OWC / Other World Computing 480GB Mercury Electra 3G Solid State Drive

OWC / Other World Computing 480GB Mercury Electra 3G Solid State Drive

OWC / Other World Computing 480GB Mercury Electra 3G Solid State Drive

B&H # OWME3G7480 MFR # OWCSSD7E3G480

Product Highlights

  • 480GB Storage Capacity
  • 447GB Formatted Capacity
  • SATA 3 Gb/s Interface
  • Max. Read Speed: 285 MB/s
  • Max. Write Speed: 275 MB/s
  • Standard 2.5" Form Factor
  • Standard SMART Attributes
  • Enhanced ECC Recovery
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The 480GB Mercury Electra 3G Solid State Drive from Other World Computing is compatible with SATA 3 Gb/s interfaces allowing you to plug this drive into a variety of PC configurations. Take advantage of a max. data read speed of 285 MB/s and max. data write speed of 275 MB/s over the included SATA connection to transfer data quickly and efficiently.

The Mercury Electra drive comes equipped with a SandForce 2181 series processor with 7% over provisioning for enhanced drive performance. Additionally, this drive also supports RAISE (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) technology and enhanced ECC functionality to protect your stored data.

With DuraWrite you can extend the endurance of your solid state drive (SSD).
Intelligent Block Management & Wear Leveling
Automatically distribute data evenly across the entire SSD.
Intelligent Read Disturb Management
Spread the active read/write across the flash components eliminating data corruption caused by constant use.
Intelligent "Recycling"
Intelligent recycling is designed for advanced free space management as it gradually rewrites data across the SSD over time to ensure data never gets corrupted.
Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements protects the data on your drive similar to having a RAID setup.
ECC Protection
With ECC protection you benefit from longer data retention and drive life.
UPC: 794504337754
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OWC / Other World Computing 480GB Mercury Electra 3G Solid State Drive
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    OWC / Other World Computing OWCSSD7E3G480 specs

    Drive Capacity 480.00 GB
    Interface SATA II (3 Gb/s)
    Maximum Read Speed 208 MB/s (Uncompressed)
    Maximum Write Speed 235 MB/s (Uncompressed)
    Random Read Speed 60,000 IOPS (4 KB Files)
    Random Write Speed 60,000 IOPS (4 KB Files)
    Sequential Read Speed 285 MB/s
    Sequential Write Speed 275 MB/s
    Latency 0.1 ms (Read)
    Drive Type SSD
    Form Factor 2.5" (7 mm)
    Noise Level 0.0 dB (Active)
    0.0 dB (Idle)
    SSD Specs
    Flash Controller SandForce SF-2181
    Flash Memory Type Asynchronous Multi-Level Cell (MLC)
    Flash Memory Grade Grade A / Tier 1
    SMART Support Yes
    TRIM Support Yes
    Reliability / Data Integrity
    ECC Recovery 55 Bytes per 512 Bytes
    Encryption 128-Bit AES Hardware Encryption
    Non-Recoverable Read Errors per Bits Read 1 in 1016
    Operating Temperature 32 to 158°F / 0 to 70°C
    Storage Temperature -67 to 302°F / -55 to 150°C
    Certifications ENERGY STAR, RoHS, as per Manufacturer
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 0.4 x 2.8 x 3.9" / 9.4 x 70.1 x 100.1 mm
    Weight 0.2 lb / 0.1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.512 x 4.173 x 0.394"

    OWC / Other World Computing OWCSSD7E3G480 reviews

    480GB Mercury Electra 3G Solid State Drive is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Game Changer Bought this for a backup computer (Macbook from 2008) and it sped up the computer massively. Absolutely worth the price and then some, it's like having a new computer in combination with maxing out the RAM. No product from OWC has ever let me down, and I'm more convinced than ever SSD is the only way to go moving forward. Super easy to install myself too, it took less than 5 minutes to make the swap. Just be sure to backup your hard drive (my choice is with Time Machine) before hand, and you'll be set.
    Date published: 2015-09-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's like getting a new computer! My MacBook Pro is nearly 6 years old. I'm not yet ready to purchase a new one as it still does what I need it to, but my boot-up times were taking forever. Launching applications was taking forever. I have an external drive to handle my storage needs, I had maximized the amount of RAM i have in my computer, and I put off what I thought was going to be a major pain - changing out the internal hard drive. Except that it wasn't a pain at all. It was simple. It was painless. And WOW! What a difference in performance. With an external adapter the transfer from my old disk to my new SSD was quick. Then, I unscrewed the back of my Macbook Pro, pulled out the old drive and replaced it with the Mercury Electra 480GB SSD and I was done. I didn't time it, but it couldn't have taken me more than 20 minutes, start to finish (except for the data transfer - I did that overnight). If you want to boost your Mac's performance without buying a new Mac, get one of these ASAP!
    Date published: 2015-04-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product! I bought a 480gb model to back up home videos. This is my first SSD so I have nothing to compare it to, but the speed is amazing with FireWire 800! Build quality is top notch, and the enclosure beautifully designed with brushed aluminum.
    Date published: 2014-08-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tremendous upgrade! Still running a 2008 MacBook Pro. Along with maxing out ram, I cannot believe their is a better upgrade available for this computer. Highly recommend these drives.
    Date published: 2015-12-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very fast and lightweight! I needed to transfer my mac os to this ssd and it I didn't have a problem at all. The speed is great and with an adapter frame I was able to use it in my Mac Pro.
    Date published: 2015-05-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast, easy to install It gave my 4 year old iMac new life!
    Date published: 2015-05-24
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