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OWC to Showcase EXTREME Pro 6G SSDs at NAB 2015, Certified for Use with Blackmagic Devices

merc-extreme-pro-6g_gall4Other World Computing announced today that it will feature its award-winning OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G Solid State Drives at its NAB 2015 Booth #SL13905 in Las Vegas, NV, April 13-16. Officially certified by Blackmagic Design, one of the world’s leading innovators of creative video capture and post production editing products, Mercury EXTREME Pro drives are certified for use with Blackmagic’s HyperDeck Studio, HyperDeck Shuttle, and MultiDock, as well as its Production Camera 4K and Cinema Cameras.

The power of OWC’s Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSDs maximizes the full potential of Blackmagic devices, allowing filmmakers to achieve the highest level of professional digital video available. Since the EXTREME Pro SSDs are designed to operate at peak performance working with uncompressed video, Blackmagic users will find they can edit content straight from the EXTREME Pro 6G, expediting the creator’s workflow.

OWC’s Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSDs are not only for Blackmagic devices, but are perfect for any Mac or PC with a Serial ATA connection. With up to 480GB of high-performance capacity and sustained speeds up to 559MB/s, Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSDs are ideal for transfer of professional audio, video, photography, and graphic production.

“We’ve been privileged to work with the Blackmagic certification program for over two years and have produced a line of SSDs that meets their users’ growing need for storage that is both economical and can stand up to really tough usage and environments,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “Since Blackmagic’s certification of our Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD for the HyperDeck series and Cinema Camera, we have received certification for two new products – MultiDock and Production Camera 4K, the world’s most portable 4K digital film camera. We continue to design upgrades and new products to meet Blackmagic certification standards, to ensure our storage is as reliable as possible, so you can shoot, record and edit with confidence.”

Three Capacity Models Available

OWC’s Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSDs come with a 7mm to 9.5mm adapter/spacer for installations that require a 9.5mm drive height. The drives are backed by OWC’s 5-year limited warranty and OWC’s award-winning US-based technical support.

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  • The new version of the Mercury Extreme 6G (Made in Mexico vs Made in USA) has a new chipset that makes it totally incompatible with Sound Devices recorders. Sound Devices is reviewing the issue and will likely remove this drive as qualified for their video recorders.

  • This new OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD looks great for video. 4k? Nice. How about music production?

    OWC Mercury Extreme Pro or Samsung 850 Pro for streaming large complex music libraries? What SSDs do Hollywood symphonic composers use for their symphonic mockup libraries?

    I am thinking (512 Gb)
    • Samsung 850 Pro or EVO (price/performance)
    • OWC Mercury Extreme – certainly good
    • OWC Mercury Extreme Pro – intriguing? Is this better than 850 Pro?
    • I cannot afford the enterprise SSDs.

    Is the dual write compression only in the initial writing of the data? Is the streaming uncompressed? Hollywood orchestral mockups require a crazy amount of constantly constantly changing sample streaming — thus quick read access. SSDs are highly regarded.

    May upgrade my OWC Thunderbay 4 currently with standard 7200s (love it) or may purchase the OWC Thunderbay 4 mini – to isolate the music production. Will connect to iMac27.

    Thanks – John

    • Hello John,

      The OWC Mercury Extreme Pro is a very high quality SSD. This SSD was made for the purpose of professional audio, video, photography, and graphic production. They are also very good for streaming large files.

      With this Mercury Extreme Pro SSD, streaming with this SSD is compressed when writing, and uncompressed again when reading.

      • Thanks for the update Dyllon. Both the Extreme Pro SSD and the Thunderbay 4 mini are high on my list.

        Are there any new products introduced at NAB 2015 that would provide similar or better solutions for music streaming? The Viper Pro? How would it be different? — thanks

        Should I be posting these questions elsewhere?

        • The Viper Pro is an amazing pro-level performance external device. It has the capability of supporting multi-stream, uncompressed 4K video and bus-powered daisy chains. This will be available in 4TB and 8TB capacities, dual Thunderbolt 2 interfaces, and speeds up to 1350MB/s. The main differences you will see in the Viper Pro is the capacity and speeds compared to the Mercury Extreme Pro SSD and the capacity compared to the Thunderbay 4 Mini.

          If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us by phone or email. We will be happy to help you.