OWC Announces 40GB SSD Hard Drive for $99.99

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Other World Computing (OWC) announced Friday the release of a new drive in its OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD hard drive line, a 40GB model the company is aiming at users who want the performance of an SSD drive below US$100.

Solid State Computing drives use solid state memory instead of spinning platters and offer greater reliability and performance, but for higher prices than traditional hard drives. OWC’s 40GB unit is priced at $99.99.

The drives come in a 2.5” form factor, but there are optional brackets that allow them to be installed in 3.5” drive bays.

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3 Comments

Urby

No data on whether it has native garbage collection? This is a big deal for SSDs on the Mac, since OS X has no TRIM support, which means drive performance degrades over time.

xmattingly

Look at the chart on their promo page. OWC is claiming that their drive does not degrade like the competitors over a given amount of time.

I’d certainly recommend to anyone who was interested that they watch the SSD vs HDD video. I’m very tempted to buy this thing, if for nothing more than bragging rights.

RexYgrek

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRIM
Interesting.  Had never heard of TRIM before.
Anyone know if I could put an SSD in my 1.5GHz PowerBook G4 w/ a PowerPC processor to use as a backup computer when I get a new MacBook Pro?
Maybe the 40GB would be too small since even now the 70GB internal HD is not nearly enough.
But that is what external HDs are for.

No data on whether it has native garbage collection? This is a big deal for SSDs on the Mac, since OS X has no TRIM support, which means drive performance degrades over time.

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