Other World Computing (OWC) has added four new “prosumer” desktop/notebook user class solid state drives to its OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD line. Designed and made in the U.S. from imported parts, the new models offer the largest capacity of any current OWC SSD– up to 480GB.
The SSDs purportedly offer: up to 285MB/second sustained data rates with no speed degradation; 7% over-provisioning to ensure the highest level of data reliability ; and up to 1/7 less active power use for longer notebook battery runtime. The OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD is available for immediate ordering in four Mac and PC compatible configurations that install in notebooks as well as in desktop/towers with an adapter:
° 60GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD, US$219.99;
° 120GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD, $379.99;
° 240GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD, $699.99;
° 480GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD, $1,579.99
For more info on the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD, go to http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/internal_storage/Mercury_Extreme_SSD_Sandforce/Solid_State_Pro .