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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD Delivers 853MB/s Write And 1GB/s (1000MB/s) Read Performance In FirmTek RAID 0 Performance Test

Leading manufacturer FirmTek chooses award-winning OWC Solid State Drive to demonstrate performance gain SeriTek/2ME4-E PCI-E eSATA card offers external RAID 0 storage solution users

Aug 13, 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 leading controller card manufacturer FirmTek utilized four OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE 200GB SSDs to achieve 853MB/s write and 1000MB/s (1GB/s) read data transfer rates. The OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE SSD was selected by FirmTek to highlight performance gains that can be experienced by external eSATA port equipped RAID 0 storage solution users when using FirmTek’s SeriTek/2ME4-E controller card, which features FirmTek’s new 6.0.0fc18 driver.

Complete test results are available at: http://www.firmtek.com/seritek/seritek-2me4-e/perform/

SeriTek/2ME4-E + OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE SSD = Amazing RAID 0 Performance
The FirmTek SeriTek/2ME4-E is a must have controller card whenever the highest level of external data storage and/or backup performance is required for intensive audio/video editing, HD-video, digital photography, music, and graphics applications. With four 200GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE SSDs in a RAID 0 configuration connected to two SeriTek/2ME4-E controller cards, consistent average write performance of 851MB/s and average read performance of 997MB/s can be achieved. The 4-port eSATA host adapter card for all Mac Pro and late 2005 PowerMac G5 models with an available PCI-Express slot features Port Multiplier and Snow Leopard 64- and 32-bit compatibility.

For more information on the SeriTek/2ME4-E eSATA controller card or to purchase, visit: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Firmtek/SATA2ME4E/

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

“We’re very flattered a well-respected industry leader like FirmTek selected our SSDs with which to conduct their performance testing,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “From the pro user to the professional doing real-time editing of high definition video, these are proven products that provide the options needed to meet today’s ever more demanding data performance needs.”

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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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