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OWC Announces Low-Cost DIY 1 TB Hard Drive Kits for Laptops

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Other World Computing (OWC), the leading provider of Mac and PC performance upgrades, storage drives and accessories, announced today the OWC DIY Hard Drive Kit, the easiest and lowest-cost way to upgrade your laptop hard drive at home, school, or office to a faster (to 7200RPM!), larger (to 1TB!) hard drive or high performance SSD without sending the laptop out for repairs or buying a new laptop. The OWC DIY Hard Drive Kit provides everything you need to increase space and performance for your MacBook, MacBook Pro, Mac mini storage, or PC laptop and be “green” by re-using your “old” hard drive as a new portable external drive.

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A nice idea, but the prices are a little expensive for anyone that knows how to DIY already. Though I understand these kits are really for people that have no clue what they are doing.
 
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What's the difference between this kit and those already very popular around Europe?
You can already buy something like this for 24$ and put a $120 1TB WD Scorpio Blue and you'd still getting off cheaper.

Maybe I'm missing something but what's so special about it?

I'd buy this any day over the one above. It's about 45$ and has firewire, optional layered encryption and a dock as well.



 
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Other World Computing (OWC), the leading provider of Mac and PC performance upgrades
Leading provider? Why haven't I ever heard of them before?
 
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OWC has been around since 1988 man. They primarily have been a Mac oriented retailer for most of that time. Their prices are a little higher but they offer excellent customer service and support. They are a smaller "mom and pop" type shop and I like supporting those types of business Vs. The Best Buys. They also offer some unique products that really aren't available elsewhere. I also like that they are located in Chicago so everything I order is here the next day :)

I'd buy this any day over the one above. It's about 45$ and has firewire, optional layered encryption and a dock as well.
That one is cool (I just wish it had some reviews. Enclosures on Newegg really are hit or miss) but for some reason I find that the transparent OWC case to looks sexy. I just wish they had them for 3.5 drives.
 
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all this is, is the following:

HDD
USB enclosure (for OLD drive)
screwdriver
instructions (that i bet are useless for most laptops)