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 lightning fast data transfer speeds.
With incredible sustained data speeds, up to 100X greater data protection than enterprise class Hard Disk Drives, and RAISE technology for RAID like data protection and reliability, the OWC Mercury 6G SSD line delivers unbeatable performance, that's backed by an incredible OWC SSD Limited Warranty.
OWC's in-line solution is the only hardware digital thermal sensor on the market allowing a third-party SATA drive to be installed in your iMac. A convenient, plug-and-play cable, the In-line Digital Thermal Sensor eliminates fan noise and maintains proper system fan control through the iMac's System Management Controller. This innovative device is designed specifically for the iMac, requires no software hacks and ensures compatibility with Apple's built-in diagnostic processes.
The NewerTech AdaptaDrive has been benchmark test proven to deliver the same data transfer rates as is experienced when a drive is connected directly to the SATA data bus. The AdaptaDrive doesn't create a bottleneck or any performance throttling...it delivers pure data pass-through performance and drive use convenience from any 2.5" SATA 1.5Gb/s, 3Gb/s, or 6Gb/s hard drive or SSD.
|Controller||Silicon Motion 2258 with 7% Over Provisioning|
|Form Factor||Standard 7mm 2.5"|
|Interface||SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s & 1.5Gb/s supported, SATA 3.0 Compliant|
|Capacity 1||1920GB useable capacity, Total Flash Memory Components – 2048GB 128GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction|
|SMART Attributes||Standard 2|
|Native Command Queuing||up to 32 commands|
|Format||Unformatted (Instructions on formatting here|
|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|
|MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)||1,500,000|
|TRIM Support||OS Dependent|
|Sequential Reads (Compressible Data)||up to 530MB/s|
|Sequential Writes (Compressible Data)||up to 494MB/s|
|Sequential Reads (Incompressible Data)||up to 522MB/s|
|Sequential Writes (Incompressible Data)||up to 311MB/s|
|Temperature (°F)||32°F to 158°F|
|Temperature (°C)||0°C to 70°C|
|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.
NOTE: This kit contains consumable and/or one time use components and therefore is non-refundable if opened. If you have any concerns about your ability to perform the upgrade, you can return the unopened kit for a refund.
3 Year OWC SSD Limited Warranty on the OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSD
1 Year OWC Brand Standard Limited Warranty on the OWC In-line Thermal Sensor cable
5 Year NewerTech Product Limited Warranty on the NewerTech AdaptaDrive