The longer the warranty the more comfortable I feel purchasing a product. The fact that it was built in the U.S. just makes me want to support their business even more. The speed on SATA 6 setup also caught my eye so all in all looks to be a good upgrade.
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Looks like a nice product. I like companies who stand behind their products, and a longer warranty than some of the competition is worth something to me. I also like that this drive is build in the US.
Hell yeah... thats what I am talking about. Pricing seems competitive with other products of this level.
"I have never heard of this company , but with that Warranty and the fact that is American made and Built, I would support, but if they want our approval, how about sending in a couple, for benchmarking and review here at Hotharware "
I was about to write the exact same thing Optimus said. I'd pay a slight premium for the additional quality and warranty.
Btw, Optimus, why do you wrap your comment around quotes? :x
For those of you not in the loop. OWC is a company that supplies parts for Macintosh computers.
Still, way to go for introducing a 5-year warranty! Helps to know that if my SSD fails to write for some reason, OWC has got my back.
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they are also largely in the multi-media production area with external hdd's. but they tend to lean towards mac. I have a model with dual lines of firewire and usb 2 - last year got the e-sata ones :(.
my mechanical has a 5 year warranty as well, they actually supply my university's external media for the students and labs.
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Never even heard of OWC :P lol. So how well do these preform? Wouldn't mind a review ;)
I searched for some reviews online and it didn't do too bad but the OCZ Vertex 3 was leading the pack on almost all tests.
That's one fast SSD but the price is too rich for my blood.
Where would I look to buy one? I am looking for a120 Gb SATA 3 for a boot drive. I don't know what way to turn. Everyone I look at has very negative reviews
Inspector, The review I found was located at this site
elkhorn, I only found one site that was selling the Mercury Extreme for $297
I have never heard of this site and can not speak to their reputation. I recommend Newegg for more competitively priced SSDs that will probably be more than you are looking for :)
I thought for sure OCZ would have been out the gate first with this.
Still good to see the 5yr warrenty though.
What sandforce controller do they use if it's 2000 they may have a problem.
i read that they may be puling the corsair force 3 (they may have already stoppedd selling in some places) this was for ocz & owc alike
the controller came out in February so its 'relatively new. but the article did state this was a rumor so to be fare here is the link
A five year warranty is impressive, and it would be even more so if SSD's retain their blazing performance after 5 years of heavy use. OWC is a great resource, especially for those of us MacBook Pro users that like a mod here and an upgrade there.
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