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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 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 240GB
  • 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, 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 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.

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 7mm 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
OWCSSD7E3G240
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

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)
-40°F to 185°F
Temperature (°C)
-40°C to 85°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

  • 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 YSSDMP240

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.9 / 5 133 out of 135 (99%) reviewers would recommend this product
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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.

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

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Reviewer: ashlandpete Location: Ashland, OR Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Inexpensive Mini Rejuvenation November 5, 2016 This 240 3G SSD kit was an excellent and inexpensive way to give my old 2009 Mac Mini a few more years of quality life. (With any luck it will satisfy me until Apple finally upgrades the Mini again.) The difference in performance is stunning. The enclosure to convert the old drive into a portable HD was a nice bonus. The kit was easy to install and the video instructions very clear. The Torx and Philips screwdrivers included in the provided tool kit looked a bit cheesy, but they probably would have been adequate. I don't know for sure- I used my own tools. The necessary putty knife was not included, so be sure to have a suitable one on hand. It needs to have a thin but strong blade; don't buy a dollar store model.

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

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Reviewer: matthaze Location: new york, ny Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Makes your machine like new for a fraction of the cost! September 22, 2016 Purchasing this SSD drive, as well as 16GB of RAM, made my machine like new again! Extremely easy install. If your old hard drive works, purchase the USB tray and keep that in there as a backup drive.

HELPFUL TIP: My optic drive died years ago and there wasn't a need to keep it in the machine anymore. I took it out when I swapped out the drives. The tech at the genius bar recommended this to me, saying it helps to speed things up even more since it's not looking for the optic drive.

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

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Reviewer: mitymouse16 Location: New Jersey Experience Level: Home User
Rating: 5/5 Saved September 6, 2016 Original Hard Drive died; new one was a cinch to install and having the ability to download a version of MacOS to create a bootable thumb drive and load to the new hard drive made it easy.

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

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Reviewer: Dolgusheva Location: Newport, RI Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 New life! September 2, 2016 I bought it for my Macbook late 2009.. Installation is really easy but backup and transferring were a little bit tough tho, cause it took a lot of time but it's all done now. And it seems like I have brand new laptop (I also bought new battery and memory 8gb)! With all the instruction "how to change", that was easy to do everything. I hope everything is going to work well and for long time! Thank you!

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

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Reviewer: Younho Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Noob Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 You saved my MBP~! September 1, 2016 I upgrade my very old macbook pro early 2008 to new ssd. From the shipping and asking questions, everything was awesome. The most impressive thing is absolute the speed of mac. Although I'm a light user, It had a problem with jamming frequently. Now it is flying away. I'm really satisfied with the ssd and OWC.

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

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Reviewer: Qwerty Location: Los Angeles Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 SSD + New RAM = New Laptop August 28, 2016 I got this SSD along with 8GB of new RAM and my 2008 MacBook Pro is running like new again. Now I can wait a couple more years before buying a new laptop.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: California Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Wow. Great revitalization of my MacBook 6.1 August 3, 2016 MacBook 6.1 Installed new OWC SSD and 8G of RAM using supplied kit. Sales, cost, support, instructions, installation: all easy, efficient, and inexpensive. Before my Mac was slow, slow. Now zippy with this upgrade. One RAM module was defective, but replaced easily and quickly. (MAc was already then zippy with 5G RAM (4 + 1) while I waited for full 8G (4 + 4). And also: now I have a backup drive with my old HHD.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Raleigh, NC Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 SSD Upgrade- Just Do It! July 23, 2016 I cannot be happier with the performance of my MacBook Pro 17" since upgrading the internal HD to SSD. The installation was just stupid-easy and the difference was quite noticeable. I do have several Macs, including the new 27" iMac. While the performance is not up to that level, it did transform my old friend into a very very capable Mac (running El Capitain) - I no long worry that it may be too old. I simultaneously installed a RAM upgrade to max-ram 8GB.

Finally, I put my old HD into the external case and Viola!! - an external HD ready to be used as my BU drive.

From purchase to installation instructions, to performance- I am very satisfied with my MacSales/OtherWorldComputing experience...

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Chicago area Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Rejuvenated a mid-2010 macbook July 17, 2016 My daughter's beloved mid-2010 white macbook was getting super slow. We verified that the problem wasn't memory (even though she has only 4gb and COULD be upgraded to 16gb) and it wasn't even the relatively slow Core 2 Duo processor. I had put an SSD in an even older Windows laptop, and the speedup and increase in usability there were amazing, so we decided to go for this SSD upgrade with the enclosure kit and tools, in the hope that it would give her another couple years. We watched the video about the physical drive installation and took our time. That part was very easy. We studied the options regarding reinstallation, and decided to just restore everything as is rather than reinstall the OS, just so we could clearly judge the effect afterwards of just the new SSD. This took a few hours, but we just let it do its thing. After more than a month of use, my daughter is super happy, and the macbook is very usable again. Overall, super satisfied. The price was higher than other places, but your item had good reviews and I liked going with a Mac specialist. We especially appreciate how easy you made it, with the extras beyond the drive itself: enclosure, tools, video, and other online instructions.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Corozal, Puerto Rico Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Words are not enough July 11, 2016 I am extremely happy with my purchase. It arrived on good time, and it was a great upgrade to my mac. I have a MacBook Pro 13 inch non-retina from mid 2012. It was not the most powerful machine and it was starting to slow down 'cause of all he new features being added to mac os x. But with this SSD upgrade plus a little RAM upgrade too, the machine flies now. Boot up time was reduced from 1 minute 25 seconds to only 17 seconds. Apps open instantly, everything feels smoother and the mac feels lighter in weight as well.

The external HD enclosure is super light and works great too. And it looks just like an accessory made specifically for the Mac.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Oak Park, IL Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Awesome experience, all worked flawlessly July 9, 2016 I bought an OWC 240GB Mercury SSD as replacement for the HDD of my MacBookPro. I did all the work using only my MacBook and the contents of the box OWC sent me. All worked like a clockwork: the shipping, box, components, tools, manuals, instruction videos, I am very, very impressed, highly recommended. Now the laptop works faster, like one order of magnitud, no overheating, no fan noise and the old HDD is my backup external disk. Now I am working on installing more RAM memory using their kit.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: New York Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy to upgrade & worked perfectly June 13, 2016 The OWC instructions to replace a spinning HD with a SSD drive for a 2009 MacBook Pro were clear and easy to follow. In 10 minutes, I had a better computer. Thanks!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Marin County
Rating: 5/5 Everything works great! June 3, 2016 Instalation was a snap and the computer is a lot faster.

Thanks everyone.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Mamaroneck, NY Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Noob Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great video instructions! May 25, 2016 So easy to install if you follow the video. My 2009 MBP is reborn! Feels as fast as my 2015 MBPr.

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 The perfect upgrade!! May 21, 2016 It was so easy to install this new SSD into my old pre-unibody 2008 MacBook Pro. What a difference in speed, plus no overheating issues to distract me anymore.I highly recommend this upgrade! Plus the staff at OWC were extremely helpful as well.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Denham Springs, LA Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Revived My 2008 MacBook Pro May 10, 2016 This was easily one of the best purchases I have ever made. The new SSD drive upgrade along with the enclosure kit allowed me to bring life back to my old MacBook Pro. I was once aggravated with the spinning wheel and 5 minute boot up times, but now it boots up in less than 15 seconds. Also, this was a cheaper alternative than purchasing a new computer. I highly recommend this upgrade before you issue out thousands of dollars purchasing a new mac. Thanks OWC!!!!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Newport News, VA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 It runs like a new Mac Mini April 21, 2016 Since I have two iMac now the Mac Mini mid 2010 ended up in the closet because it was painfully slow, but I could bring myself to dispose of it. When I learned of OWC and I knew that I needed to come up with a computer for my dad to use I decided to up grade the memory and dive to an SSD. The up grade of the memory to 16 GB and the SSD drive made it like a new Mac Mini at a fraction of the cost. Boot up time cut in half from 100 sec. to 50 sec. and apps launch lightning fast. I'm very pleased so my mid 2010 iMac is next.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Alaska Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Macbook Pro Mid 2009 15" Slow-2-Pro April 21, 2016 It literally took my slow AF Macbook Pro and made it feel like a brand new machine! Used to take make a pot of coffee to startup to seconds, literally! EVERYTHING IS FASTER! Love this upgrade so worth it and anyone buying this SSD should definitely get the enclosure kit- so worth it!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Canada Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Super fast April 11, 2016 Replaced my stock hard drive with this awesome little unit. My mid 2009 MBP feels like a brand new machine. The old HDD went into the optical bay space, which in turn went into an external enclosure. Check out my review on the data doubler.

OS and apps are on the SSD. All major file storage, music libraries etc. are on the HDD. Works brilliantly. Computer boots from shutoff state in under 10 seconds! I have yet to see the b*tch ball of death since the install.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Talent, OR Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great product and easy to install March 3, 2016 I have a late 2009 MacBook that I upgraded to 8GB of RAM and this drive. Using this site to locate and order the correct items, the quick delivery, and the videos to install made the process east and fast. I'm a 70 yr old female with no tech experience, but a DIY. One caution is that it takes a long time to transfer the data from the old drive so don't do this when you might need to use your computer right away. Another is that you need your network password in hand, so get that before you start. I have now upgraded to El Capitan and it's like having a new computer, albeit not as light as the new ones and it can't do air play, but I'm excited at how many applications I can run at the same time and how fast everything loads.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Poulsbo, WA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works great. Easy install. February 26, 2016 This SSD really makes my MacBook Pro act like new. It was easy to install by using the drive enclosure. Highly recommended.

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 works great - very happy February 22, 2016 My wife's 2010 MacBook Pro was starting to slow down big-time... After talking with some "techies" they suggested I swap out the hard drive to this SSD. I have never done this before - thank goodness it was super simple and easy. This product made her computer much faster and came with the tools needed to swap even for someone like me. Very Happy!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Edinburgh Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Performance transformed part 2 January 26, 2016 Upgraded my mid-2010 MacBook from 250GB spinning drive to 250GB SSD. Before upgrading, I had to wait for ages - and watch the beachball spin - for the MacBook to do anything. Now, it's super fast. I did also replace the 4GB of RAM with 8GB, so obviously that is a factor. But, combined, I now have a 6 year-old MacBook that performs brilliantly. I had been contemplating splashing out on the new superslim MacBook, but now so glad I didn't. For a tenth of the cost, I have a really good pc and can wait for the latest MacBook to improve before buying. Cost, service and delivery were excellent. Installation was easy (make sure you take your time and follow all the advice). I went for the SSD that came with a kit - screwdrivers and an enclosure to turn my old hard drive into an external storage device; definitely worth the marginal cost difference compared with SSD only. One issue with the SSD - once installed, the MacBook's fans went into overdrive! Seems it's an issue with temperature sensors and the MacBook thinking things are overheating. But its pretty easily solved; I tried a couple of apps that didn't work, but then found http://www.crystalidea.com/macs-fan-control and everything was fine.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: El Cerrito, CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 All MacBooks need an SSD November 23, 2015 I installed this SSD in a 2009 MacBook Pro (Model 5,5) and what a difference made on performance. It improved boot times from 63 seconds to 18 seconds and switching between apps was nearly instantaneous. An SSD makes computing fun again because task times are reduced dramatically. There was a caution on the product sheet for my computer to only install the 3G version to be compatible with the internal bus speed of the MacBook Pro. The first thing I noticed after installation of the SSD was Command-R didn't work. It was then that I realized the importance of the Enclosure Kit. The Enclosure Kit makes not only a convenient home for the removed HD but it gave me a way to boot the laptop so that I could format the SSD with the Disk Utility app, download the new Mac OS (El Capitan) from the App Store, and migrate my data and apps. The Tool Kit that that came with the kit made it easy to remove and install the HD and SSD.

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