Other World Computing (OWC) said (opens in new tab) Friday that its new line of internal SATA 2.5-inch Mercury Extreme Pro (opens in new tab) SSDs have officially launched. The SSDs will be the first to use the new SandForce SF-1232 processor which supports the largest SandForce-based SSD capacity to date--480GB. Prices range from $194.99 to $1,679.99, depending on the model.
OWC divided the Mercury Extreme Pro line into two groups: the "prosumer" and "enterprise level." For the former category, the "Pro" drives come in 60GB, 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities. The enterprise-level, RAID-Ready "Pro RE" series consists of drives with 50GB, 100GB, 200GB, and 400GB capacities. All eight models are PC and Macintosh compatible, and will even fit into a desktop scenario by using an optional multi-mount adapter kit, sold separately.
"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."
OWC said that the drives offer data rates up to 285MB/s, SandForce DuraClass technology with Ultra-efficient Block Management & Wear Leveling, ECC and SandForce RAISE technology, AES-128 encryption, and more. All eight models can be purchased directly from OWC here (opens in new tab).