps concurrently and it all runs very fast, not to mention that my disk management worries are resolved for the next few years. I'm now starting to think about upgrading my IMac as well.

My only suggestion for improvement would be to provide an overview roadmap of how to do these upgrades. It took me a while to understand when I might use cloning as opposed to Migration Assistant, etc. I've never done this before so I ran multiple backups of all my data prior to touching the system so I was prepared for the worst, but it was actually pretty straightforward.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: CapeJim Location: The great Midwest (Missouri) Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Piece-of-cake upgrade for your Mac or PC February 18, 2013 I actually have bought two of these (at different times), plus another upgrade kit with this same enclosure. The enclosure goes together quickly & is excellent for eSATA 2.5 inch drives, whether you will use the spacious 1TB drive included, or if you put the huge drive in your Mac and pull the original drive for extra storage outside of your Mac. I put my iTunes library in one of these enclosures, so I can easily swap it between two of my Macs (less problems syncing the libraries). Yeah, I think OWC has a blog article on how to move your iTunes library (or even your home directory) to an external drive like this one. ;-)

Excellent drive, simple to setup for an additional external drive, even if you are not technically inclined. If you can manage a screwdriver (included in the upgrade kit) and plug a USB cable into the back of the enclosure and other end into a USB port on your Mac, you're in business! Only thing I had to add was to write the drive capacity on the underside of the drive, so I could tell apart the 3 different drives I have now.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

DIY Bundle: 1.0TB 2.5" Hitachi 5400RPM 9.5mm HD, OWC Express Silver Enclosure, and OWC 5 Piece Toolkit Mfr P/N: Y0J22413 OWC SKU: OWCY0J22413 SATA Enclosure Kit with HGST Drive & 5 piece toolkit. 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day Only $180.93Bundle Priced for $62.75
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