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Performance

6Gb/s - 4K Random Data Rate Comparison

When used in machines with a 6Gb/s interface
  • Read Speeds - 60x Faster!
    OWC Electra 6G SSD
    34MB/s
    Factory 5400RPM Hard Drive
    0.558MB/s

    Longer bars are better.

  • Write Speeds - 89x Faster!
    OWC Electra 6G SSD
    95MB/s
    Factory 5400RPM Hard Drive
    1.056MB/s

    Longer bars are better.

  • Data rates experienced in "real world" scenario of ripping a mp3 file, saving a Photoshop file, browsing the web, playing a HD video and other commonly performed tasks.

    Tested on Intel Core i7 2600 3.4GHz Processor on Asus P8P67WS Revolution Motherboard with built in Intel 6G & 3G controller interfaces

3Gb/s - 4K Random Data Rate Comparison

When used in machines with a 3Gb/s interface
  • Read Speeds - 57x Faster!
    OWC Electra 6G SSD
    32MB/s
    Factory 5400RPM Hard Drive
    0.558MB/s

    Longer bars are better.

  • Write Speeds - 73x Faster!
    OWC Electra 6G SSD
    78MB/s
    Factory 5400RPM Hard Drive
    1.056MB/s

    Longer bars are better.

  • Data rates experienced in "real world" scenario of ripping a mp3 file, saving a Photoshop file, browsing the web, playing a HD video and other commonly performed tasks.

    Tested on Intel Core i7 2600 3.4GHz Processor on Asus P8P67WS Revolution Motherboard with built in Intel 6G & 3G controller interfaces

SSD Speed Comparison - 6Gb/s

When used in machines with a 6Gb/s interface
  • Sustain Read - up to 57% Faster!
    OWC Electra 6G SSD
    556MB/s
    Intel 510 Series 6G SSD
    500MB/s
    Crucial C300 6G SSD
    355MB/s

    Longer bars are better.

  • Sustain Write - up to 274% Faster!
    OWC Electra 6G SSD
    523MB/s
    Intel 510 Series 6G SSD
    315MB/s
    Crucial C300 6G SSD
    140MB/s

    Longer bars are better.

  • We compared our OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSD against Industry Leading SSD's from Intel and Crucial.

    Tested on Intel Core i7 2600 3.4GHz Processor on Asus P8P67WS Revolution Motherboard with built in Intel 6G & 3G controller interfaces

Key Features

OWC's SSD vs HDD Shootout!

Seeing is believing! Watch a side-by-side shootout between an
OWC SSD and HDD in a MacBook Pro loading Adobe's Creative
Suite on startup.
Watch the SSD vs HDD shootout!

Why OWC SSD?

  • Designed & built in the US from domestic & imported parts.
  • 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 and performance in a SSD.
  • Chip Based Data Encryption: 128-bit AES-compliant
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Over Provisioning & Wear Management Explained

OWC SSDs allocate some of the drive capacity for RAISE, to provide real time data redundancy, ECC Error Correction, and reserve cell space.

Example: A 240GB OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSD is actually a 256GB drive with 7% of the drive's capacity allocated for data management. This management maintains the drive's high-performance and high reliability levels.

Unlike many SSDs on the market today, the Mercury Pro family uses advanced DuraWrite™ wear-leveling and block management technologies to keep Read/Write performance at peak, while others see performance fall.

 

Base Data Findings © Copyright 2010 DIGLLOYD INC (MacPerformanceGuide.com).

SPECIFICATIONS
Controller:
  • SandForce Processor with full SF2281 Series 7% Over Provisioning firmware set
NAND Flash Components:
  • Tier 1 2X-nm Asynchronous MLC NAND Flash Storage
Interface:
  • SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s & 1.5Gb/s supported, SATA 3.0 Compliant
  • Native Command Queuing up to 32 commands
  • SMART Command Transport*
RAID Support:
  • Qualified for single drive and multiple drive production workstation RAID 0/1/10/0+1 and SPAN usage.
Bandwidth:
  • 6Gb/s - Sustained Sequential Read:
    up to 556MB/s*
  • 6Gb/s - Sustained Sequential Write:
    up to 523MB/s*
  • 3Gb/s - Sustained Sequential Read:
    up to 284MB/s
  • 3Gb/s - Sustained Sequential Write:
    up to 268MB/s
I/O Per Second (IOPS):
  • Random 4KB: Up to 60,000 IOPS
Protection:
  • ECC Recovery: Up to 55 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector
  • Nonrecoverable Read Errors: Less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read
Security:
  • Chip Based Data Encryption: 128-bit AES-compliant
TRIM Support:
  • OS Dependent
SMART attributes:
  • Standard
Read Latency
  • less than 0.1ms
Write Latency:
  • less than 0.1ms
Acoustics:
  • Idle (Typical): 0.0 bels
  • Seek (Typical): 0.0 bels
Size and Weight
  • 0.372"(H) x 2.758"(W) x 3.941"(D)
    (9.5mm x 70.06mm x 100.12mm)
  • 80 grams +/- 2 grams
    0.176 lbs +/- 2.82 oz
RoHS Compliant:
  • Yes
Format:
  • Unformatted.
Operating Environment Temperature:
  • 0ºC to +70ºC
Non-Operating Environment Temperature:
  • -55ºC to +150ºC
Warranty:
Built In The USA:
  • Designed and built in the U.S. from domestic and imported parts
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* Peak Data Rate for the 1.0TB SSD is 450MB/s read and 500MB/s write.
Mercury Electra is a trademark of New Concepts Development Corporation, registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Apple, Mac, and MacBook Pro are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. DuraClass, DuraWrite, SandForce, SandForce Driven logo, and RAISE are trademarks of LSI Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other marks may be the trademark or registered trademark property of their owners.
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