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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 240GB (OWCSSDMX6G240T)

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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 240GB Solid State Drive Review

ThinkComputers
21 February 2012
  • Summary: Final Thoughts For being our first product from OWC we were very impressed.  In ATTO Disk Benchmark the drive scored 559MB/s read and 518MB/s write, which is very close to its advertised speeds and puts it as the second fastest drive that we have tested behind the Kingston HyperX drive.  It did beat out the HyperX drive in many of our other tests. This is a SandForce-based drive so you do get the added features that the SandForce SF-2200 controller offers.
  • Pros: One of the fastest drives we have tested, Sleek blue design, Assembled in the USA, 5 year warranty
  • Cons: None that I found
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Overall 9
8.9

Expert Review

Tweak Town
25 August 2011
  • Excerpt: Other World Computing, the small company capable of big surprises and market leading innovations is back at it again. We've already reviewed the Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 240GB solid state drive back in May 2010, but since then a revision was made to the PCB and now a new, more extensive revision has emerged. The new OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G has enough changes to warrant a new product name and price increase, but that isn't happening.
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10

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 240GB Review

maximum pc
23 August 2011
  • Summary: Now, the Mercury’s performance is not significantly higher than the Vertex’s, and its street price is around $10 more at the 240GB capacity—again, not significant. The Mercury is just as good a drive as the Vertex 3, if not slightly better, and we don’t hesitate to recommend it. Plus, it’s blue.
  • Pros: Blazing-fast SF-2281 performance; pretty chassis.
  • Cons: Infinitesimally more expensive than just-as-good Vertex 3
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

Tweak Town
10 May 2011
  • Excerpt: After our recent review of the 120GB Mercury Extreme Pro 6G , I think you are familiar with Other World Computing. The OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G didn't put the company on the map, but it did verify that OWC belongs in the same legend as OCZ, G.Skill, Patriot and the rest of the Team SandForce landmarks.
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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 240GB SSD Review – ATTO Disk Benchmark

thessdreview.com
30 April 2011
  • Excerpt: ATTO Disk Benchmark is perhaps one of the oldest benchmarks going and is definitely the main staple for manufacturer performance specifications.  For our testing, we use a set length of 256mb and test both the read and write performance of various transfer sizes ranging from 0.5 to 8192kb.  Manufacturers prefer this method of testing as it deals with raw data rather than random or mixed which, although more realistic, result with lower performance results.
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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 240GB SSD Review – HDTune Pro

thessdreview.com
30 April 2011
  • Excerpt: HDTune Pro is a great software program that lets us have a look at all aspects of testing through several separate tests: Something particularly interesting about this test is the smoothness of the line which is a great indicator that this is a solid drive.  As well, the access time of .055ms is typical of new SSDs and considerably faster than the typical time of 9-10ms for a hard drive.
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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 240GB SSD Review – AS SSD

thessdreview.com
30 April 2011
  • Excerpt: AS SSD Disk Benchmark is perhaps the only benchmark program that was created for solid state drives.  In using it, one should realize that it only tests in random data so SandForce drives will appear to have an inferior result when compared to those of Samsung Intel and Crucial.  As well, the end result of this will also be different, at times, than that of Crystal Diskmark because AS SSD provides the average of several runs as its end result whereas Crystal simply looks...
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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 240GB SSD Review – Interior Components and Methodology

thessdreview.com
30 April 2011
  • Excerpt: The heart and sole of all ‘Sandforce Driven’ SSDs is the processor and the SF-2280 and the 6G is well equipped with this as well as 16 modules of Micron 25nm NAND memory (29F128G08CFAAB) for a total of 256GB of RAW memory on board. SandForce equipped SSDs are rather unique, however, because a specific amount of this memory is proprietary to the drives firmware and over provisioning.
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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 240GB SSD Review – PCMark Vantage and Final Thoughts

thessdreview.com
30 April 2011
  • Excerpt: The SSD Review uses benchmark software called PCMark Vantage x64 HDD Suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience. There are eight tests in all and the tests performed record the speed of data movement in MB/s to which they are then given a numerical score after all of the tests are complete.
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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 240GB SSD Review – 500MB/s Sets The New Standard

thessdreview.com
30 April 2011
  • Excerpt: Perhaps one of 2011′s most memorable technology accolades will be the introduction of SATA 6Gbps to the computing environment and the flurry of activity as companies jump in feet first to stay abreast of the change. In the SSD world, early entries were seen by Crucial and Intel with their Marvell 9174 controllers while the SandForce SF-2200 series was seen in products of OCZ and OWC who were first out of the gate.
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