Other World Computing today announced its OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE Solid State Drive was an integral component of a test rig that established a world record in the PCMark Vantage overall point category for a Quad Core system. The SSD Review HWBot Overclocking team, headed by Paul Alcorn, a storage specialist and overclocker who specializes in RAID/SSD performance benchmarking, eclipsed the former world record of 33271 points with a first submission high score of 34311.0 marks.
What It Takes To Set A Record
Approximately 30,452 competitors compete over a wide range of benchmarks in an ‘overclockers league’ maintained by HWBot.org. Millions of benchmarks have been run and submitted to Futuremark databases, a central verification system. Once the results are verified with Futuremark, an ‘overclocker’ is able to submit to HWBot.org.
“We chose the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE SSD for our world record attempt because its 28% over provisioning ensures much better performance over many runs,” said Paul Alcorn, captain of The SSD Review HWBot Overclocking team. “With the superior performance of OWC SSDs, and the fact that the RE model is specifically tailored for RAID environments, OWC was an obvious partner choice for our record setting test rig”.
Benchmark Testing Benefits Everyday Users
PCMark Vantage is considered the ‘gold standard’ for benchmark testing by reviewers and storage enthusiasts because it contains real world testing scenarios based on normal, common user activity. What this type of testing reveals is that OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD drives are designed to exceed everyday to beyond normal usage patterns and are especially suitable for use in demanding RAID configurations.
“I would like to thank Other World Computing for providing the Solid State Drives that enabled our team to set the world record,” said Les Tokar, founder and CEO of The SSD Review. “OWC SSDs have been proven to achieve greater performance than rated, thus making them extremely reliable for everyday use.”
OWC SSDs Offer ‘Mind-Blowing’ Speeds
In a recent review of the Areca 1880ix-12 PCIe 6G SAS RAID Controller Card by The SSD Review, eight OWC SSDs in a RAID 0 array delivered what site founder Les Tokar called ‘mind-blowing’ 3.2GB/s read and 3.6GB/s write speeds with PCMark Vantage results of over 229304.0 points. With speeds that high, a full Blu-ray movie (25GB average movie size) can be transfered in less than seven seconds.
“We’re extremely pleased our SSD was used to achieve a benchmarking world record,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “Equally satisfying is that these independent test results continue to confirm that our SSDs deliver exceptional results for everyday users while being fully capable of handling the most demanding performance scenarios without any reliability compromise.”