Other World Computing today introduced the OWC ‘Data Doubler’ DIY Kit for 2011 Mac mini models. The kit enables mini owners to add a second internal 9.5mm or smaller 2.5″ SATA hard drive or high-performance Solid State Drive in addition to the existing factory hard drive. Fully supported with a step-by-step ‘how-to’ video, users can add an OWC Mercury 6G SSD up to 480GB in capacity starting from $95.99 and enjoy near instantaneous booting and application launches along with an incredible boost to overall system and application performance thanks to real-world sustained data rates of up to 559MB/s. While OWC highly recommends its Mercury SSDs for the Apple mini, this kit is fully compatible with all 2.5″ Serial ATA SSDs.
OWC ‘Data Doubler’ DIY Kit for 2011 Mac mini Includes:
- OWC 5-Piece Mini Toolkit
- Logic Board Removal Tool
- 4 Rubber Grommets
- 4 Hex Screws
- Mac mini Flex Cable
- Installation Manual
The OWC ‘Data Doubler’ DIY Kit for the 2011 Mac mini is available for immediate ordering at the discounted price of $49.99 direct from OWC’s ecommerce portal, www.macsales.com. OWC also offers an instant $15.00 rebate on this DIY Kit when an OWC Mercury 2.5″ SATA SSD is purchased at the same time.
Double the Factory RAM
To complement the improved drive performance that the OWC ‘Data Doubler’ DIY Kit provides, mini owners can also choose to add up to double the factory RAM with OWC’s 16GB ‘MaxRAM’ Kit. Same-sized factory memory upgrades of 4GB and 8GB are also available from OWC with savings up to 83 percent compared to factory upgrade costs and come backed by OWC’s free installation videos and lifetime warranty.
“Our ‘Data Doubler’ DIY Kit is the key that lets 2011 Mac mini owners make their mini ‘less mini’ on drive capacity.” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “With the kit, owners can add a second hard drive or SSD for higher performance, drive capacity, and/or configuration options that just aren’t possible with single drive limited factory options. Although only the Mac mini with Lion Server is offered by Apple with two drives from the factory, all current 2011 and later Mac minis can now benefit from a second drive/two-drive configurations with our new kit.”
Let the OWC Pros DIFY
If, after watching the how-to video, mini owners are not fully confident of their ability to add an SSD to their machine, they can choose to have OWC “Do It For You” via the mini Installation Service. For only $99 with shipping included, mini owners can have OWC professionally install a hard drive or SSD and memory and receive their higher-performance mini back within 72 business hours or less installation turnaround.