OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express SSD Named as Finalist for Visionary Product Award

OWC has long been a provider of high powered SSD solutions, and today they are getting named as a finalist for yet another trophy to add to their case.

The Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G SSD has been named as a finalist for the Visionary Product Awards. The awards program is being held January 8, 2012, at the 11th annual Storage Visions Conference at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada of which we will be in attendance.

This award recognizes companies advancing the state of the art in storage technologies utilized in consumer electronics, the media and entertainment industries, and visionary products for the digital content value chain.

We hope to see OWC win this award as the Mercury Aura Pro Express SSD is definitely a huge achievement for OWC having already garnered quite a few awards. It has been named a “Stevies Finalist” at the American Business Awards, Macworld Best of Show, MacLife Best Mac Hardware as well as Notebooks.com Best of Macworld,

This is an incredible line of accolades for one of their premier SSDs, which has sustained data rates over 500MB/s. They certainly have grown quickly in the SSD market, with their attention to detail and use of premium components. OWC has a rock solid reputation for reliability and performance, coupled with an three year warranty, they are hard to beat!

Having used many of the OWC products personally in our own RAID testing, I can attest to the rock solid performance and reliability of their SSDs. We certainly are rooting for them to win an award, and we will be there at CES to bring you all of the news from the show!


  1. Good article, great product. The SF controller provides a throttling feature which enables the manufacturer to preset warranty. The controller will monitor useage and literally throttle performance to insure the preset warranty condition. I don’t believe the OWC WEB Site represents a 5 year warranty for the product, I noted 3 years?

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    Thanks for the observation! It is in fact three years, and the Mercury Extreme Pro is 5 years. I have corrected the article.

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    Paul Andrew Mitchell

    I believe the convention is to use “B” for Bytes and “b” for bits (binary digits)
    e.g. GB = GigaBytes, MB = MegaBytes; 8b/10b = 8 bits / 10 bits etc.

    Thus, some might interpret “500Mb/s” as 500 Megabits per second.

    The convention is helpful in situations where the meaning is not totally clear
    from the context.


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    Computer Dungheap

    I have used OWC since the 1990s, but alas, after buying a $450 Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 240GB SSD in December 2011, I have crossed them off my list for good. The drive went kaput, failed, disappeared, after less than one week. Less than ONE WEEK! Also, the connectors are poorly designed; the SATA and AC power cable connectors don’t snap into place like they do on EVERY OTHER DRIVE on the market; no, they just sort of slide in and dangle there. You never know if they’re making solid contact. What poor, poor design. I tried to get this drive to come back to life but after two weeks, still nothing, so I RMA’d it and am saying good riddance to OWC.

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