We are so excited about the new OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD that we did a pre-shipping test to four highly-respected independent review labs—BareFeats, Mac Performance Guide, The SSD Review, and TweakTown—so they could put our new SSD to the test and see how it stacked up. Our hopes were high, especially after all the accolades the 6G’s older brother, the original OWC Mercury Extreme Pro, managed to accrue over the last two years.
We weren’t disappointed. All four reviewers have reported back and it looks like we’ve got another hit on our hands.
In his review of the 6G, Rob-ART of BareFeats said the “OWC 6G SSD is the fastest SSD we have tested to date.” In the SpeedTools Test Suite he used to compare the 6G to the competition, the OWC offering soundly defeated the competition, and in something just as interesting, the Mercury Extreme Pro, a 3Gb/s drive, actually kept pace with (and in one test, beat) a competing 6Gb/s drive! With a showing like that, you can be sure our Mercury Pro 6G SSD is going to be the drive to beat.
Lloyd Chambers of Mac Performance Guide has a tendency to beat the stuffing out of a drive. He subjects these drives to levels of abuse that would take “real world” users years to dish out. You can pretty much see that it takes quite a bit to impress him, so when he declared the performance he got out of his OWC 120GB Mercury Extreme Pro 6G as “never-before-seen single-drive speeds— awesome!” we took that with a great deal of pride, especially when he claimed that “Just yesterday, to get these speeds, I’d have to install two SSDs and use them as a RAID-0 stripe.” Article Continues…