OWC Mercury 500GB Electra 3G 2.5" SATA 300 SSD

71.10 + vat
(85.32)

OWC Mercury 500GB Electra 3G 2.5" SATA 300 SSD
Stock Status: Available.

Condition: Brand New

The OWC Mercury Electra 3G from Other World Computing is a 2.5in SATA 300 7mm height Solid State Disk, aimed at consumers with older Macintosh computers which have SATA 150 or SATA 300 drive controllers - it is fully compatible with more modern machines with faster SATA controllers, although on them a SATA 600 device will be faster. Benchmarks, and a video showing the improvement in boot time over a standard hard drive, can be found here.

This drive is suitable for any Apple computer which uses a 2.5in SATA hard drive. The original drive can be replaced with the SSD, giving greatly improved performance and reliability.

This is the 500GB version of the Mercury Electra 3G, part code: OWCS3D7E3G500.

If you don't want to fit this device yourself, we can fit it for you. Simply add the relevant fitting service to your cart. We also offer an optional drive cloning service, where if we are installing a drive for you we can duplicate the contents of your old drive onto the new one. If you want instructions on how to do this yourself, see our drive cloning guide. For more details on our fitting services, please see our installation service page.

If you are fitting this drive yourself you may need some tools. Apple laptops generally use flathead or Phillips type screws to secure the external casing - we sell a standard screwdriver set for this purpose. Internally most Apple laptops use Torx screws - see our Torx screwdriver set.

Note: All our drives are supplied unformated. To use this drive with your Mac you will first need to format it with the utility provided as part of your operating system. For more information, please see our Mac Drive Setup Guide.

Warranty: 3 years Return To Base

Compatibility

This product is compatible with the following Macs:

"
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody
Recommended for models up to the Early 2011 (models without Thunderbolt). These have a SATA 300 controller.
"
MacBook Pro 15" 2006-08
"
MacBook Pro 17" Unibody
Recommended for models up to the Early 2011 (models without Thunderbolt). These have a SATA 300 controller.
"
MacBook Pro 17" 2006-08
"
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody
Recommended for models up to the Early 2011 (models without Thunderbolt). These have a SATA 300 controller.
"
MacBook (White or Black)
"
iMac Intel (White)
Can be fitted into this machine with the correct adaptor.
"
iMac Intel (2007 - 2011)
Can be fitted into this machine with the correct adaptor, but should not be used in models with Thunderbolt ports, since they can take advantage of a faster SATA 600 type.
"
Mac mini (Intel)
Recommended for models up to the Mid 2011 (models without Thunderbolt). These have a SATA 300 or SATA 150 controller.

Reviews
Customers who bought this product also purchased
OWC Mount & Cables for extra SSD for iMac 2010 27"
OWC Mount & Cables for extra SSD for iMac 2010 27"
Startech USB 3.0 Enclosure for 3.5in SATA Drives
Startech USB 3.0 Enclosure for 3.5in SATA Drives
Battery for MacBook Pro 17" (pre-Unibody)
Battery for MacBook Pro 17" (pre-Unibody)
OWC 480GB Aura SSD and Enclosure for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Retina Mid 2013 and later
OWC 480GB Aura SSD and Enclosure for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Retina Mid 2013 and later
Corsair DDR3 PC8500 SODIMM - 4GB
Corsair DDR3 PC8500 SODIMM - 4GB
Battery for MacBook Pro 17" Unibody 2009/2010
Battery for MacBook Pro 17" Unibody 2009/2010
Kingston DDR3 PC12800 SODIMM - 8GB
Kingston DDR3 PC12800 SODIMM - 8GB
Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD SATA 600
Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD SATA 600
Internal SATA DVD-RW 9.5mm for most unibody MacBook Pros and MacBooks
Internal SATA DVD-RW 9.5mm for most unibody MacBook Pros and MacBooks