960GB Electra™ MAX 3G SSD Hard Drive


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When you need the highest levels of capacity and speed, the Electra MAX 960GB SSD is the pro user's choice. Built for demanding everyday real-world uses, this big, fast SSD delivers the performance you can count on.

This internal 2.5" SATA SSD uses the latest SandForce 2181 Processor and DuraClass™ technology to deliver the highest transfer speed, endurance, and performance available today.

With sustained reads up to 254MB/s and writes up to 250MB/s, up to 100X greater data protection than enterprise class Hard Disk Drives, and RAISE technology for RAID like data protection and reliability, the OWC 960GB Mercury Electra MAX 3G SSD line delivers unbeatable performance that's designed and built in the U.S. from domestic and imported parts and backed by a three year warranty.

Replace your conventional hard drive with a reliable solid state drive. Unlike traditional hard disk drives, OWC SSDs have no moving parts, resulting in a quiet, cool, highly rugged storage solution that also offers near instantaneous system response.

Note: This drive is designed for use in Mac and PC systems and is not supported or recommended for use in external, bus-powered enclosures. This drive is supported for use in external enclosures that utilize a power source Independent from the interface bus.



  • This OWC SSD Model is compatible with nearly any Mac or PC model with a Serial ATA connection (SATA, SATA 2.0, or SATA 3.0) including:
      -  All Mac Pro models
      -  All PowerMac G5 models
      -  All MacBook Pro models
      -  All Mac mini 2006-Current (All Intel Models)
      -  iMac 2006-current (All Intel Models)
      -  iMac G5
      -  All MacBook models
      -  Xserve 2009
  • Controller: 2x SandForce 2181 Series Processor with 7% Over Provisioning
  • NAND: Tier 1 Asynchronous MLC NAND Flash Memory
  • RAID Controller" Silicon Image SteelVine Sil5923CNU
  • Form Factor: Standard 9.5mm 2.5"
  • Interface: SATA 3Gb/s
  • Capacity1:
      -  960GB useable capacity
      -  Total Flash Memory Components - 1024GB
      -  64GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
  • Formatted Capacity2: 894GiB
  • RAID Support:
      -  Qualified for single drive and multiple drive production workstation RAID 0/1/10/0+1 and SPAN usage.
      -  Backup Drive is highly recommended for RAID 0 implementations.
  • SMART Attributes: Standard5
  • Native Command Queuing: up to 32 commands
  • Manufacturer Model Number: OWCSSDEX3G960
  • RoHS Compliant: Yes
  • Format: Unformatted


  • Height (max): 9.45mm (0.372?)
  • Width (max): 70.06mm (2.758?)
  • Length (max): 100.12mm (3.941?)
  • Weight: 104 grams (0.231 lbs +/- 3.7 oz)


  • Data Reliability: ECC Recovery: Up to 55 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector
  • Security: Chip Based Data Encryption: 128-bit AES-compliant
  • Nonrecoverable Read Errors: Less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read
  • Warranty: 3 Year OWC Warranty (Standard return policy applies.)


  • Sustained Reads (up to): 254MB/s
  • Sustained Writes (up to): 250MB/s
  • Read Incompressible: Data Rate (up to) 252MB/s
  • Write Incompressible: Data Rate (up to) 223MB/s
  • Read Latency: less than 0.1ms
  • Write Latency: less than 0.1ms

Environmental (Operating)

  • Temperature (°F): 32°F to 158°F
  • Temperature (°C): 0°C to 70°C

Environmental (Non-Operating)

  • Temperature (°F): -67°F to 302°F
  • Temperature (°C): -55°C to 150°C


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