500 GB SSD Hybrid 2.5" Hard Drive

$89.95

Product code: IF107-098

 

500 GB SSD Hybrid 2.5" Hard Drive

$89.95

Product code: IF107-098

Product Overview

Hybrid technology from Seagate combines SSD and traditional hard drive technology to provide SSD speeds from an affordable high capacity hard drive. Adaptive Memory technology keeps the files and file types you access the most ready and available for instant transfer from SSD.

No software or operating system requirements, Adaptive Memory technology is self-contained and works like any SATA drive.

To upgrade a 2010 or later Intel Mac mini you will need a Mac Mini Logic Board Removal Tool in addition to the tools in the kit.

Kit Contents:

Compatibility

  • All MacBooks and MacBook Pros (excluding MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Retina)
  • All Intel Mac minis
  • All Sony PS3 and PS3 Slim consoles
  • All Sony PS4 consoles

Product Details

  • Interface: SATA 6.0 Gb/s
  • Speed: SSD Hybrid, 5400 RPM
  • Dimensions: 2.75" (69.85mm) x 0.27" (7mm)
  • Capacity: 500 GB
  • Cache: 64 MB

$104.95 Upgrade Kit

 

Condition:

New

Notes:

This option contains the drive and kit components. The Lifetime Warranty covers the kit components only.

$89.95 Drive Only

 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Seagate

Model #: ST500LM000

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Replacement Guides

Mac Mini Late 2012

Difficulty: Moderate

Mac Mini Mid 2010

Difficulty: Moderate

Mac Mini Mid 2011

Difficulty: Moderate

Mac mini Model A1176

Difficulty: Moderate

Mac mini Model A1283

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Core 2 Duo

Difficulty: Easy

MacBook Core Duo

Difficulty: Easy

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2009

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 17" Unibody

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Unibody Model A1278

Difficulty: Easy

MacBook Unibody Model A1342

Difficulty: Moderate

PlayStation 3

Difficulty: Moderate

PlayStation 3 Slim

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

Mac Mini Late 2012
2.3 GHz (Quad i7, Late 2012)
2.5 GHz (Dual i5, Late 2012)
2.6 GHz (Quad i7, Late 2012)
Mac Mini Late 2014
1.4 GHz (Dual i5, Late 2014)
2.6 GHz (Dual i5, Late 2014)
2.8 GHz (Dual i5, Late 2014)
3.0 GHz (Dual i7, Late 2014)
Mac Mini Mid 2011
2 GHz (Quad i7, Mid 2011)
2.3 GHz (Dual i5, Mid 2011)
2.5 GHz (Dual i5, Mid 2011)
2.7 GHz (Dual i7, Mid 2011)
Mac mini Model A1176
1.5 GHz (Core Solo, A1176)
1.66 GHz (Core Duo, Early 2006)
1.66 GHz (Core Duo, Late 2006)
1.83 GHz (Core 2 Duo, Mid 2007)
1.83 GHz (Core Duo, Late 2006)
2 GHz (Core 2 Duo, A1176)
Mac mini Model A1283
2 GHz (Core 2 Duo, A1283)
2.26 GHz (A1283)
2.53 GHz (A1283)
2.66 GHz (A1283)
Mac mini Model A1347
2.4 GHz (Core 2 Duo, Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Core 2 Duo, Mid 2010)
MacBook Core 2 Duo
1.83 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
2 GHz (C2D, Late 2006)
2 GHz (C2D, Mid 2007)
2 GHz (Early 2009)
2 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.1 GHz (Penryn)
2.13 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.16 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
2.2 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.4 GHz (Penryn)
MacBook Core Duo
1.83 GHz (Core Duo)
2 GHz (Core Duo)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011
2.3 GHz (Early 2011)
2.7 GHz (Early 2011)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Late 2011
2.4 GHz (Late 2011)
2.8 GHz (Late 2011)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009
2.26 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.53 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010
2.4 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Mid 2010)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012
2.5 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.9 GHz (Mid 2012)
MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211
2.16 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
2.33 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260
2.2 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.4 GHz (Penryn)
2.4 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.5 GHz (Penryn)
2.6 GHz (Penryn)
2.6 GHz (Santa Rosa)
MacBook Pro 15" Core Duo Model A1150
1.83 GHz (Core Duo)
2 GHz (Core Duo)
2.16 GHz (Core Duo)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody 2.53 GHz Mid 2009
2.53 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011
2 GHz (Early 2011)
2.2 GHz (Early 2011)
2.3 GHz (Early 2011)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009
2.4 GHz (Late 2008)
2.53 GHz (Late 2008)
2.66 GHz (Early 2009)
2.8 GHz (Late 2008)
2.93 GHz (Early 2009)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011
2.2 GHz (Late 2011)
2.4 GHz (Late 2011)
2.5 GHz (Late 2011)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2009
2.66 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2009)
3.06 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010
2.4 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.53 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2010)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2012
2.3 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.6 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.7 GHz (Mid 2012)
MacBook Pro 17" Models A1151 A1212 A1229 and A1261
2.16 GHz (Core Duo)
2.33 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
2.4 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.5 GHz (Penryn)
2.6 GHz (Penryn)
2.6 GHz (Santa Rosa)
MacBook Pro 17" Unibody
2.53 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Early 2009)
2.66 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.93 GHz (Early 2009)
3.06 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Early 2011
2.2 GHz (Early 2011)
2.3 GHz (Early 2011)
MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Late 2011
2.4 GHz (Late 2011)
2.5 GHz (Late 2011)
MacBook Unibody Model A1278
2 GHz (A1278)
2.4 GHz (A1278)
MacBook Unibody Model A1342
2.26 GHz (A1342)
2.4 GHz (A1342)
PlayStation 3
CECHA
CECHB
CECHC
CECHE
CECHG
CECHH
CECHJ
CECHK
CECHL
CECHM
CECHP
CECHQ
PlayStation 3 Slim
CECH-20xx
CECH-21xx
CECH-25xx
Playstation 4
CUH-10XXA
CUH-11XXA
 

Stories

My Problem

I was running out of space on my 250gb drive constantly and didn't want to have an external drive connected to my laptop.

My Fix

The replacement guide was great, very easy and straightforward. However, there was no guidance on how to migrate your existing data from your existing drive to the new drive. A couple of Google searches later I had my answer.

My Advice

Plan ahead for all sets. The "External USB SATA Enclosure" provided in the kit didn't work, or perhaps I was unable to slot the drive correctly. It's pretty much impossible to tell if you've got it lined up correctly due to the way it's made. I would either not buy the kit, or buy a HDD Enclosure separately. I was lucky that I had an external drive I could leverage.

My Problem

Beach Ball, all the time. I think the hard drive cable was the real issue, it still worked, but was just ridiculously slow on our MacBook Pro 2012. I tried the electrical tape thing for the cable, but that didn't fix it.

My Fix

We changed the Hard Drive Cable. Well I was in there, figured we might as well also add RAM and change hard drive to a hybrid model. So now Mom and Dad have a speedy little computer running the latest OS like a champ. No more pauses! and they also know they have a hard drive they won't need to worry about for another 3 or 4 years! We hooked up the old drive using the USB drive holder and copied the contents to the new drive in its entirety using Disk Utility. rebooted and viola! The old hard drive functioned wonderfully once plugged in via USB, so I think the cable was the real issue.

My Advice

It was easier than I thought it would be. Feel like I have gained a new skill set, directs on fixit were excellent and having read through them a few times, watched videos online, etc... it went very well. Likely took barely an hour. Way to go ifixit. Cable was the real issue behind the spinning ball on the MacBook Pro and reading online, it does seem that they really are an issue for that model A1278!

My Problem

Changed the hard drive to an SSD drive.

My Fix

Easy and whiteout any hesitation because I followed the instructions

My Advice

Nothing. Everything is Perfect

My Problem

Had a trackpad issue and wanted to give this laptop some more oomph and extended life. Added a Hybrid drive and upgraded the RAM too, (through OWC, they offered the 16Gb, which is not officially supported by Apple, but it definitely works! too bad iFixit didn't sell this ram configuration). Added some new feet too, some old ones were missing.

My Fix

Easy repairs, just followed all 3 instructions simultaneously (Harddrive, Ram and Trackpad, but couldn't find one on the feet so used Youtube on that one), an got it done in a breeze.

Machine is now running latest El Capitan and purring :)

My Advice

I got the iFixit tool-kit, which was a great help for having all the proper bits and pieces. Taped the screws to the body and components in the proper positions as they came out/off, to avoid misplacing them.

My Problem

I had 2 partitions on a hard drive, OS X Maverick and Windows 7. The mac partition broke one day so I used my windows partition which finally broke the day before I had to do a presentation from my internship.

My Fix

I went to the mac store and they told me that I needed a new hard drive which they could do but it would cost hundreds of dollars or I should get a new laptop... I found this site and only had to pay $100 for a brand new 500 GB SSD and kit for opening up the computer. I was able to install the SSD and re-install OS X Maverick in less than 2 hours.

My Advice

Make sure you are not statically charged or you could fry some of the microchips. After removing the back frame, disconnect the power source before doing anything else. Clean off as much dust as possible before installing the new SSD. After installing the SSD RECONNECT THE POWER SOURCE or nothing will work, I almost forgot.

My Problem

My hard drive crashed in my Macbook, when I turned the laptop on, it opened Disk Utility and then wouldn't recognize the drive when I attempted to restore it.

My Fix

Very easy. I had never replaced a hard drive before, and the step by step guide made it possible for anyone to do it.

Also, I didn't request, or pay for, 2-day shipping, but two days after ordering my package was in my mailbox. That was an absolute godsend after being without a personal computer for two weeks.

My Advice

Buy the kit from here, if you don't already have the tools. It had everything I needed to complete my repair.

My Problem

After about five years as my main system, my Macbook Pro was grinding and beachballing and taking hours to do five minute tasks. I'd also lost use of the disk drive. The shops all wrote it off as "cheaper to buy a new one", but I was pretty sure they were wrong.

My Fix

It was honestly pretty uneventful! The instructions were thorough, the kits were complete. It took about half an hour. The longest part was waiting for my files to transfer from my external drive.

My Advice

Worth it - do it!

My Problem

The computer was incredibly slow and was running out of free space.

My Fix

The repair was quite simple and intuitive. According to the comments, I didn't disconnect all the wires and the repair was still really easy.

My Advice

You can add thin pieces of foam to reduce HD vibrations.

My Problem

-computer would not boot, -hard disk was invisible

My Fix

-much better than I hoped

My Advice

-perseverance furthers

My Problem

My mac is perfect for what I use it for, want it to last longer so I figure replace the hard drive as my mac is 6 years old

My Fix

The mechanical part was easy, especially with the available guides.

My Advice

Use the proper tool for the job, whats great is ifixit has kits that come with tools