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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 480GB SSD Now Shipping As Highest Capacity Sandforce-Based SSD On Market

First SSD on market to use new SandForce® SF1232 processor for highest capacity offers up to 285MB/s sustained data rates, up to 28% over provisioning for redundant data reliability, and lowest power consumption priced from $194.99

July 15, 2010, Woodstock, IL -- Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, announced today its award-winning OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD™ line has begun shipping in the largest capacity model available of any SandForce-based processor SSD on the market – up to 480GB – by being the first SSD on the market to use the new SandForce SF 1232 processor which is optimized for the higher flash density required by these capacity leading drives.

The OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD line, which has won class leading performance awards and reviews from Tweaktown, Hot Hardware, MacPerformanceGuide, BareFeats, and Benchmark Reviews, is available for immediate ordering in eight configurations from 50GB to 480GB starting at $194.99. All models are Macintosh® and PC compatible and install easily into notebooks, as well as into desktops/towers with an OWC Multi-Mount adapter kit sold separately.

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro with 7% over provisioning and three year warranty. Ideal for demanding portable and desktop/tower ‘prosumer’ users:
  • 60GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD $194.99
  • 120GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD $349.99
  • 240GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD $669.99
  • 480GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD $1,599.99

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE with enterprise level 28% over provisioning and five year warranty. Ideal for multi-drive, high-performance RAID array users:
  • 50GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE SSD $219.99
  • 100GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE SSD $379.99
  • 200GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE SSD $699.99
  • 400GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE SSD $1,679.99

Risk-Free 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee
To ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction and confidence, OWC is offering a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee on its 50GB to 240GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD models. This program, unmatched by any other SSD brand manufacturer, is valid for a user purchase of up to two OWC Mercury Extreme Pro or Pro RE SSD units. For more information on this program, the complete OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD line, or to order, visit:

For more information on the OWC Multi-Mount drive adapter kit useful for securely installing smaller form factor (2.5" & 3.5") hard drives and SSDs into larger sized (3.5" & 5.25") drive bays in Mac Pro and PC tower computers, visit:

“We’re quite pleased to be the first SSD maker to commence regular shipping of the largest capacity, performance leading SandForce-based processor SSD on the market,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “Now with models from 50GB to the new 480GB, our high performance Mercury Extreme Pro SSDs are available with capacity and price points for every type of Mac and PC user.”

About Other World Computing (OWC)
Other World Computing (OWC) has been providing quality hardware products and support to the computer industry since 1988 and features one of the largest online catalogs of computer, iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad™ enhancement products through its e-commerce portal As a Premiere Level Apple Developer Connection member, OWC also provides extensive US based technical support for Macintosh users around the world as well as Internet access via and

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; Better Business Bureau Top Rating of A+ 2010; Reflex Packaging Commitment to Excellence Recycling Award 2009; 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 ( 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. 

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