MCE Technologies has announced the 320GB MobileStor Performance hard drive upgrade solution for all MacBook Pro and MacBook systems. Along with a high-performance, 320GB 2.5” internal SATA hard drive, the 320GB MCE MobileStor Performance hard drive upgrade solution includes an external, portable enclosure which has both FireWire and USB 2.0 interfaces for use with the original 2.5” SATA hard drive facilitating easy data transfer, SuperDuper! cloning/backup software, all tools required for installation, and an illustrated installation manual. The 320GB MobileStor Performance hard drive upgrade solution is priced at US$349 and is available for immediate shipment.
“The 320GB MobileStor Performance total hard drive upgrade solution provides not only an unprecedented hard drive capacity for the MacBook Pro and MacBook, but also provides every single piece of equipment necessary to successfully complete the hard drive upgrade and transfer all information from the original drive to the new one. It also allows for the continued use of the original SATA hard drive for backing up or general portable external storage,” stated Arnold Ramirez, president of MCE, in the press release.
The MCE 320GB MobileStor PerformanceTM Hard Drive Upgrade Solution features a rotational speed of 5400RPM, a maximum sustained data transfer rate of over 75MB/sec and burst transfer rates of 150MB/sec. The drive also features Native Command Queing (NCQ) in which the drive automatically reorders commands in the most efficient way based on the location of data on its platters in order to retrieve that data with the least latency. S.M.A.R.T. status monitoring is also supported and can warn of possible or impending disk failure long before one actually occurs allowing the user to take early action to keep their data safe. The drive’s S.M.A.R.T. status can be verified using Apple’s Disk Utility or System Profiler program.
The included portable, external enclosure is bootable on all Intel Macs and is provided in order to facilitate easy data transfer to the new hard drive as well as to allow continued usage of the original drive for general data storage or backup. The enclosure provides both FireWire and USB 2.0 interfaces for easy data transfer from the original drive to the new one using the included SuperDuper! cloning/backup software. An illustrated installation manual and all tools for performing the upgrade are also included.
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