OWC’s speedy new SSD adds up to 4TB of storage to Mac


An OWC SSD can really perk up an old Mac
The OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD expands Macs by up to 4TB of capacity.
Photo: OWC

An aging Mac can be reawakened with an SSD upgrade, becoming more useful with additional storage. The OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD debuted Tuesday, and is available in sizes up to a whopping 4 terabytes.

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OWC says its latest 2.5-inch SATA solid state drive “is ideal for audio, video, photography editing, and production, for users who require sustained performance.”

OWC SSD works with many Macs, but not all

The drive is compatible with Mac and PCs. That said, MacBook owners should investigate whether their computer’s capacity can be upgraded. In recent years, Apple began soldering the storage to the logic board of macOS laptops.

OWC’s new SSD offers read/write speeds over 500MBps, no matter how much data is stored. The drive won’t slow down as it gets filled up.

The OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G series starts at $79.75 for the 240GB version. A 480GB one is $119, 1TB is $219.75, while 2TB is $429.75. The 4TB model is $899.75. This doesn’t include the cost of installation.

Those who want even more capacity without even having to crack open their Mac might opt for an external SSD. The OWC ThunderBlade goes up to 16TB and offers data transfer speeds up to 2800MBps, for example.