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OWC outs DIY Hard Drive Kits to upgrade your computer’s storage

The DIY kits are a great help if you want to upgrade your portable computer’s storage

OWC, best known as a third-party peripheral and component provider for Macs, has come out with a solution to make things easier for you when upgrading your device’s storage. OWC’s DIY Hard Drive Kit packages everything you need to upgrade your PC, Mac laptop or Mac Mini desktop’s storage.

We all know how tough it gets to upgrade your computer’s storage, especially if it’s a notebook. And so, this kit provides you not only with the drive with which you wish to replace your existing one with, but also a five-piece toolkit, a cable that helps transfer data between your old and new drives, and an external casing to store your existing drive for later re-use as an external drive. In fact, you can also opt for a casing that supports FireWire. For those finding it difficult to use the kit, the company has put up video tutorials on its website and one can also contact the round-the-clock  customer support centre.

When you purchase the kit, you get to choose amongst a variety of options for the drive you need. Starting at $57.99, you get a 250GB 5,400 rpm hard drive, whereas a 240GB SSD will set you back by $584.99. Additionally, you also get to choose from 500GB and 1TB hard drives options at 5,400 or 7,200rpm, along with 60GB or 120GB SSDs.

I’m not sure how useful this DIY kit will prove in case of netbooks, because many of the popular models has provision for easy hard disk replacement possible with just a screw-driver. But those with Macs will surely find this kit very useful – although I’m not sure if the warranty will still hold once you open the unit.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2010-11- 3 (Update: 2012-05-26)