OWC Announces 40GB SSD Hard Drive for $99.99

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.