Other World Computing (http://www.macsales.com/) has announced the OWC Turnkey Upgrade Installation Program for the Mid-2011 iMac.
The program enables any 2011 21.5-inch or 27-inch iMac model owner to have OWC install up to three OWC Mercury 6G Solid State Drives up to 480GB each, a larger capacity hard drive up to 3.0TB, and OWC Memory Upgrades up to 32GB. 27-inch iMac owners also have the option of OWC installing the industry’s only eSATA interface and experience data transfer rates up to 600MB/second. OWC’s installation service program offers multiple configuration options starting at U$169 with a 48-business hours or less installation turnaround.
OWC Mercury 6G SSDs offer capacities up to 480GB, up to nearly double the capacity than the single factory 256GB SSD option, and offer read/write speeds in excess of 550MB/second. That’s over twice the performance than the factory 3G speed limited SSDs. Support for a RAID-0 configuration allows data rates of up to 1GB/s (1000MB/s), nearly four times the data performance vs. factory options in available multi-SSD configurations. Depending on other options selected, up to three OWC Mercury 6G SSDs can be installed for a total of up to 1.44TB SSD capacity.
iMac owners requiring more storage capacity than the factory stock 500GB-1.0TB hard drive can have OWC replace it with up to a 3TB drive for up to 6X greater platter based storage. Or, instead of a traditional hard drive, OWC can add additional OWC Mercury 6G SSD capacity of up to from 480GB to the 3.5-inch drive bay.
You can add up to 4X the factory maximum installed RAM with the OWC RAM 32GB option. Or, select from OWC Memory Upgrade kits providing 8GB total RAM starting from $80. For iMac owners only seeking a memory upgrade, OWC Memory Kits for the 2011 iMac are also available with savings up to 77% compared to factory upgrades.
With data transfer rates up to 600MB/s, OWC’s external eSATA port option for the 2011 27-inch iMac lets users take advantage of eSATA external drives for data backups and transfers at up to 6X faster than the built-in FireWire 800 interface.
The Turnkey Upgrade Installation Program for 2011 Apple iMac is available for immediate ordering at http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/turnkey/iMac . For answers to frequently asked questions regarding the program, OWC has created an FAQ list at: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/turnkey/iMac_2011/faq/ .