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OWC debuts SandForce-based 1.8-inch SSD for netbooks and subnotebooks

Posted on Wednesday, January 05 2011 @ 18:36:18 CET by


OWC introduced a new 1.8" SSD lineup for netbooks and subnotebooks. These disks feature a SandForce controller and are available in capacities of 40GB to 480GB.
Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, announced today its new Mercury Aura™ Pro 1.8" Solid State Drive (SSD) line as the first and fastest SandForce® processor based SSD available for netbooks, subnotebook, and other computers that utilize an internal 1.8" sized SATA drive. This announcement establishes OWC as the most comprehensive U.S. manufacturer of industry leading SandForce processor based SSDs available today with OWC Mercury Pro brand SSD models available for nearly every Mac and PC produced over the past decade. OWC will be demonstrating the new Mercury Aura Pro 1.8" and other first-to-market OWC Mercury Pro SSDs in booth #3935, LVCC North Hall, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which begins tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Fastest 1.8" Drive Available Plus Up To 16X Higher Capacity
With peak data rates of 275MB/s, the OWC Mercury Aura Pro 1.8" offers netbook, subnotebook, and users of other computers that utilize an internal 1.8" sized SATA drive the fastest internal drive performance available today. Plus, with five models to choose from - 40GB, 60GB, 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB - the OWC Mercury Aura Pro 1.8" provides up to 16X the storage capacity compared to factory installed hard drives.

Five Models Starting At $179.99 MSRP
The new OWC Mercury Aura Pro 1.8" is available immediately in five capacities compatible with netbooks, subnotebooks, and other computers that utilize an internal 1.8" sized SATA drive:

* 40GB Mercury Aura Pro 1.8" with 7% over provisioning & three year warranty - $TBA
* 60GB Mercury Aura Pro 1.8" with 7% over provisioning & three year warranty - $179.99
* 120GB Mercury Aura Pro 1.8" with 7% over provisioning & three year warranty - $279.99
* 240GB Mercury Aura Pro 1.8" with 7% over provisioning & three year warranty - $549.99
* 480GB Mercury Aura Pro 1.8" with 7% over provisioning & three year warranty - $TBA



 



 

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