960GB Mercury Electra MAX 3G 2.5-inch 9.5mm SATA 3.0Gb/s Solid-State Drive. Tier 1 NAND Flash storage with 7% Over Provisioned Redundancy. Mac and PC compatible. Built in the USA. 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty.
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224 out of 225(100%)reviewers would recommend this product.
The Hard Drive was dying on my MBP. While it was tempting to buy a new Mac, I decided that there was really nothing else wrong with the ol' girl, so I decided to get an SSD from OWC to give her a bit more life. It arrived from the USA when expected and changing the drive was a breeze thanks to the online instructions. Reinstallation of my software items was trouble free and then, when I finally re-booted......."WOW!" I'm absolutely amazed at the boost in performance - the advertised comparisons are not an exaggeration! I'm going to get some more RAM from OWC, and I reckon I'll get many more years before I have to think about a new Mac. Thanks MacSales and OWC!
Greatest upgrade ever. Put this SSD in a '08 Unibody Mac and it ran like a new machine. Wonderful. It's been in there for years now and still performs without a complaint. I found keeping your SSD under 50% capacity keep it at peak performance so keep this in mind when purchasing. This wasn't a problem, I find it easiest to keep huge media files on an external drive anyway.
OWC was really helpful in selecting the right drive and in providing installation support. Great company and a great drive. Good performance. No complaints.
I have a 2008 MacBook unibody laptop that was starting to struggle. Installing this SSD drive as well as additional RAM was incredibly easy (including data & systems files transfer) especially given the online videos. This has resulted in refreshing my machine and giving it a new life. Well worth the cost. Cannot thank OWC enough; they really remove the significant issue of parts compatibility (a major problem with Macs at least for me) as a concern.
If you need to speed up your older Mac, this SSD is a great choice. It made my Mid-2010 MacBook Pro feel like a new machine. It fitted perfectly, and now the spinning beach ball of waiting isn't a constant feature of my computing experience. The OWC video showed me exactly how to do the installation myself, and all went very well. No funky TRIM enablement is needed with OWC SSDs, so you can just install and use the drive without concern.
This replaced the 400gb hard drive that was going bad that came with my MBP (bought in Jan '09). I had never tinkered with anything inside a computer before but OWC's installation videos are spot on. Also, customer support responded to my emails promptly. As far as durability, it's hard to tell but I bought this on Oct. 28 and waited to write this review so I'd know if I got a lemon or what. So far, so good!
Upgraded my MacBook Pro with ram, battery, and an SSD. It has been sluggish for quite some time. Now it is very responsive and acts like it did when I purchased it new. The videos and how-to's made this upgrade very easy. Glad that I found MacSales & OWC.
I have a 2009 MacBook which seemed always slow. So I bought one of these, installed it using the video on the OWC site, and wow, seems like a whole different computer. Boots fast, apps open fast--very pleased!
I was surprised how much of a performance improvement an SSD would make in my old 2007 MacBook Pro. I'd definitely recommend it for those who have an old MBP. I've only had it for a month now, so I can't speak about it's longevity.
I wish it wasn't that expensive and that I could go even to a higher capacity. Overall, this SSD has given my 10-year old MacBook new lease on life - way cheaper than a new Mac, but still - would have been nice to be able to go to a higher capacity SSD. The install was a breeze, once I prepped it (had an external SATA enclosure). Now, if I only could get some $$$ back for the 640 GB HD that I pulled out...
I am purchased the drive because a 120 gt 3G died on may after only a year. The customer service was great and I receive a new 120 gt 3G. I felt if I was going to go through the trouble of re-installing a 3G SSD into my Mac mini it may as well be larger. So I am very happy for now. How long the drive last remains to be seen. The price is reasonable and the instructional videos are fantastic. Each day it runs I am happier!!
Used this SSD as my secondary SSD. Replace the regular one in my G5. It made my whole system run soooo much faster. It felt like I had a new, faster processor installed. And it also runs so much quiter. Files copy so much faster from Internal SSD-1 to internal SSD-2.
Review 19 for 960GB Mercury Electra MAX 3G 2.5-inch 9.5mm SATA 3.0Gb/s Solid-State Drive
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Speeds up the current processor!!
PostedFebruary 2, 2016
Used this SSD to replace the regular one in my G5. It made my whole system run soooo much faster. It felt like I had a new, faster processor installed. And it also runs so much more quite. This is my second G5 I'm replacing with a SSD since the other G5 SSD works so well.