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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD Now Offers Industry’s First Five Year Warranty For SandForce Based SSD

Other World Computing today announced that the OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD line is the industry’s first SandForce processor-based 6Gb/s SATA Revision 3.0 SSD offering an enterprise-class level 5 year warranty.

Designed & Built in the USA – Highest Quality Components Ensure Longest Reliability

Designed and built in the USA, the OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD is backed by OWC’s industry leading warranty coverage because OWC SSDs utilize Tier 1/Grade A synchronous NAND flash.  Built for high performance use in consumer/prosumer single drive production workstations and multi-drive RAID 0/1/10/SPAN configurations, the highly reliable OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSDs continue OWC’s history of offering the first Solid State Drive 30 day money back guarantee in the industry.

Five Year Warranty Covers All OWC Pro 6G SSDs

OWC is also retroactively extending two additional years of warranty coverage to owners of the Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G who purchased their drive beginning mid April 2011 when it was offered with a three year warranty.

“We’re very pleased to offer the industry’s longest warranty coverage on the latest and fastest SSD data interface and make it retroactive on all purchases of our Extreme Pro 6G SSD,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “By building OWC Mercury SSDs with the best components and engineering processes available, we can offer consumers the best pre and post purchase assurances for the ultimate in SSD ownership confidence.”

Fastest SSDs on the Market

With prices starting at $297.99, for consumers with a Mac or PC with the SATA Revision 2.0 (3Gb/s) data bus or the latest SATA Revision 3.0 (6Gb/s) interface, the OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD offers the highest bandwidth potential with near bus saturating speed when installed in either interface.  OWC benchmark testing confirms the Pro 6G SSD delivers up to 284MB/s sustained reads and 266MB/s writes in the SATA Revision 2.0 300MB/s max speed bus.  Taking advantage of the SATA Revision 3.0 interface’s maximum bandwidth of 600MB/s, the Pro 6G SSD provides up to 559MB/s sustained reads and 527MB/s writes.

No Degradation in Data Transfer Speeds

Unlike other SSDs that offer fast read/write performance during first initial uses, but can then experience significant write speed degradation over repeated, long-term usage, independent tests by leading drive performance experts confirm the OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD’s ultra-efficient Block Management & Wear Leveling technologies are able to eliminate virtually any reduction in data transfer speeds over heavy long-term usage of the drive and without dependency on OS TRIM management.  StorageReview awarded it ‘Editor’s Choice’ because it “cranks out chart topping scores throughout testing.” Barefeats called the OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD “the fastest drive we’ve tested to date” and MacPerformanceGuide said “never before seen drive speeds….awesome!”

Up To 100X Greater Data Protection

By utilizing SandForce DuraClass technology, the OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G is able to provide up to 100X higher data protection than ordinary SSDs as well as leading enterprise class hard disk drives. By combining the highest level of Error Correction Code (ECC) and SandForce RAISE (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) technology along with 7% over provisioning, the OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G provides RAID-like data protection and reliability.

Three Capacity Models Available Starting From $297.99

Ideal for use in demanding performance-intensive applications such as Audio/Video editing, HD-video, digital photography, professional music, graphics, the OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G line is qualified for use in consumer/prosumer single drive production workstations as well as multi-drive RAID 0/1/10/SPAN configurations and is available in the following capacities:

The Most Comprehensive SSD Line For Macs And PCs

As the most comprehensive U.S. manufacturer of industry leading SandForce processor based SSDs available today, OWC offers additional Mercury brand name SSDs for nearly every Mac and PC produced over the past decade in capacities from 40GB to 480GB starting from $99.97.

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  • That’s good news. I’ve had mine for about a year and it just failed.

  • does this apply to all of the 6g drives retroactively? when i bought mine i think it only had a 3 year warranty listed on the page.

    • Yes, the change from 3 to five years is retroactive on all the 6G models.

      • awesome. I love my OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6g 240gb ssd. This latest change in warranty has really made me happy i chose OWC over another brand.

  • Is the 5-year warranty possible because of the Throttling feature in SandForce-based drives? That is, the drive automatically slows down if there is too much Writes to it within a certain period of time.

    • Hi Neo….5 year warranty on our drives is all about the quality components and engineering used…only Tier 1/Grade A synchronous NAND is employed, instead of commonly utilized asynchronous NAND. Synchronous NAND enables the OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G reads and writes to be “synced” with the SandForce 2281’s clock signal for maximum data throughput as well as long term reliability.

  • This sounds great!

    So when will there be a OWC 6G SSD supported in a RAID-5 configuration?

    • As we expand the 6G line, we’ll most likely be adding an enterprise class drive that should be qualified for RAID 5 use.