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DIY Bundle
Includes: 1.0TB Seagate Hybrid SSD/HDD 5400RPM 64MB cache HDDs, OWC Express USB 3.0 Enclosure, and OWC 5 Piece Toolkit Mac / PC / USB 3.0 & 2.0

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
Give your computer the lift it needs with the do-it-yourself bundles from OWC. Upgrade your factory hard drive with a 1.0TB, 5400RPM Seagate Hybrid 2.5" SATA hard drive with a 64MB cache and repurpose your existing factory drive as an external drive with the OWC Express USB 3.0 silver enclosure. The DIY bundle includes all the tools necessary to perform the upgrade on your own. Our free installation videos offer play-by-play instructions coupled with U.S. based live or chat support we are here for you 24/7.
The New Home for Your Factory Hard Drive
The OWC Express silver enclosure for your factory hard drive turns it into a sleek and stylish bus-powered external hard drive for data redundancy, back up storage or even as a media library. Free up your new internal hard drive by shuttling some of the lesser- used content off to the external.
Yes, You Can Do-it-Yourself
Upgrade with confidence using the OWC DIY installation videos. 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.
The Right Tools for the Job
With the 5-piece Toolkit from OWC, you have what you need to complete the installation of the Seagate 1.0TB hard drive and once the upgrade is complete you'll have a handy set of tools for future computer upgrades.
  • Phillips #00 screw driver
  • Torx T6 screw driver
  • Torx T8 screw driver
  • Straight Blade 1.8mm screw driver
  • Nylon Pry Tool (aka "Spudger")
  • 1 Year OWC Enclosure Limited Warranty
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
  • 1.0TB Seagate Solid State Hybrid Hard Disk Drive
  • OWC 5-Piece Mini Toolkit
  • High quality double-shielded USB 3.0 B to USB 3.0 A/USB 2.0 A connector 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.
*Bus powered via USB port on most computers, provided computer's bus supplies appropriate power needs.

Includes

Mercury Elite-AL Pro includes
  • OWC Express 2.5″ USB 3.0 Drive Enclosure
  • 1.0TB Seagate Solid State Hybrid Hard Disk 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
  • Assembly Manual & User Guide
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Carrying sleeve
  • 1 Year OWC Enclosure Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time

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1.0TB Seagate SSHD Specifications:

Specifications

Form Factor
2.5″ HDD
Interface
SATA 6Gb/s
Capacity1
1.0TB
Formatted Capacity2
930GiB
Rotational Speed
5,400 RPM
Cache / Data Buffer
64MB
NAND Flash size
8 GB
Manufacturer Model Number
ST1000LM014
Format

Physical

Height (max)
9.50mm (0.374 in)
Width (max)
70.10mm (2.76″)
Length (max)
100.55mm (3.959″)
Weight (typical)
115g (.253 lb)
Guaranteed Sectors
1,465,149,168

Reliability3

Nonrecoverable Read Errors
1 per 1014 bits read
Warranty
3 Year Seagate Warranty

Performance

Transfer Rate (Max)
6.0Gb/s
Average Seek Time
11.0ms
Average Latency
4.20ms

Power

Maximum Start Current, DC
1.1 Amp
Seek Power
2.7 Watts
Read Power
2.7 Watts
Write Power
2.7 Watts
Idle Mode
1.1 Watts

Environmental (Operating)

Shock
350 Gs for 2ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
32°F to 140°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
0°C to 60°C
Altitude
-304.8 m to 3,048 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000+ ft)

Environmental (Non-Operating)

Shock
1000 Gs for 1ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
-40°F to 158°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
-40°C to 70°C
Altitude
-304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)

Acoustics

Idle (Typical)
2.2 bels
Seek (Typical)
2.4 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:

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

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Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 7 out of 7 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: openreels Location: Olney, MD Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great, inexpensive upgrade July 25, 2018 I've always been pleased with products from OWC. I installed this new drive in an old Mac Mini (2007 vintage) to keep it running a while longer. Works great, and super fast! I haven't used the enclosure yet, but it seems fine.

I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: MBPVij Location: Bangalore, India Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Happy with my purchase February 2, 2017 The delivery was made on time. I could do the upgrade in around 10 minutes time, very well guided by the video in the portal. I am now more confident about doing all this myself instead of going to someone else :). And now my mid-2010 MBP is much faster, has a much larger HD capacity and I don't need a costly upgrade to a newer MBP. Very happy with my purchase and recommend it to others.

I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: MacNut Location: Brampton, Ontario, Canada Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Upgrade iMac to SSHD January 3, 2017 Replaced 1TB HD with this 1TB SSHD. Followed the OWC instructional video without any difficulty. Late 2012 21.5 in iMac works like a dream. Performance boost is obvious. OWC upgrades recommended to all...

I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: steinr98 Location: Green Valley AZ Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Fairly Easy To Do December 14, 2016 The hardest part of this was getting the face off the computer- By following the movie on my iPad as I was working made the job really easy in the end! The hard drive was replace at the same time as more memory but to install a hard drive is pretty easy. Be sure to get the good tool kit as it helps to get the face off the computer!! Almost a must! Job was done in a short time and the movie was really a big help!! I used migration to move my programs over to the new drive. Lots of info on the Mac Sales web site to help!! Service help was also good in deciding what I needed!!

I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Caribou, ME Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Fit the bill perfectly! February 29, 2016 I was in need of a larger HD and wanted one that was also faster than my stock 5200 RPM Apple HD. Of course, when one owns an Apple computer, one does not want to simply throw just any HD into it. I came to MacSales.com and have been able to find merchandise that works very well with my Mac, costs less than Mac only hardware, and is easy to install as there are videos that guide me in the process. The added benefit is that I now have a backup HD (the old Mac HD). I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking to do the same thing.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: 750GB Seagate Momentus XT 7200RPM/SSD Hybrid 2.5" Kit w/Express USB3 Enclosure & Tool Kit.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Elgin, IL Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Such a difference! September 29, 2015 I had a drive that was slowly going bad and I needed a new drive, but I can't afford to buy that much flash so I thought I was going to have to put up with a big, slow drive to replace my old one. This hybrid is wonderful! It's affordable, and fast! It was so easy to install too! I just followed the instructions in the video and presto! Just what I needed!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Albany, NY Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Good Value March 29, 2015 Installation was straight forward with the help of instructional videos - I also performed a RAM upgrade to my mini at the same time. The performance boost was very noticeable. I've breathed new life into my mini.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Little Rock, AR Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Exactly as ordered and worked flawlessly March 1, 2015 I would recommend this item to a friend!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Iowa Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 This hard drive works great in my MacBook Pro July 7, 2014 I used this drive to replace a 750 GB drive with 7400 rotational speed. This drive seems faster. I have not done actual time trials, but I am very happy with it's speed

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Eldento Location: Puerto Rico Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Best Hard Drive January 19, 2013 I bought a lot of hard drives since 2005 from OWC, but the best ever to this moment is the 750GB Seagate Momentus XT 2.5" SATA 7200RPM/SSD Hybrid Drive. I was thinking of moving to SSD but the high prices and the limitation of GB of the less expensive SSDs hold me back. Since I put this drive on my late 2009 Mac Mini I got startups of less than 20 secs. Before it took between 45 and 60 secs for a startup. I'm very happy with this upgrade. No more bouncing applications or beach ball on my most used apps.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: 750GB Seagate Momentus XT 7200RPM/SSD Hybrid 2.5" Kit w/Express USB3 Enclosure & Tool Kit.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: FLA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 2/5 Fast but has problems January 6, 2013 Bought this drive to upgrade my mid 2009 15" Macbook Pro from a 500GB drive to a 750GB drive. Liked the idea of a hybrid drive to cut down on power consumption and speed up performance. Speed has improved but performance and battery life have gone down. I did some more digging and found that this HD has issues with some Macbook's and not allowing them to go into sleep mode. Google "momentus XT sleep problem" and see what comes up. They will also freeze up some and require a hard boot. I have gotten around these problems, somewhat, by quiting all programs first, then selecting "sleep" mode before closing the screen. This can be a pain though. I plan on getting another "non hybrid" HD and using this one as a storage/backup device.

This review is from DIY KIT: 750GB Seagate Momentus XT 7200RPM/SSD Hybrid 2.5" Kit w/Express USB3 Enclosure & Tool Kit.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Ferwindjacks Location: New Jersey Age: 18-24 Experience Level: Gamer Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Very good drive with very bad flaws October 28, 2012 Intro: I originally needed an external drive so I can record game footage directly into it. This hybrid drive fit my bill. Seagate is a very well known and reputable company, and OWC only puts the best quality products on their website. Came in small and light package, boxes fit snugly inside. Very well protected. Overview: The drive- came in package wrapped in foam. Enclosure- Made of high quality ABS plastic, be careful with it. It's plastic because you want to keep the drive cool and the weight down. Came with carrying case and USB 3.0 wire. Wire is short. Tool kit- 'Nuff said. Proper tools to take apart enclosure, and then some. Review: Where to start. The drive. Its so fast! Seagate made a great hybrid drive. Im not going to talk much about the pros here, its the cons I want to focus on. Well, con really. Only one. The set-up. HORRIBLE. This is why I rated 4 stars. Not because the drive itself was bad, but the formatting was terrible! I spent over FOUR HOURS trying to format the drive on my pc. I finally switched over to my mac and went to disk utility to select the exFAT and then hit erase (so it would save). That was the only way it would work. exFAT is faster than NTFS anyway. I knew from the beginning that I would have to work out some kinks on this drive (from other reviews online) but never something like this. I have no idea how to fix this on the PC side. Having a Mac is very useful if you plan to use this for PC only! Overall: Buy this drive! Its very fast and if you format it to exFAT then its faster. Love the Seagate Hybrid drive. No other cons besides set-up!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: 750GB Seagate Momentus XT 7200RPM/SSD Hybrid 2.5" Kit w/Express USB3 Enclosure & Tool Kit.

DIY Bundle: 1.0TB 2.5" Seagate SSHD,
OWC Express Silver Enclosure,
and OWC 5 Piece Toolkit
Mfr P/N: OWCY3ST10HDHYB OWC SKU: OWCY3ST10HDHYB USB 3.0 Enclosure Kit with Seagate Drive & 5 piece toolkit. Express: 1 Year OWC Enclosure Limited Warranty
Hard Drive: 3 Year Warranty
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