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Introducing the New 4TB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD

Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 4TB Black

OWC has announced the availability of the new Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD, in capacities from 240GB up to 4TB. OWC’s newest 2.5-inch SATA SSD is among the most versatile and reliable on the planet, featuring state-of-the-art components and engineering that bring older Macs and PCs up to current model performance levels.

The Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD is ideal for audio, video, photo editing, and production, for users who require sustained performance. They are the standard for use in video capture with Black Magic cameras, AJA, and more, in situations where sustained write performance is critical, and when a drop in performance can lead to lost frames and production time. Some drives drop to 50-60MB/s after their cache is exhausted, but the Mercury Extreme Pro is up to 10x faster performance than what many drives deliver today after their peak speed is exhausted with as little as 2-3 percent of the drive written. When sustained performance is non-negotiable, the Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD has users covered end to end. 

A 10-year Legacy of Class-Leading Performance and Reliability

When the first Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD was launched nearly a decade ago, it was built to be the fastest, most reliable, and longest endurance 2.5-inch SATA Solid State Drive available on the market. The evolution of OWC’s premier 2.5-inch SATA SSD continues that legacy with up to 5X faster performance over the entirety of its capacity compared to other drives. For Macs or PCs with a 6G SATA drive bay, the Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD is the fastest 2.5-inch SSD available today, with rock-solid engineering to keep users working full speed ahead throughout its life for a lower Total Cost of Ownership.

Revitalize Beloved Macs & PCs into Modern Day Workhorses

With users’ investment in apps plus time devoted to getting that beloved Mac or PC configured just the way they like, it makes sense for users to maximize the lifespan and longevity of their machine before retiring it. By revitalizing any Mac or PC with a Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD, it can be transformed to like-new performance levels. Built using today’s highest quality NAND flash memory and controller design, the Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD delivers sustained real-world-tested read/write speeds over 500MB/s throughout its storage capacity. From faster boots and application launch times to greatly improved system responsiveness, users will love using their “new” computer at a fraction of the cost of buying the latest model.

Highlights

  • Ideal for high-performance computing, gaming, RAID, and audio/video/photo editing and capture applications including in-camera
  • Starts Fast, Stays Fast: maintains consistent read/write speeds exceeding 500MB/s over entire drive capacity, many other drives slow down after only 2-3 percent use
  • Saves Money: use drive until full vs. replacing slowed down drive 
  • Big Space: up to 4TB capacity for the largest projects
  • A/V Ready: use with Blackmagic, SoundDevice, Atomos devices
  • Universal Fit: includes a full-sized spacer for 100% secure and compatible use in applications with 9.5mm drive height 
  • Peace of Mind Ownership: 5-Year Limited Warranty with award-winning live support
  • Supercharges Macs and PCs: ideal for both notebooks and desktops

“With each passing day audio, video, and graphic applications are demanding more and more from our machines whether you are an enthusiast or a production pro, and older Macs and PCs just can’t keep up with those demands,” said OWC founder and CEO Larry O’Connor. “Most of our loyal customers are very fond of their current laptops and desktops and can’t stand the thought of spending thousands to replace them, which is why we live by the mantra ‘repair don’t replace.’ Our new state-of-the-art Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD sets a new benchmark for performance, reliability, and warranty support in this category, and is the culmination of over a decade of brilliant engineering innovation by OWC.”

Pricing & Availability

The OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 4TB 2.5-inch SSD is available now at MacSales.com for $899.75. The Mercury Extreme Pro 6G line starts at 240GB for $79.75.

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9 Comments

  • Makes a guy realize what a bargain those Micron 4 TB 2.5” SSD drives were a year ago when they were sold through Macsales.com and priced in the low $200 range, eh?

    At nearly $900, why are the OWC drives a better value?

    Longtime customer in Seattle,

    Scott W.

    • Hello, Scott. The Micron drives you mention were approved only for use in specific (and limited) machines and enclosures. Our new Mercury Extreme Pro 4TB drives are useable in nearly any newer machine or enclosure that will accept a 2.5″ SATA drive. You’re also getting a 5 year OWC warranty, and OWC support with that drive.

  • Question,
    I have a late 2009 iMac that has already had the drive replaced 4 years ago; It is Noisy. Am I able to upgrade to this Extreme pro 6G SSD or is it finally time to upgrade to a 5K?
    Kindest regards
    Robbie

    • Hi Robbie! Your machine would technically run the drive, but only at 3G speeds, so not taking advantage of the full potential of the drive.

  • Great! Please, bring back the benchmarking with QuickBench or other applications like Atto Disk Benchmark (now available for Mac).