One thing that most notebook users have in common no matter the brand of machine they use is the need for more storage space. When your typical Windows-powered notebook runs out of space adding a larger hard drive is relatively straightforward but things can get tricky if you use a MacBook. A company called OWC has announced a new Data Doubler option for MacBook users that adds 3 TB of storage space.
The 3 TB Data Doubler uses a pair of 1.5 TB 5400 RPM 2.5-inch hard drives. The kit comes as a DIY bundle offering the storage drives, custom aluminum bracket with the required PCB circuit board, and the tools you need for the installation.
Like the OWC Data Doubler kits we’ve seen in past, this kit does replace your MacBook optical drive. The kit is compatible with the standard MacBook or MacBook Pro that feature 5.25-inch optical drive bays. Once installed, the new storage capacity can be set up and partitioned using the Apple Disc Utility Program.
The new 3 TB of storage space can be set up in RAID 0 for performance, RAID 1 for redundancy, SPAN to create one giant volume, or as two separate drives. The downside to adding storage via this method is that powering a pair of additional hard drives can significantly reduce the battery life of your computer. The 3 TB kit is available now for $319.99.