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OWC unveils SSD upgrade for Retina MacBook Pro

OWC now has SSD upgrade for Retina MacBook Pro

By Anthony Garreffa from Aug 15, 2012 @ 1:23 CDT

OWC have just announced the first SSD upgrade for the Retina-powered Apple MacBook Pro, with the new drive available on a single 480GB capacity. The upgraders who purchase before September 30 will receive OWC's Envoy Pro USB 3.0 bus-powered portable enclosure that will house the removed SSD, and use it as an external drive at no extra cost.

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OWC's drive is dubbed the Mercury Aura drive, and is user-installable. The Mercury Aura drive is capable of 500MB/sec, compared to the stock Apple drive of 461MB/sec. The Mercury-branded SSD is also capable of block management and wear leveling technologies, which limits the reduction in speed common in SSD drives over long-term use.

The Mercury Aura 480GB sell for $580 and is available right now.

NEWS SOURCES:Electronista.com


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