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$70.99 off *NOW* Get Parallels Desktop Pro Edition - Windows/Multi OS Compatibility software for Mac - Only $29.00 with select OWC SSDs, HDDs, Memory, External Storage, and Optical Drives! (Limit 3 rebates, 1 rebate per qualifying item)
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DIY Bundle
Includes: 120GB 2.5" OWC Solid State Drive, OWC Express Enclosure, OWC 5 Piece Toolkit Mac / PC / USB 3.0 & 2.0

SSD 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" USB 3.0 Hard Drive or Solid State Drive Enclosure
  • 120GB Mercury Electra 3G Solid State Drive
  • OWC 5-Piece Mini Toolkit
    • Nylon Spudger
    • Phillips #00
    • Straight Blade 1.8mm
    • Torx T8
    • Torx T6
  • High quality double-shielded USB 3.0 B to USB 3.0 A/USB 2.0 A connector cable
  • Express Installation Guide
  • Carrying sleeve
  • 1 Year OWC Enclosure Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
48 Hour Service

If your OWC or NewerTech brand product should require service during the warranty coverage period, we are committed to delivering the fastest possible service.


Upon receipt of your unit, OWC will make every attempt to service it and arrange shipping back to you all within 48 weekday (Monday-Friday) business hours, excluding U.S. national holidays. This warranty service timeframe does not include data recovery attempts, out of stock items/components, or upgrade/product replacements.


Read additional information.

Yes, You Can Do-it-Yourself
OWC is committed to your success, so if you need a bit more guidance, we are available Mon-Fri 8AM-8PM and Sat 9AM-4PM with U.S. based technical support by phone or live chat.
*Bus powered via USB port on most computers, provided computer's bus supplies appropriate power needs.
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 Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2009)
(June, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,2
2.8GHz, 3.06GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009)
(June, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,4
2.53GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009)
(June, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,3
2.66GHz, 2.8GHz, 3.06GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2009)
(June, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,5
2.26GHz, 2.53GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,1
2.66GHz 2.93GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,1
2.66GHz 2.93GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2009)
(January, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,2
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch Late 2008)
(October, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookPro4,1
2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2008)
(October, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,1
2.4GHz, 2.53GHz, 2.66GHz 2.8GHz
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 White Unibody
MacBook (Mid 2010)
(May, 2010)
Model ID: MacBook7,1
2.4GHz
MacBook White Unibody
MacBook (Late 2009)
(October, 2009)
Model ID: MacBook6,1
2.26Ghz
MacBook
MacBook (Mid 2009)
(May, 2009)
Model ID: MacBook5,2
2.13GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Early 2009)
(January, 2009)
Model ID: MacBook5,2
2.0GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Late 2008)
(October, 2008)
Model ID: MacBook4,1
2.1GHz
MacBook Unibody
MacBook (Late 2008)
(October, 2008)
Model ID: MacBook5,1
2.0GHz, 2.4GHz
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 (Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: Macmini3,1
2.0GHz, 2.26GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2009 Server)
(October, 2009)
Model ID: Macmini3,1
2.53GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2009)
(October, 2009)
Model ID: Macmini3,1
2.26GHz, 2.53GHz, 2.66GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2007)
(August, 2007)
Model ID: Macmini2,1
1.83GHz, 2.0GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Early 2006)
(February, 2006)
Model ID: Macmini1,1
1.5GHz, 1.66GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro
(August, 2006)
Model ID: MacPro1,1
2.0GHz, 2.66GHz, 3.0GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (8-core)
(April, 2007)
Model ID: MacPro2,1
3.0GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2008)
(January, 2008)
Model ID: MacPro3,1
2.8GHz, 3.0GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.26GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.8GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 6-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.4GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 6-Core (Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 12-Core (Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.4GHz, 2.66GHz, 3.06GHz
Xserve Intel
Xserve Quad-Core (Early 2009)
(April, 2009)
Model ID: Xserve3,1
2.26GHz
Xserve Intel
Xserve 8-Core (Early 2009)
(April, 2009)
Model ID: Xserve3,1
2.26GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz

Includes

  • OWC Express 2.5″ SATA Hard Drive or Solid State Drive Enclosure
  • 120GB Mercury Electra 3G Solid State Drive
  • OWC 5-Piece Mini Toolkit
    • Nylon Spudger
    • Phillips #00
    • Straight Blade 1.8mm
    • Torx T8
    • Torx T6
  • High quality double-shielded USB 3.0 B to USB 3.0 A/USB 2.0 A connector cable
  • Express Installation Guide
  • Carrying sleeve
  • 1 Year OWC Enclosure Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time

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.

120GB Mercury Electra 3G SSD Specifications:

Specifications

Controller
Silicon Motion SM2258
NAND
Tier 1 3D NAND
Form Factor
Standard 7mm 2.5"
Interface
SATA 3Gb/s
Capacity 1
120GB useable capacity
Formatted Capacity2
112GiB
RAID Support
Yes
SMART Attributes
Standard 2
Native Command Queuing
Up to 32 simultaneous 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

MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)4
1,500,000
Error Correction
Built-in ECC
TRIM Support
OS Dependent

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.

OWC Express Specifications:

Chipset

  • Asmedia USB 3.0 chipset

Interfaces Supported

  • USB 3.0, 2.0 or 1.1 Backwards compatible

Port Configuration

  • USB 3.0 SuperSpeed - (1) micro-B port

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • USB 3.0 - 500MB/s

Port/Interface Bootability

  • Can I use this solution as an external startup drive?
  • USB 3.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
  • 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.

Cooling

  • Super quiet fanless ventilation

Power Supply

  • Bus Power via USB on all models with USB 2.0 or 3.0 port

Drive Requirements

  • Any 2.5" Serial-ATA Drive up to 9.5mm height. Important Note: Hard Drive supported for use of this bus-powered enclosure via USB 2.0 or 3.0 port connections, use of Solid State Drive (SSD) only supported with USB 3.0 port connection.

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

Recommended USB 3.0 Cards

Operating Environment:

Temperature

  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Relative Humidity

  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Shock

  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Vibration

  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Warranty

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
(Standard return policy applies.)

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n Y3SSDMP120 UPC#: 812437027204

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.9 / 5 153 out of 155 (99%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Excellent Enclosure December 2, 2015 The enclosure works great.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: 240GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD + OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + Tools.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Hong Kong Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent service and good quality product November 19, 2015 I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: 240GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD + OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + Tools.
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Orlando Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Second SSD Upgrade November 8, 2015 I upgraded from a 240 GB SSD. The instructional video was helpful. It was very simple. The only issue I had was that I needed to reinstall my MAC OS. The instructions said this could be done using the free download from the Apple APP Store online. Not so. Apple took down the free SnowLeopard download once El Capitan had been released for a few days. Alternate instructions were not provided, but, Apple tech support suggested I reinstall from my backup on my Time Machine which worked reasonably quickly and perfectly. I shared this advice with OWC tech support who had tried to help me through the issue before I spoke with Apple. The OWC tech was terrific, but she was unaware Apple had removed the free download. It's all good and I am more than satisfied with OWC's support and hardware.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: 480GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD + OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + Tools.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Vancouver, B.C. Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Wow October 24, 2015 I have a late 2008 Unibody MacBook. (Model 5.1) I had previously upgraded to an OWC 6 Gb Ram (2 Gb + 4 Gb) upgrade kit from the stock 2 Gb + 2Gb. This time I swapped out the original HD for a Mercury 3G 240 Gb SSD and added a new 4 Gb stick of Ram in place of the remaining 2 Gb to go to 8 Gb of Ram. The total install time was easily under 30 minutes to start up. I did a fresh install of Yosemite once I had popped in the additional Ram and SSD. (upgraded from Mavericks) I essentially have a brand new MacBook yet it's 7 years old now. It boots to the log-in screen in 21 secs. from the posting beep, (prior to that it took 80 secs) and after log-in to Mail opened up (default program) with WiFi connected in another 11 seconds. It wasn't uncommon to see 30 - 40 seconds before and still not have WiFi connected, never mind Mail or my browser Homepage open. Nary a beachball in site and I have yet to see a glitch with Yosemite on a 7 year old MacBook. Highly recommended.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: 240GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD + OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + Tools.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: long island, ny Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Noob Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 hard drive to ssd October 15, 2015 wow. having a brand new Mac for about $150:00 easy to install

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: 240GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD + OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + Tools.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Adelaide, South Australia Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 amazing service October 15, 2015 I ordered a 240GB SSD online on a Saturday (my local time ) and was astounded that it was delivered two working days later in South Australia by DHL. Ordering is so easy with a well designed website that makes choosing the best product easy and avoids errors. Some years ago I had a faulty SSD which was tested and replaced quickly despite the tyranny of distance. A great business to deal with.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: 240GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD + OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + Tools.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Phialdelphia Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Tom Notch Product and Service September 20, 2015 OWC led me right to upgrade the RAM from 4 to 8 GB while switching out an original MAC Book (unibody 2009) HD for this SSD. I am skilled, yet I am certainly no 'teckie', and this was super easy. The laptop works great, programs open quickly and boy is this SSD quick and responsive. My old 13" MAC Book now has much more life in it! Thanks OWC! Five Stars No Problem!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: 240GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD + OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + Tools.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Fresno, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 240GB SSD as Boot Drive August 29, 2015 In 2010 when I purchased this SSD drive to be my Boot Drive it had lots of space for the time. I just recently replaced it with a 1TB SSD drive on a PCIe card to have more space (necessary these days as software upgrades are larger than ever) plus I've added more programs so I needed more space. When for the Accelsior S card to get the 6G speed for my new 1TB boot drive. Modern times call for bigger and faster drives. This 240GB drive has now been re-purposed to be my Photoshop Scratch Disk.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: 240GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD + OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + Tools.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Toronto Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great solution and buying experience August 26, 2015 My i5 MacBook-Pro was a dog. An OWC SSD drive re-vitalized the unit. I was amazed at the performance improvement from such a low-cost purchase. A replacement Mac is around $2500. For $300 (delivered and duty paid) It is like a new, faster computer.

OWC is a great, cost effective way to extend the usefulness of your slightly aged Mac. The installation videos OWC has produced are very accurate and easy to follow.

I have bought this product again to fix another computer - same results! Faster than original.

I would buy this product again.

Shipment is fast. Good service!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: 480GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD + OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + Tools.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Bologna Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 like a new mac book pro August 20, 2015 i have a 2009 Mac Book Pro 8gb ram that was getting slower and heavy. Was considering to buy a new one but then opted to give a try to a new ssd . The result is quite amazing. I love it.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: 480GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD + OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + Tools.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great SSD, Great Kit August 18, 2015 The SSD is performing as expected. The kit is excellent for placing old Hard Disks and using them as backup storage. They may not be the prettiest, but they work just fine and are a good value.

This review is from DIY KIT: 480GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD + OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + Tools.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Jersey Shore Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Turbo upgrade August 11, 2015 Customer service was great and got me matched with the correct parts. SSD drive is so much faster than original. With video guide upgrade was a snap.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: 480GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD + OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + Tools.

Reviewer: Anonymous Location: YOKOSUKA, JAPAN Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Another easy fix! July 29, 2015 This is the second SSD I have put in a mbp and it was easier than the first one. This went into a late 2008 mbp. Verifying the right SSD for the laptop was a breeze and ensured I ordered the right drive type. Between SSD installation and reloading the OSX on the laptop, the entire process took maybe 30 minutes. OWC is now my one stop shop for SSDs and memory.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: 480GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD + OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + Tools.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: NYC, NY Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Good upgrade for older laptop July 18, 2015 I have a 15in MacBook Pro late 2009 model. It performs well, runs the latest Yosemite, and is topped out with ram. I'd love to replace and buy a new model but can't afford at the moment but replacing the drive with an OWC SSD has given it a new life. Easy install and has performed flawlessly. Quick shipping from OWC as usual.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: 480GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD + OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + Tools.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Beirut, Lebanon Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 The Best Investment You Can Make for Your Mac July 2, 2015 I own an early-2008 MacBook pro and it became so slow that I spent most of my time looking at the beachball cursor and stopped using my Mac at all.

After installing the new SSD (and adding 2GB of RAM), my MacBook Pro has new life! I also own a 2012 Lenovo Corei5 laptop with 6GB RAM and my Mac outperforms it with ease. Applications open up in seconds (even Photoshop) and it's just a joy to use again.

The installation instructional videos were also very simple. I had never taken apart my MacBook Pro and I found the videos to be very straight forward and clear. I recommend you buy the Toolkit and enclosure as well because it comes with all the screwdrivers you will need to make the replacement and your old hard drive can be used as a spare external drive.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: 480GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD + OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + Tools.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Las Vegas Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User
Rating: 5/5 Quick shipment…Works great! June 24, 2015 Items were shipped quickly and work great. I used the SSD as second drive in my Macbook Pro and used the external enclosure for another sad. The external enclosure is plastic but is sturdy and the sleeve/ cover is nice for protecting the enclosure.

THe OWC SSD was purchased to replace a Samsung SSD as OWC drives do not need a second party Trim.

Always a pleasure to deal with OWC.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: 480GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD + OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + Tools.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Maryland Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Great! June 23, 2015 Everything you need to make a quick and painless switch. Did the battery at the same time and the performance boost over the standard drive was noticeable.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: 480GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD + OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + Tools.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: New York, ny Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy Peezie June 22, 2015 Good quality product with simple step by step instructions available on line. (Not so useful if you have only one computer)

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: 480GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD + OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + Tools.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Australia
Rating: 5/5 Love it June 14, 2015 Used this to revamp my Late 2008 Macbook Unibody. Easy procedure, and it made a significant difference - to speed, also macbook no longer overheats. My partner/friends have newer laptops that run slower. Very happy with this purchase.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: 480GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD + OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + Tools.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Torrance CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Breathes New Life into an old MacBook Pro June 5, 2015 My daughter's MacBook Pro was 5 years old and running Yosemite ran like an old dog with start ups taking over 2 minutes and 15 seconds. Not to mention the spinning balls during app start ups. Got the SSD kit and following the video tutorials put her old HD in the OWC external case, installed the SSD and duplicated the HD using my Time Machine. It was easy and the best part is it only take 20 seconds to boot up! If your Mac is slow, definitely consider a SSD kit. Now everyone in the house wants one!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: 480GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD + OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + Tools.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Pittsburgh, PA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great package! May 22, 2015 Installation of the SSD was simple. Had to call Tech Support once and was very capably assisted, short wait. The SSD package included a case/connecting wires for the old hard drive, so now it can be used via USB. Great products. Great support. I highly recommend.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: 480GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD + OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + Tools.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Montreal, Canada Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy to install and works flawlessly so far May 19, 2015 The kit was complete with everything I needed to change the drive and an enclosure to keep my old drive and it's contents. This allowed me to easily do a clean install of the new OS and have all my data easily accessible via USB port as required.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: 240GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD + OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + Tools.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: SoCal Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Like a new machine May 9, 2015 I installed this in an old pre-unibody MacBook Pro. The MBP was really feeling its age. After installing this new drive it is like a new machine. The installation was a little time consuming with all the screws on the MBA, but quite simple thanks to OWC's installation video and toolkit. Highly recommend.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: 480GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD + OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + Tools.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Clarksville, TN Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 super April 28, 2015 great sales support, prompt delivery w/ everything I needed, clear instructions for quick & easy install. Works like a charm- much better performance now. Highly recommend these ppl

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: 480GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD + OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + Tools.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Bellingham, WA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 So far, so good. April 12, 2015 The SSD arrive on time and in good shape. It was easy to install in my MacBook Pro. It's been running great ever since. it's a lot faster than the original drive.

Shopping with OWC was so fantastic, I knew where to go when I needed a replacement battery: OWC!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: 480GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD + OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + Tools.

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