OWC today announced that the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD line which is the first SandForce processor-based 6Gb/s SATA Revision 3.0 SSD offering an enterprise-class level 5 year warranty.
Designed and built in the USA, the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD is backed by OWC’s this warranty coverage because OWC SSDs utilize Tier 1/Grade A synchronous NAND flash. Built for high performance use in consumer/prosumer single drive production workstations and multi-drive RAID 0/1/10/SPAN configurations, the reliable OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSDs continue OWC’s history of offering the first Solid State Drive 30 day money back guarantee in the industry.
OWC is also retroactively extending two additional years of warranty coverage to owners of the Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G who purchased their drive beginning mid April 2011 when it was offered with a three year warranty. “We’re very pleased to offer the industry’s longest warranty coverage on the latest and fastest SSD data interface and make it retroactive on all purchases of our Extreme Pro 6G SSD,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing.
With prices starting at $297.99, for consumers with 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 Extreme Pro 6G SSD offers the highest bandwidth potential with near bus saturating speed when installed in either interface. OWC benchmark testing confirms the Pro 6G SSD delivers up to 284MB/s sustained reads and 266MB/s writes in the SATA Revision 2.0 300MB/s max speed bus. Taking advantage of the SATA Revision 3.0 interface’s maximum bandwidth of 600MB/s, the Pro 6G SSD provides up to 559MB/s sustained reads and 527MB/s writes.
Unlike other SSDs that offer fast read/write performance during first initial uses, but can then experience significant write speed degradation over repeated, long-term usage, independent tests by leading drive performance experts confirm the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD’s ultra-efficient Block Management & Wear Leveling technologies are able to eliminate virtually any reduction in data transfer speeds over heavy long-term usage of the drive and without dependency on OS TRIM management. StorageReview awarded it ‘Editor’s Choice’ because it “cranks out chart topping scores throughout testing.
By utilizing SandForce DuraClass technology, the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G is able to provide up to 100X higher data protection than 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 percent over provisioning, the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G provides RAID-like data protection and reliability.
Ideal for use in demanding performance-intensive applications such as Audio/Video editing, HD-video, digital photography, professional music, and graphics, the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G line is qualified for use in consumer/prosumer single drive production workstations as well as multi-drive RAID 0/1/10/SPAN configurations, and is available with pricing starting at $297.99:
- OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G 120GB SSD - $297.99
- OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G 240GB SSD - $569.99
- OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G 480GB SSD - $1279.99