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OWC announces Mercury Extreme Pro 3G solid state drive


Other World Computing ( has added its lowest-cost- of-entry solid state drive (SSD) to its line-up. It comes in a 30GB model.

The US$67.99 OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 3G SSD combines SandForce technologies and Tier 1/Grade A NAND to deliver data rates over 275MB/second in a noiseless, more reliable form factor over conventional magnetic hard disk drive, according to the folks at OWC.

While the OWC Mercury Extreme 3G 30GB SSD comes with the latest SandForce firmware revision, it also includes the industry’s first and only Apple/Mac-compatible firmware updater should the firmware need to be updated in the future, according to the folks at OWC. The firmware updater eliminates the need for a PC, ownership of Windows or other operating system, or the creation of a specially designated drive partition that other brand SSD updaters have required, they add.

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