With the recent announcement of the new OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD, you may be wondering whether you should go with this latest addition to our SSD line or whether to stick with the original Mercury EXTREME Pro SSD. They both sound great, have won various awards, and are built with the highest quality components and processes available.
The question is: which should you to choose?
OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro:
Extraordinary Speed For All Types Of Users
Whether you’re a ‘regular’ or ‘power’ user, the original Mercury EXTREME Pro handles multiple needs extremely well. From opening and working with multiple apps in a blink of an eye to saving large Photoshop files, the speed and productivity gains will simply amaze you. This drive is based on the SATA 2.0 Revision (3Gb/s) bus interface, so it offers the highest level of performance attainable with most Macs and PCs. We even offer a Legacy model line based on the IDE/ATA data bus so you can ‘tune up’ that tried and true desktop or notebook and have it running better than when it was new!
As this video shows, the original EXTREME Pro holds it own versus the Pro 6G in a typical multiple app load use scenario.
OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G: For Specialized Needs
If your use is more specialized, like working with massive compressed data files consisting of images or videos, or saving lots of large Photoshop files to a ‘scratch’ disk, and perhaps most importantly, you have one of the latest computers that offers the SATA Revision 3.0 data bus with 6Gb/s transfer speeds, then the new Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G model is your better choice.
The Bottom Line
Unless you have a 6Gb/s capable Mac or PC and need to move a lot of huge data files, a Mercury EXTREME Pro SSD (what we’re referring to as the 3G model) offers the best combination of affordability and performance for all users. It’s available right now in all models sizes…40, 60, 115, 240, and 480GB…starting at $99.97.
Our newer Pro 6G line is only currently available in the 120GB size starting at $319.99. The 240GB and 480GB are currently on pre-order basis.
Under $100 bucks to completely transform your system?….me thinks the EXTREME Pro 3G makes a great Father’s Day gift idea…hint hint.