Complete DIY bundle kit for adding an extra SSD to internal SSD bay on 21.5-inch iMac 2011
This SSD bundle is not to change your primary HDD but to add another HDD/SSD into your iMac-enabled drive bay. Please watch the video from the Product Videos Tab to understand this upgrade.
The complete solution for your 2011 iMac
Configuration flexibility is yours when you add a second internal drive using the OWC SSD bay kit. Boost your storage capacity by adding additional storage, and enjoy near-instantaneous boot and app loading times thanks the performance of an OWC 6G SSD.
Starts fast, stays fast
Even though many SSDs use low cost, less robust components in their design, they can still offer enticing short term bust speeds which are perfectly suitable for light duty uses. However, those drives are not designed to deliver consistent sustained speeds over their capacity rating, which results in a dramatic slowdown to even hard drive speeds under demanding use.
The fifth generation of Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD was built to start fast and stay fast at over 500MB/s sustained. Its development began with using the best flash storage components and technology available. Next, after being nearly completely filled to capacity with data, it had to deliver the same high speed as if it were empty. This drive doesn’t flinch at any time or capacity level and drop read/write speeds like other drives do…it easily handles the most extreme, mission-critical uses you can throw at it.
Please note, that before attempting to perform this installation, it is recommended you watch the associated instructional video in its entirety to determine your ability to perform this complex procedure. OWC assumes no responsibility for damage that may occur during the install.
(1) OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD
(1) 18" SATA III 6Gbps data cable
(1) SSD Power Cable for 2011 21" iMac
(2) OWC 2-1/4" Suction Cup
(1) Torx T10 driver
(1) Torx T6 driver
(1) Phillips #2 driver
(1) Nylon Pry Tool (Spudger)
(1) iMac Adhesive tape set for SSD installation
(1) OWC Blue Microfiber Screen Cleaning Cloth
NOTE: This kit contains consumable and/or one-time-use components and therefore is non-refundable if opened. If you have any concerns about your ability to perform the upgrade, you can return the unopened kit for a refund
|Controller||Phison PS3112-S12 with 7% over-provisioning|
|NAND||Synchronous Triple-Level Cell (TLC) 3D NAND Flash|
|Form Factor||Standard 7mm 2.5-inch|
|Capacity||240GB/ 480GB/ 1TB/ 2TB/ 4TB|
|Manufacturer part numbers (SSD)||OWCS3D7P6G240/ OWCS3D7P6G480/ OWCS3D7P6G960/ OWCS3D7P6GS2.0/ OWCS3D7P6GS4.0|
|Manufacturer part numbers (bundles)||OWCK21IM11SP240/ OWCK21IM11SP480/ OWCK21IM11SP1TB/ OWCK21IM11SP2TB/ OWCK21IM11SP4TB|
|Interface||SATA III 6Gb/s|
|Data Reliability||Built-in BCH ECC: Up to 66 bits correctable per 1024 bytes|
|Security||Chip Based Data Encryption: 256-bit AES-compliant|
|Nonrecoverable Read Errors||Less than 1 sector per 10/16 bits read|
|Sustained Reads 6G (up to)||550MB/s|
|Sustained Writes 6G (up to)||530MB/s|
|Random 4K Read||Up to 100,000 IOPS|
|Random 4K Write||Up to 90,000 IOPS|
|Warranty||5 Year OWC Limited Warranty|
5 Year OWC SSD Limited Warranty on the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD
Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. OWC's industry-leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. OWC solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.
Other DetailsiMac (21.5-inch Late 2011) (August 2011) Model ID: iMac12,1 - A1311 - EMC - 2496 | 3.1GHz i3
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011) (May 2011) Model ID: iMac12,1 - A1311 - EMC - 2428 | 2.5GHz i5 , 2.7GHz i5, 2.8GHz i7