Other World Computing, which specialises in zero emissions Mac and PC technology, has announced its new range of Sandforce SF-1200 based SSDs to its OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD line, available in capacities of 60GB, 120GB, 240GB and 480GB.

All 4 models feature up to 285MB/s sustained read performance, no degration in read/write performance over time and a reduced 7% over-provisioning for data reliability, giving more capacity than other Sandforce based SSDs, which use up to 28% over-provisioning.  OWC also claims these SSDs use up to 1/7 less active power, giving better battery life in battery operated computers.

Other World Computing (OWC(r)), a leading zero emissions Mac(r) and PC technology company, announced today it has added four new ‘prosumer’ desktop/notebook user class Solid State Drives to its award-winning OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD(tm) line. Designed and made in the U.S. from imported parts, the new models offer the largest capacity of any current OWC SSD – up to 480GB – along with three key features not commonly found in affordable consumer class SSDs:

  • * Up to 285MB/s sustained data rates with no speed degradation
  • * 7% over-provisioning to ensure the highest level of data reliability
  • * Up to 1/7 less active power use for longer notebook battery runtime

Source: TweakTown (Press Release)

The 60GB, 120GB, 240GB and 480GB models are priced at $219.99, $379.99, $699,99 and $1,579.99, respectively and all are designed for use in PCs and Macs.  Further information and technical specifications can be found on the OWC website.

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