OWC Unveils 480GB Mercury Extreme Pro Solid State Drive

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OWC announced the immediate availability of its new Mercury Extreme Pro solid state drive with up to 480GB of storage on Tuesday. OWC is targeting the drives at prosumer desktop and laptop users.

Mercury Extreme Pro SSD

The Mercury Extreme Pro solid state drives support up to 285MB/s sustained data transfer rates without any speed degradation, lower power consumption, and seven percent over-provisioning for improved data reliability. The drives are designed to fot 2.5-inch drive bays and enclosures.

The Mercury Extreme Pro solid state drive is priced at US$1,579.99 for the 480GB model, $699.99 for the 240GB model, $379.99 for the 120GB version, and $219.99 for the 60GB model. They are all available for purchase at OWC’s Mac Sales Web site.

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Comments

geoduck

In March I bought a 500Gb drive for my MacBook. It was $107CD on sale. OWCs unit is $1579.

SSD are a really cool technology. Eventually they will be in all systems.  However, until the price comes down by like 90% they won’t be commonplace.

Lee Dronick

n March I bought a 500Gb drive for my MacBook. It was $107CD on sale. OWCs unit is $1579.

SSD are a really cool technology. Eventually they will be in all systems.? However, until the price comes down by like 90% they won?t be commonplace.

On the other hand I remember paying $600 for a 600MB hard drive that was a big beast physically. Not to mention the SCSI connector. We have come a long way, but have a long way to go.

Lancashire-Witch

About 20 years ago you could get around 30GB from IBM (the IBM 3390 DASD) and still have change out off a million dollars…
At the time it seemed a very long way from the IBM 2311. grin

zing

Yeah, but it’s too bad that macbook pro’s are horribly slow and usually brainwashed kids buy them.  Oh wait, they are growing up and now in their twenties.  Just to backup what I’m saying, I just read a review, where the reviewer used a macbook pro to test a new ssd.  He claimed that originally he could load microsoft word in 24 seconds, but now with his SSD he can load in 3.  24 seconds!  MY GOD that is slow!  My PC with standard HD can load the same thing in 3 seconds and that’s without an SSD or anything special.  Again, macbooks proving that apple rips their fans off time and time again.  But somehow the quality is better when you can take 8 times the amount of time to load something over a top end PC which happens to cost 1/2 the price of a mac book. . $700 for i7 PC.  If it had been an apple it would have been $2000.  Go figure.

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