OCW presents the Mercury Extreme Pro, a new line of SandForce controller based solid state disks with capacities from 60GB to 480GB. The Mercury Extreme Pro lineup promises read speeds of up to 285MB/s, write speeds of up to 275MB/s, and sustained random 4KB write performance of 10,000 IOPS (with burst of up to 30,000 IOPS). Full specifications can be viewed over here.
Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, announced today it has added four new ‘prosumer’ desktop/notebook user class Solid State Drives to its award-winning OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD™ line. Designed and made in the U.S. from imported parts, the new models offer the largest capacity of any current OWC SSD – up to 480GB – along with three key features not commonly found in affordable consumer class SSDs:
Up to 285MB/s sustained data rates with no speed degradation
7% over-provisioning to ensure the highest level of data reliability
Up to 1/7 less active power use for longer notebook battery runtime
The OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD is available for immediate ordering in four Macintosh® and PC compatible configurations that install easily in notebooks as well as in desktop/towers with an adapter: