OWC DIY Bundle with Mercury Electra 6G SSD and 2.5-inch external enclosure for 21.5" iMac (2012 - 2019) iMac
Kit with SSD and installation tools to service all Apple 21.5-inch iMac models released since 2012 to 2019
- Add a high-performance OWC 6G SSD to your iMac.
- Includes a pocket-sized bus-powered USB enclosure – reuse your iMac's HDD for external storage.
- Includes all the tools you'll need to complete the upgrade yourself.
- Backed by free DIY install videos and expert support.
- 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty
The complete solution for your 2012 and later 21.5" iMac
Experience the extreme performance of an OWC SSD upgrade with this easy DIY SSD and hard drive replacement kit. Add an SSD to your hard drive equipped iMac to experience faster booting, near instant application launches and data transfer speeds up over 500 MB/s.
Fast and reliable solid-state storage
Delivering the latest in flash NAND and controller technology, utilizing SLC and 3D NAND for long-lasting, power-efficient performance, the OWC Mercury 6G SSD line offers a powerful combination of performance and reliability for demanding everyday computer users.
A True DIY upgrade
This comprehensive kit has all the tools you need to replace your factory HDD with a high-performance SSD, bringing a complete DIY upgrade within your reach. Includes drivers, glass removal suction cups, and screen adhesive so you can get the job done yourself. The included OWC Express 2.5" USB 3.0 enclosure offers maximum mobile data storage/backup potential with a sleek, totally bus powered design. Just add your iMac's factory 2.5" hard drive or SSD and take your digital life with you wherever you roam!
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 Electra 6G SSD
(1) OWC Express enclosure - black
(2) OWC 2-1/4" Suction Cup
(1) Torx T10 driver
(1) 21.5" iMac Adhesive tape set for proper display resealing
(1) Nylon Pry Tool (Spudger)
(1) OWC Screen Removal Tool
(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.
|Available capacity||250GB/ 500GB/ 1TB/ 2TB/ 4TB|
|Manufacturer part number (kits)||OWCK21IM12HE250/ OWCK21IM12HE500/ OWCK21IM12HE1TB/ OWCK21IM12HE2TB/ OWCK21IM12HE4TB|
|Manufacturer part numbers (SSD)||OWCS3D7E6G250/ OWCS3D7E6GD05/ OWCS3D7E6GD10/ OWCS3D7E6GD20/ OWCS4D7E6GT4.0|
|Form Factor||2.5-inch 7mm|
|Storage Interface||SATA 6.0 Gb/s|
|S.M.A.R.T. Attributes||Standard attributes supported|
|Native Command Queuing (NCQ||Up to 32 simultaneous commands|
|Random 4K Read / Random 4K Write||
250GB - Up to 54,000 IOPS / Up to 81,000 IOPS
500GB - Up to 100,000 IOPS / Up to 90,000 IOPS
1TB - Up to 100,000 IOPS / Up to 90,000 IOPS
2TB - Up to 100,000 IOPS / Up to 90,000 IOPS
|Sequential Read (Max) / Sequential Write (Max)||
250GB - Up to 535 MB/s / Up to 465 MB/s
500GB - Up to 540 MB/s / Up to 500 MB/s
1TB - Up to 540 MB/s / Up to 500 MB/s
2TB - Up to 540 MB/s / Up to 500 MB/s
4TB - Up to 524 MB/s / Up to 516 MB/s
|Nonrecoverable Read Errors||1 per 10/16 bits read|
|MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)||1,600,000 hours|
|TRIM Support||OS Dependent|
|Security||Secure Erase (SE), Crypto Erase|
250GB - 1,500,000 hours
500GB - 340TB total bytes written (TBW), equal to 187 GB per day for 5 years
1TB - 681TB total bytes written (TBW), equal to 374 GB per day for 5 years
2TB - 681TB total bytes written (TBW), equal to 374 GB per day for 5 years
4TB - 435TB total bytes written (TBW), equal to 239 GB per day for 5 years
|Mac OS Compatibility||Yes|
|PC OS Compatibility||Yes|
|Other Requirements||Host or device with a built-in SATA connection.|
|Write Mode (Max)||Up to 2 Watts|
|Seek Mode (Max)||Up to 1.9 Watts|
|Idle Mode (Max)||Up to 0.15 Watts|
|Dimensions||Height: 0.7 cm (0.3 in)
Length: 10.0 cm (3.9 in)
Width: 7.0 cm (2.8 in)
|Ambient Temperature||Operating: 32°F to 158°F (0°C to 70°C)
Non-Operating: -40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C)
|Altitude||Operating: -304.8 m to 3,048.0 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000 ft)
Non-Operating: -304.8 m to 12,192.0 m (-1,000 ft to 40,000 ft)
|Humidity||Operating: 5% to 90% non-condensing
Non-Operating: 0% to 93% non-condensing
|Applications||General Purpose High-performance SSD|
|OWC Express Black 2.5-inch external USB Enclosure Specifications||
Compact and versatile – No AC Adapter Required!
Use of a 2.5-inch SSD in a 3.5-inch drive bay requires an adapter bracket such as the NewerTech AdaptaDrive.
Use of any SSD in an external enclosure is dependent on the power available from the enclosure. OWC Mercury Electra 6G and Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSDs are engineered for use in any OWC Enclosure that supports 2.5-inch SSDs.
Other DetailsiMac w/Retina 4K display (21.5-inch Early 2019) (March 2019) Model ID:iMac19,2 | 3.6GHz i3, 3.0GHz i5, 3.2GHz i7
iMac w/Retina 4K display (21.5-inch Mid 2017) (June 2017) Model ID:iMac18,2 | 3.0GHz i5, 3.4GHz i5, 3.6GHz i7
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2017) (June 2017) Model ID:iMac18,1 | 2.3GHz i5
iMac w/ Retina 4K display (21.5-inch Late 2015) (October 2015) Model ID:iMac16,2 | 3.1GHz i5, 3.3GHz i7
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2015) (October 2015) Model ID:iMac16,1 | 1.6GHz i5, 2.8GHz i5
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2014) (June 2014) Model ID: iMac14,4 | 1.4GHz i5
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2013) (September 2013) Model ID: iMac14,3 | 2.9GHz i5 or 3.1GHz i7
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2013) (September 2013) Model ID: iMac14,1 | 2.7GHz i5
iMac (21.5-inch Early 2013) (March 2013) Model ID: iMac13,1 | 3.3GHz i3
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2012) (October 2012) Model ID: iMac13,1 | 2.7GHz i5 , 2.9GHz i5, 3.1GHz i7
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If you follow video the instructions, adhesive 4R will cover iMac microphone resulting into a wrong display sealing. After you turn you iMac you will find that microphone do not work properly and sound level very very low.
This kit has totally transformed my wife’s IMac. It’s made improvement s in all areas, boot, running heavy programs like Adobe Cc, and just general speed. The kit provided everything I needed, and luckily had a duplicate set of double sided edge stickers, I needed them..