OWC Offers DIY Solid State Drive 2.5" Upgrade Kits

In the mood for an upgrade? Feeling like doing it yourself rather than paying for someone else to do it? Other World Computing has the answer. The company has just revealed new do-it-yourself SSD kits, enabling customers to upgrade to SSD while using their "old" HDD in an external enclosure for backup. This way, you aren't stuck with an HDD that has no purpose. It's a great way to maintain usage on a device that you'd typically just sit aside and forget about.

The DIY SSD Storage Upgrade Kit starts at just $109.99, and there are 14 available configurations depending on your needs and budget. Capacities reach all the way up to 480GB, and they include a 2.5" SSD, an OWC-brand USB 3.0/FireWire/USB 2.0 2.5" external enclosure (for placing your existing/old HDD into) and all supporting interface cables needed to make the transfers. It also includes a 5-piece installation tool kit and free how-to videos, and according to OWC's math, these kits save customers up to 40% over buying things separately.

The OWC DIY SSD Storage Upgrade Kits are available immediately from OWC priced starting at $109.99, and they're designed to work with both PCs and Macs.


Upgrade to SSD for Faster Mac & PC Laptops - Use the Old Drive as a Portable External Drive

 Savings up to 40% - Starting at $109.99, Fourteen Kits Feature Solid State Drives to 480GB, Installation Tools, Bus Powered Enclosure & Free How-to Videos

December 14, 2010 Woodstock, IL -- Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, announced today the OWC Do-It-Yourself (DIY) SSD Storage Upgrade Kit priced starting at $109.99 MSRP.  Available in fourteen configurations with capacities up to 480GB, the OWC DIY SSD Kits let you upgrade your Mac or Windows laptop to the industry’s fastest solid state drives (SSDs) available on the market today. 

The OWC DIY SSD Kits Feature:

    * Industry’s fastest SSD -- OWC Mercury Extreme Pro Solid State Drive (up to 480GB) provides performance up to 47X faster than factory hard drive.
·        OWC brand USB 3.0, FireWire and/or USB 2.0 bus powered 2.5” portable external enclosure to re-use the replaced internal hard disk drive.
·        All supported interface cables for transferring data from the old internal drive to the new SSD, plus helpful data transfer instructions at: http://eshop.macsales.com/tech_center/tech_tips/sparedrive.cfm
    * Five piece installation tool kit with everything needed to complete the installation.
    * Free how-to online videos at www.macsales.com/installvideos.

Save up to 40% Versus Buying Separately - Save Money & Environment By Retasking ‘Old’ Drive as New Portable Drive

With the OWC DIY SSD Storage Upgrade Kit, MacBook, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and PC laptop users can make their computers faster than new with incredible SSD performance by upgrading their computer’s internal hard drive with the industry’s fastest SSDs from OWC.  They can then continue to use their ‘old’ drive by installing it into the provided OWC enclosure for a ‘new’ pocket-sized portable external drive, saving money and the environment by re-using their ‘old’ hard drive instead of throwing a perfectly good drive into a landfill or just letting the drive sit idle and unused.  By purchasing the OWC DIY SSD Kit, customers will also save up to 40% versus buying all the included components separately.

Instantly Transforms Macs and PCs with Faster than New Performance

The OWC DIY SSD Storage Upgrade Kit instantly transforms Macs and PCs, allowing them to boot in seconds, load apps and files nearly instantaneously, and dramatically improve overall system responsiveness thanks to the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD included in each kit. The OWC SSD helps users supercharge their machine so older machines can perform faster than new models and new machines can achieve previously un-reached performance levels.  To learn more about the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD, including performance benchmark testing results, visit: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/internal_storage/Mercury_Extreme_SSD_Sandforce/Solid_State_Pro

“OWC DIY SSD Kits are the most cost effective and comprehensive solutions available for getting the most performance from MacBooks, MacBook Pros, Mac minis, and PC notebooks,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “With all of the included tools and helpful resources plus the external enclosure for reusing the existing internal drive, these kits have become extremely popular with consumers.”

Availability & Pricing
The OWC DIY SSD Storage Upgrade Kits are available immediately from OWC priced starting at $109.99 MSRP from: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/hard-drives/2.5-Notebook/SATA/DIY and are compatible with Mac or PC laptop and Mac mini internal drives, Apple OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, all versions of Apple OS X, and Windows 98SE or later operating systems.  Select kits include a $200 retail value disk utility software bundle.  For bundle details, visit http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/solutions/software_bundle/