According to OWC, the SSDs feature sustained data rates of 285MBps and 7 percent overprovisioning (extra storage space that the drives uses for background processes to preserve SSD reliability). OWC also claims that the new SSD use less power, which helps preserve laptop battery life.
The 2.5-inch SSDs can be installed in Mac laptops, as well as Mac desktop computers using an adapter.
Prices for the SSDs:
- $220 for the 60GB Mercury Extreme Pro SSD
- $380 for the 120GB Mercury Extreme Pro SSD
- $700 for the 240GB Mercury Extreme Pro SSD
- $1580 for the 480GB Mercury Extreme Pro SSD
This story, "OWC Releases 480GB 2.5-inch Solid-state Drive" was originally published by Macworld.