While we all know that Solid State Drives give you great performance, but not so much bang for the buck, prices are slowly dropping to somewhat more affordable levels. OWC (Other World Computing) has just announced the launch of its new consumer/prosumer SSDs that are touted to be the cheapest you can get your hands on for drives in the same class.
OWC has two new additions to its SSD line up. First up we have the Mercury Electra 6G SSD, which gives a performance of over 500MB/s sustained data rate but is priced like a 3G SSD. Available in 60GB, 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities, prices for the Electra start at $129.99.
Next up we have the Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD. Designed for prosumers and A/V, photography and graphic production professionals, these drives also offer sustained data transfer rates of over 500MB/s in addition to 479MB/s for incompressible data rates. It can also be incorporated into a RAID 0, 1, 10 or SPAN configuration (as opposed to just RAID 1 or SPAN for the Electra). Prices start at $279.99 and it is available in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB sizes.