Friday, August 26th 2011

OWC Announces Lowest-Priced 60 GB SSD - Mercury Electra 6G

Other World Computing (OWC), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, today announced the $129.99 MSRP 60GB capacity model to its award-winning, built in the USA OWC Mercury Electra 6G Solid State Drive line. Offering a lower starting price point to one of the industry’s fastest 6G SSD lines, the new SandForce Driven 6Gb/s 60GB capacity OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSD utilizes the highest quality components available, including Tier 1/Grade A NAND, to deliver 556MB/s read and 523MB/s write sustained data rates for over 7X faster performance than a standard factory hard drive found in Mac and PC computers.

OWC Mercury 6G SSDs come in two models (Mercury Electra 6G and Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G) offering seven capacities from 60GB to 480GB, priced starting at $129.99:
  • Mercury Electra 6G SSD: offers over 500MB/s sustained data rate performance of a 6G SSD for high speed personal computing, home office environments, gaming, and production workstations, but is aggressively priced like a 3G SSD. In addition to single drive use, it can be incorporated into a RAID 1 or SPAN configuration and is available for immediate ordering in 60GB, 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities. For more information on the new OWC Mercury Electra 6G 60GB SSD, including reseller inquiries, visit this page.
  • Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD: offers prosumers and A/V, photography, and graphic production professionals the ultimate in professional grade SSD performance with over 500MB/s sustained data rates and up to 479MB/s incompressible data rates. In addition to single drive use, it can be incorporated into a RAID 0, 1, 10 or SPAN configuration, and is available for immediate ordering in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities. For more information on the OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD, including reseller inquiries, visit: this page.
“Our newest 60GB Mercury Electra 6G SSD is priced aggressively to offer one of lowest price points on the market for one of the highest performance SSD available,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “Then factor in our best in class warranty coverage and support services reputation and it’s safe to say this new model represents the best value on the market for a 6G based SSD”.
For more information on OWC’s existing line of performance leading, world speed record breaking Mercury SSDs for nearly every Mac and PC produced over the past decade available in capacities from 40GB to 480GB starting from $87.99, visit: this page.

Maximizes Any Computer’s 1.5G, 3G, Or 6Gb/s Data Bus
Whether a consumer has 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 6G SSD line is able to deliver near bus saturating speed when installed in either interface. OWC benchmark testing confirms OWC Mercury 6G SSDs delivers sustained data rates over 275MB/s in the “3G’s” 300MB/s max speed bus. Taking advantage of “6G’s” interface’s maximum bandwidth of 600MB/s, Mercury 6G SSDs provide up to 559MB/s sustained reads and 527MB/s writes.

Doesn’t Slow Down With Use Like Ordinary SSDs
Ordinary SSDs offer fast read/write performance during first initial uses, but can then experience significant write speed degradation over repeated, long-term usage. Independent simulation tests by leading drive performance experts confirm OWC Mercury SSDs’ ultra-efficient block management, wear leveling technologies, and real-time data redundancies enable incredibly high performance and extreme reliability, both of which are maintained over long-term intensive use.

Up To 100X Greater Data Protection
Thanks to SandForce DuraClass technology, OWC Mercury 6G SSDs are able to provide up to 100X higher data protection than provided by ordinary SSDs as well as leading enterprise class hard disk drives. By combining the highest level of Error Correction Code (ECC) and SandForce RAISE (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) technology along with 7% over provisioning reserve/overhead flash allocation, OWC Mercury 6G SSDs provide RAID like data protection and reliability in a single drive application.

Risk-Free 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee
To ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction and confidence, OWC is extending its 30-Day Money Back Guarantee to include the new Mercury Electra 6G 60GB model. If a consumer is not completely satisfied with any OWC Mercury 6G SSD for any reason, they simply need to contact OWC’s award-winning Customer Service department – which offers 24/7 Live Chat support - to request a full, hassle-free refund.
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10 Comments on OWC Announces Lowest-Priced 60 GB SSD - Mercury Electra 6G

#1
timta2
The 5 Year Warranty on the Extreme Pro 6G is impressive. I'm not so sure about the "Built In The USA" claim. Does that mean that they screw the circuit board that came from China into the metal enclosure? :laugh:
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#2
SK-1
Looking at buying an SSD soon. Is the "one of the highest performance SSD available" part really true?
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WhiteLotus
Looking at the stonkingly good speeds, I'd have to say yes. I think it may even be faster or at least on par with the OCZ Agility drives.
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#4
ensabrenoir
Wow nice pr. Would love 2 see it tested against the big boys. If it holds up:eek: I've become influenced by p.r. ......what day is this.....
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Th3pwn3r
by: SK-1
Looking at buying an SSD soon. Is the "one of the highest performance SSD available" part really true?
by: WhiteLotus
Looking at the stonkingly good speeds, I'd have to say yes. I think it may even be faster or at least on par with the OCZ Agility drives.
OCZ Agility aren't the fastest BUT this drive is definitely fast. As many tests/benches show results aren't really too noticeable to choose this over that for a bit of speed. As long as you're getting a good price per GB and it's a reliable drive it's alright to give up a bit of speed. This is why many people go with the Crucial M4 which is said to be pretty reliable and performs pretty darn well. I'm using a Kingston 120GB HyperX and I'm pretty happy with the purchase this far and I'm board bottlenecked with crappy sata 2.0 :( Waiting for dat dere Ivy Bridge!
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#6
HYPER-TWIN
@timta2 lol lookes like your right :laugh:
This is of the web site
"Built In The USA:
•Designed and built in the U.S. from domestic and imported parts"
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Th3pwn3r
by: HYPER-TWIN
@timta2 lol lookes like your right :laugh:
This is of the web site
"Built In The USA:
•Designed and built in the U.S. from domestic and imported parts"
The stickers are probably the only domestic "part" of these things.
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#8
Completely Bonkers
I have found that 80GB is the "sweet economic spot" for SSD on a laptop. Once the OS + core applications are loaded, a 60GB drive doesn't leave enough for data and/or email inbox. Naturally, I would prefer larger, but balancing price vs. capacity, 60GB is just short of making my shopping list.

Good for first timers or basic rigs using this as a boot drive.
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#9
[H]@RD5TUFF
I would love to get my hands on one of these.
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#10
Mussels
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this is an OS drive i see in my future...
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