OWC releases 480GB 2.5-inch solid-state drive

12 May, 2010
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OWC has announced four new solid-state drives to make your Mac fly, without limiting your storage space. The Mercury Extreme Pro SSD is available in capacities ranging from 60GB to 480GB.

According to OWC, the SSDs feature sustained data rates of 285MBps and 7 percent over-provisioning (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 (excluding shipping):

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