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DIY Bundle
Includes: 250GB 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" Drive Enclosure
  • OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD 250GB
  • 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
  • Assembly Manual & User 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.
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.
This OWC SSD Model is compatible with nearly any Mac or PC model with a Serial ATA connection (SATA, SATA 2.0, or SATA 3.0) including: Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro9,1
2.3GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.7GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro9,2
2.5GHz, 2.9GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch 2011)
(October, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,3
2.4GHz, 2.5GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch 2011)
(October, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,2
2.2GHz, 2.4GHz, 2.5GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch 2011)
(October, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,1
2.4GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2011)
(February, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,3
2.2GHz, 2.3GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011)
(February, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,2
2.0GHz, 2.2GHz, 2.3GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011)
(February, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,1
2.3GHz, 2.7GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2010)
(April, 2010)
Model ID: MacBookPro6,1
2.53GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010)
(April, 2010)
Model ID: MacBookPro6,2
2.4GHz, 2.53GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010)
(April, 2010)
Model ID: MacBookPro7,1
2.4GHz, 2.66GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2009)
(June, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,2
2.8GHz, 3.06GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009)
(June, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,4
2.53GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009)
(June, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,3
2.66GHz, 2.8GHz, 3.06GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2009)
(June, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,5
2.26GHz, 2.53GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,1
2.66GHz 2.93GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,1
2.66GHz 2.93GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2009)
(January, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,2
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch Late 2008)
(October, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookPro4,1
2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2008)
(October, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,1
2.4GHz, 2.53GHz, 2.66GHz 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2008)
(February, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookPro4,1
2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2008)
(February, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookPro4,1
2.4GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid/Late 2007)
(June, 2007)
Model ID: MacBookPro3,1
2.4GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid/Late 2007)
(June, 2007)
Model ID: MacBookPro3,1
2.2GHz, 2.4GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch Core 2 Duo)
(October, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro2,1
2.33GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch Core 2 Duo)
(October, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro2,2
2.16GHz, 2.33GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch Glossy)
(May, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro1,1
2.0GHz, 2.16GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch)
(April, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro1,2
2.16GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch)
(January, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro1,1
1.83GHz, 2.0GHz, 2.16GHz
MacBook White Unibody
MacBook (Mid 2010)
(May, 2010)
Model ID: MacBook7,1
2.4GHz
MacBook White Unibody
MacBook (Late 2009)
(October, 2009)
Model ID: MacBook6,1
2.26Ghz
MacBook
MacBook (Mid 2009)
(May, 2009)
Model ID: MacBook5,2
2.13GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Early 2009)
(January, 2009)
Model ID: MacBook5,2
2.0GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Late 2008)
(October, 2008)
Model ID: MacBook4,1
2.1GHz
MacBook Unibody
MacBook (Late 2008)
(October, 2008)
Model ID: MacBook5,1
2.0GHz, 2.4GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Early 2008)
(February, 2008)
Model ID: MacBook4,1
2.1GHz, 2.4GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Late 2007)
(November, 2007)
Model ID: MacBook3,1
2.0GHz, 2.2GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Mid 2007)
(May, 2007)
Model ID: MacBook2,1
2.0GHz, 2.16GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Late 2006)
(November, 2006)
Model ID: MacBook2,1
1.83GHz, 2.0GHz
MacBook
MacBook
(May, 2006)
Model ID: MacBook1,1
1.83GHz, 2.0GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2012)
(October, 2012)
Model ID: Macmini6,1 & Macmini6,2
2.3GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2012 Server)
(October, 2012)
Model ID: Macmini6,2
2.3GHz, 2.6GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2011)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: Macmini5,1 & Macmini5,2
2.3GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.7GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2011 Server)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: Macmini5,3
2.0GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2010)
(June, 2010)
Model ID: Macmini4,1
2.4GHz, 2.66GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2010 Server)
(June, 2010)
Model ID: Macmini4,1
2.66GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: Macmini3,1
2.0GHz, 2.26GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2009 Server)
(October, 2009)
Model ID: Macmini3,1
2.53GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2009)
(October, 2009)
Model ID: Macmini3,1
2.26GHz, 2.53GHz, 2.66GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2007)
(August, 2007)
Model ID: Macmini2,1
1.83GHz, 2.0GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Early 2006)
(February, 2006)
Model ID: Macmini1,1
1.5GHz, 1.66GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro
(August, 2006)
Model ID: MacPro1,1
2.0GHz, 2.66GHz, 3.0GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (8-core)
(April, 2007)
Model ID: MacPro2,1
3.0GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2008)
(January, 2008)
Model ID: MacPro3,1
2.8GHz, 3.0GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.26GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.8GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 6-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.4GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 6-Core (Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 12-Core (Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.4GHz, 2.66GHz, 3.06GHz
Xserve Intel
Xserve Quad-Core (Early 2009)
(April, 2009)
Model ID: Xserve3,1
2.26GHz
Xserve Intel
Xserve 8-Core (Early 2009)
(April, 2009)
Model ID: Xserve3,1
2.26GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz

Includes

  • OWC Express 2.5″ SATA Hard Drive or Solid State Drive Enclosure
  • OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD 250GB
  • 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
  • Assembly Manual & User 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.

250GB Mercury Electra 3G SSD Specifications:

Specifications

Controller
4-Ch
NAND
Tier 1 3D NAND
Form Factor
Standard 7mm 2.5"
Interface
SATA 3Gb/s & 1.5Gb/s supported,
SATA 3.1 Compliant
Capacity 1
250GB useable capacity
RAID Support
Yes
SMART Attributes
Standard 2
Native Command Queuing
up to 32 commands
RoHS Compliant
Yes
Format

Physical

Height (max)
7mm (0.276″)
Width (max)
70.06mm (2.758″)
Length (max)
100.12mm (3.941″)
Weight
77 grams +/- 2 grams
0.170 lbs +/- 2.71 oz

Reliability

TRIM Support
OS Dependent

Performance

Sequential Read (Compressible Data)
274MB/s
Sequential Write (Compressible Data)
253MB/s
Sequential Read (Incompressible Data)
271MB/s
Sequential Write (Incompressible Data)
247MB/s
Random 4K Read
Up to 90,000 IOPS
Random 4K Write
Up to 60,000 IOPS

Power

Active
2.1W
Idle
0.1W

Environmental (Operating)

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

Environmental (Non-Operating)

Temperature (°F)
-40°F to 185°F
Temperature (°C)
-40°C to 85°C
  1. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences. 
  2. Temperature reporting is currently an unsupported feature because due to the operating characteristics of SSDs, it is highly unlikely one would ever exceed an OWC Mercury SSD's stated operating temperature ceiling of 158F/70C. However, we are looking into supporting this feature in the future via a firmware update. Firmware updates can be found here: http://eshop.macsales.com/tech_center/OWC/SSD.

OWC Express Specifications:

Chipset

  • 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 9.5mm 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 YSSDMP250 UPC#: 812437027068

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.9 / 5 154 out of 156 (99%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: firstimer Location: Colorado Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Transformed my 2010 MacBook Pro December 14, 2017 For a first-time attempt at doing any "tech" work on a computer, replacing my old hard drive with a 250gb OWC SSD was very successful. It would have been nice to know if it was formatted for Mac OS, but since it wasn't, I got to practice installing twice! Other than that, it has really speeded up things, extending the useful life of my MacBook. I wish now that I had opted for the 500gb drive.

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

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: MitchD Location: New Hampshire Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Nice improvement for aging machine! December 8, 2017 Great service for a wonderful product. Seems fairly priced, and my computer is running faster. Updated a mid-2010 MacBook Pro. Easy installation, yet tiresome updating and upgrading, and we're up and running.

Thanks for being so prompt. USPS stalled for a couple of days, but it still came in time to salvage the old 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 3G SSD. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: fellowhumanbeing Location: Columbia, SC Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Satisfied. Easy install. November 28, 2017 The drive arrived promptly and was easy to install. Also priced right. Gave new life to my mid-2010 Mac. Have recommended to others.

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Reviewer: OldTDog Location: NY Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Another Winner from OWC November 15, 2017 I'm a long time customer that has a 2009 13" Unibody MacBook which was so-o-o-o-o slow on start up that Whale feces would have hit bottom before I was up and running. I got the SSD and enclosure kit and I was up and running in 2 hours, complete. Now my start up time is a little over 20 seconds. Thanks again OWC! Another reason why I shop nowhere else for all my Mac needs.

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

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Reviewer: Ted1 Location: Australia
Rating: 5/5 Major increase in performance. October 24, 2017 I bought this kit and replaced the drive in my Mac Mini 3.1. The SSD is so much faster and has made my computer perform a lot better than when it was new. Very quick start up and no more spinning wheel. Very easy to install and was guided by the installation video on this site. I'm also running my old drive in the express USB Enclosure and able to use it as before with El Capitan. Absolutely worth doing!

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

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: JimRR Location: Saint Louis, MO Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Significant Improvement in Speed - Easy Install October 24, 2017 Changed out a 7200 RPM hard drive for this SSD.

I watched the OWC video and that made the physical install easy.

Loaded a new OS as suggested, rather than just copy the old one over. Glad I did that.

Re-installed everything. Only watch-out is to make sure you have all the required passwords/numbers etc. to any software that might require them.

Significant speed improvement - I was expecting that but the speed improvement exceeded my expectations.

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 3G SSD. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: boricua369 Location: Navarre, FL Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Like a new & improved machine October 22, 2017 This upgrade made my mid 2010 MacBook Pro 13" much faster than when new. Boot time went from over 2 minutes to 26 seconds. Everything is faster now...much faster. SSD is the way to go. With the kit, I had all the tools needed, plus now I have the original HDD has an external drive with the included enclosure.

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 3G SSD. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: westcoastoffense Location: New Jersey Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Like New Again October 3, 2017 I purchased the SSD 250GB hard drive, and my mid-2010 MacBook Pro is like new again. The instructions were easy to follow with the video, and the assembly kit was very useful. I highly recommend this product. Thanks Mac Sales.

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

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Ollie Location: Orangeville, Ontario Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy to install and much faster than the old drive. September 29, 2017 This drive has made my Macbook Pro 2009 work even faster than when new. After upgrading the OS to el Capitan everything slowed down. Now, it's like a brand new machine. Well done!

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Reviewer: TonyDTigerrr Location: TonyDTigerrr Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Best upgrade you can get for your Mac September 18, 2017 I have another Mac with an SSD, so I decided that my Mac Mini needed this upgrade as well. Before I couldn't stream YouTube videos. Open a second application, and it took forever. Boot up time, about 2 minutes. Installed this SSD and boy is it fast. Boot up time is now about 45 seconds. Everything works as it should. Should have done this upgrade a while back. , I will warn you, it is not easy to install in a Mac Mini, but if you are computer-savy, or have a friend that is, this is the upgrade for you.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 60GB Mercury Electra 3G SSD. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: ohciel Location: Laval, QC Age: 25-34 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Amazing Product September 14, 2017 Worked like a charm. Super easy to install! All the tools which were needed came with it. Process was less than 2-3 hours. I didn't use the enclosure as I had made a manual backup on different drives. And I also had created a bootable USB with Mac OSX to reinstall after the HDD swap. The computer is now useable, and faster than it was before.

Great product!!

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 3G SSD. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: sjhj Location: Quebec City Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Brought my laptop back to life August 18, 2017 My laptop has been steadily getting slower for the last few years. Lately it had gotten to the point where watching a YouTube video was too much for it ... a friend recommended I upgrade to a SSD and I am SO. GLAD. I DID.

Installation was super easy and I noticed the improvements immediately. I can run multiple programs at once again, everything opens within seconds, and I can record and edit in Ableton without issue (which is generally what I use my laptop for). I had great interactions with the MacSales people prior to ordering and everything arrived within a week. Seriously, 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:

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Reviewer: AnnaBelle Location: Sudbury, ON Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Gamer Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Amazing upgrade August 17, 2017 I have a 2010 MacBook Pro, it was so slow, laggy, would freeze up on the simplest actions, so I was looking into buying a new one. A friend told me about changing the HD to a SSD and for the price I thought it was worth a try. A few hundred $ for double the GB storage and to quadruple the RAM, and way way cheaper than a new Mac. I ordered the pair and it arrived quickly with no issues (wish there was a Canadian site, but at least they ship to Canada). The install videos were amazing and made a job for an expert a job I could easily do myself. The actual install was relatively quick and the data transfer painless with no loss of any of my files, setting, etc. I did have a little issue with the screws that were originally in my HD fitting into the new SSD and I had to force one of them in, besides that install was great. I highly recommend the DIY Kit it made the process so easy and leaves you with and external HD afterwards. Just get it, it makes things so much easier and gives you the tools you need.

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:

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Reviewer: rjf1 Location: berkeley Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 ssd speeds up old macbook August 12, 2017 boots up in 21 seconds instead of 165. Installation is easy, except you need to back up and restore the software, which can take overnight. Using the tools (and the empty usb external drive box) makes this straightforward.

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:

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Reviewer: RandyW Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Awesome product and service! August 6, 2017 My aging mid-2010 macbook needed some TLC, so I opted for 8GB memory, 1TB SSD, and fresh battery upgrades. OWC/MacSales made it easy for me to find the appropriate parts for my specific macbook. Although this was my first time buying from MacSales and the transaction was not without some hiccups due to my being an overseas customer in Malaysia, Lucie in their customer service department took the time and extra effort to ensure that my transaction would go through ok! She's the angel that saved this sale and should be the poster child for excellence in customer service! I received my parts on time, on schedule, and in perfect working condition. It really was a nice touch that the parts even came replete with the special tools needed to install them! After I completed the upgrades, my macbook was up and running with a new lease on life! My macbook thanks you, I thank you. We are happy customers and will wholeheartedly use MacSales again and recommend them to my friends! Thanks again, Lucie and the rest of the good folks at OWC!

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Reviewer: NumberOneSon Location: Scotts Valley, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Easy install, works great July 28, 2017 Overall great experience with OWC and this 1 TB SSD drive with install tools and extra case for legacy drive! Shipping was fast, pricing was OK, new SSD drive works great! The new drive really perks of performance of an aging 2010 Macbook Pro.

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Reviewer: Steve376 Location: Poughkeepsie, NY Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Works as advertised. July 23, 2017 1 TB SSD installed and recognized by my Mid 2010 MacBook Pro. No issues. Along with the 16 GB kit I have a awesome machine again. Also received a followup phone call and e-mail from David asking if all was well and if I need any assistance. Thats what I call customer service.

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Reviewer: Res74 Location: Lausanne, CH Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Top June 24, 2017 Top of class product, exactly what I expercted. Delivery very fast

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Reviewer: Yesterdaysmac Location: Boston Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 New life June 21, 2017 Outstanding product. I installed this in a early 2009 iMac and rejuvinated a dying machine. Hard to believe it is the same computer.

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Reviewer: MacNoobster Location: SoCal, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 You can tell these people care! June 18, 2017 The DIY kit had everything—EVERYTHING—I needed to replace the pokey HD on my 2010 Macbook with a super fast SSD. I wholeheartedly recommend these people to anyone wishing to perform their own upgrades.

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Reviewer: JB313
Rating: 5/5 Easy and fast. Like a new computer. June 7, 2017 This was a simple install and the result is a 2010 MacBook Pro that performs much more like a modern machine. Overnight Time Machine restore and I was up and running again (*much* faster) in the morning. To use an old saying, "it does what it says on the tin."

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Reviewer: KeepItRunning
Rating: 5/5 Brought new life to my 17" MBP, runs fast again! June 3, 2017 I spent a few hundred dollars updating my 17" MBP, I just can't say goodbye to it!

Replaced the battery, charger, and upgraded to this SSD.

It was a relatively easy process, but I have to warn you, there will be several different approaches to cloning the former HD depending on the version of your machine. There will be errors and resets that will require a little research on apple forums. Let me tell you, apple.com support is bad. The instructions I got from calling/emailing Mac Sales was not correct for my machine so I had to research more. Do a little research before diving in.

Wow, there was a lot of dust in the guts of this laptop, so I tidied up in there. The booting time from button to up and ready on the www (including connecting the VPN) went from 3.5 minutes to about 95 seconds, so that was a HUGE improvement. I'm running El Capitan 10.11.6 and everything is running just fine.

I'm happy with this drive, just wish I could get 1T for this price because I need more space than 480. I have several external 1T 7200 rpm drives for backup and storage.

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Reviewer: Macmac007 Location: Los Angeles, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Nifty hard drive upgrade package June 1, 2017 If you own a mac laptop or a mac mini, this is a pretty straightforward way to improve speed and memory. I upgraded my 2009 mac mini using the MacSales videos to guide me – both installing the new drive, and formatting and transferring my old data onto the new one. Took about an hour or so, and has made a big difference. A lot cheaper than buying a new laptop that's for sure.

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Reviewer: ChiGuy Location: Illinois Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 He loves it! May 29, 2017 Bought and installed this sad drive for my brother's 2009 mac mini. He loves it.

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Reviewer: ChiGuy Location: Illinois Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great improvement May 29, 2017 Added this ssd and 8 GB ram to my 2010 mac mini. Tremendous improvement in machine performance. Instructional video was most valuable in installing the drive.

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