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World Speed Record  Breaking OWC Mercury OWC Announces Lowest Priced 60GB SSD – World Speed Record Mercury Electra 6G One of Fastest 6G SSDs AvailableConsumer/Prosumer SSDs with Capacities up to 480GB, Priced  Starting at $129.99 Make any Mac/PC “Faster in a Flash” with Sustained Data  Rates Over 500MB/s

August  25, 2011 Woodstock, IL -- Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, a leading zero  emissions Mac® and PC technology company, today announced the $129.99 MSRP 60GB capacity model to its  award-winning, built in the USA OWC Mercury Electra 6G Solid  State Drive line.  Offering a  lower starting price point to one of the industry’s fastest 6G SSD lines, the new SandForce Driven 6Gb/s  60GB capacity OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSD utilizes the highest quality components  available, including 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.

Two  Consumer/Prosumer Models in Seven Capacities Starting at  $129.99

OWC  Mercury 6G SSDs come in two models  (Mercury Electra 6G and Mercury EXTREME Pro  6G) offering seven  capacities from 60GB to 480GB, priced  starting at $129.99:

  • Mercury  Electra 6G SSD: offers  over 500MB/s sustained data rate performance of a 6G SSD for high speed personal computing, home  office environments, gaming, and production workstations, but is aggressively priced like a 3G SSD. 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. For  more information on the new OWC Mercury Electra 6G 60GB SSD, including reseller  inquiries, visit: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/OWC/Mercury_Electra_6G/

  • Mercury EXTREME Pro  6G SSD: offers prosumers and A/V, photography, and graphic  production professionals the ultimate in professional grade SSD performance  with over 500MB/s  sustained data rates and up to 479MB/s  incompressible data rates. In addition to single drive use, it can be  incorporated into a RAID 0, 1, 10 or  SPAN configuration, and is available for immediate ordering in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities. For more information on the  OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD, including reseller inquiries, visit: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/OWC/Mercury_Extreme_Pro_6G/

“Our newest 60GB Mercury Electra 6G SSD is priced aggressively to offer one  of lowest price points on the market for one of the highest performance SSD  available,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “Then  factor in our best in class warranty coverage and support services reputation  and it’s safe to say this new model represents the best value on the market for  a 6G based SSD”.

For more information on OWC’s existing line of performance  leading, world speed record breaking  Mercury SSDs for nearly every Mac and PC  produced over the past decade available in capacities from 40GB to 480GB starting from $87.99,  visit: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/OWC/

Maximizes  Any Computer’s 1.5G, 3G, Or 6Gb/s Data Bus

Whether  a consumer has a Mac or PC with the SATA Revision 2.0 (3Gb/s) data bus or the  latest SATA Revision 3.0 (6Gb/s) interface, the OWC Mercury 6G SSD line is able  to deliver near bus saturating speed  when installed in either interface. OWC benchmark testing confirms OWC  Mercury 6G SSDs delivers sustained data  rates over 275MB/s in the “3G’s” 300MB/s max speed bus. Taking advantage of  “6G’s” interface’s maximum bandwidth of 600MB/s, Mercury 6G SSDs provide up to  559MB/s sustained reads and 527MB/s  writes.

Doesn’t Slow Down With Use Like Ordinary  SSDs

Ordinary SSDs offer fast read/write performance during first  initial uses, but can then experience significant write speed degradation over  repeated, long-term usage. Independent simulation tests by leading drive  performance experts confirm OWC Mercury SSDs’ ultra-efficient block management,  wear leveling technologies, and real-time data redundancies enable incredibly high performance and extreme  reliability, both of which are maintained over long-term intensive use.

Up To 100X Greater Data  Protection

Thanks to SandForce® DuraClass technology, OWC Mercury 6G  SSDs are able to provide up to 100X higher data protection than  provided by ordinary SSDs as well as 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 reserve/overhead  flash allocation, OWC Mercury 6G SSDs provide RAID like data  protection and reliability in a single drive application.

Risk-Free 30-Day  Satisfaction Guarantee

To ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction and  confidence, OWC is extending its 30-Day Money Back Guarantee to include the new  Mercury Electra 6G 60GB model. If a consumer is not completely satisfied with  any OWC Mercury 6G SSD for any reason, they simply need to contact OWC’s  award-winning Customer Service department – which offers 24/7 Live Chat support - to request a full, hassle-free  refund.

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