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Performance

6Gb/s - 4K Random Data Rate Comparison

When used in machines with a 6Gb/s interface
  • Read Speeds - 64x Faster!
    OWC EXTREME Pro 6G SSD
    37MB/s
    Factory 5400RPM Hard Drive
    0.558MB/s

    Longer bars are better.

  • Write Speeds - 92x Faster!
    OWC EXTREME Pro 6G SSD
    98MB/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 - 60x Faster!
    OWC EXTREME Pro 6G SSD
    34MB/s
    Factory 5400RPM Hard Drive
    0.558MB/s

    Longer bars are better.

  • Write Speeds - 74x Faster!
    OWC EXTREME Pro 6G SSD
    79MB/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 EXTREME Pro 6G SSD
    559MB/s
    Intel 510 Series 6G SSD
    500MB/s
    Crucial C300 6G SSD
    355MB/s

    Longer bars are better.

  • Sustain Write - up to 276% Faster!
    OWC EXTREME Pro 6G SSD
    527MB/s
    Intel 510 Series 6G SSD
    315MB/s
    Crucial C300 6G SSD
    140MB/s

    Longer bars are better.

  • We compared our OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 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

Synchronous Interface NAND

To achieve the higher bandwidth potential of the SATA 6Gb/s bus standard, OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSDs utilize synchronous NAND instead of commonly utilized asynchronous NAND. Synchronous NAND enables reads and writes to be "synced" with the SSD processor's clock signal for maximum data throughput.

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 EXTREME Pro 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).

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Mercury Electra and Mercury Extreme are trademarks 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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