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OWC Doubles Capacity Of Award Winning Built In The Us mercury Extreme Pro Solid State Drive To 400gb

SandForce® processor based SSD line offers up to 285MB/s sustained data rates, up to 28% Enterprise level over-provisioning, RAID readiness, and industry leading five year warranty available now from $219.99

May 4, 2010 | Woodstock, IL

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Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, announced today it has added a new highest capacity 400GB model to its award-winning OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD™ line. Designed and made in the U.S. from imported parts, the new 400GB model doubles the capacity of previously announced OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD models while delivering the same best combination of performance, reliability, and warranty coverage available on the market in a 2.5" SATA Solid State Drive (SSD).

Ideal For Mac and PC Power Users and RAID Configurations
The new OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE SSD 400GB model comes with enterprise level 28% over-provisioning, five year warranty coverage, and is compatible with Mac and PC computers that can utilize single or multiple 2.5" SATA compatible drives including all RAID configurations. Priced at $1599.99 MSRP, the 400GB model is available for pre-ordering with shipping to begin 5/21.

Existing models in the line (previously named the Mercury Extreme Enterprise SSD) are available for immediate ordering and share the same redundancy, reliability, and form factor as offered by the 400GB model which provides easy installation in notebooks as well as in desktop/towers with an adapter:

  • 50GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE SSD $219.99
  • 100GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE SSD $399.99
  • 200GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE SSD $729.99

For more information on the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE SSD, including Reseller inquiries, visit: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/internal_storage/Mercury_Extreme_SSD_Sandforce

The Fastest, Most Reliable Long Term Performance Available
Ordinary SSDs offer fast read/write performance during first initial uses, but then experience significant write speed degradation over repeated usage. Independent tests (http://macperformanceguide.com/SSD-RealWorld.html) by leading Mac performance experts confirm the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE SSD is able to provide sustained and consistent read and write times of over 260MB/s with 0.1 ms latency and experience virtually no reduction in data transfer rate over heavy usage of the drive.

Up To 100X Greater Data Protection
Utilizing SandForce DuraClass™ technology, the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE SSD is able to provide up to 100X higher data protection than provided by ordinary SSDs as well as leading enterprise class hard disk drives. By combining the highest level of Error Correction Code (ECC) and SandForce RAISE™ (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) technology, the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE SSD provides RAID like data protection and reliability without loss of transfer speed due to parity.

Exceptional Power Efficiency
Because the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE SSD uses as little as 1/3 the power compared to the most power efficient 2.5" hard drives and up to 1/7 less power than other leading brand SSDs without any performance sacrifice, notebook users can now maximize their “unplugged” mobile use time while desktop/tower users can enjoy the benefits of a more energy efficient system.

“This increase of capacity to 400GB is going to be well received by high end video and photography professionals as well as power users seeking to create the ultimate performance RAID array,” said Larry O’Connor, CEO, Other World Computing. “Doubling the capacity in what TweakTown.com calls ‘class leading…a must have’ makes the Mercury Extreme Pro RE SSD that much more attractive to a wider audience of users.”

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About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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