Apple seems to be moving away from the optical drive, as shown by the USB key that comes with the MacBook Air instead of the old DVD option. If you’re one of those people that doesn’t use their optical drive very option but needs some extra hard drive space, you can install a data doubler like this one from OWC. Here’s the scoop:
Add up to an additional 750GB of internal storage. Add a Solid State Drive (SSD) for near instantaneous bootÂ and app load. Even create a RAID array! Includes bracket screws, and detailedÂ installation guide for complete all in one solution.
Configuration flexibility is yours when you replace your Mac mini or iMac’s* internal SuperDrive with the OWCÂ Data Doubler. This custom engineered blue anodized aluminum bracket with adapter cable comes readyÂ to mount any 9.5mm tall 2.5″ SATA hard disk drive and even Solid State Drives.
Then, just install the entire assembly into a Mac mini or iMac’s* 5.25″ optical drive bay.Â OWC Data Doubler makes it easy to custom design how you want your internal storage to
perform. Installed drives are recognized like any other high speed SATA storage deviceÂ and can be setup and partitioned using the Apple Disk Utility Program.
Now this is a tough process to do in the models OWC recommends, but regardless, it’s a good way to add an extra 750GB of space to your computer. I may just do it myself.