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$18.77 off Holiday Savings on select OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSD DIY Kits! (Limit 1)

DIY Bundle
Includes: 120GB 2.5" OWC Solid State Drive 7mm, OWC Express Silver Enclosure, and OWC 5 Piece Toolkit Mac / PC / USB 3.0 & 2.0

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 120GB
  • OWC 5-Piece Mini Toolkit
    • Nylon Spudger
    • Phillips #00
    • Straight Blade 1.8mm
    • Torx T8
    • Torx T6
  • High quality double-shielded USB 3.0 B to USB 3.0 A/USB 2.0 A connector 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 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″ USB 3.0 Drive Enclosure
  • OWC Mercury Electra™ 6G SSD 120GB
  • OWC 5-Piece Mini Toolkit
    • Nylon Spudger
    • Phillips #00
    • Straight Blade 1.8mm
    • Torx T8
    • Torx T6
  • High quality double-shielded USB 3.0 B to USB 3.0 A/USB 2.0 A connector cable
  • Assembly Manual & User Guide
  • Quick Start 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.

120GB Mercury Electra 6G SSD Specifications:

Specifications

Controller
Silicon Motion SM2258
NAND
Tier 1 3D NAND
Form Factor
Standard 7mm 2.5"
Interface
SATA 6Gb/s
Capacity 1
120GB useable capacity
Formatted Capacity2
112GiB
RAID Support
Yes
SMART Attributes
Standard 2
Native Command Queuing
Up to 32 simultaneous 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

MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)4
1,500,000
Error Correction
Built-in ECC
TRIM Support
OS Dependent

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

  • Asmedia USB 3.0 chipset

Interfaces Supported

  • USB 3.0, 2.0 or 1.1 Backwards compatible

Port Configuration

  • USB 3.0 SuperSpeed - (1) micro-B port

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • USB 3.0 - 500MB/s

Port/Interface Bootability

  • Can I use this solution as an external startup drive?
  • USB 3.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
  • 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 or 3.0 port

Drive Requirements

  • Any 2.5" Serial-ATA Drive up to 9.5mm height. Important Note: Hard Drive supported for use of this bus-powered enclosure via USB 2.0 or 3.0 port connections, use of Solid State Drive (SSD) only supported with USB 3.0 port connection.

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

Recommended USB 3.0 Cards

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 OWCY3SSD6E120 UPC#: 812437027198

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: theGreatMachine Location: Chicago, IL Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Fast drive, easy to install! November 3, 2018 Fixed my non working MacBook Pro immediately. Took 10 minutes to install and is lightning fast. Should of upgraded to this drive a long time ago, very happy with the product!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 250GB Mercury Electra 6G SSD. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: KYWard Location: Lexington, KY Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 High quality product at valuable price November 1, 2018 This is my second SSD from OWC and I am again impressed. The purchase process was simple, delivery was fast, and I found all of the installations steps necessary through the OWC website. My late 2012 Mac mini has a new lease on life with its 1Tb SSD. These guys are pros and I would recommend anyone who needs DIY mac equivalent hardware look no further than OWC.

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: LovMac Location: NYC Age: 25-34 Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Easy to install October 17, 2018 It feels like I have a new labtop

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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Shop2Bop Location: New York, NY Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great product and service by OWC September 8, 2018 After an easy installation process(thanks to the very helpful video on the OWC website), I just wished I would have done this years earlier. My MacBook Pro mid 2012 is a world better now and handles well my music and video editing tasks. I would add that OWC is priced fairly, considering they are very reliable for Apple products. I have used the supplied enclosure for cloning my original HDD and it is a good piece to have if you want to use a similar drive as a backup or an external drive. The costumer service was helpful and to the point.

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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: ruralbob Location: Macomb, IL Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great SSD from OWC August 16, 2018 I purchased this SSD upgrade kit to upgrade the hard drive in my wife’s mid-2012 12” MacBook Pro because she was becoming frustrated with how slow it was becoming. I had previously upgraded some HDs to OWC SSDs in my computers (2008 and 2012 15” MBPs) and assured her that she’d be happy with the upgrade. Delivery was quick and, thanks to the OWC installation videos (and my experience), swapping out the drive was very easy. It took a few hours to migrate the data from her old drive to the new but, other than having to enter a couple of passwords, everything was migrated with no problems. Time Machine backups are working just like they were with the old HD. Best of all, startup time for her MBP went from about 2-1/2 minutes to about 48 seconds. She’s pretty happy.

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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: JonathanW1993 Location: Thomasville, GA Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 AWESOME PRODUCT!!! May 15, 2018 My 2011 MacBook Pro had really been struggling. I finally bit the bullet and bought a new SSD from OWC and boy am I pleased!! It literally runs like a brand new MacBook and is even faster than when I first purchased it.

Aside from the amazing product, I was having trouble installing the new OS after putting in my new SSD. Robert J stayed on live chat with me for 4 hours and explained every possible detail to me to help me figure out the problem I was having. I got the new OS installed and got all of my previous info transferred over from my old hard drive. 10/10 would recommend this product AND buying from this great company. I will definitely be coming back with any other computer needs I have. Thanks guys!!! Jonathan

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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: wingedone Location: North Vancouver BC Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 From searching to receiving and installing the SSD I had a straight forward and well supported experience. May 13, 2018 From searching to receiving and installing the SSD I had a straight forward and well supported experience.

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Reviewer: ITrunner Location: Tucson, Arizona Age: 25-34 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Fast drive, easy install May 3, 2018 I've installed a few of these for friends and family to breathe new life into old MacBooks. Makes a tremendous difference. Super easy to install, and great performance for an amazing price. Love getting the clamshell for the old drive and then encouraging people to use the old slow HDD as a time machine backup disk.

Great value, no complaints!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 250GB Mercury Electra 6G SSD. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Macistan Location: Alabama Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Worth the money for HDD replacement March 22, 2018 HDD on my MacBook Pro (late 2012) crashed and was non-recoverable. Caught this SSD on sale and very worth the investment, thus far. Boot time is much faster than when my MacBook was brand new.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 500GB Mercury Electra 6G SSD. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: ManiMac23 Location: Phoenix, AZ Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Fast Install March 22, 2018 The hard drive instructional video made the installation fast and easy. My MAC now has room for all my videos, pictures, and music. Bonus: I now have an enclosure for the drive that was removed. Thanks MacSales!

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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Seadog Location: Madison, WI Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 My Early 2011 Macbook Pro is Super Fast with the Mercury Electra SSD! March 19, 2018 My MBP is super quick- it boots very fast and apps launch instantly. The SSD has made my Macbook Pro feel like a new machine. I did need to go to the hardware store for a bigger and tougher #00 Philips screwdriver, because one screw was too tight for the small #00 screwdriver to budge. The whole project, which included boosting RAM, took me less than an hour! Thanks for your fine products and excellent customer service!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 250GB Mercury Electra 6G SSD. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Lita Location: PA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works perfect March 11, 2018 My hard drive had died in my Mac book pro- I wanted to replace it with something new and something that would out last my laptop :) This hard drive is perfect replacement. Was easy to install when I had all the right parts and the customer service was outstanding! It is worth 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: Raingardener Location: Wisconsin Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Early 2011 MacBook Pro loves its new drive March 8, 2018 ....and so do I. Since my laptop's fan was dying a noisy and prolonged death (It did not want to go quietly!), I decided to change the hard drive at the same time I replaced the fan. I first installed the new SSD drive in the enclosure, connected it to the laptop with the USB cable included in the kit, formatted the drive, installed Yosemite (which was the OS running on the original drive), and then used Migration Assistant to move all my data to the new drive. I then removed the new SSD drive from the enclosure and set about swapping the old hard drive with the new one after already having replaced the fan. With the help of OWC's great installation video, this process could not have been easier. I then updated the OS to High Sierra, and my computer is now running faster and quieter and feels new again!

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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: simonB Location: Ottawa, Canada Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 tricky process but wonderful result February 10, 2018 had some difficulties creating the back up file, after discussing with OWC on the Chat, he provided me with directions and solution. my Mac Pro was taking 2minutes and 38 second to with on with only Safari to open. after the change, it took only 30.8 seconds.

wonderful improvement

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Reviewer: patomac Location: mexico Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Gamer
Rating: 5/5 Love this product... February 1, 2018 never imagine that so much speed of the computer depended of the hard drive loading speed.. My old Macbook pro 8.1 revive again.

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Reviewer: TBone7 Location: Anaheim, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Absolutely Amazing and Fast! January 28, 2018 Researched for a long time. Not sure if I should have bought a Pro SSD, 500 GB, 1 TB, OWC Mercury or Samsung 850 Evo/Pro. OWC gave a nice discount on the 1 TB, so I went for it. Product delivered quickly, instructions well written and easy to follow for install and cloning/transferring data, and my computer went from 1.5 minutes start up to about 11 seconds. I highly recommend the 1 TB Mercury Electra 6G SSD and buying any product from OWC!

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Reviewer: Greybeard Location: Los Angeles, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Unbelievably easy!! January 23, 2018 This SSD hard drive was so easy to install, I am wondering why I waited so long to upgrade my computer. The speeds at which this new hard drive preforms at is mind boggling compared to the older mechanical hard drive. Everything came as described. The online video explaining the installation process could not have been any easier. The entire process from ordering to installation was completely painless. I recommend anyone thinking about upgrading to use MacSales.

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Reviewer: krotusc Location: New Hampshire Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Quality drive and enclosure with Excellent Customer Service January 7, 2018 Great quality kit and rock solid so far. OWC customer service is top notch! I ordered the incorrect adapter bracket for the drive (my mistake) and they sent me the correct bracket at zero cost and told me to keep the old bracket. That is great customer care if I ever saw it

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Reviewer: CaptainAmerica Location: Schofield, WI Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 EXCELLENT alternative to the factory HD January 4, 2018 Very easy to change, and a great alternative to the factory HD. SATA plugs right in.

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Reviewer: DickM Location: Butte, Montana Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Easy way to enhance performance. January 3, 2018 Installed this SSD in my wife's MacBook Pro. The performance of this laptop is now better than new, absolutely superb. It seems to be as fast as the new MacBook Pros.

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Reviewer: countingportals Location: Baltimore, MD Age: 25-34 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Made my 2011 MacBook Pro almost like new again! January 2, 2018 I was waiting relatively 5 mins for my computer to reboot, and a lot longer to reboot after running out of battery. Restarting is now reasonably fast, and I can use my MacBook as soon as I login whereas before I had to wait for it to go through the login processes several minutes.

The kit was simple, had a nice online guide, though I'd recommend using the Carbon Copy Cloner software my boss recommended to me, rather than the backup method suggested.

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Reviewer: Goat88
Rating: 5/5 Great Upgrade! December 31, 2017 I have a 2010 Macbook Pro 15" that was crashing when more than two programs were open. I swapped out the hard drive with the new SSD and it works great. No crashing and speeds are greatly improved. Beats spending $2700 on a new computer. Also, I know nothing about computers and was able to install the new drive pretty easily.

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Reviewer: MACNOVICE Location: NEW HAVEN, CT Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 great product from a great company December 18, 2017 this came timely and with everything it said was included. the instructions were great and had no trouble installing this SSD.

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Reviewer: Mario Location: Ottawa, Canada Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Super easy to install December 17, 2017 This package came with everything needed to replace my MacBook Pro hard drive. Tools, instructions, even a caddy to house my old drive which serves nicely as a backup drive. It could not have been easier. Videos on the web site take any guess work out the task. Super easy. Performance improvement is mind-boggling! Should have done this much earlier. Highly recommended.

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Reviewer: DougB Location: AZ Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Good Value and Works Well December 8, 2017 This kit is especially handy when you want to swap the SSD drive into your laptop and save the older, smaller one in the OWC enclosure. Handy, easily packed, and fast. OWC's info and links of how to do this without losing data worked well. I like that no separate power supply is needed for the enclosure as long as an SSD or 5400 RPM HDD are inside.

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