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DIY Bundle
Includes: 480GB 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 480GB
  • 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.
*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 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 480GB
  • 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.

480GB 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
480GB useable capacity
Total Flash Memory Components – 512GB
32GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
Formatted Capacity2
447GiB
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
OWCSSD7E6G480
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

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" Serial-ATA Hard Drive up to 7mm height. Not recommended for Solid State Drives.

External Case Dimensions

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

Enclosure Weight (no accessories)

  • 2.0 ounces (56g)

Product Manual

Operating Environment:

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 OWCYSSD6E480

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.9 / 5 140 out of 147 (95%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Jackee Location: Michigan Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Saved myself money!! February 5, 2017 Hubby has a 2012 Macbook Pro (with CD/DVD player); he kept complaining about it being so slow and after seeing the new models don't have the CD drives I started doing research. He uses this feature to burn music CDs and download music from friends CDs as well. After reading about the SSD drives being better I happened on a video of the installation process and figured "I can do that!". Then I found this website and their videos and decided to order. I followed their video and had no issues installing myself (I am 57 and have never opened a laptop computer in my life). I also decided to install a new battery while I was at it. All is well and he is happy!

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 Electra 6G SSD. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: CornerstoneITConsulting
Rating: 5/5 Excellent customer service and video tutorials February 2, 2017 I have installed a few different solid-state drives from Macsales.com, and I have had great results every time. The video tutorials are extremely helpful!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 240GB Mercury Electra 6G SSD. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
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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Verified Buyer
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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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: EMTMan Location: New Jersey Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Noob Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Good product, works perfectly January 9, 2017 I had never done this sort of work before, but the only purchase system and the detailed videos made swapping out the hard drive on my dated MacBook Pro very easy. Drive added a year to my system, for sure.

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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: newmacfromold Location: Wash DC Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 saved my old macpro and now better than new January 4, 2017 My son's macpro 2012 was really struggling. we upgraded RAM to 8, and more importantly changed the slow HD to this SSD. the purchase process was super easy, arrived on time, and installation was very easy with the kit. i especially appreciated both the hardware and software instructions on your website. it runs like a brand new machine--like my recent macpro retina in terms of performance, so i really feel that for less than 200 (SSD plus RAM) dollars, we got a brand new high performing macpro. thanks guys.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 240GB Mercury Electra 6G SSD. Customer Videos:

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

Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: PaulSibley Location: Decatur, Ga Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Good value, great backend support. December 31, 2016 Online documentation and videos for replacing the drive are thorough and great. The product installed with ease and the screwdriver kit is solid

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 240GB Mercury Electra 6G SSD. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: boaz
Rating: 5/5 Amazing performence December 28, 2016 The performance of my Mac Mini has increased noticeably since I installed the SSD, I actually went as far as to buy a "new" Mac Mini (late 2014) but was so amazed by its poor performance that I decided to keep my good ole 2011 Mac Mini with an upgraded RAM (which you can't do on the latest Mac Mini). Mind you, this SSD upgrade procedure is not for the faint at heart but it's totally worth it, the machine starts in 20 second and apps launch is a split second! its just like getting a new Mac for a fraction of the price!

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: Bfmtrader Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 4/5 SSD Harddrive upgrade December 25, 2016 Quick shipping, perfect fit. Made my old MacBook 2012 run as good as my new MacBook Air.

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Verified Buyer
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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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: HamsterVet Location: Bellingham, WA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Worth a careful install December 17, 2016 Clear instructional video aids a careful install. Minis work much faster with SSD. Excellent value.

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Verified Buyer
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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Verified Buyer Top 100 Contributor
Reviewer: MajorMatt1 Location: North of Philadelphia, PA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Nice upgrade December 14, 2016 Swapped out the old HDD with the SSD and put the HDD in the enclosure Easy as 1,2,3.

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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Carlton Location: Brentwood, CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 excellent upgrade, piece of cake November 27, 2016 The new 480G SSD and 16G memory upgrade made my 2012 MacBook Pro like a new machine. It's so much faster now. Very responsive and seems more reliable too. The upgrade was definitely worth it. Installing the new parts was painless and the video that instructed me how to do it was very clear. The ordering process thru MacSales.com was so easy, getting the right stuff that was compatible with my mac was flawless, and the price was right. I will definitely buy from MacSales.com again should I need another upgrade in the future.

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Reviewer: Raindance Location: Carlton, MN Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 If you do only one upgrade... November 26, 2016 If you do only one upgrade to your Mac - this is the one. This upgrade took the boot up time to near zero. We have two exactly MacBook Pros - both bought at the same time, early 2013 machines. I replaced the old drive with this SSD in one and didn't tell my co-worker that I had done it. I told him I wanted to see if my machine was booting okay and so we shut both machines down and turned them on at the same moment. My machine booted, loaded my usual programs, booted up Parallels (I have Windows 10 loaded on my machine as well) and booted up Outlook in the time it took his machine to log in (not that Macs take long to boot up but every little bit helps). His jaw dropped and asked what setting I had changed. Within a week we'd ordered another of these drives and replaced his old drive with this as well. Installation is pretty simple and I will never go back to the old hard drives. Buy this. You should've ordered it before starting reading this review. You will not regret it.

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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: DansUpgrade Location: LA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Sweet! November 17, 2016 Bought two of these. One for a 2010 Mac Mini and the other for a 2011 17" MacBook Pro. Installation on the Pro was extremely easy but the Mac Mini had to really come apart to get it in. The MacMini "How to Video" was awesome and I felt confident the whole time. Both drives are up and running and FAST! Well worth the bother and expense. Highly recommend.

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Reviewer: kie42 Location: Florida Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Takes a couple minutes November 15, 2016 With the online instruction video and stills, this was more than simple. It only took me a few minutes to install.

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Reviewer: TopWRJ Location: Austin, TX Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User
Rating: 5/5 Excellent upgrade November 13, 2016 My mini had been gradually been getting much slower when loading new applications. After installing the SSD drive that all changed dramatically. The speed was far better than the mini was when it was new--I was shocked. The video instructions were spot on. I had been debating about upgrading computers at a significant add'l cost, but am really glad I didn't. Would highly recommend this product.

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Reviewer: kirk2 Location: Japan Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Warp Speed November 9, 2016 My 2012 Macbook Pro is a new computer!

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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: TonyLawton Location: San Francisco, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Best upgrade I ever made to my MacBook Pro! November 8, 2016 This SSD is the way to go, I can't believe how fast everything runs now. Start up time along was reduced from 2+ minutes to only 15 secs. Also MacSales.com is the best online store ever!!!!

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Reviewer: Rossta Location: Mountain View, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Best speed increase ever November 8, 2016 Until I got this SSD drive, I didn't realize how much time I spent waiting for my drive. I guess it makes sense since computers now do over a billion instructions per second - even high level coding and inefficient algorithms has a hard time using up a noticeable amount of real-time to a user. But, the spin and seek time of a rotating hard drive does - measured in seconds and tens of milliseconds respectively. These disappear with the SSD. My main concern will be with longevity, but recent HDDs haven't fared so well, so it won't be too hard to match them. Cost seems to be the main limit and if this one lasts 3 years, then it will have paid for itself and the performance will be for free!

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