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DIY Bundle
Includes: 60GB 2.5" OWC Solid State Drive 7mm, OWC Express Silver Enclosure, and OWC 5 Piece Toolkit Mac / PC / USB 2.0 & 1.1

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" SATA Drive Enclosure
  • OWC Mercury Electra™ 6G SSD 60GB
  • 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
  • Express Installation Guide
  • Carrying sleeve
  • 1 Year OWC Enclosure Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
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.
OWC NOTE:
This enclosure is not designed for support of SSDs and recommended to be used with 2.5" Hard Drives only.
*Bus powered via USB port on most computers, provided computer's bus supplies appropriate power needs.
Special note for specific 2009 iMacs, 2008-2010 MacBooks, 2008-2009 MacBook Pros & 2009 Mac mini.
We highly recommend the use of a SATA 2.0 (3Gb/s) SSD such as the OWC Mercury Electra 3G for the following Macs:
iMacs w/ Model ID:
How to find the model ID
  • iMac9,1
  • iMac10,1
  • iMac11,1
MacBooks w/ Model ID:
How to find the model ID
  • MacBook5,1
  • MacBook5,2
  • MacBook6,1
  • MacBook7,1
MacBook Pros w/ Model ID:
How to find the model ID
  • MacBookPro5,1
  • MacBookPro5,2
  • MacBookPro5,3
  • MacBookPro5,4
  • MacBookPro5,5
Mac minis w/ Model ID:
How to find the model ID
  • Macmini3,1
  • Macmini4,1
While a 6G SSD does function, it will only do so at SATA Revision 1.0 (1.5Gb/s, 150MB/s) speeds rather that the SATA Revision 2.0 (3.0Gb/s 300MB/s) speed the computer can deliver.
The Mercury Electra 3G SSD is the OWC recommended upgrade option for the Macs listed in the special note above.

This OWC SSD Model is compatible with nearly any Mac or PC model with a Serial ATA connection (SATA, SATA 2.0, or SATA 3.0) including: Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro9,1
2.3GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.7GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro9,2
2.5GHz, 2.9GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch 2011)
(October, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,3
2.4GHz, 2.5GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch 2011)
(October, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,2
2.2GHz, 2.4GHz, 2.5GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch 2011)
(October, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,1
2.4GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2011)
(February, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,3
2.2GHz, 2.3GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011)
(February, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,2
2.0GHz, 2.2GHz, 2.3GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011)
(February, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,1
2.3GHz, 2.7GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2010)
(April, 2010)
Model ID: MacBookPro6,1
2.53GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010)
(April, 2010)
Model ID: MacBookPro6,2
2.4GHz, 2.53GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010)
(April, 2010)
Model ID: MacBookPro7,1
2.4GHz, 2.66GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch Late 2008)
(October, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookPro4,1
2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2008)
(February, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookPro4,1
2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2008)
(February, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookPro4,1
2.4GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid/Late 2007)
(June, 2007)
Model ID: MacBookPro3,1
2.4GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid/Late 2007)
(June, 2007)
Model ID: MacBookPro3,1
2.2GHz, 2.4GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch Core 2 Duo)
(October, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro2,1
2.33GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch Core 2 Duo)
(October, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro2,2
2.16GHz, 2.33GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch Glossy)
(May, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro1,1
2.0GHz, 2.16GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch)
(April, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro1,2
2.16GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch)
(January, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro1,1
1.83GHz, 2.0GHz, 2.16GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Late 2008)
(October, 2008)
Model ID: MacBook4,1
2.1GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Early 2008)
(February, 2008)
Model ID: MacBook4,1
2.1GHz, 2.4GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Late 2007)
(November, 2007)
Model ID: MacBook3,1
2.0GHz, 2.2GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Mid 2007)
(May, 2007)
Model ID: MacBook2,1
2.0GHz, 2.16GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Late 2006)
(November, 2006)
Model ID: MacBook2,1
1.83GHz, 2.0GHz
MacBook
MacBook
(May, 2006)
Model ID: MacBook1,1
1.83GHz, 2.0GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2014)
(October, 2014)
Model ID: Macmini7,1
1.4GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.8GHz, 3.0GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2012)
(October, 2012)
Model ID: Macmini6,1 & Macmini6,2
2.3GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2012 Server)
(October, 2012)
Model ID: Macmini6,2
2.3GHz, 2.6GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2011)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: Macmini5,1 & Macmini5,2
2.3GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.7GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2011 Server)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: Macmini5,3
2.0GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2010)
(June, 2010)
Model ID: Macmini4,1
2.4GHz, 2.66GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2010 Server)
(June, 2010)
Model ID: Macmini4,1
2.66GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2007)
(August, 2007)
Model ID: Macmini2,1
1.83GHz, 2.0GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Late 2013)
(September, 2013)
Model ID: iMac14,2
3.2GHz i5, 3.4GHz i5, 3.5GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2013)
(September, 2013)
Model ID: iMac14,1; iMac14,3
2.7GHz i5, 2.9GHz i5, 3.1GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Early 2013)
(March, 2013)
Model ID: iMac13,3
3.3GHz i3
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Late 2012)
(November, 2012)
Model ID: iMac13,2
2.9GHz i5, 3.2GHz i5, 3.4GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2012)
(November, 2012)
Model ID: iMac13,1
2.7GHz i5, 2.9GHz i5, 3.1GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Mid 2011)
(May, 2011)
Model ID: iMac12,2
2.7GHz i5, 3.1GHz i5, 3.4GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011)
(May, 2011)
Model ID: iMac12,1
2.5GHz i5, 2.7GHz i5, 2.8GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: iMac11,3
2.8GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.2GHz, 3.6GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: iMac11,2
3.06GHz, 3.2GHz, 3.6GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: iMac11,3
2.8GHz i5, 2.93GHz i5, 3.6GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: iMac11,2
3.6GHz i5
This OWC SSD is compatible with the Mac Pro models listed below when mounted with:
- NewerTech AdaptaDrive 2.5" to 3.5" Drive Converter Bracket only $14.25
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 12-Core
(Mid 2010-2012)
(July, 2010 / June 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.40GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.06GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 12-Core
(Mid 2010-2012)
(July, 2010 / June 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.40GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.06GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.4GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 6-Core
(Mid 2010-2012)
(July, 2010 / June 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Mid 2010 Quad-Core)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.8GHz, 3.2GHz, 3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2009 8-Core)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.26GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2009 Quad-Core)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2008)
(January, 2008)
Model ID: MacPro3,1
2.8GHz, 3.0GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (8-core)
(April, 2007)
Model ID: MacPro2,1
3.0GHz

Includes

  • OWC Express 2.5″ SATA Drive Enclosure
  • OWC Mercury Electra™ 6G SSD 60GB
  • 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
  • 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.

60GB Mercury Electra 6G SSD Specifications:

Specifications

Controller
SandForce 2281 Series Processor with 7% Over Provisioning
NAND
Tier 1 Asynchronous MLC NAND Flash
Form Factor
Standard 7mm 2.5"
Interface
SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s & 1.5Gb/s supported, SATA 3.0 Compliant
Capacity1
60GB useable capacity
Total Flash Memory Components – 64GB
4GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
Formatted Capacity2
55GiB
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
OWCSSD7E6G060
RoHS Compliant
Yes
Format

Physical

Height (max)
7mm (0.276″)
OWC 7mm – 9.5mm Adapter
1 included (buy additional)
Width (max)
70.06mm (2.758″)
Length (max)
100.12mm (3.941″)
Weight
77 grams +/- 2 grams
0.170 lbs +/- 2.71 oz

Reliability3

Data Reliability
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 6Gb/s (up to)
556MB/s
Sustained
Writes 6Gb/s (up to)
523MB/s
Sustained
Reads 3Gb/s (up to)
284MB/s
Sustained
Writes 3Gb/s (up to)
268MB/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
Read 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)
-40°F to 185°F
Temperature (°C)
-40°C to 85°C

Acoustics

Idle (Typical)
0.0 bels
Seek (Typical)
0.0 bels
  1. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences. 
  2. In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
  3. Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability.
  4. 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

  • 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.

Cooling

  • Super quiet fanless ventilation

Power Supply

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

Drive Requirements

  • Any 2.5″ 7mm hard disk drive or solid state drive.

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:

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 OWCYSSD6E060 UPC#: 812437028317

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.9 / 5 206 out of 217 (95%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: NorCalFrank Location: Lincoln, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Drive May 15, 2018 These drives are fast, easy to install, and have sped up my workflow tremendously. I work as an audio producer for a radio network, and move a lot of data. Reliable data storage is mission-critical.

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

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: porchcrack Location: Burlington, VT Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Noob Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Way easier than I thought it would be March 16, 2018 It was easy to find the drive I needed and the videos and information OWC provides are top notch! I got that sucker in in no time and it's like having a brand new computer. I would recommend the DIY kit with the drive, as it gets you everything you need to get the job done, and you end up with a USB drive for extra storage for just a little more than the cost of the drive.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 500GB Mercury Electra 6G SSD. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: dbush Location: Louisiana Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 1TB SSD upgrade for 15" Macbook Pro March 11, 2018 This upgrade in addition to the memory upgrade really increased the speed of my 15" Macbook Pro. The kit came with all of the tools necessary to perform the upgrade. Great customer service and great instructional videos on the website.

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

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: chrism229 Location: Nova Scotia Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Works as advertised November 23, 2017 A simple installation, and easy to transfer data. An old MacBook Pro now has twice the storage.

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

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: MikePid Location: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy-peasy upgrade! November 12, 2017 I upgraded my wife's 2011 MacBook Pro with this SSD. The upgrade went almost flawlessly, thanks to the excellent video tutorial and online articles by MacSales! The only glitch was that somehow I missed the step of formatting the new drive first.

The laptop now runs better than it did when it was new. I had also previously maxed out the RAM by buying through this site.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 500GB Mercury Electra 6G SSD. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: Rhorsley Location: Menifee, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Worth every penny! June 1, 2017 My MacBook Pro's original 500GB hard drive was all but full and taking forever to boot, especially Parallels, so I decided to upgrade to the 1TB SSD. The drive install was super-simple and took no more than 10 minutes. I followed the instructions on the MacSales.com website, performing a time machine backup (before installing the new drive) and formatting the new drive. Then I just restored the time machine backup. It was estimated to take 8 hours, so I went to bed and let it do its magic. When I got up in the morning, I had a blazing-fast computer with 500GB of free space on the hard drive. Easy as can be.

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

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Reviewer: DIY101 Location: Port Orchard, WA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Enclosure March 13, 2017 I purchased the DIY kit: 2.5" enclosure + 240 GB 6G SSD to replace my MacBook pro 8,1 HHD. Installation of the SSD to my MacBook pro is a breeze no issues. Enclosures is plug and play and the case is seem solid. 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 6G SSD. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: My63Cadillac Location: Racine, WI Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 I like extra capacity hard drive March 10, 2017 I've been wanting to update to a SSD hard drive with a larger capacity for some time now. The cost was reasonable and installing the new SSD in my MacBook Pro was simple and straightforward. If I had a complaint, it would be the lack of information provided regarding transferring data from the old drive to the new one. I realize many of OWC's customers are much more capable with the tech than am I, but I found myself totally stumped. Luckily, my son lives only two hours away and was able to do the data transfer for me.

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 6G SSD. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: rsewill Location: Saint Cloud, Minnesota Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Added both RAM and SSDs. March 9, 2017 I have two early MBPs, one a 15" (4 GBs RAM, 750 GBs spinning disk) and the other a 17" (8 GBs RAM, 750 GBs spinning disk). They are both getting more use than before so the spinning beach ball was starting to become more than just a nuisance. With heavier use, it was annoying and frustrating. More RAM or an SSD? Why not both? The MBPs are getting long in the tooth but serve our intended purposes quite well. So I bought both, 16 GBs RAM and 480 GBs SSDs for each.

The RAM and SSD installs were easy and straightforward by following the install videos available on the OWC site. I also bought the SSD kits that included a USB2 external case for each of the old drives because this was only a few dollars more and I keep them attached to their respective Macs for additional, redundant and portable Time Machine backups.

Each kit also included a few cheapy screw drivers and a handy spudger to aid in the install of the SSDs and RAM.

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:

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Reviewer: Keith08
Rating: 5/5 Awesome March 3, 2017 Great upgrade.... high quality product with fast delivery. I have had this on my computer for 3 weeks now and it's running perfectly. This was an upgrade from and old "moving parts" hard drive... wow what a difference.

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

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Reviewer: KentJarrett Location: Dallas Texas Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 WOW what a huge difference! February 28, 2017 I purchased a new MacBookPro Touchbar over Christmas. I LOVE that machine, but I quickly realized just how slow my current 2011 MacBook Pro was. It was a i7 2.8 GHZ machine. By upgrading the memory from 4 GIG to 16 GIG and installing the 500 GIG SSD hard drive, it made the old machine also as fast as the new machine. If I would have done these upgrades first, I would have not bought the new Mac. WOW,, what a difference and very easy upgrade to do. Followed the step by step videos with NO problems.

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:

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Reviewer: ThunderHedd Location: Minneapolis, MN Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 My 2011 Macbook is like new. February 15, 2017 I upgraded to an SSD from a HDD, and I was blown away by the difference. I was definitely nervous to replace my hard drive because I had never even opened my computer before, but with the help of MacSales' instruction videos, it was relatively easy. I only had one problem with migration (which wasn't MacSales' fault), which was that for whatever reason I wasn't allowed access to installing the latest OS on the new drive, which I fixed oddly by manually setting the date and time through Terminal. Otherwise everything switched over without incident, and my bootup time went from 2-3 minutes to about 20-30 seconds, and before applications would bounce in the dock for around 10 seconds pre-launch, and now the window opens and loads instantaneously. If you're looking to give your Mac an extra boost, this (and some more RAM if you haven't already installed it to the max) will do the trick.

The addition of a case for your old hard drive is very handy, and I now use it for backups. And on top of that you get all the screwdrivers you'll ever need for computer stuff. The whole kit is pretty slick, and I couldn't recommend it enough.

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Reviewer: Stratoman Location: Telemark, Norway Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Macbook Pro 13 early 2011 January 31, 2017 Brought back my Macbook 13 earlt 2011 to life. Very easy to install, approximately 20 minutes, and it's done. You do not have to be a rocket-scientist. The service level at OWC is excellent.

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Reviewer: DaveD Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Excellent! January 11, 2017 Accurate online assistance for selecting the correct drive for my computer. SSD arrived in a timely manner. Installation was quick and flawless because of the great online installation support. Follow up question was answered promptly.

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Reviewer: gushefer
Rating: 5/5 Excellent January 1, 2017 It's like bought a brand new computer. Hyper fast

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Reviewer: sarniabob Location: Petoskey, MI Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Worked perfectly December 21, 2016 I was amazed the difference this (and additional memory) made on speed of this 2012 MacBook Pro. Definitely worth the price to upgrade

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Reviewer: CTOP Location: PA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Just Ordered my 3rd Mercury Electra 6G SSD December 16, 2016 A couple of years ago I ordered the 240 GB Mercury Electra 6G SSD for my MBP. I absolutely loved having an SSD drive, until I ran out of space. I then bought another SSD and doubled the size by ordering 480 GB Mercury Electra 6G SSD. I have now run out of space again and just bought the one TB Mercury Electra 6G SSD. I have not had a single issue with any of the drives. I installed each of the drives and the data doubler all without encountering a single issue or hick up. The installation instructions and video are thorough and complete. You can't go wrong buying one of these drives, Just make sure it's big enough.

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Reviewer: InklingBooks Location: Auburn, AL Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Delighted! November 18, 2016 I replaced Apple's slow, laptop-quality hard drive in my 2012 Mac mini with this 480GB Electra 6G SSD. Following OWC's video and using tools they supplied, the exchange went without a hitch.

The result is a delight. Reads are now six times faster and writes three times faster. Even backups to an external hard drive are now twice as fast. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to give new life to their old Mac.

The price was great too. That hard drive was four years old and, I suspect, not long for this world. Replacing it before it died meant less hassle. Having decided to replace it, doing so with a much faster SSD was an easy choice.

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Reviewer: Toad Location: La Conner, WA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Old MacBook Pro now runs like new November 17, 2016 Replaced the 500 GB hard drive on my early 2011 MacBook Pro. Very easy with the supplied tools and online video instructions. Upgraded to OS X Sierra at same time as new install then ported all apps and data with Migration Assistant. Worked like a charm. Now laptop is quick and snappy. Re-boots in 1/10 the time. Very pleased!

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Reviewer: Erock89 Location: Boca Raton, FL2 Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Noob Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy to install, great product! November 8, 2016 Best customer service I have ever dealt with ever! I was able to get this stuff installed and my computer back up and running within 30 minutes.

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Reviewer: Stevemcam Location: Camarillo CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy install and it works as advertised November 8, 2016 My MacBook Pro has been getting slower by the year. It is a 2011 13". It took me about 20 minutes to replace the hard drive with the SSD and as soon as I booted up - wow. My MacBook is literally hundreds of times faster - booting up now takes about 20 seconds instead of the 5-6 minutes it took with the old hard drive. Programs run faster, files are found quickly - awesome.

I was thinking of buying a new MacBook but new ones start at $1700. For under $250 I now have the performance of new Mac. This is the way to go.

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Reviewer: BigMike Location: Atlanta Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Better than new November 3, 2016 2011 MacBook just had logic board replaced by Apple due to video card failure (model known for issue). Once I got it back I upgraded to the SDD drive and replaced the battery. Replaced my ram. Total cost of upgrades under $400. The machine performs incredibly well. No more dock bouncing when launching apps. Startup is less than 30 seconds. Unbelievable difference.

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Reviewer: MrVic45 Location: Chicago, IL Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Mind officially blown November 3, 2016 I installed this kit into an iMac, late 2013. Since purchasing the iMac, I've felt that the stock hard drive was either ridiculously slow or defective. Open iMovie? Go grab a cup of coffee. Open Photos? Take a nap. I was kicking myself that I didn't upgrade the drive to either the Fusion or the flash storage. But the flash storage was only a 256GB drive. I would have had to juggle where I would have put all of my stuff. Enter the Mercury Electra SSD. I'll skip right to the chase. WOW. I shouldn't have to say any more, but I will. iMovie and Photos jumped open and were instantly ready to go. Good grief. This is how computers are supposed to work. The iMac now feels like a much stronger machine, possibly because it is a strong machine and just needed the proper drive to match its speed. Now, the installation. For the most part, the install went through without any major glitches. There are a couple of caveats though. The first came when I went to lift the screen off of the base. It would go as easy as the video showed. There is an adhesive at the bottom of the screen that prevented an easy pull off. I think the video should address that. Second, the SATA cable on my drive was one piece vs the two piece one shown in the video. Mine also was not as easy to remove as there wasn't much play to lift the drive. Taking the SATA connector off was much easier than putting it back on the new SSD drive. I felt like my fingers has swelled or had all turned to thumbs. When I did finally get it lined up, it slid right on. Also, the rubber sleeve on the drive that is shown in the video was different than mine. The video showed a one piece unit whereas mine was 2 pieces that were pretty much held in place by the adhesive on the sides. Everything else in the video was spot on and easy to follow. So now I have an iMac that is the workhorse I had hoped it would be.Thank you OWC.

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Reviewer: PrinceWilliam Location: Ontario, Canada Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 4/5 Great kit - Easy to install October 26, 2016 Perfect kit to revamp my 2011 MBP. Instead of changing the computer, always go for a SSD upgrade first when computer feels slow. I have added 8 GB of RAM and the combo was perfect. Now my MBP is back to normal speed. Boot and closing is life changing.

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Reviewer: BobbyDylan Location: Montréal, Qc Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 I love my ssd drive but you should dismiss USB 2 inclosure October 15, 2016 You can never realize how fast a computer can be with a ssd drive until you install one! I just regret I didn't check for USB version on the inclosure. I got an USB 2.... what's the use today for usb2? Doesn't make sense. Next time I'll double check.

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