New Extreme SSD’s from OWC

Posted by at 12:17 pm on June 6, 2011

Other World Computing (OWC) has announced that the OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD line is the industry’s first SandForce processor-based 6Gb/s SATA Revision 3.0 SSD offering an enterprise-class level 5 year warranty.

Designed to Be Reliable

Designed and built in the USA, the OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD is backed by OWC’s industry leading warranty coverage because OWC SSDs utilize Tier 1/Grade A synchronous NAND flash.  Built for high performance use in consumer/prosumer single drive production workstations and multi-drive RAID 0/1/10/SPAN configurations, the highly reliable OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSDs continue OWC’s history of offering the first Solid State Drive 30 day money back guarantee in the industry.

Five Year Warranty Covers All OWC Pro 6G SSDs

OWC is also retroactively extending two additional years of warranty coverage to owners of the Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G who purchased their drive beginning mid April 2011 when it was offered with a three year warranty.  “We’re very pleased to offer the industry’s longest warranty coverage on the latest and fastest SSD data interface and make it retroactive on all purchases of our Extreme Pro 6G SSD,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “By building OWC Mercury SSDs with the best components and engineering processes available, we can offer consumers the best pre and post purchase assurances for the ultimate in SSD ownership confidence.”

Fastest SSDs on the Market

With prices starting at $297.99, for consumers with a Mac or PC with the SATA Revision 2.0 (3Gb/s) data bus or the latest SATA Revision 3.0 (6Gb/s) interface, the OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD offers the highest bandwidth potential with near bus saturating speed when installed in either interface.  OWC benchmark testing confirms the Pro 6G SSD delivers up to 284MB/s sustained reads and 266MB/s writes in the SATA Revision 2.0 300MB/s max speed bus.  Taking advantage of the SATA Revision 3.0 interface’s maximum bandwidth of 600MB/s, the Pro 6G SSD provides up to 559MB/s sustained reads and 527MB/s writes.

Pricing and Availability

The OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G line is qualified for use in consumer/prosumer single drive production workstations as well as multi-drive RAID 0/1/10/SPAN configurations, and is available with pricing starting at $297.99:

  • OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G 120GB SSD – $297.99
  • OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G 240GB SSD – $569.99
  • OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G 480GB SSD – $1279.99

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