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DIY Bundle
Includes: 240GB 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" USB 3.0 Drive Enclosure
  • OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD 240GB
  • 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
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.
*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, 2010)
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 240GB
  • 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

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.

240GB Mercury Electra 3G SSD Specifications:

Specifications

Controller
SandForce 2181 Series Processor with 7% Over Provisioning
NAND
Tier 1 Asynchronous MLC NAND Flash Memory
Form Factor
Standard 9.5mm 2.5"
Interface
SATA 3Gb/s
Capacity1
240GB useable capacity
Total Flash Memory Components – 256GB
16GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
Formatted Capacity2
223GiB
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
OWCSSDEX3G240
RoHS Compliant
Yes
Format

Physical

Height (max)
7mm (.276″)
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 (up to)
285MB/s
Sustained
Writes (up to)
275MB/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)
-67°F to 302°F
Temperature (°C)
-55°C to 150°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

  • 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 Y3SSDMP240

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.9 / 5 132 out of 134 (99%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Verified Buyer
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.

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: Dasiydels Location: SF, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Noob Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 So easy! So fast! November 21, 2016 Thanks you for making my Mac fast again. I thought I had to buy a new one, but you guys made it super easy to find what I needed and install it myself! Holy Cow! I would never had thought that I could do that! Great new SSD drive, fast and BIG! And Awesome new external drive created from my old drive! Do it!

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 Extreme Pro 6G SSD. Customer Videos:

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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.

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 6G SSD. Customer Videos:

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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!

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 6G SSD. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: HappyCamper16 Location: Iowa Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent upgrade for my MacBook Pro November 17, 2016 This SSD upgrade was simple to do and required only around 15 minutes following the OWC installation video and the packaged tools. I used Carbon Copy Cloner to copy the old HD contents to the SSD; this process took overnight to copy the 229 GB of data. The mid-2009 MacBook Pro seems like a new machine! Excellent upgrade and definitely worthwhile.

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: 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.

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 Top 250 Contributor
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.

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:

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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.

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:

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Reviewer: macdiehard Location: Currently Traveling Abroad Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 MacBook is like new... November 12, 2016 NOTE: For installation, formatting, and transferring your data, your new SSD needs to be in your main drive bay inside your MacBook.

I had wanted to upgrade the drive in my MacBook (series 9,2) and going with an SSD was the best choice I could think before I make my next investment in a MacBook a few years from now. This piece of tech was the way to go. Please make sure you read my note above again - it is very important that you swap out your main drive into the enclosure and install the SSD. If you do not do this you will face formatting and transfer issues.

Why did I still give this a excellent rating, because after I received wonderful tech support from OWC on the issues I was facing this drive is working like a dream. The issues I was having with my old drive and the slow down in speed over the last few years has evaporated. It is like I have a new life on my MacBook. While the 2.0 TB pricing might seem a bit much, for me it was totally worth it as I now have a faster computer. Coupled with my optical drive bay housing a previously installed 2.0 TB standard drive, well I could not be happier with my choice.

If you are looking to breathe a second life into your MacBook, I can easily recommend this drive and assure you that OWC will do all they can to make sure it works well for you. I have shopped with OWC for the last 7 years and have yet to be disappointed with what they offer. While I faced some tech issues, they were resolved and that is why I can offer this recommendation.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY KIT: OWC Express USB 3.0/2.0 2.5" Enclosure + 2.0TB Mercury Electra MAX 6G SSD + 5pc Toolkit.. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Hajajaja Location: Madison Hts. VA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 SSD Delight November 10, 2016 Quickly and safely shipped. Exactly as described on the web site. Expect installation instructions provided that were straight forward and easy to understand and follow. Definitely an upgrade to faster and more streamlined processing.

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
Reviewer: sbappe Location: Cozad, NE Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Very Easy November 10, 2016 The hard drive was extremely easy to install. I had zero issues. It came with everything needed and extras. The kit to use my old hard drive as an external was a huge bonus. That's what sold me on it and it is nice quality and so far works flawlessly.

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Reviewer: Qvas Location: Belgium Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 As described November 9, 2016 This SSD is making the older Macbook usable again and much faster :) 3 x faster than before combiined with the new and double Memory we bought.

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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: steve137 Location: Phila PA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great speed up November 8, 2016 The end result is a great speed increase. However this is not for the amateur. The connectors that must be disconnected are very fragile. The video does not provide enough caution and PRECISE info to successfully remove the fan and temp sensor from the connectors on the circuit board. I've been electronics all my life and pulled both connectors off the circuit board. It took a microscope and hot gas bonder to get the mini working again - and thats with the fan running at a fixed speed. The average person would never have been able to carry out this repair.

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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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Reviewer: Yyyy Location: Pa Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Wow November 8, 2016 This is a great upgrade so if you can afford

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Reviewer: 8uddy Location: Odgen, Utah Age: 18-24 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great product and service November 8, 2016 This Solid State hard drive has been great so far. The free tutorial videos that were provided made the switch very easy to implement. I have seen significant improvement in my 2012 Macbook Pro after the switch.

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Reviewer: Stevemcam Location: Camarillo CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy install and it works as advertised November 8, 2016 My MacBook Pro has been getting slower by the year. It is a 2011 13". It took me about 20 minutes to replace the hard drive with the SSD and as soon as I booted up - wow. My MacBook is literally hundreds of times faster - booting up now takes about 20 seconds instead of the 5-6 minutes it took with the old hard drive. Programs run faster, files are found quickly - awesome.

I was thinking of buying a new MacBook but new ones start at $1700. For under $250 I now have the performance of new Mac. This is the way to go.

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Reviewer: LosGranos Location: New York, NY Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 My New 2007 Mac Pro November 8, 2016 This drive basically turned my old Mac Pro into a BRAND new Mac Pro, the difference is night and day, it used to take over 5 min to start, now its almost instant - maybe 30 secs. If you looking for a nice upgrade to your old mac, i def recommend on of these drives!

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Reviewer: feelinglikeajedi Location: NC Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great upgrade November 8, 2016 My late 08 MacBook was getting pretty tired so I decided to do something really scary (for me) and upgrade to a SSD. The ordering and delivery was very easy and despite my fears the install went off without a hitch, too. I had one little (as it turned out) question and tech services sped me through it without a single hitch. I can't say enough to praise this company and the people who make things happen. My new SSD has been running for 2 months now without issues and I'm really glad I took the step.

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Reviewer: MightAsWellBeNewMacbook Location: Salt Lake City, UT Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Best money ever spent, like, actually, ever. November 8, 2016 My mid-2012 2.9Ghz Intel Core i7 was no slouchy computer by any means. Upgraded the Ram from 8 to 16 which helped quite a bit, but I had just begun to accept that it takes 2 minutes to open applications.... and now that the machine is running on the SSD - it is ABSOLUTELY like night and day. Startup to login screen is now like 28 seconds, and have a FULLY loaded and functional machine by 45 seconds. Apps are opening in 1 second flat, and GoPro Editing is a whole new world. I had no idea. This couple hundred breathed new life of at least 2 more years into this workhorse! Stop contemplating. Buy it. The end.

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Reviewer: surfnerd Location: Seattle WA Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Drive and Instructions are great November 7, 2016 The Hard Drive and the kit are great. The videos of how to replace the drive are also really well done. The whole replacement went smoothly. The MacbookPro runs much faster now.

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Reviewer: OldMBP Location: San Francisco, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Noob Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Easy and useful upgrade November 6, 2016 I only installed this drive yesterday (mid-2009 Macbook Pro), so time will tell on longevity, but so far, so good. I also purchased a SATA dock so that I could clone my drive before installation (I didn't want to go through the installation only to figure out that something wasn't going to work). After cloning the drive I booted to it while it was still in the dock, and I could already see a speed improvement. Then, following along with the installation video here on Macsales, I had the installation done in about 15 minutes. Everything seems to be working perfectly -- Lightroom and Final Cut Pro X both open much faster than they did before, and I increased my storage from 256GB to 480GB in the process. Thanks for a great product and for great support!

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