Mercury Extreme Pro SSD and iMac HDD Kit
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.
With sustained data speeds of over 500 MB/s, 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.
Note:Mercury Electra 6G SSDs can only be installed in 27-inch iMac models that came with a factory-installed HDD or Fusion drive. Solid-State Drive (SSD) only machines can be upgraded with an Aura Pro X2 SSD (Late 2013 - Current) or Aura 6G SSD (Late 2012).
- Add a high-performance OWC 6G SSD to your iMac.
- Data transfer speeds up over 500 MB/s.
- Pocket-sized USB bus powered ventilated enclosure for your iMac's HDD.
Compatible with the devices listed below.
- SandForce 2281 Series Processor with 7% Over Provisioning
- Tier 1 Major Multi-Level Cell (MLC) High-Performance Sync-NAND Flash
- Form Factor
- Standard 7mm 2.5"
- SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s & 1.5Gb/s supported, SATA 3.0 Compliant
- 480GB useable capacity Total Flash Memory Components – 512GB 32GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
- Formatted Capacity
- RAID Support
- Qualified for single drive and multiple drive production workstation RAID 0/1/10/0+1 and SPAN usage
- SMART Attributes
- Data Reliability
- ECC Recovery: Up to 55 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector
- Chip Based Data Encryption: 128-bit AES-compliant
- Nonrecoverable Read Errors
- Less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read
- Sustained Reads 6G (up to)
- Sustained Writes 6G (up to)
- Sustained Reads 3G (up to)
- Sustained Writes 3G (up to)
- Read Incompressible Data Rate (up to)
- Write Incompressible Data Rate (up to)
- Random 4K Read
- Up to 60,000 IOPS
- Random 4K Write
- Up to 60,000 IOPS
- Read/Write Latency
- less than 0.1ms
What's in the box?
- Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD
- AdaptaDrive 2.5" to 3.5" Drive Converter Bracket
- 2.5" drive to bracket mounting screws
- Bracket to 3.5" drive bay mounting screws
- AdaptaDrive Assembly Manual & User Guide
- In-line Digital Thermal Sensor Cable
- NewerTech 2.25" Suction Cup
- Torx T10s driver
- Torx T8s driver
- Adhesive strip set
- NewerTech pry tool
- Guitar pick / pry tool
- Microfiber scratch-free cloth
- 5 Year OWC SSD Warranty
- 1 Year OWC Warranty on the OWC In-line Thermal Sensor cable
- 5 Year NewerTech Warranty on the NewerTech AdaptaDrive