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OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G 120GB SSD Review

Postby Apoptosis » Tue May 24, 2011 7:58 am

OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G 120GB SSD Review

It wasn't that long ago we had a look at the beta OCZ Vertex 3 drives with the next generation SandForce controller on board and few competitors. Other World Computing (OWC) has stepped up with the Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G line of solid state drives featuring the SF-2200 controller and a 6Gbps interface. This will heat up the competition and we'll see if their top shelf parts put them over the top in terms of performance.

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The OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G is exactly what we would expect from a SandForce SF-2200 drive - fast and reliable. However, there's stiff competition from both OCZ and Intel with others emerging as the year progresses so tweaks in their firmware may help differentiate them in the long run...


Article Title: OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G 120GB SSD Review
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Re: OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G 120GB SSD Review

Postby pwcmed » Tue May 24, 2011 5:31 pm

Finally a good alternative to OCZ
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Re: OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G 120GB SSD Review

Postby Velo:Sity » Wed May 25, 2011 8:22 am

With a bit of name-calling too. :)
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Re: OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G 120GB SSD Review

Postby dicecca112 » Wed May 25, 2011 4:02 pm

Been using OWC in my systems since Ocz burned me on support by saying the drive wasn't supported on Mac osx. And the best part these drives perform close to peak after months even without Trim because the controller overprovisions on the ssd
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Re: OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G 120GB SSD Review

Postby FZ1 » Wed May 25, 2011 4:12 pm

Matt, see my note in the article about enabling TRIM on MAC OS X...it works great!
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Re: OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G 120GB SSD Review

Postby dicecca112 » Wed May 25, 2011 4:15 pm

Even after a year my performance hasn't diminished. I can wait for Lion to come out this summer with Trim support
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Re: OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G 120GB SSD Review

Postby FZ1 » Wed May 25, 2011 4:27 pm

Rumor is, it will be restricted to Apple OEM SSDs only. I hope not.
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Re: OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G 120GB SSD Review

Postby dicecca112 » Wed May 25, 2011 4:30 pm

Owc is Mac certified and the ony manufacture that is allowed to sell ssds for the Air, so they should be supported
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Re: OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G 120GB SSD Review

Postby FZ1 » Wed May 25, 2011 5:02 pm

I don't think that will matter...only the drives Apple puts in will support TRIM. Again, this was what I read so how true it is remains to be seen.
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Re: OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G 120GB SSD Review

Postby nish1021 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:08 pm

Forget benchmarks as this drive may lag in some benchmarks but outperform in others. In real world use, this drive hauls but. I've used the Crucial C300, Vertex 3, and OWC 6G all on a Sata6 connection... and I couldn't tell much difference in their use (I used each one for a week to fully get used to each drive). In the end, I decided on the OWC drive for a simple reason... *** FIVE YEAR WARRANTY ***
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