- This is a brand newMercury Extreme™ Pro SSD 40GB SATA 3.0Gb/s Solid-State Drive for the Macbook and Macbook Pro models.
The Mercury Extreme 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.
This internal 2.5" SATA SSD uses the latest SandForce Processor and DuraClass™ technology to deliver the highest transfer speed, endurance, performance, and power efficiency available today.
With sustained read and write times over 260MB/s, up to 100X greater data protection than enterprise class HD's, and RAISE™ technology for RAID like data protection and reliability, the OWC Mercury Extreme SSD line delivers unbeatable performance that's designed and built in the U.S. from domestic and imported parts and backed by a three year warranty.
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