240GB Mercury Legacy Pro SSD 2.5″ IDE/ATA 9.5mm Solid State Drive.
The Fastest Drive Upgrade Available For Yesterday's Macs and PCs.
When only the fastest and most reliable Solid State Drive on the market today will suffice for your data storage and backup, look no further than the OWC Mercury Legacy Pro SSD.
Near Instant Data Access: NO Drive Spin up...just lightning fast boots, loads, & access.
Starts Fast/Stays Fast: NO Speed Degradation & 41X faster performance.
More Rugged and Reliable: up to 100X more reliable than a hard drive.
The Mercury Legacy SSD line features:
DuraWrite™ extends the endurance of your Solid State Drive (SSD).
Intelligent Block Management & Wear Leveling automatically distributes data evenly across the entire SSD.
Intelligent Read Disturb Management spreads the active read/write across the flash components eliminating data corruption caused by constant use.
Intelligent "Recycling" for advanced free space management gradually re-writes data across the SSD over time to ensure data never gets corrupted.
RAISE™ (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) protects the data on your drive similar to having a RAID setup.
Best-in-Class ECC Protection for longest data retention and drive life.
Add a technological supercharger to your existing Mac or PC with the OWC Mercury Legacy Pro SSD. It's the fastest, most reliable IDE/ATA mechanism available to breathe lightning fast performance into that trusty machine and extend its usefulness.
Boot, load apps, and access data nearly instantaneously...tedious system responsiveness is a thing of the past! Enjoy award-winning ultra-efficient Block Management & Wear Leveling technologies that virtually eliminate any speed reduction over long term use of the drive. And with no moving parts to break or fail, the OWC Mercury Legacy Pro SSD offers uncom- mon ruggedness for notebook users with up to 100X greater reliability than traditional hard drives.
One of the fastest Internal IDE/ATA 2.5″ SSDs available.
"Mean Time To Failure" - We all know that nothing lasts forever. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't get the most out of your investment. OWC SSD with Durawrite™ Technology, optimizes writes to the flash memory over conventional controllers increasing the overall endurance and reliability of the complete SSD. Highly intelligent block management and wear leveling also extends the overall endurance. With this technology, even MLC-based SSDs can operate for years in demanding use applications without daily write restrictions. This adds up to a MTTF that is higher than most enterprise class hard drives and SSDs on the market today.
Additionally, as there are no volatile memory elements in this storage device, the need for cache is completely negated. The drive is just that fast from the get-go!
High Performance Internal Storage
Replace your conventional hard drive with a reliable solid state drive. Unlike traditional hard disk drives, OWC solid state drives have no moving parts, resulting in a quiet, cool, highly rugged storage solution that also offers faster system responsiveness.
Compatible with Intel / AMD Process based PCs capable with
the specifications listed above.
*The computers listed use an ATA-5 standard controller on the motherboard. This standard only recognizes drive capacities up to 128GB. The IDE/ATA computer use the ATA-6 standard which can recognize capacities larger than 128GB. This is completely different hardware, and there aren't any firmware updates that will allow an ATA-5 controller to see more than 128GB. Usually this is a common problem to computers that were available prior to 2003.
240GB Mercury Legacy Pro IDE/ATA Specifications:
240GB useable capacity Total Flash Memory Components - 256GB 16GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability rates.
Based on SandForce processor operation.
Specifications provided by SandForce.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n SSDMLP240 UPC#: 736211765451
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Write a Review4.9 / 511 out of 11 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Reviewer: MacstheonlywayLocation: TexasAge: Over 65Experience Level: Power UserOwned Product: over 6 months
Reviewer: ChimpurLocation: Toronto,OnAge: 25-34Experience Level: Power UserOwned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5Amazing Legacy SSDNovember 26, 2017I use this in my 12" PowerBook G4. It makes the machine absolutely fly now! It was a really simple upgrade too.. everything fit exactly like the original drive. The capacity is twice what the original slow mechanical drive had too! I would recommend this item to a friend!This review is from 120GB Mercury Legacy Pro 2.5-inch 9.5mm IDE/ATA Solid-State Drive.Customer Videos:
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Reviewer: EnkelkindLocation: Tasmania, AustraliaAge: 45-54Experience Level: Power UserOwned Product: less than a month
Reviewer: ChuckLLocation: Greeneville, TNAge: 55-65Experience Level: Home UserOwned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5It's FASTApril 5, 2017Nice upgrade to my aging 2005 PowerPC Mac Mini. Works well and speeds everything up. This was a scary upgrade for me, involved cracking the case for the first time. But it all went well - eventually. Took me two tries though. After my first effort nothing worked: new HD and new optical drive not visible. Oh boy, I thought I had ruined something in the Mac Mini. But I cracked it open again and discovered that I had not fully seated the HD into its plug. Once corrected and reassembled everything works like a charm. Doing it the second time was so much easier, now that I knew what to expect. (How-to video is very helpful.) Will not hesitate in the future to crack open the Mini again. The SSD is a great upgrade. I appreciate that OWC has good advice on the site as to which is the correct product for my specific Mac Mini. I would recommend this item to a friend!Customer Videos:
Reviewer: peterl7Location: AustarliaAge: 45-54Experience Level: Power UserOwned Product: 1-3 months
Reviewer: TulioLocation: HondurasExperience Level: Home User
Rating: 5/5Enhance your Mac, and do it yourselfJanuary 1, 2017I obtained this inyernal solid state 460 GB drive as a necessity for the limitted memory of my 2004 aluminum Powerbook G4 (the machine comes with a Hitachi 75 GB optical drive); it works perfect, noisless, performance is noticible compared to optical drive. Make this upgrade along with a 2 GB RAM memory placement and you will experience an amazing performance I would recommend this item to a friend!This review is from 480GB Mercury Legacy Pro 2.5-inch 9.5mm IDE/ATA Solid-State Drive.Customer Videos:
Reviewer: GuardsmanLocation: OregonAge: 18-24Experience Level: Power UserOwned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5Largest IDE SSD that I can findDecember 9, 2016I got this 480 Gb SSD for my Power Book G4 1.67 Ghz 17 inch Hi-Resolution laptop. It is very fast and much larger than the 120 Gb that came stock. I have been very pleased with the performance. I would recommend this item to a friend!This review is from 480GB Mercury Legacy Pro 2.5-inch 9.5mm IDE/ATA Solid-State Drive.Customer Videos:
Reviewer: edmacLocation: CaliforniaAge: 55-65Experience Level: Home UserOwned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5Best choice for IDE SSD - Legacy 480GB SSDOctober 29, 2016This is an excellent drive, faster and potentially more durable than a spinning hard drive. The Legacy 480GB SSD is probably the largest size you can currently buy for that older, obsolete laptop that you still love, but has an internal IDE drive. Just make sure you don't have the 138GB limitation (if you are limited, you can still use the Legacy 120GB drive). Read/write speeds will likely be dictated by your system board architecture,.rather than the performance of the Legacy SSD. For a ThinkPad T42p (Intel 855/ICH4 chipset) I saw R/W results increase from 50-60 MBPS (WD250GB/5400 rpm) to 75-85 MBPS for the Legacy 480GB SSD. Actual values are also dependent on your test software (I was using PC Wizard 2010). As far as dealing with OWC goes, they are one of the very best online computer stores on the Internet. I have dealt with them for around 15 years without any problems or complaints, including the really infrequent returns. I have even purchased Macintosh items from them. They're really the best. I would recommend this item to a friend!This review is from 480GB Mercury Legacy Pro 2.5-inch 9.5mm IDE/ATA Solid-State Drive.Customer Videos:
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Reviewer: MajorMatt1Location: North of Philadelphia, PAAge: 55-65Experience Level: Power UserOwned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5SSD way to goSeptember 18, 2016Installed the SSD 60GB in a PowerBook G4, model 5,4 with 2GB ram. The original HHD 80GB drive was showing it's age. I still use this old mac to run Apple Works / Claris Works Database programs and mail merging. The SSD 60GB was best bang for the buck and the 60GB is plenty big for my needs. It runs much faster now, especially when I have multiple programs open like, AppleWorks, Pages, Numbers, Safari and Mail open at the same time. Before the upgrade it was better if I only used one program at a time and no more than two opened at the same time because the read/write time was very slow. I would recommend this item to a friend!This review is from 60GB Mercury Legacy Pro 2.5-inch 9.5mm IDE/ATA Solid-State Drive.Customer Videos:
Rating: 5/5My powerful mac mini G4 with this SSD!April 12, 2016Nowdays SSD in sata 3 is really popular, but I want to upgrade my mac mini G4, unfortunately it is really difficult to find this IDE/ATA SSD. Fortunately, OWC has offer an upgrade for mac mini G4 and i choose this one and really worth it! Through the software installation it's really super duper fast with this SSD!!! I would recommend this item to a friend!This review is from 120GB Mercury Legacy Pro 2.5-inch 9.5mm IDE/ATA Solid-State Drive.
Reviewer: AnonymousLocation: MichiganAge: 55-65Experience Level: Power UserOwned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5Put New Life in 15 Year Old Apple LaptopDecember 9, 2015My 15 year old Apple (Bronze/FireWire) wasn't getting much use and it was running OS X 4.11(Tiger) that was taxing it so much I was getting a lot of spinning beachballs. Until I ordered the 20GB Mercury Legacy Pro 2.5-inch SSD. It's still early days yet but I hope it will prove to be durable as well as speedy. With the 20GB Mercury Legacy Pro 2.5-inch SSD, it feels up-to-date with nary a hiccup! Boot up is quick, disk access amazingly blazing--my old laptop feels new again!! Thanks OWC for supporting legacy hardware! I would recommend this item to a friend!This review is from 120GB Mercury Legacy Pro 2.5-inch 9.5mm IDE/ATA Solid-State Drive.
Reviewer: AnonymousLocation: Melbourne, AustraliaAge: Over 65Experience Level: Home UserOwned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5New life for Powerbook G4August 24, 2015Installed 240GB SSD in Powerbook G4, 2GB RAM. OS 10.5.8 Boot is faster(and silent), read/write speeds faster, greater capacity than previous 100GB ATA mechanical drive and general performance similar to more modern computer. The install video was comprehensive, accurate and saved the cost of a technician. Upgrade has allowed me to keep the peripherals I have collected over the years(Firewire 800/400, USB, iRig MIDI, audio/MIDI interface) and prevented huge cost of replacing software/computer. I'll get another 5 years from a system I know well. I would recommend this item to a friend!
Reviewer: AnonymousLocation: Pittsburgh, PAAge: Over 65Experience Level: Home UserOwned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5Nice boost for old PowerBookMarch 8, 2015My old PowerBook Titanium has served me well as a second computer for legacy software but needed a little boost that the Mercury Legacy Pro SSD provides very nicely. Installation was easy with one minor glitch that an OWC technician helped me resolve. The SSD is slightly wider than the old hard drive, so the cable did not line up properly. Leaving out two of the rubber grommets as suggested by the tech resolved the problem. (This should not cause problems since the SSD does not need shock absorption like a hard drive would.) I am very happy with the slight boost in speed and the much larger storage capacity. I would recommend this item to a friend!
Rating: 4/5Great for New World ROM PowerbooksFebruary 13, 2015Bought two of these 60BG drives, one each for a Wallstreet and a Pismo laptop. Works great in the Pismo... faster start-ups, longer battery life. Unfortunately, the Wallstreet won't recognize the drive (Old World ROM issues?), so I have a spare. Also bought the 120GB version for an early 2005 12" G4 Powerbook and have had the same positive results as with the Pismo. I would recommend this item to a friend!This review is from 120GB Mercury Legacy Pro 2.5-inch 9.5mm IDE/ATA Solid-State Drive.
Rating: 4/5Great product for New World ROM Powerbooks.February 13, 2015Bought two of these 60BG drives, one each for a Wallstreet and a Pismo laptop. Works great in the Pismo... faster start-ups, longer battery life. Unfortunately, the Wallstreet won't recognize the drive (Old World ROM issues?), so I have a spare. Also bought the 120GB version for an early 2005 12" G4 Powerbook and have had the same positive results as with the Pismo. I would recommend this item to a friend!This review is from 60GB Mercury Legacy Pro 2.5-inch 9.5mm IDE/ATA Solid-State Drive.
Reviewer: AnonymousLocation: Rochester, NHAge: Over 65Experience Level: Power UserOwned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5New Life to Older LaptopNovember 11, 2014I bought this SDD to replace the 80gb HDD in an old SONY laptop that was fried when someone hot-swapped it. This device was wonderful from the get-go. Using the Windows 10 Beta OS briefly, the laptop booted up from a cold start to Internet access in just 24 seconds (not bad for a Pentium M processor). Using Windows XP, bootup is 45 seconds. Best you could expect from a laptop this old. I would recommend this item to a friend!
Reviewer: AnonymousLocation: Cherry Hill, NJAge: 18-24Experience Level: IT ProfessionalOwned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5Excellent performer, though could have slightly better build quality.September 29, 2014Upon receiving and unpacking my OWC SSD, I noticed the logic board/board of the SSD being a bit loose and unmounted from the blue enclosure, though, it didn't move much, nor was it damaged. I plugged it in my PowerBook, and it performed very well. My machine boots times faster than what I ever would have expected, and the loose board doesn't cause any problems, nor does it hinders it's performance. It boots just as fast as a new 13" MacBook Pro, and launches apps fast, as well. I would definitely recommend OWC to anyone for computer parts. I would recommend this item to a friend!This review is from 60GB Mercury Legacy Pro 2.5-inch 9.5mm IDE/ATA Solid-State Drive.
Rating: 5/5OWC Mercury SSDs come thru again!August 28, 2014I put this drive in an aluminum PowerBook for a friend. It made a huge difference in boot time and speed. This was my third Mercury SSD purchase. I would recommend this item to a friend!This review is from 120GB Mercury Legacy Pro 2.5-inch 9.5mm IDE/ATA Solid-State Drive.
Reviewer: OldLionLocation: Northern California Bay AreaAge: Over 65Experience Level: Power UserOwned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5Makes Old Laptop zingMay 18, 2012After installing this drive in my old Toshiba Tecra 1.4 Ghz laptop with Win XP SP3 installed and lots of apps. Bootup time went from about 3 Minutes to about 50 to 70 Secs. Full recovery from standby mode was near 60 secs before, now it is 6 secs. After experiencing the response of this drive ,which is one of the slower legacy Mercury SSDs. I'm getting a SATA 3g for my Work G5 which I expect will scream compared to it's present Disk drive. The only negative I had was that the drive is slightly thicker than the Hard Drive so that I had to modify the metal carrier to get it to fit. I would recommend this item to a friend!This review is from 120GB Mercury Legacy Pro 2.5-inch 9.5mm IDE/ATA Solid-State Drive.
OWC240GBMercury Legacy Pro Solid State DriveMfr P/N: SSDMLP240OWC SKU: OWCSSDMLP240Internal 2.5" Solid State Drive3 Year OWC Limited WarrantyShips: Same Day