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DIY Bundle
Includes: 240GB 2.5" OWC Solid State Drive 7mm, OWC Express Silver Enclosure, and 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 Drive Enclosure
  • OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD 240GB
  • 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.


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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, 2010)
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
  • OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD 240GB
  • 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.

240GB Mercury Electra 3G SSD Specifications:

Specifications

Controller
SandForce 2181 Series Processor with 7% Over Provisioning
NAND
Tier 1 Asynchronous MLC NAND Flash Memory
Form Factor
Standard 9.5mm 2.5"
Interface
SATA 3Gb/s
Capacity1
240GB useable capacity
Total Flash Memory Components – 256GB
16GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
Formatted Capacity2
223GiB
RAID Support
Qualified for single drive and multiple drive production workstation RAID 0/1/10/0+1 and SPAN usage.
SMART Attributes
Standard5
Native Command Queuing
up to 32 commands
Manufacturer Model Number
OWCSSDEX3G240
RoHS Compliant
Yes
Format

Physical

Height (max)
7mm (.276″)
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
ECC Recovery: Up to 55 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector
Security
Chip Based Data Encryption: 128-bit AES-compliant
TRIM Support
OS Dependent
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 (up to)
285MB/s
Sustained
Writes (up to)
275MB/s
Read Incompressible
Data Rate (up to)
208MB/s
Write Incompressible
Data Rate (up to)
235MB/s
Random 4K Read4
Up to 60,000 IOPS
Random 4K Write4
Up to 60,000 IOPS
Read Latency
less than 0.1ms
Write Latency
less than 0.1ms

Environmental (Operating)

Temperature (°F)
32°F to 158°F
Temperature (°C)
0°C to 70°C

Environmental (Non-Operating)

Temperature (°F)
-67°F to 302°F
Temperature (°C)
-55°C to 150°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. Specifications provided by SandForce.
  5. 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 Y3SSDMP240

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.9 / 5 130 out of 132 (98%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Wobert89 Location: Blacksburg, VA Age: 18-24 Experience Level: Noob Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Quality product and great value September 22, 2016 This product has worked wonderfully and came with the tools I needed to easily install it. The installation videos on their website were also very helpful and let me complete this project without a hitch.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 1.0TB Mercury Electra 6G SSD. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: matthaze Location: new york, ny Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Makes your machine like new for a fraction of the cost! September 22, 2016 Purchasing this SSD drive, as well as 16GB of RAM, made my machine like new again! Extremely easy install. If your old hard drive works, purchase the USB tray and keep that in there as a backup drive.

HELPFUL TIP: My optic drive died years ago and there wasn't a need to keep it in the machine anymore. I took it out when I swapped out the drives. The tech at the genius bar recommended this to me, saying it helps to speed things up even more since it's not looking for the optic drive.

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

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: DieHardMac Location: California Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Speed Demon September 19, 2016 Installing the OWC drive was simple in my Macbook Pro and the speed difference was excellent. Make sure that you use a good copy program from your original disk to the SSD so that it copies everything. I saved the laptop hard drive on an external enclosure, but have not had to use it for anything. I'll probably convert it to a time machine drive.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 120GB Mercury Electra 3G SSD. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: NeLuvMAC Location: Texas Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Need for Speed September 12, 2016 This hard drive did the trick my system is like new which makes me happy because I don't have to buy a new system.

Love, love that i bought this item and installed it myself. Good for me and my pocket book.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 480GB Mercury Electra 6G SSD. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Jade5 Location: Honolulu, HI Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent product and customer service! September 12, 2016 This SSD drive rocks. My computer runs so much faster and I can leave it turned on when traveling. Much more super than the regular hard drive, even though it's $250 more, it's worth every penny.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 480GB Mercury Electra 6G SSD. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: JPCanada Location: Canada Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Terrific September 11, 2016 I upgraded my memory from the original 2 gigs to 6 gigs (which OWC was the only source that said it would work, and it helped --maybe a 30% improvement in speed, i then put the SSD in and the results were AMAZING. It reduced start up time from more than 3 minutes to about 30-40 seconds. It (2008 MacBook Pro) is barely slower than my 2015 MacBook Pro which has 16 gigs of RAM. If I had known of the improvement, I would not have bought the 2015 model

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

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Tdiz Location: New York, NY Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 480GB Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD....Sweet! September 11, 2016 Awesome product! Awesome instructional video! Installed it with very difficulty in my daughter's Macbook. Her Macbook is now screamingly fast! By about a bizziion times!

I highly recommend this product!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 480GB Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: RobertVJ Location: Wisconsin Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Great product - great installation videos September 9, 2016 Installed this SSD in my wife's MacBook Pro and it significantly increased the performance. Product is of high quality and price very competitive.

Besides the quality/price, OWC's library of installation videos are FANTASTIC. Made opening the laptop, removing the HD, installing the SSD and tranferring the files from the HD to the SSD quite straight forward.

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

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: mitymouse16 Location: New Jersey Experience Level: Home User
Rating: 5/5 Saved September 6, 2016 Original Hard Drive died; new one was a cinch to install and having the ability to download a version of MacOS to create a bootable thumb drive and load to the new hard drive made it easy.

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

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Acroboy Location: Las Vegas Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent!! September 5, 2016 Great product. Made a huge difference to the performance of my laptop. Instructions and tools included in the kit made installation quick and easy. Thank you!

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

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: ramaynard Location: Fort Worth, Texas Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Super Happy, 5 year old Mac now like new! September 4, 2016 My 2011 PowerBook Pro was showing it's age.... the battery lasted 2 hours MAX and the computer was getting painfully slow at routine tasks. I got this battery and an SD drive... and WOW! It really is like a new machine. I was hesitant to spend close to $400 for these two items - when I could get a new MacBook for around a grand... but, in the end, $400 is a lot less than a $1,000! And, my 5 year old MacBook Pro now rivals my wife's new MacBook Air in terms of speed... so, I am VERY happy with my decision. Oh - and I get about 4 to 5 hours out of the new battery under heavy use.... not bad.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 1.0TB Mercury Electra 6G SSD. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Dolgusheva Location: Newport, RI Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 New life! September 2, 2016 I bought it for my Macbook late 2009.. Installation is really easy but backup and transferring were a little bit tough tho, cause it took a lot of time but it's all done now. And it seems like I have brand new laptop (I also bought new battery and memory 8gb)! With all the instruction "how to change", that was easy to do everything. I hope everything is going to work well and for long time! Thank you!

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

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Younho Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Noob Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 You saved my MBP~! September 1, 2016 I upgrade my very old macbook pro early 2008 to new ssd. From the shipping and asking questions, everything was awesome. The most impressive thing is absolute the speed of mac. Although I'm a light user, It had a problem with jamming frequently. Now it is flying away. I'm really satisfied with the ssd and OWC.

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

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Qwerty Location: Los Angeles Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 SSD + New RAM = New Laptop August 28, 2016 I got this SSD along with 8GB of new RAM and my 2008 MacBook Pro is running like new again. Now I can wait a couple more years before buying a new laptop.

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Reviewer: MacLeatherneck Location: Al over the world Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Need seatbelt August 27, 2016 My 1TB HHD was running so hot and so slow I was contemplating buying a new computer. Bad option for a missionary. A friend suggested a SSD upgrade. The price was phenomenal; under $400. It was easy to switch out with the tools provided and the instructions. And the case for the HHD was perfect. Now I have all of my files on the backup, can move whatever I need onto the SSD. Wasn't so lucky with the programs like Photoshop for Mac but that was probably my problem, not OWC's. I would definitely recommend purchasing the 1TB SSD; you will think you are running stealth. Don't hesitate, buy one now.

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Reviewer: Gilly Location: Florida Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User
Rating: 5/5 Great! August 20, 2016 I installed the SSHD on my granddaughter's MacBook Pro And it gave her more than enough storage for college. No problems, just followed the instructions. Install took about 20 minutes.

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Reviewer: Larr Location: Near Denver, CO Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Much faster than I imagined August 19, 2016 I ordered this SSD because everything on my Macbook Pro was Sloooww. I could not believe how quickly it boots even though I had viewed the comparison videos. The many delays in opening apps and files have dwindled fantastically.

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Reviewer: flynlyons2 Location: Knoxville, TN Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 A MUST purchase upgrade, no exceptions! August 18, 2016 The SSD put life back into my 15" 2011 MBP. I had already replaced the original HD with a 750GB 7200rpm drive a few years ago, however boot time and the overall speed of the computer was getting really annoying. After installing this SSD drive and cloning back my setup, the computer feels like a completely different machine! Boot time is almost as fast as my nephew's 2016 MBP and programs are MUCH (MUCH) faster! Well worth the money, no question about it.

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Reviewer: Richie2016 Location: Chicago, IL Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Wow! (Again) August 16, 2016 This is the second HD replacement I have done in the past week. Please see my other review for the 1TB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD. I was so happy with that product that I ordered this SSD (and 16GB new memory) for a mid-2012 13inch MacBook Pro with 4GB and 2.5GHz Intel Core i5. As before, I used Carbon Copy Cloner before replacing the old and slow HDD with the new and amazingly fast 1TB Mercury Electra 6G SSD. I followed all the instructions in the installation video. This has breathed new life into what was a laptop about to be discarded or given away. I am very happy with this product! I hope I can keep on using the MacBook for another four years, or more. The speed of the SSD is just wonderful.

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Reviewer: Richie2016 Location: Chicago, IL Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Wow! August 16, 2016 My 13inch MacBook Pro from 2012 was no slouch when it was purchased new with 8GB RAM and the 2.9Ghz Intel Core i7 processor. But that was four years ago. It seemed slow as a snail when compared to today's MacBook Pros with SSDs. After watching the OWC installation videos several times, and reading the reviews, I decided to order the 1TB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD. I also downloaded Carbon Copy Cloner so that I could clone the 750GB HD before installing the SSD. That seemed to be the easiest way to resume use of my MacBook. I would not have to reinstall anything or search for authorization codes for all the software I have on that laptop.

Everything went smoothly, and as planned. The cloning took about six hours. The actual replacement of the HDD with the SSD was done in about five minutes! The only thing that took time was putting back the tiny screws in the bottom cover of the MacBook. I followed all the instructions given in the video. The tools supplied by OWC were exactly what was needed.

The change in my MacBook is just remarkable. It feels like a brand new laptop. Bootup takes about 15 seconds, instead of a couple of minutes or more. Applications load instantly. There is no delay in loading or saving files. I can never go back to using a computer with a spinning hard drive! I have another MacBook of similar vintage. I am going to order another SSD for it!

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Reviewer: Charliec69 Location: Berkeley, CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 SSD Is the Way To Go! August 8, 2016 I replaced the hard drive in my late model 2012 Mac Mini and it!s performance improvement was like getting a new computer. The SSD works as advertised there was a measured 6.5 fold boot up speed improvement and launching applications is a pleasure.

Installation isn't for the faint of heart: tiny parts, tiny push connectors, etc. however. It's all doable and worth the effort. It's possible to get cheaper drives on Amazon, but then there's the question of support and here I think OWC shines.

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Reviewer: KTSF Location: San Francisco CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Excellent! August 5, 2016 I purchased row 1TB internal SSD drive plus enclosure for the old one. The video instructions were simple and extremely easy to follow, and the entire conversion took less than 30 minutes for a non-techie. I have an older (late 2008) MBP and the new drive has significantly improved both read and write speeds. Plus for around $20 I now have another drive to use for Time Machine backups. All in all, an excellent deal that I'm sure will last at least five-seven years.

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Reviewer: Kurite Location: Chico, CA Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 It is alive!! August 5, 2016 My MacBook Pro 8,1 was seriously in a death spiral. HDD becoming unreliable, battery almost completely dead. Got the 480 GB SSD and kit, plus a NewerTech 65WH battery, and the same MacBook Pro is truly like new. Loving the speed of boot-up; no longer waiting on the spinning wheel of death. Installation was super easy and got it all done in 30 minutes -- including the new battery. The videos provided are great and I was able to follow them on mute ;-) Just remember: if you also installed a new battery, don't plug in the battery until after you have installed the SSD. That'll save you from having to pry off the battery connector a second time. Watch both videos before doing anything to understand the best order of operations. Super simple, in any event. Now my iPad might get a little dusty...

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: ohio Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Superior Customer Service August 4, 2016 Sincere thanks to Randy G and Anthony for helping me upgrade my MBPro. I have never had a better experience with CS/tech support, EVER. My laptop runs so much faster, beach balls are gone!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: California Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Wow. Great revitalization of my MacBook 6.1 August 3, 2016 MacBook 6.1 Installed new OWC SSD and 8G of RAM using supplied kit. Sales, cost, support, instructions, installation: all easy, efficient, and inexpensive. Before my Mac was slow, slow. Now zippy with this upgrade. One RAM module was defective, but replaced easily and quickly. (MAc was already then zippy with 5G RAM (4 + 1) while I waited for full 8G (4 + 4). And also: now I have a backup drive with my old HHD.

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