Today Other World Computing (OWC) announced a new 2.5″ 960gb SSD based on the Sandforce 2181 controller. The most compelling point? The price: It’s only $1300. The only downside? It’s their 3G tech (SATA II), which means it tops out around 280mb/s…. but at 1tb of SSD storage, who’s really complaining?
The competition at this lofty high end of high-cap SSDs is thin; OCZ offers the Octane 1tb, which is much faster since it supports SATA III, but it’s also nearly twice the price at $2499. If you have a desktop PC, OCZ also offers the RevoDrive X2 at the same capacity for only a meager $1100.
Competition is good. It’s nice to have another company at the crazy end of huge. OWC generally markets towards Mac users but as Nick showed in his review last year, they work perfectly fine in PCs as well.