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  • OWC 6G SSD 1TB and HDD Kit for 21.5
  • OWC 6G SSD 1TB and HDD Kit for 21.5
  • OWC 6G SSD 1TB and HDD Kit for 21.5
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OWC 6G SSD 1TB and HDD Kit for 21.5" iMac (2012 and later) DIY Bundle

  • Vendor: OWC
  • Product Type: Storage

The complete solution for your 2012 and later 21.5" iMac

Experience the extreme performance of an OWC SSD upgrade with this easy DIY SSD and hard drive replacement kit. Add an SSD to your hard drive equipped iMac to experience faster booting, near instant application launches and data transfer speeds up over 500 MB/s.

Fast and reliable solid-state storage

Delivering the latest in flash NAND and controller technology, utilizing SLC and 3D NAND for long-lasting, power-efficient performance, the OWC Mercury 6G SSD line offer a powerful combination of performance and reliability for demanding everyday computer users.

A True DIY upgrade

This comprehensive kit has all the tools you need to replace your factory HDD with a high performance SSD, bringing a complete diy upgrade within your reach. Includes drivers, glass removal suction cups, and screen adhesive so you can get the job done yourself. The included OWC Express 2.5" USB 3.0 enclosure offers maximum mobile data storage/backup potential with a sleek, totally bus powered design. Just add your iMac's factory 2.5" hard drive or SSD and take your digital life with you wherever you roam!

  • Add a high-performance OWC 6G SSD to your iMac.
  • Pocket-sized USB bus powered ventilated enclosure for your iMac's HDD.
  • Backed by free DIY install videos and expert support.
Controller 4-Ch
Form Factor Standard 7mm 2.5"
Interface SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s & 1.5Gb/s supported, SATA 3.0 Compliant
Capacity 1000GB useable capacity
SMART Attributes Standard
Native Command Queuing up to 32 commands
RoHS Compliant Yes
Format Unformatted
TRIM Support OS Dependent
Height (max) 7 mm.
OWC 7mm – 9.5mm Adapter 1 included
Width (max) 70.06mm
Length (max) 100.12mm
Weight 77 grams +/- 2 grams
Sequential Reads up to 532MB/s
Sustained Writes (up to) up to 467MB/s
Sequential Reads up to 516MB/s
Sequential Writes up to 408MB/s
Random 4K Read up to 84,000 IOPS
Random 4K Write up to 81,000 IOPS
Active 2.1 W
Idle 0.9 W
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
OWC Part Number ES2.5BU3S
Software Requirements
  • Mac OS 8.6 or later
  • OS X 10.2 or later
  • Windows 98 or later
  • Driver not required
Minimum Hardware Requirements Mac or PC featuring USB 1.1 interface
Recommended Hardware Requirements Mac or PC featuring USB 3.0 interface
Interface (Chipset) USB 3.0 (ASMedia ASM1053E)
Drives Supported
  • SATA revision 3.0 (6Gb/s) compliant
  • Compatible with SATA revisions 2.0 (3Gb/s) and 1.0 (1.5Gb/s)
Power Supply Bus Power via USB
  • Height: 0.6 in (1.5 cm)
  • Width: 3.1 in (7.9cm)
  • Length: 5.1 in (13.0 cm)
Weight Without Drive: 56 g.
Operating Environment Dependent on mechanism installed
    • Mac w/Retina 4K display (21.5-inch Mid 2017), Model ID:iMac18,2, 3.0GHz i5, 3.4GHz i5, 3.6GHz i7
    • iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2017), Model ID:iMac18,1, 2.3GHz i5
    • iMac w/ retina 4K display, 3.1GHz i5, 3.3GHz i7
    • iMac (21.5-inch Late 2015), Model ID:iMac16,1; iMac16,2, 1.6GHz i5, 2.8GHz i5
    • iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2014), Model ID: iMac14,4, 1.4GHz i5
    • iMac (21.5-inch Late 2013), Model ID: iMac14,3, 2.9GHz i5 or 3.1GHz i7
    • iMac (21.5-inch Late 2013), Model ID: iMac14,1, 2.7GHz i5
    • iMac (21.5-inch Early 2013), Model ID: iMac13,1, 3.3GHz i3
    • iMac (21.5-inch Late 2012), Model ID: iMac13,1, 2.7GHz i5 ,2.9GHz i5, 3.1GHz i7
      • OWC Mercury 6G SSD
      • OWC Express enclosure - silver
      • 2 OWC 2-1/4" Suction Cup
      • Torx T10 driver
      • 21.5" iMac Adhesive tape set for proper display resealing
      • Nylon Pry Tool (Spudger)
      • OWC Screen Removal Tool
      • OWC Blue Microfiber Screen Cleaning Cloth

The best warranty is one you never have to use - but should the need occur - we're proud to provide a superior level of support and service coverage to our customers.

3 Year OWC SSD Limited Warranty

1 Year OWC Enclosure Limited Warranty

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.