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SSD Upgrade Kits for Mac

JetDrive™ 420

Is your Mac getting sluggish? We've got your back! Transcend's JetDrive 420 SSD replaces the current drive in your MacBook Pro, MacBook, or Mac mini, breathing new life into your Mac. Transcend's JetDrive SSDs are also backed by an industry-leading 5-year warranty.

Boot faster. Work smarter.

Built with the highest quality MLC flash memory and proprietary SSD controllers, JetDrive 420 turbocharges your Mac. JetDrive 420 transfers data up to 5 times faster than traditional hard disk drives. Its superior performance drastically improves computer startup and program launch times.


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A new level of reliability

JetDrive 420 reduces the risk of data loss caused by shock or vibration by having no moving parts. Moreover, built-in wear-leveling support can extend the lifetime of your SSD.

Your old drive reborn

Transcend's JetDrive 420 SSD upgrade kit comes with an external enclosure that supports the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface. Just pop your original HDD or SSD in the enclosure, and you've got a sleek, new external storage device.

Take control with JetDrive Toolbox

Exclusively developed by Transcend for JetDrive SSDs, JetDrive Toolbox monitoring software leverages S.M.A.R.T. technology to detect possible drive failures before they occur. Additionally, the Health Indicator function can monitor the wear-out level of your SSDs.

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Everything you need

The package includes:

  • MacBook-compliant SSD
  • USB 3.0 Enclosure
  • Screwdrivers (T6 & PH00)
  • Travel Pouch
  • USB Cable
  • Quick Installation Guide & Warranty Card
*Upgrading JetDrive 420 to Mac mini requires additional tools.

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Match it up

Find the right JetDrive model for your Mac.

Mac Model Mac Identifier JetDrive Model
MacBook Air 11" Early 2015 MacBook Air 7,1 JetDrive 855 / JetDrive 850 / JetDrive 825 / JetDrive 820 NEW
Mid 2013 – Early 2014 MacBook Air 6,1 JetDrive 855 / JetDrive 850 / JetDrive 825 / JetDrive 820 NEW
Mid 2012 MacBook Air 5,1 JetDrive 520  
Late 2010 - Mid 2011 MacBook Air 3,1 / 4,1
*480/960GB JDM500 does not support 3,1
JetDrive 500  
13" Mid 2013 –2017 MacBook Air 6,2 / 7,2 JetDrive 855 / JetDrive 850 / JetDrive 825 / JetDrive 820 NEW
Mid 2012 MacBook Air 5,2 JetDrive 520  
Late 2010 - Mid 2011 MacBook Air 3,2 / 4,2 
JetDrive 500  
MacBook Pro (Retina®) 13"  Late 2013 - Early 2015 MacBook Pro 11,1 / 12,1 JetDrive 855 / JetDrive 850 / JetDrive 825 / JetDrive 820 NEW
Late 2012 - Early 2013 MacBook Pro 10,2 JetDrive 720  
15"  Late 2013 - Mid 2015 MacBook Pro 11,2 / 11,3 / 11,4 / 11,5  JetDrive 855 / JetDrive 850 / JetDrive 825 / JetDrive 820 NEW
Mid 2012 - Early 2013 MacBook Pro 10,1 JetDrive 725  
Mac mini - Late 2014 Mac mini 7,1 JetDrive 855 / JetDrive 850 / JetDrive 825 / JetDrive 820 NEW
- Mid 2010 - Late 2012 Mac mini 4,1 / 5,1 / 5,2 / 6,1 / 6,2 JetDrive 420  
Mac Pro - Late 2013 Mac Pro 6,1 JetDrive 855 / JetDrive 850 / JetDrive 825 / JetDrive 820 NEW
MacBook Pro - Late 2008 - Mid 2012 MacBook Pro 5,1 / 5,2 / 5,3 / 5,5 / 6,1 / 6,2 / 7,1 / 8,1 / 8,2 / 8,3 / 9,1 / 9,2 JetDrive 420  
MacBook - Late 2008 - Mid 2010 MacBook 4,1 / 5,1 / 5,2 / 6,1 / 7,1 JetDrive 420  
  • The JetDrive series is compatible with certain Mac models. Please identify your Mac model here.
  • The native SSD of the 11-inch MacBook Air Early 2015 is only compatible with macOS when it is used as external storage.
  • The 480GB / 960GB JetDrive 500 is not supported by the 11-inch MacBook Air Late 2010 model due to mechanical limitations.
  • Apple, Mac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini, Mac Pro, and Retina are trademarks of Apple Inc.

Specifications

Interface

Bus Interface
  • SATA III 6Gb/s

Storage

Flash Type
  • MLC NAND flash
Capacity
  • 240 GB
  • 480 GB

Operating Environment

Operating Temperature0°C (32°F) ~ 70°C (158°F)

Performance

Read Speed (Max.)570 MB/s
Write Speed (Max.)470 MB/s
Note
  • Speed may vary due to host hardware, software, usage, and storage capacity.

Warranty

Warranty
  • Five-year Limited Warranty
Warranty Policy
  • Please click here for more information about the Transcend Warranty Policy.
  • Warranty does not apply when JetDrive Toolbox's wear-out indicator displays 0% within the warranty coverage.

Enclosure

Dimensions (Max.)129 mm x 80 mm x 13 mm (5.08" x 3.15" x 0.51")
Weight (Max.)86 g (3.03 oz)
Connection Interface
  • USB 3.0
Operating Temperature5°C (41°F) ~ 55°C (131°F)
Operating Voltage
  • 5V
Warranty
  • Two-year Limited Warranty
Warranty Policy
  • Please click here for more information about the Transcend Warranty Policy.

Awards

Gold Award

Masqueapple
Spain

Recommended Award

PCWizKid
United States


Order Information

240GB
  • TS240GJDM420
480GB
  • TS480GJDM420

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