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OWC Introduces Fast, Cheap 275MB/s SSD for $68

For $68, the Mercury Extreme Pro 3G drive is good for a sustained data read rate of up to 275 MB/s, according to OWC. The downside: you don't get much capacity as the drive has a capacity of just 30 GB. the manufacturer also promises that the Extreme Pro 3G is "up to 100x" better in "data protection" than "ordinary SSDs" as it integrates "RAID-like" reliability.

For Mac users, the 2.5-inch drive includes a firmware updater should the software need an update in the future. the company offers a 3.5-inch case adapter for $3. The Extreme drive is also available in flavors of 40, 60, 115, 240 and 480 GB with prices ranging from $88 to $860.

The 6G versions are available from 60 GB to 480 GB for $130 to $895.

  • LongLiveRock1974
    Just big enough to install Rage.
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  • lashabane
    Seen the price tag and knew it was going to be small.
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  • pacioli
    I've been paying $1.50/Gb for SSDs on sale since January. $2/Gb does not excite me.
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  • JohnnyLucky
    too small for me
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  • jwcalla
    It's a good drive, but at $2 / GB it isn't "cheap" relative to the rest of the industry.
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  • CaedenV
    man, when the solid3 60GB is $80 after rebates and has 2x the size and performance it really make this seem rather overpriced...
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  • WyomingKnott
    '"RAID-like" reliability.'

    Either it's got 60 GB of space and is storing two copies of everything you write for a RAID 1, or this is ignorant market-speak. Or the RAID that they mean is RAID 0.
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  • mr_nuke_me
    Huh? If you look well enough, you can find the Crucial m4 for $100. The OWC is not "cheap".
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  • mr_nuke_me
    The 64GB Crucial m4, that is.
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  • theuniquegamer
    too small size to be a boot drive w7 64bit.
    Cheap means 1 or 1.25$ per gB not more than $2/gB. Speed is not so fast for a ssd.
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