Monday, September 12, 2011

Thinking of upgrading your hard drive? Check this out.

SSD drives are all the rage these days and with good reason.
OWC (Other World Computing) is a company known for top quality products and great customer service.Their Mercury Extreme Pro SSD (Solid State Drive) hard drives are ranked as one the best and fastest on the market today. 
Take a look at this video comparing the launch times of a standard Macbook Pro and one with OWC's SSD drive.

Here's a comparison chart from OWC's website:

HD vs SSD Chart

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro features:

  • Designed & built in the US from domestic & imported parts.
  • Intelligent "recycling" for advanced free space management.
  • Best in class error correction (ECC) and SandForce RAISE™ technology provides RAID-like data protection and reliability without loss of transfer speed due to parity.
  • SandForce® Processor with 7% over-provisioning maximizes read and write performance to greatly extend the endurance and overall reliability.
  • Up to 100X greater data protection than the highest rated enterprise class conventional hard disk drive (HDD) provides.
  • SandForce DuraClass™ technology with ultra-efficient block management & wear leveling offers highest endurance and performance in a SSD.
  • Chip Based Data Encryption: 256-bit & 128-bit AES-compliant

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