|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OWC ANNOUNCES NEW ‘PROSUMER’ DESKTOP/NOTEBOOK CLASS MERCURY
EXTREME PRO SOLID STATE DRIVE WITH UP TO 480GB CAPACITY
SandForce® processor based SSD line offers up to 285MB/s sustained data rates, up to 28% Enterprise level over-provisioning, RAID readiness, and industry leading five year warranty available now from $219.99
May 11, 2010, Woodstock, IL -- Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, announced today it has added four new ‘prosumer’ desktop/notebook user class Solid State Drives to its award-winning OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD™ line. Designed and made in the U.S. from imported parts, the new models offer the largest capacity of any current OWC SSD – up to 480GB – along with three key features not commonly found in affordable consumer class SSDs:
The OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD is available for immediate ordering in four Macintosh® and PC compatible configurations that install easily in notebooks as well as in desktop/towers with an adapter:
For more information on the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD, including Reseller inquiries, visit: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/internal_storage/Mercury_Extreme_SSD_Sandforce/Solid_State_Pro
Dramatically Decreases Boot & App Load Times
Doesn’t Slow Down With Use Like Ordinary SSDs
Up To 100X Greater Data Protection
Longer Notebook Battery Runtime
“The four new OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD models give consumers the most affordable options for adding the pinnacle of internal drive performance to their Mac or PC,” said Larry O’Connor, CEO, Other World Computing. “With category leading performance and technology features not found in other brands, these new models are ideal for everyday users seeking near instantaneous and reliable data access.”
For information on the complete OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD line, visit:
About Other World Computing (OWC)
OWC’s industry awards and recognition include: Crain’s Chicago Business 2009 “Fast 50” List of 50 Fastest Growing Companies in the Chicago Area; Inc. 5,000 Top 100 Computers & Electronics Companies 2007 to 2009; Reseller Ratings Elite Member 2009 & 2010; Computerworld MagazineTop Green-IT Companies for 2008; and McHenry County Economic Development Corporation 2008 Business Champion Award.
In March 2010, OWC’s corporate campus was awarded LEED Platinum Certification (http://eshop.macsales.com/green/index.html) by the Green Building Certification Institute. Platinum is the highest achievable level of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Program, which began in 1998. Out of more than 14,000 LEED projects engaged worldwide since the program‘s inception, OWC is one of less than three hundred to achieve the Platinum standard. On a local level, OWC also became the first privately owned light manufacturing/assembly building in Illinois to obtain LEED Platinum status.