960GB Mercury Electra MAX 3G SSD 2.5" Serial-ATA 9.5mm 3Gb/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:
(65 Reviews) 65
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62 out of 62(100%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for 960GB Mercury Electra MAX 3G SSD 2.5" Serial-ATA 9.5mm 3Gb/s Solid State Drive.
Review 1 for 960GB Mercury Electra MAX 3G SSD 2.5" Serial-ATA 9.5mm 3Gb/s Solid State Drive.
PostedJuly 16, 2014
Bought the 960GB SSD for my 2009 iMac to help speed things up. My startup time to the login page was 4 minutes. It is now 45 sec. Installation of the drive was not difficult but it is so much smaller it did not fit securely in place. I had to rig some adhesive backed Velcro to hold it in place. Overall, I love the drive and its improved performance (as well as no sound).
I'm very happy with this 480GB Mercury Electra 3G SSD. It was very easy to install with the terrific OWC DIY Instructional Videos. I expected that my Mid 2009 17' MacBook Pro would be faster waking from sleep or re-booting. What I didn't expect and I'm delighted to find out is that, everything I do is much faster now. Opening or closing applications, surfing the internet, whatever. I feel as though my MacBook Pro has a new lease on life. Also, and this is a biggy, I can finally play various high quality audio instrument libraries in real time using Native Instruments Kontakt 5 Free player with a latency so low that it's practical for performing in front of a live audience. No hiccups at all. The CPU and Disk Usage Meter hardly even registers. A great improvement over my 7200 RPM internal drive.
Pros: Quality, Durability, extends useful life of computer
1st time with a SSD. I love it. I can't believe I waited so long to get one. It was easy to install and setup in my Mac Pro 4,1 as the boot drive. Everything is so much faster from booting up to launching apps. Its like have a brand new computer.
For years I read all the reviews about the speed of an SSD upgrade. Well it's almost laughable how much faster my macbook is now. This thing screams, my mac feels twice as fast. To avoid any issues.... with all that is mac... I bought from OWC, and as usual top notch product, service, and support. In all fairness, I haven't had my drive very long, so I cant attest to it's reliability. Bottom line, if you have a 5 year old mac, this SSD will bring new life to it.
This is the second 120 GB OWC SSD bought in the last two years, solid performance. Bought this one to refresh a 2006 iMac 5,2 to run Lion. The OS is snappy--even though the link speed is maxed at 1.5 GB, transforming the dated computer into a contender with modern macs and PCs. The first drive is still performing well in dual hard drive setup in a Macbook 7,1. I haven't seen a bouncing app in some time. Don't wait for your data buy a SSD!
I received several responses to my Imac SSD install & compatibility issue questions from OWC staff before going ahead with the purchase. In fact along with telephone conversations, additional emails provided links to videos and other helpful guides. While it might be a daunting task for some to attempt the installation on an Imac, all went well--no glitches!! PERFORMANCE: especially at start up was slower than I had hoped for & while I did not time it, it appears to be not much faster than the former internal hard drive. However once up and running, the SSD does feel a bit snappier than the former hard drive. I added the software to control the heat problem on the Imac-- the internal fan runs slower now.
I installed it in a MacBook Pro 2010. Installation was easy I connected the original drive as an external drive and the Migration Assistant made the transfer really easy. The MacBook Pro is like a completely different computer, very fast - for instance the startup is only 25 seconds compared the the old over 2,5 minutes. I really recommend the drive!
The hard drive on my mom's old white MacBook finally bit the dust, so when I heard she was about to take it to Best Buy for repair I knew this was a great opportunity to introduce her to OWC. I've bought RAM from you guys in the past with no issue, and installing this new drive with the 5-piece toolkit was a breeze. It feels like a new computer too, so fast! In the future when solid-state prices drop a little more I'll buy a 1 TB SSD for my MacBook Pro from you guys.
Outstanding SSD Drive. Highly recommend. I originally purchased and returned an equivalent drive from another popular vendor because of major compatibility issues. NO ISSUES WHAT SO EVER WITH OWC'S MERCURY ELECTRA. Out of the box into my Mid 2009 Macbook Pro without one single problem. Performance is outstanding!!!
Review 20 for 960GB Mercury Electra MAX 3G SSD 2.5" Serial-ATA 9.5mm 3Gb/s Solid State Drive.
This review is from 480GB Mercury Electra 3G SSD 2.5" Serial-ATA 9.5mm 3Gb/s Solid State Drive..
A Must Buy...Adds value
PostedApril 2, 2014
I purchased this for my son's older MBP model 5,5. It had been sitting around at the office for a while since I bought him the 13" MBA with SSD for college. I did the BlackMagic speed test before the upgrade; WRITE = around 30 mb/s READ = around 45 mb/s. After upgrade WRITE = never below 160 mb/s READ = never below 260 mb/s. Boot-up time after pressing the ON button around 40 sec. Here's where this upgrade blew my mind. Once you click on an app (itunes, safari), app comes up within 2 sec of clicking on it. Office for Mac loads up fast also except the icon takes an extra "bounce" or two before opening (around 3-4 sec). Definitely worth the upgade. Just don't know how much this upgrade affects battery cycle from fully charged (we'll see). But speed alone offsets that IMO. I just purchased the 8GB RAM upgrade from OWC for this machine as well and will write a review for that once I get it. Great job OWC!