OWC Announces HDD And SSD Upgrade Kits For 2011 MacBook Pros

Do you know how much better the world would be if every single hard drive were replaced with an equally large SSD? It's a far-fetched fantasy, and we're decades out from that being even close to true, but baby steps are getting us closer to that ideal computing society. Other World Computing has just revealed a new HDD upgrade kit that is joined by an SSD upgrade kit, with the latter having the potential to greatly increase the speed of your 2011 MacBook Pro.

Apple's newest MBP models are great from a specification standpoint, but two major things are missing: a Blu-ray drive and a factory SSD. Sure, you can pay Apple for an upgrade, but this option both saves on costs and it also gives you a drive to use as an external storage solution. The new upgrade kits work with any of the new 2011 MBP models, and they provide all of the necessary tools, including a bus-powered external enclosure, for the easy installation, data transfer, and ongoing use of the original drive for additional external storage and/or data backup. 

If you'd prefer capacity over speed, there's a 1TB HDD kit priced at $122.99, while a 750GB 7200RPM kit adds a mixture of capacity and speed for $14.99 (compared to up to $150 for factory 750GB 5400RPM upgrade option). If you need speed and more speed, the SSD kits are priced from $114.99 and have capacities as high as 480GB. All of the new kits are on sale now, and they're actually pretty well priced considering that you can turn your factory drive into an external storage solution.

OWC ANNOUNCES INTERNAL HARD DRIVE/SSD UPGRADES FOR  JUST ANNOUNCED NEW 2011 APPLE MACBOOK PRO MODELS
OWC “Do it Yourself” Kits Offer up to 33% More Capacity for Standard Drive Bay, Substantial Savings & Additional Options vs. Factory

March 1, 2011, Woodstock, IL -- Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, announced today the immediate availability of higher capacity, higher speed hard drives and Solid State Drives (SSDs) “Do it Yourself” kits for the new MacBook® Pro 13", 15", and 17" models announced by Apple® last week.  OWC’s complete upgrade kits provide all the needed tools, including a bus-powered external enclosure, for the easy installation, data transfer, and ongoing use of the original drive for additional external storage and/or data backup.

OWC Internal Hard Drive/SSD Upgrade Kits for MacBook Pro 13", 15", and 17" models include:

·        OWC 1TB Hard Drive Kit - features 33% more storage capacity than the largest 750GB drive factory option.  Priced at:  $122.99.
·        OWC 750GB 7200RPM Hard Drive Kit – 50% more storage capacity than the largest 500GB 7200RPM drive factory option.  Priced at:  $124.99 (compared to up to $150 for factory 750GB 5400RPM upgrade option).
·        OWC Mercury Extreme™ Pro Solid State Drive (SSD) Kits - priced from $114.99 (up to 54% less than the factory SSD options) with capacities of up to 480GB.

OWC’s broad line of Mac and PC notebook drive upgrades in capacities ranging from 500GB to 1TB as well as the industry’s fastest OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD upgrades are available for immediate ordering at: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/hard-drives/2.5-Notebook/.

Memory Upgrades Available for New MacBook Pros with up to 55% Savings for 8GB

In addition to storage upgrades, OWC has also announced an 8GB Memory Upgrade Kit for the new MacBook Pro models, with savings of up 55% versus the factory installed 8GB option; as well as 6GB of total memory not available from the factory.  Both memory upgrades are available immediately at:

http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/Apple_MacBook_MacBook_Pro/Upgrade/DDR3_1333MHz_SDRAM.

Full product and ordering information for OWC memory, internal drive upgrades up to 1TB, optical bay upgrades, and other accessories for all Mac laptops, including the new 2011 models, is available at: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/Apple_MacBook_MacBook_Pro/Upgrade.

“We pride ourselves in offering new Mac owners more performance and expanded choices compared to factory available,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “With memory, hard drive, SSD, and optical bay upgrades available, OWC is a one-stop shop for new MacBook Pro owners to get the most from their machine.”
Via:  Thomas-PR
Tags:  Hard Drive, SSD, HDD, Storage, OWC
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