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

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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.

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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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Looking at buying an SSD soon. Is the "one of the highest performance SSD available" part really true?
 
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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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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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Looking at buying an SSD soon. Is the "one of the highest performance SSD available" part really true?
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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@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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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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I would love to get my hands on one of these.
 

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this is an OS drive i see in my future...