Want 3TB in your Mac Mini (2 X 1.5TB hard drives)? Or an internal SSD and 1.5TB hard drive?
The OWC DataDoubler kit for the MacMini does the job, and now that 9.5mm high-capacity hard drives are available* (12.5mm was too thick), two of them can fit inside the MacMini case, meaning that up to 3TB can be installed internally. Configure as a RAID-1 mirror or a RAID-0 stripe or as two separate volumes.
* For example, the HGST Travelstar 5K1500.
September 17, 2013: Other World Computing (OWC®), the world’s leading destination for cutting-edge and easy-to-install Mac and PC upgrades and accessories, has just launched an upgraded OWC “Data Doubler” Kit, which can now add a new 1.5TB drive, and is compatible with 2011 and later Mac® minis. These kits can be purchased stand alone, starting at $27.99 or specially discounted bundled pricing from our online store.
What it does: this DIY kit enables Mac mini owners to add a second internal hard drive and install up to two drives for up to 3.0TB of storage, or add a high-performance solid-state drive (SSD) to complement (or fully replace) the existing internal factory drive.
Why it’s cool: this kit is ideal for Mac mini owners who are running out of storage space or want to improve performance with an OWC SSD. It lets you add a second 9.5mm or smaller 2.5" SATA hard drive or solid-state drive (sold separately). Adding one of these drives to an internal bay also takes advantage of higher speeds and increased performance of the Mac mini internal storage connections. With this kit, users can enjoy almost instantaneous booting and application launches along with an incredible boost to overall system and application performance.
What it costs: The OWC Data Doubler Kit for 2011 and later Mac mini models is available for immediate ordering at the special discounted price of $32.99 direct from our online store. A Data Doubler kit without tools is also available for $27.99.
Although OWC highly recommends its Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSDs for the 6.0Gb/s SATA-equipped 2011 to current Apple mini, this DIY kit is fully compatible with all 9.5mm or smaller 2.5" Serial ATA SSDs, including the largest capacity in the 3G speed class, the OWC Mercury Electra 960GB SSD.
What it includes:
- All drive-mounting components (custom flex cable, screws, and grommets)
- All necessary tools
- Installation guide
- Step-by-step online installation video
- Or, customers can use our Apple Mac mini Installation Service and have OWC
- “Do It For You”