Other World Computing today announced it has expanded its OWC Data Doubler™ optical bay drive mounting solution line with a custom fit model for Mac mini 2009 and iMac 2009-2010 models. The OWC Data Doubler enables Apple Macintosh users to replace their infrequently used optical drive with a second hard drive or SSD for up to an additional 750GB of internal drive capacity, internal RAID, or other user customized internal data storage configurations.
The $79.99 MSRP OWC Data Doubler for 2009 Mac mini (user installable) and iMac 2009-2010 models (professional installation recommended) comes complete with all required hardware and is immediately available for the following Macintosh models:
- Mac mini “Early 2009” and “Mid 2009” model
- iMac 20″ “Mid 2009” models
- iMac 21.5″ & 27″ “Late 2009” and “Mid 2010” models
Offers Custom Drive Configuration
The custom engineered, blue anodized aluminum OWC Data Doubler gives Mac mini and iMac users the flexibility to uniquely configure their computer’s internal drive array. Any SATA 2.5″ hard drive or SSD of up to 9.5mm (Super Slim) height can be mounted onto the bracket with the entire assembly then user installable in 2009 Mac mini and professionally installed in 2009-2010 iMac models’ 5.25″ optical drive bay. 9.5mm SATA 2.5″ hard drives, currently available in capacities of up to 750GB, are fully “Plug and Play” recognized via the Apple Disk Utility program with standard configuration options just like any typical drive including, but not limited to:
- Creating an individual volume with its own desktop icon.
- Combining a new drive with the existing internal drive for one larger volume (SPAN).
- Combining a new matching drive with existing internal for high-performance RAID-0 Stripe volume.
- Configuring a new drive as a Time Machine™ backup drive.
- Formatting one drive for the Mac OS and the other dedicated for Windows.
“Designing and offering custom solutions to give Mac owners more usability is a top priority at OWC,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “Now with this new Data Doubler kit, Mac desktop users can enjoy the same flexibility in creating unique storage configurations as Mac notebook owners have enjoyed.”
Solution Also Available For Mac Notebooks
2008-2009 MacBook and MacBook Pro users can also attain more internal storage capacity, performance, and/or redundancy with OWC’s first Data Doubler announced June 2010.
High Performance Hard Drives & SSDs Available
In addition to the Data Doubler optical bay drive solution, OWC carries a full line of 2.5″ notebook drives for upgrading a Mac mini’s main bay storage capacity up to 1TB with 500GB hard drives from $69.99. iMac owners can choose 3.5″ drives from OWC up to 2TB with 1TB hard drives from $73.99. For highest levels of performance and reliability, OWC also offers its own award-winning Mercury Extreme Pro SSD line in capacities from 50GB to 480GB starting at $105.99. For more information on OWC’s internal storage options for both Mac and PC notebook and desktop computers, visit: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/internal_storage/hard_drives_and_SSD