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DIY Bundle
Includes: 1.0TB 2.5" Toshiba Hybrid SSD/HDD, OWC Express USB 2.0 Enclosure, and OWC 5 Piece Toolkit Mac / PC / USB 2.0 & 1.1

HD Upgrade
Get more storage when you upgrade/replace the existing 2.5" drive in your Mac.
Includes a 2.5" drive, enclosure, and toolkit to upgrade/replace the internal drive in your Mac.
Upgrade/Replace your internal drive
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 peace 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
  • 1.0TB Toshiba Solid State Hybrid Hard Disk Drive
  • OWC 5-Piece Mini Toolkit
  • 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
  • Assembly Instructions: Click here to download (PDF, 616k)
If you Hit a Roadblock, We are Here to Help.
Should you ever need assistance with your upgrade, OWC's award winning 24/7 U.S. based customer service is at the ready to answer any questions you may have via phone or live chat.
Note: This enclosure is not designed for support of SSDs and recommended to used with 2.5" Hard Drives only.
*Bus powered via USB port on most computers, provided computer's bus supplies appropriate power needs.

Includes

Mercury Elite-AL Pro includes
  • OWC Express 2.5″ SATA Drive Enclosure
  • 1.0TB Toshiba Solid State Hybrid Hard Disk Drive
  • OWC 5-Piece Mini Toolkit
    • Nylon Spudger
    • Phillips #00
    • Straight Blade 1.8mm
    • Torx T8
    • Torx T6
  • High Quality Double Shielded USB 2.0/1.1 (mini-B type) connecting cable
  • Assembly Manual & User Guide
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Carrying sleeve
  • 1 Year OWC Enclosure Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time

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1.0TB Toshiba Solid State Hybrid Hard Disk Drive Specifications:

Specifications

Form Factor
2.5″ HDD
Interface
SATA 6Gb/s
Capacity1
1.0TB
Formatted Capacity2
930GiB
Rotational Speed
5,400 RPM
Cache / Data Buffer
64MB
NAND Flash size
8 GB
Manufacturer Model Number
MQ02ABD100H
Format

Physical

Height (max)
9.50mm (0.374 in)
Width (max)
69.85mm (2.75″)
Length (max)
100.0mm (3.937″)
Weight (typical)
117g (.258 lb)
Data Heads
4
Number of Disks
2
Areal Density
744.1Gb/in2

Reliability3

Warranty
3 Year Toshiba Warranty

Performance

Transfer Rate (Max)
6.0Gb/s
Average Latency
5.56ms

Power

Supply voltage
+5 V (+/- 5 %)

Environmental (Operating)

Shock
400 Gs for 2ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
32°F to 140°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
0°C to 60°C
Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
5% to 95%
Altitude
-304.8 m to 3,048 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000+ ft)

Environmental (Non-Operating)

Shock
900 Gs for 1ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
-40°F to 158°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
-40°C to 70°C
Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
5% to 95%
Altitude
-304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)

Acoustics

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

OWC Express Specifications:

Chipset

  • 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

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n OWCYTOS1TBHYS

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 10 out of 11 (91%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Zacaman Location: Mexico Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 New life to an old machine March 27, 2017 Performance is great, storage is more than sufficient. Until Apple comes out with a decent new MacBook Pro (2017 and waiting....) it keeps my old baby rockin' along.

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

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Reviewer: BillyK Location: Amman, Jordan Age: 18-24 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Reasonable Hybrid SSHD February 20, 2017 This hybrid SSHD works great on my MacBook Pro 13" late 2011 with faster reading/writing speed. The product comes with replacement tools that you'll need to open the case and replace the hard drive. There was not instruction manual included with the product so I recommend research well and watch some Youtube videos. The enclosure works just fine.

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Reviewer: GuitarDad Location: Berkeley CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 So far seems good February 19, 2017 This was easy to install and so far is working fine. It does seem to be faster opening apps recently used but it is not super fast overall. I am a little worried that reviews say this will not last very long so I am making sure to backup regularly. Hopefully it will be fine. Mainly love having more storage but the speed boost is nice. The upgrade kit was also super handy giving you the right tools, well worth 5 bucks.

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Reviewer: MacSince84 Location: Waxhaw, NC Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Couldn't be easier September 25, 2016 Received the kit and was finished installing in 20 minutes. I'd already done the backup, so it was just a matter of opening the case and swapping the drives. I wish the restore was as fast! Couldn't be happier and boot time seems much faster.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: San Diego
Rating: 5/5 Works Great June 12, 2016 MacBook Pro 13" 2010

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Cincinnati Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 A Great Hybrid Drive November 29, 2014 This drive stores 1TB of data and includes 8GB of onboard high speed flash to accelerate frequency accessed data. The drives controller determines what data gets stored and is completely transparent to the user. This drive presents the perfect compromise of having an SSD and lots of storage space. The speed improvements are significant for both older and newer computers, Mac or PC.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Quality and ease October 27, 2014 I receieved the product in a timely manner - no delays. It took a little research (borrowed a friends tablet to watch a video) but after that - installation was easy.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Oakland, CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Installation was straightforward; everything works September 14, 2014 Using the installation instruction movie from OWC, I found it straightforward to install the new Toshiba Hybrid drive into my old 17" MacBook Pro. The most time-consuming part of the task was waiting for my old hard drive to be copied onto my newly installed drive. Next time, I would get an enclosure that has a faster connection (FireWire, for example) than the USB connection of the OWC Express USB 2.0 Kit. There was no problem with the OWC Express; it is just that USB 2.0 is slow. I am very pleased with the my new hard drive. I did notice, however, that the fan on my MacBook Pro does go on more often than with my old hard drive. So far though, all seems to be OK. The fan probably goes on more often because the new hard drive is 2X larger than the old.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: MA Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Noob Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 So much space, so much faster! July 31, 2014 Great price, easy installation (especially with the how-to video). My computer runs so much better now.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Washington state Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent value June 27, 2014 I replaced my 2010 MacBook Pro's 250 GB drive with this 1 TB hybrid. For an extra $10 you also get an external enclosure for the old drive - awesome. I'm not sure that I can say the hybrid aspect caused me to see regular faster speeds, but apps loading the second time do load quickly. 1 TB on my laptop is beast. Highly recommend.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Delaware Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great drive May 10, 2014 The Toshiba 1.0 TB HDD/SSD kit arrived promptly and contained everything I needed to remove my old drive, install the new one, and reinstall the old one in the provided external drive enclosure. The new drive works perfectly and is faster than my old HDD-only drive.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

DIY Bundle: 1.0TB 2.5" Toshiba SSHD, OWC Express Silver Enclosure, and OWC 5 Piece Toolkit Mfr P/N: OWCYTOS1TBHYS OWC SKU: OWCYTOS1TBHYS SATA Enclosure Kit with Toshiba Drive & 5 piece toolkit. 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty
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