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Monday, June 25, 2012
OWC Releases 960GB Mercury Electra MAX 3G SSD

Other World Computing has released the OWC Mercury Electra MAX 3G 960GB SSD, the highest capacity 2.5" Solid State Drive ever offered by the company.

This 3.0Gb/s SATA Solid State Drive offers Mac and PC users data transfer rates over 250MB/s. Utilizing SandForce DuraClass technology, the Mercury Electra MAX 3G 960GB SSD provides an increase of up to 100X in data protection, compared to ordinary SSDs and enterprise-class hard disk drives.

The SSD combines 2x SandForce 2181 processor in Raid 0 configuration with 7% Over Provisioning. Combined with Error Correction Code (ECC) and SandForce RAISE (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) technology, the SSD offers high data reliability without loss of transfer speed due to parity.

Compatible with Macs, PCs and external enclosures that utilize 2.5" drives, the Mercury Electra MAX 3G 960GB SSD is available now from Other World Computing as well as through select retailers. The $1,299.99 MSRP drive features 7% over provisioning, Tier 1/Grade A NAND, and a three-year warranty.

Desktop users wanting to experience the performance benefits of the Mercury Electra MAX 3G 960GB SSD can choose from one of five adapters OWC offers starting at $3 for utilizing 2.5" drives in 3.5" bays.


- Controller: 2x SandForce 2181 Series Processor with 7% Over Provisioning
- NAND: Asynchronous Tier 1/Grade A 2X-nm NAND Flash Storage
- RAID Controller: Silicon Image SteelVine Sil5923CNU
- Form Factor: Standard 9.5mm 2.5"
- Interface: SATA 3Gb/s

- Capacity:
960GB useable capacity
Total Flash Memory Components - 1024GB
64GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction

- Formatted Capacity: 894GiB

- RAID Support:
Qualified for single drive and multiple drive production workstation RAID 0/1/10/0+1 and SPAN usage.
Backup Drive is highly recommended for RAID 0 implementations.

- SMART Attributes:
Native Command Queuing
up to 32 commands

- Data Reliability
ECC Recovery: Up to 55 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector Security
Chip Based Data Encryption: 128-bit AES-compliant
Nonrecoverable Read Errors
Less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read

- Warranty 3 Year OWC Warranty (Standard return policy applies.)

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