OWC Mercury 500GB Electra 3G 2.5in SATA 300 SSD
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. We sell a precision screwdriver set that covers the range of Phillips and Torx/Torx Security screws used on Apple Macs. Most iMacs need additional tools to remove the screen - see the Cables, Adaptors and Tools section on the relevant page for your iMac.
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
Below is a list of compatible Macs for this item. You can click on any of the pictures to see the precise models it covers. We guarantee full compatibility with all models covered by each link, subject to any exceptions explicitly listed below.
MacBook Pro Unibody
- Not intended for 2011 and later models - these can make use of faster SATA 600 SSDs.
MacBook Pro Aluminium
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