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DIY Bundle
Includes: 500GB 2.5" Western Digital 7200RPM 9.5mm HD, 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 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
  • 500GB WD Scorpio Black Hard 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
If you Hit a Roadblock, We are Here to Help.
Should you ever need assistance with your upgrade, OWC's award winning U.S. based technical support is at the ready to answer any questions you may have via phone or live chat from 8AM-8PM Mon-Fri and 9AM-4PM Sat.
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
  • 500GB WD Scorpio Black Hard 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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500GB Western Digital WD Black Specifications:

Specifications

Form Factor
2.5″ HDD
Interface
SATA 6Gb/s
Capacity1
500GB
Formatted Capacity2
465GiB
Rotational Speed
7200 RPM
Cache / Data Buffer
32MB
Manufacturer Model Number
WD5000LPLX
Format

Physical

Height (max)
9.5mm (0.374″)
Width (max)
69.85mm (2.75″)
Length (max)
100.2mm (3.94″)
Weight (typical)
115g (0.242 lbs.)

Reliability3

Warranty
5 Year Western Digital Warranty

Performance

Transfer Rate (Max)
6.0 Gb/s
Track-to-track Seek
2.0ms
Average Seek Time
12.0ms

Power

Read Power
2.00 Watts
Write Power
2.00 Watts
Idle Mode
0.85 Watts
Standby Mode
0.25 Watts
Sleep Mode
0.25 Watts

Environmental (Operating)

Ambient Temperature (°F)
32°F to 140°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
0°C to 60°C
Vibration
0.00459 g²/Hz (10 to 500 Hz)
Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
8% to 90%
Altitude
-1,000 feet to 10,000 feet

Environmental (Non-Operating)

Ambient Temperature (°F)
-40°F to 158°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
-40°C to 70°C
Vibration
0.05102 g²/Hz (10 to 500 Hz)
Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
5% to 95%
Altitude
-1,000 feet to 40,000 feet

Acoustics

Idle (Typical)
2.3 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 OWCYWD5000BEKT UPC#: 812437027112

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 4 out of 4 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Los Gatos, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 It's a disk! It spins! It works! December 11, 2015 There's not too much to say about the disk - it works a lot better than the one I replaced in my five-year-old MacMini, but I expected that.

The installation video made it easy to do the work, and, more importantly, gave me the confidence to order the disk in the first place.

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 Easily Replaced HD in 2011 13-inch MacBook Pro October 6, 2015 After getting the dreaded "Flashing Question Mark of Death," on my 2011 13-inch MacBook Pro, I assumed the drive had failed and purchased a 500 GB Western Digital drive from OWC. Following the excellent Install Video on the OWC website, I installed the drive in less than 15 minutes. However, it turned out that the drive was not the problem after all — it was the cable. I replaced the cable and now the MacBook is working great and has a new, bigger, faster drive.

The Hard Drive purchased from OWC, included an OWC Express USB 2.0 Kit, so I installed the original drive in the kit, and now I have a 320 GB external drive that fits in my pocket. BTW, I'm a 73-year-old woman; if I can do this anyone can.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Bullhead City, AZ Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great HD and instructions September 17, 2015 Easy ordering, quick delivery, easy installation. I have used Other World Computing for years and always good service and quality products

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 18-24 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Fantastic April 19, 2015 Been using it in my Mac for over a year and a half now. It works great, plenty of memory and the install wasn't too complicated. It arrived fairly fast and the install worked great. I trust OWC with my Macbook Pro upgrades.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

DIY Bundle: 500GB 2.5" Western Digital 7200RPM 9.5mm HD, OWC Express Silver Enclosure, and OWC 5 Piece Toolkit Mfr P/N: OWCYWD5000BEKT MacSales.com SKU: OWCYWD5000BEKT SATA Enclosure Kit with Western Digital Drive & 5 piece toolkit. 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day Only $125.93Bundle Priced for $71.00
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