OWC's SSD vs HDD Shootout!
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SSD and HDD in a MacBook Pro loading Adobe's Creative
Suite on startup.
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Why OWC SSD?
- Designed & built in the US from domestic & imported parts.
- Chip Based Data Encryption: 128-bit AES-compliant.
- Intelligent "recycling" for advanced free space management.
- Best in class error correction (ECC) and SandForce RAISE (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) technology provides RAID-like data protection and reliability without loss of transfer speed due to parity.
- SandForce Processor with 7% over-provisioning maximizes read and write performance to greatly extend the endurance and overall reliability of the drive.
- Up to 100X greater data protection than what the highest rated enterprise class conventional hard disk drive (HDD) provides.
- SandForce DuraClass technology with Ultra-efficient Block Management & Wear Leveling offers highest endurance, performance and power efficiency in a SSD.
Over Provisioning & Wear Management Explained
Some of the drive space in OWC SSDs are allocated for RAISE - which provides real time data redundancy, ECC Error Correction, and reserve cell space.
Example: An OWC Pro SSD that's 240GB in size with 7% over-provisioning is actually a 256GB drive with 7% allocated for data management, and to maintain the drive's high-performance level.
Unlike most SSDs on the market today, the Aura Pro family uses advanced DuraWrite wear-leveling and block management technologies to keep Read/Write performance at peak while others see performance fall.
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Awards & Reviews
"Super small...same great...speeds. Netbooks, tablets and ultra-portable notebooks have a new high-performance option when it comes to internal storage." – Brian Beeler, Storage Review.com
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- SandForce Processor with full SF2181 Series 7% Over Provisioning firmware set
- Qualified for single drive and multiple drive usage.
- Sustained Sequential Read: up to 284MB/s
- Sustained Sequential Write: up to 268MB/s
- Height (max) 5.25mm (0.206")
- Width (max) 54mm (2.125")
- Length (max) 78.4mm (3.086")
- Weight (typical) 34g (1.2 oz.)
- Random 4KB: Up to 60,000 IOPS
- Tier 1 Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash Memory
- less than 0.1ms
- less than 0.1ms
- 2,000,000 Mean Time To Failure (MTTF)
(based on SandForce processor operation)
- SATA I (1.5Gb/s) and SATA II (3.0Gb/s) supported, SATA 2.6 Compliant
- Native Command Queuing up to 32 commands
- SMART Command Transport
- OS Dependent
- 0ºC to +70ºC
- -55ºC to +150ºC
- Active: 2200mW (2.2W) Typical, up to 2500mW (2.5W)
- Inactive (DIPM): 90mW (.09W) Typical
- ECC Recovery: Up to 24 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector
- Unrecoverable Read Errors: Less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read
- Chip Based Data Encryption: 128-bit AES-compliant
- Designed and built in the U.S. from domestic and imported parts
- 2.16" W x 3.11" L x 0.19" H (55mm x 79mm x 5mm) - (not including ribbon cable)