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OWC Introduces DIY Kit for Adding Second Drive to 2011 Apple mini

$49.99 Kit Enables Mac mini Owners to Install a Second Hard Drive or SSD with Data Rates Approaching 600MB/s for Faster Booting, App Launches, and Overall Faster System Performance

Apr 27, 2012 | Woodstock, IL

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Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, today introduced the OWC DIY Kit for 2011 Mac mini models. The kit enables mini owners to add a second internal 2.5" SATA hard drive or high-performance Solid State Drive in addition to the existing factory hard drive. Fully supported with a step-by-step 'how-to' video, users can add an OWC Mercury 6G SSD up to 480GB in capacity starting from $95.99 and enjoy near instantaneous booting and application launches along with an incredible boost to overall system and application performance thanks to real-world sustained data rates of up to 559MB/s. While OWC highly recommends its Mercury SSDs for the Apple mini, this kit is fully compatible with all 2.5" Serial ATA SSDs.

OWC DIY Kit for 2011 Mac mini Includes:

Availability, Pricing
The OWC DIY Kit for the 2011 Mac mini is available for immediate ordering at the discounted price of $49.99 direct from OWC's ecommerce portal, www.macsales.com. OWC also offers an instant $15.00 rebate on this DIY Kit when an OWC Mercury 2.5" SATA SSD is purchased at the same time.

Double the Factory RAM
To complement the improved drive performance that the OWC DIY Kit provides, mini owners can also choose to add up to double the factory RAM with OWC's 16GB 'MaxRAM®' Kit. Same-sized factory memory upgrades of 4GB and 8GB are also available from OWC with savings up to 83 percent compared to factory upgrade costs and come backed by OWC's free installation videos and lifetime warranty.

"Our DIY Kit is the key that lets 2011 Mac mini owners make their mini 'less mini' on drive capacity." said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. "With the kit, owners can add a second hard drive or SSD for higher performance, drive capacity, and/or configuration options that just aren't possible with single drive limited factory options. Although only the Mac mini with Lion Server is offered by Apple with two drives from the factory, all current 2011 and later Mac minis can now benefit from a second drive/two-drive configurations with our new kit."

Let the OWC Pros DIFY
If, after watching the how-to video, mini owners are not fully confident of their ability to add an SSD to their machine, they can choose to have OWC "Do It For You" via the mini Installation Service. For only $99 with shipping included, mini owners can have OWC professionally install a hard drive or SSD and memory and receive their higher-performance mini back within 72 business hours or less installation turnaround.

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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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