- This is a 120GB Mercury Legacy Pro SSD 2.5" IDE/ATA 9.5mm Solid State Drive for the Powerbook, iBook and AppleTV.
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 industry leading SandForce® DuraClass Technologies:
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.
Why Solid State: Solid state drives have several advantages over the magnetic hard drives. The majority of this comes from the fact that the drive does not have any moving parts. While a traditional drive has drive motors to spin up the magnetic platters and the drive heads, all the storage on a solid state drive is handled by flash memory chips. This provides three distinct advantages: * Less Power Usage * Faster Data Access * Higher Reliability