Add a 2nd internal HD to your Mac mini or iMac

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I rarely use the CD drive in my iMac or Macbook Pro. 99.9% of the time, I download software instead of buying CDs. And I don’t watch DVDs on my devices either. OWC has a cool product that will let you ditch your optical drive for something that you might use more often – more disk space. With their $79.99 do-it-yourself Data Doubler kit for the Mac mini (2009) and iMac (2009/2010), you can replace the internal optical drive with a second hard drive or Solid State Drive for up to 750GB additional internal capacity or a RAID array. Check their site for compatibility info.

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3 comments… add one
  • RainyDayInterns October 31, 2010, 9:08 am

    That is pretty pricey for a metal tray and a cable. Definitely, not cost effective if one just want more storage…especially if complete external USB terabyte drives can sometimes be had for under $100 on sale.

    Still, it is a pretty cool specialized solution if there is a good reason that everything must be in one box (perhaps if doing a carputer installation or as a DVR mounted in the back of a LCD TV panel).

  • tiktianc September 20, 2011, 8:49 am

    this is pretty much just an ad.

  • Julie September 20, 2011, 9:41 am

    @ticktianc Well it is a news item and not a review, so I guess it could be considered advertising for the product.

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