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Give your Mac the true speed advantage of a Mercury Electra 6G. Whether adding a " SSD to your system, or replacing a factory SSD or hard drive, Mercury. Make your Mac or PC faster in a flash with OWC 6G Solid State/ Flash Drives. Proudly designed in Austin, TX, and rigorously lab tested, OWC SSDs deliver The Mercury Accelsior E2 is PCIe SSD storage with the expansion flexibility of  ‎Aura · ‎Extreme Pro 6G · ‎Aura Pro X.


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OWC Mercury Electra MAX 6G 2TB SATA III SSD Review

The model sticker on top of the drive has been updated from past models; now a full-gloss sticker with the OWC brand prominently displayed with the Mercury Electra name. OWC also makes sure to use the label to point out their drives OWC Mercury SSD designed and built in the USA, which is pretty rare in the tech market.

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The bottom of the drive is more down to earth, with the detailed information OWC Mercury SSD the drive listed, including the serial number, model number, firmware revision, and drive size specifics. The Electra also includes lower mounting holes, which are part of the 2.

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD - OWC Digital

The sides are standard, with the case seam and ground top-cover border both visible. The cut top edge looks pretty cool, reflecting light and color depending on what angle you look at the drive from. Overall the look and feel is pretty impressive. Not that looks matter a great deal when it comes to selecting an OWC Mercury SSD, but there's something to be said for a case design that's sturdy and visually appealing.

Disassembly Before I go into the steps on taking apart the Mercury Electra OWC Mercury SSD, popping the drive open will void the warranty.

The drive includes warranty voiding stickers over the screw holes located on top of the drive. Taking the top cover off the Electra 6G is as easy as OWC Mercury SSD four Allen head screws and lifting the top plate off. With the cover removed the circuit board inside is free to be taken out as well.


Offering OWC Mercury SSD step down in NAND to lower costs, the Electra is able to offer most of the speed of the Extreme, but for a more mainstream audience. To start of we begin with a standard 2MB sequential transfer test to measure the straight line performance of each drive.

All of these speeds are sustained over a period of one minute. Our next test changes to 2MB random transfers, OWC Mercury SSD for SSDs is still a very easy activity to perform with no moving parts to slow down access times. In our random 4K transfer test using IOMeter, we look at how well each SSD performs at accessing very small packets of data in a completely random setting. With this first batch of tests performed at a queue OWC Mercury SSD of 1, all of these numbers will be lower than manufacturers' claims.

OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSD Review (GB) - Storage Reviews

In the first stage OWC Mercury SSD our 4K testing the Electra came in towards the bottom using repeating data, but had the strongest 4K read speed with incompressible data. With OWC Mercury SSD said it did have some trouble keeping up in 4K write speeds compared to the others. To gauge how well the SSDs perform under stress, our next section covers 4K read and write speeds over a ramped scale with queue depths starting at 1 and ending at Each level is tested for 30 seconds with no recovery period as the scale moves up.


Both performed similarly with random data, this time reaching 35, IOps. On the very top of the chart, the Electra reached an impressive 85, IOps with repeating data and 55, IOps with incompressible random OWC Mercury SSD. The OWC Mercury Electra slipped just slightly behind in our initual 4K write tests, putting its latency numbers below the other drives.

In the grand scheme of things, OWC Mercury SSD users wouldn't be able to tell the difference between 0.


One significant difference is the duration of OWC Mercury SSD of these tests, with IOMeter having a longer test duration. The last stage of our synthetic benchmarks covers IOMeter server profile tests. Each test lasts for a total of 8 minutes, with no resting period in-between each ramp in queue depth. Real-World Benchmarks If you are new to StorageReview, one thing we try to focus on is how any given drive might perform under real-world conditions.

For the average user, trying to translate high random 4K write speeds into an everyday situation is pretty difficult. It also doesn't make sense to assume that a drive with very high sequential speeds is going to OWC Mercury SSD great in the real-world if it can't cope with mixed random activity. To really see how drives perform under normal work-loads you need to record the exact traffic being passed to and from the device, and then use that to compare drives OWC Mercury SSD one another.

Other World Computing

For this reason we turned to our StorageMark traces, which include HTPC, Productivity, and Gaming scenarios to help our readers find out how well a drive OWC Mercury SSD perform under their conditions. The first real-life test is our HTPC scenario.

In this test we include: In this trace we recorded 2,MB being written to the drive and 1,MB being read. It was still able to maintain a very small lead over the GB Wildfire, but it wasn't a perfect apples to apples comparison given the differences in flash configuration. Our second real-life test covers disk OWC Mercury SSD in a productivity scenario.

For all intents and purposes this test shows drive performance under normal daily activity for most users.

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