OWC Announces High Performance Internal Hard Drive Upgrades For Apple Macbooks And Macbook Pros

Higher Capacity up to 500GB, 200GB from $57.99 Highest Performance 7200RPM Models up to 320GB from $77.99

Oct 17, 2008 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading Mac and PC technology company, announced today a full selection of new 7200RPM and 5400RPM 2.5" SATA internal hard drives in capacities up to 500GB for Apple’s MacBook, MacBook Pro 15", and MacBook Pro 17" models. The OWC hard drive line-up offers higher capacity and performance compared to standard factory drive options. OWC also provides greater performance for Apple’s MacBook models with 4GB OWC Memory Upgrades from as low as $69.99.

OWC 2.5" SATA internal hard drive upgrades are available immediately, with the most popular options including:

• Hitachi Travelstar 5K320 - 320GB 2.5" 5400RPM with 8MB cache, 3 year warranty $74.99*
• Hitachi Travelstar 7K320 - 320GB 2.5" 7200RPM with 16MB cache, 3 year warranty $109.99*
• Seagate Momentus 7200.3 - 320GB 2.5" 7200RPM with 16MB cache, 5 year warranty $119.99
• Samsung Spinpoint M6 - 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM with 8MB cache, 3 year warranty $179.99
*Price after $20 Hitachi Sponsored rebate

OWC Drive Upgrades Offer Bigger Capacities, Higher Performance, and Longer Warranties

Apple’s MacBook and MacBook Pro models have shipped standard with drive capacities as low as 60GB, with the recently announced new models offering as little as 160GB drive capacity. The wider selection of drives available from OWC enables MacBook and MacBook Pro owners to select the drive that best meets their needs. Offering bigger capacity and higher performance, OWC’s drive upgrades often cost far less than similar options installed at the factory, as well as offering a longer warranty. In addition, MacBook and MacBook Pro owners that purchase a new drive from OWC also enjoy the benefit of keeping their existing drive, which can be used as a temporary backup drive, converted into an external storage solution, or sent to OWC for a cash back trade-in.

Easy to Install with Free Online Video Guide

OWC makes installing new hard drive upgrades easy, with free online video guides at: Additionally, a step-by-step “tech tip” article, available at:, explains how to transfer data to a new drive using the NewerTech USB Universal Drive Adapter ( and offers suggestions on what to do with the “old” drive after upgrading, such as turning it into an external drive with a kit from OWC, found at:

To order or for more information on OWC Hard Drive and Memory Upgrades for MacBook and MacBook Pro, please visit:


About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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