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.
Average Customer Rating:
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210 out of 211(100%)reviewers would recommend this product.
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 3 for 960GB Mercury Electra MAX 3G 2.5-inch 9.5mm SATA 3.0Gb/s Solid-State Drive
This review is from 240GB Mercury Electra 3G SSD 2.5" Serial-ATA 9.5mm 3Gb/s Solid State Drive..
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.
My iMac is quite old- about 7 years old. It became super slow. Once I bought this SSD drive with the necessary bracket and had it installed, my iMac became much much faster. It almost flies now. It's quite close to the speed of a brand new iMac now. I love it!
My grandson and I just installed this in my wife's 2008 Macbook Pro last Friday, so we don't have a lot of experience with it yet. For the things my wife uses her notebook for, I don't expect to see a dramatic improvement in speed. But I have noticed that it does boot up from a restart a lot faster than before. If she gets another couple of years from the Macbook Pro before some other issue forces her to get a new one, it will be well worth the cost.
Don't change computer, throw away mechanical HDD and switch to SSD!
PostedJanuary 15, 2016
Installed on a 2009 Mac Mini... just makes an amazing difference, even if the Mini controller is only "Sata 2". Mac Mini 2009 + 8GB Ram + SSD = EL CAPITAN boots in 19 seconds. No need to say anything else.
Review 12 for 960GB Mercury Electra MAX 3G 2.5-inch 9.5mm SATA 3.0Gb/s Solid-State Drive
This review is from 480GB Mercury Electra 3G SSD 2.5" Serial-ATA 9.5mm 3Gb/s Solid State Drive..
MBP just flies like an Eagle
PostedDecember 28, 2015
Replaced a slow 5400rpm 320GB internal harddrive with this SSD. What a difference it makes. My late '08 MBP boots up in 20 seconds or less. Only 2 turns of the turning circle on OS X 10.6.8 & I'm up & running. Couldn't be better pleased. At first I thought an SSD was expensive but delighted now that I bit the bullet.
I have several 2008 20" iMac's in my home. I just upgraded my son's machine with this drive and what difference it has made. Along with the great OWC AdaptaDrive (really well made) and the Mercury 3G, this was a simple replacement. The machine performs so well, I am very pleased. My son is very happy with his "new" iMac, and I think we will get many more years of service out of this machine thanks to this drive upgrade.
I purchased this drive to replace the slow, aging HDD in my early 2009 27" iMac. The iMac only has SATA II and this drive is perfect for the slower interface. Read and Write speeds are in the upper 200's and the overall performance boost of SSD versus HDD has actually made me not want to buy a new 5K iMac. This old one should have many years left in it thanks to a speedy hard drive.
This is my second unit. Speeds up any mac. Incredilble, feels like having a brand new computer. OWC's install videos are also great. First one had a problem, under warranty. No questions asked, replaced very quickly. Great service.