Add More Space By Adding a Data Doubler

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 boot and app load. Even create a RAID array! Includes bracket screws, and detailed 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 OWC Data Doubler. This custom engineered blue anodized aluminum bracket with adapter cable comes ready 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. 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 device 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.

Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.

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  1. sounds good, but too many software manufactures require installation via cd/dvd tunless you have another computer to use as a remote drive.