Other World Computing announced today the OWC Mercury Electra MAX 3G 960GB SSD as the highest capacity 2.5″ Solid State Drive ever offered by OWC. This high-performance 3.0Gb/s SATA Solid State Drive offers Mac and PC users maximum storage capacity along with the test-proven, award-winning performance of Mercury brand SSDs to meet real-world software applications demands.
Maximizes Drive Bay Limited Machines
The majority of notebooks no longer contain an optical drive, so fading fast are the days where computer users could add a second internal drive with a product like the OWC Data Doubler for a Plug and Play capacity increase. For these single drive bay machines, as well as desktop machines with limited open bays, a computer user’s only solution is to add the biggest capacity drive available. The Mercury Electra MAX 3G SSD offers the highest capacity available—960GB— in a 2.5″ Solid State Drive.
Rapid Access of Mass Storage
Designed specifically for mass storage uses such as A/V files, image libraries, and databases, the Mercury Electra MAX 3G 960GB SSD offers near instantaneous access of large volumes of data. With data transfer rates over 250MB/s, it offers the best combination of speed and capacity offered in the industry standard 2.5″ SSD size.
Test-Proven for Real-World Uses
Synthetic performance benchmarking tests are great for showing a drive’s capabilities under controlled, repetitive laboratory tests. What matters to most users, however, is how a drive performs under real-world use scenarios they experience day-to-day. This is where the Mercury Electra MAX 3G 960GB SSD shines according to leading performance expert Lloyd Chambers of macperformanceguide.com. “The performance is pretty spectacular for a 3G drive,” said Chambers. “It’s actually the best 3G SSD drive I’ve tested to date in some application scenarios.”
Up to 100X Greater Data Protection
Utilizing SandForce DuraClass technology, the Mercury Electra MAX 3G 960GB SSD provides an increase of up to 100X in data protection, compared to ordinary SSDs and 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, the Mercury Electra MAX 3G 960GB SSD provides RAID-like data protection and reliability without loss of transfer speed due to parity.
Availability and Pricing
Compatible with Macs, PCs and external enclosures that utilize 2.5″ drives, the Mercury Electra MAX 3G 960GB SSD is available now from Other World Computing as well as through select retailers. The $1,299.99 MSRP drive features 7% over provisioning, Tier 1/Grade A NAND, and a three-year warranty.
“The Mercury Electra MAX 3G SSD was built for real-world, heavy-duty use,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “It offers performance where it matters most for today’s demanding applications as well as the maximum capacity available in a 2.5″ sized drive.”
Adapters From $3 Offer Easy Install In 3.5″ Drive Bays
Desktop users wanting to experience the performance benefits of the Mercury Electra MAX 3G 960GB SSD can choose from one of five adapters OWC offers starting at $3 for utilizing 2.5″ drives in 3.5″ bays.
New Model Complements Industry’s Most Comprehensive SSD Line
The new Mercury Electra MAX 3G 960GB SSD enhances OWC’s existing line of performance-leading, world record-breaking 3G (3Gb/s) and 6G (6Gb/s) Mercury SSDs. OWC offers SSDs for nearly every Mac and PC produced over the past decade in capacities from 30GB to 1TB with prices starting from $49.99.