Kool Tools: MCE internal hard drive upgrade kit
If you need to upgrade the hard drive in your MacBook Pro, MacBook, or Mac mini, check out MCE Technologies' 2TB internal hard drive upgrade kit
The US$199 MobileStor Performance(R) upgrade kit consists of a high-performance 2TB, 5400RPM, 2.5-inch SATA hard drive to replace the system's original hard drive, an illustrated installation guide, installation toolkit, plus a portable, USB 3.0 external enclosure to house the original internal hard drive with cloning software to facilitate transition to the new drive.
The MCE 2TB MobileStor Performance Hard Drive Upgrade features a rotational speed of 5400RPM, a maximum sustained data transfer rate of 169MB/sec with 32MB of on-board cache supplying burst transfer rates of 600MB/sec. The drive also features Native Command Queing (NCQ) in which the drive automatically reorders commands in the most efficient way based on the location of data on its platters in order to retrieve, or write, that data with the least latency.
S.M.A.R.T. status monitoring is also supported and can warn of possible or impending disk failure long before one actually occurs allowing the user to take early action to keep their data safe. The drive's S.M.A.R.T. status can be verified using Apple's Disk Utility or System Profiler program.
The included portable, external USB 3.0 enclosure is bootable on all Intel Macs and is provided with cloning software in order to facilitate an easy transition to the new hard drive as well as to allow continued usage of the original drive for general data storage or backup. An illustrated installation manual and all tools for performing the upgrade are also included. Go to http://www.mcetech.com for more info.