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OWC debuts SandForce-based 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch IDE/ATA SSDs

Posted on Wednesday, January 05 2011 @ 18:42:49 CET by


OWC introduced 2.5" IDE/ATA solid state disks with a SandForce controller:
Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, announced today its new Mercury Legacy™ Pro Solid State Drive (SSD) line as the first and fastest SandForce® processor based SSD available for pre-Intel® PowerPC® based Mac notebooks, PCs, and other notebook/laptop computers that utilize an internal 2.5" sized IDE/ATA 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 Legacy Pro 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 2.5" IDE/ATA Drive Available For Legacy Notebooks/Laptops
With performance up to 41X faster than today’s traditional hard drives, the OWC Mercury Legacy Pro offers users of Mac and PC notebook, laptop, and computers that utilize an internal 2.5" sized IDE/ATA drive the fastest internal drive performance available today. It eliminates tedious drive spin up wait time and delayed system responsiveness by providing near instant data access, system boots, and app loads.

Four Models Starting At $199.99 MSRP
The new OWC Mercury Legacy Pro is available immediately in four capacities compatible with pre-Intel PowerPC based Mac PowerBooks and iBooks; as well as PCs and other notebook/laptop computers that utilize an internal 2.5" sized IDE/ATA drive:

* 40GB Mercury Legacy Pro with 7% over provisioning & three year warranty - $TBA
* 60GB Mercury Legacy Pro with 7% over provisioning & three year warranty - $199.99
* 120GB Mercury Legacy Pro with 7% over provisioning & three year warranty - $299.99
* 240GB Mercury Legacy Pro with 7% over provisioning & three year warranty - $579.99
3.5" versions are also available:
Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, announced today its new Mercury Extreme™ Pro Legacy Edition Solid State Drive (SSD) line as the first and fastest SandForce® processor based SSD available for pre-Intel® PowerPC® based Macs, PCs, and other desktop/tower computers that utilize an internal IDE/ATA 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 Legacy Pro 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 IDE/ATA Drive Available For Legacy Desktops/Towers
With performance up to 41X faster than today’s traditional hard drives, the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro Legacy Edition offers desktop, tower, and users of other computers that utilize internal IDE/ATA drives the fastest internal drive performance available today. It eliminates tedious drive spin up wait time and delayed system responsiveness by providing near instant data access, system boots, and app loads.

Complete Solution For Easy Install In 3.5" Drive Bays
For easy Plug and Play install into standard 3.5" IDE/ATA drive bays, the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro Legacy Edition comes complete with a mounting sled and a SATA to IDE/ATA connector cable. Utilizing the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro Legacy Edition as a future upgrade in a SATA bus equipped computer and experiencing the drives true performance potential of up to 285MB/s is a simple matter of removing the connector cable.

Five Models Starting At $129.99 MSRP
The new OWC Mercury Extreme Pro Legacy Edition is available immediately in five capacities compatible with pre-Intel PowerPC based Macs, PCs, and other desktop/tower computers that utilize an internal IDE/ATA drive:

* 40GB Mercury Extreme Pro Legacy Edition with 7% over provisioning & three year warranty - $129.99
* 60GB Mercury Extreme Pro Legacy Edition with 7% over provisioning & three year warranty - $179.99
* 120GB Mercury Extreme Pro Legacy Edition with 7% over provisioning & three year warranty - $279.99
* 240GB Mercury Extreme Pro Legacy Edition with 7% over provisioning & three year warranty - $579.99
* 480GB Mercury Extreme Pro Legacy Edition with 7% over provisioning & three year warranty - $1599.99



 



 

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