OWC Launches 6Gb/sec Mercury Electra SSD: 60GB to 480GB

OWC Launches 6Gb/sec Mercury Electra SSD: 60GB to 480GB

A 60GB solid state drive won't impress too many notebook users these days, but if you're looking for a speedy boot drive in your desktop (while relying on a sizable HDD for everything else), you don't need to sink a ton of money into a sizable SSD. 60GB will work just fine for that, thank you very much. OWC has a new option to consider, the Mercury Electra 6G. Priced at just $129.99, it's a SandForce-driven 6Gb/s 60GB SSD that uses 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.


If that's too small for you, this same drive is offered in sizes as large as 480GB, offering over 500MB/s sustained data rates throughout. In addition to single drive use, it can be incorporated into a RAID 1 or SPAN configuration and is available for immediate ordering in 60GB, 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities. So, new boot drive, anyone?
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Well OWC has been known for producing sweet-ass solid state drives; and I'm sure that this one will perform exceedingly well in an SSD/HDD configuration while giving the people who paid for it the feeling that their money is well spent.

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very nice to see the smaller 60GB drives and think that OWC is delivering as Taylor mentioned some sweet-ass drives & do not think that folks could go wrong with having a 60 or 130 boot drive. just a simple matter of figuring out what programs/apps to install and where when combining with HDD. use should be using custom install' to specify location/directory of apps any way

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