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Unfortunately, a misconception exists that upgrading is hard or can’t be done at all. We’re here to dispel those notions by explaining how you can add a second hard drive or SSD to a MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini.
With the exception of special configurations, Mac mini, MacBook, and MacBook Pro computers have shipped with a single hard drive for the past four years. Currently, you can replace the factory drive with a new, larger hard drive up to 1.0TB. Or, you can add SSD performance with capacities up to 960GB. By watching our acclaimed how-to videos you’ll have the confidence to “DIY” it.
Want to add a second drive to a 2011-2012 Mac mini? The capability is there waiting…all you need is a drive and OWC’s custom cable and mounting kit to infuse your mini with massive potential.
MacBook and MacBook Pro models from late 2008 through the latest 2012 model owners—you can add a second hard drive or SSD by giving up your optical drive. And, if you still sometimes need that optical drive, it’s easily turned into an external!
Honestly, having the benefit of additional drive capacity and/or performance is far less complicated than you’d imagine. We don’t just say that, see for yourself!
Having a second drive adds a new level of flexibility and capability. Store more, have a built-in Time Machine volume, use Disk Utility for RAID, and more. The potential has always been there; OWC is here to help you take advantage of it with a complete package of product, service, and support.