Monday, January 09, 2012

Icy news:OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G 480GB SSD Released: Best Upgrade Gets Better

OWC announced today that their popular Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G SSD for the Apple MacBook Air will finally be offered in a 480GB capacity. Those who have read our review from last October might remember the only con listed for that drive was the lack of this very capacity, which at the time was only available for the older 3G model. In a sense, the best upgrade for the Apple MacBook Air just got better.
OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G 480GB Specs
  • Capacity - 480GB (OWCSSDAPE6G480)
  • Formatted Capacity - 447GB
  • Toshiba 3X-nm MLC NAND
  • SandForce 2281 Series Processor with 7% Over Provisioning
  • SATA 6Gb/s interface
  • 511 MB/s read speeds, 448 MB/s write speeds
  • 4K Read Up to 60,000 IOPS, Random 4K Write Up to 60,000 IOPS
  • 3 Year OWC Warranty
  • Power - Active Less than 3000mW (3.0W) expected maximum draw, Idle Power Less than 1200mW (1.2W)
The new 480GB Aura Pro Express 6G has a MSRP of $1,149 and is expected to start shipping January 21st.

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