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OWC Electra 240GB Solid State Drive Review - The OWC Electra 240GB

Another mainstream SandForce SF-2281 powered drive passes through the TT labs for testing. Today Chris takes a look at the new Electra series drives from Other World Computing.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Aug 1, 2011 4:01 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%      Manufacturer: Other World Computing

The OWC Electra 240GB

 

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Here we get our first look at the drive itself. OWC is the only company that I know of who makes a blue SSD. The front sticker of the drive tells us this is the Electra model and that it is SATA 6G. OWC drives are designed and built in the USA.

 

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The back label gives us the model name, serial number and capacity size. Here you can also see the four mounting locations so you can install the drive in any off the shelf desktop adapter bracket.

 

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The side mounting points are also where they should be, so you can install the drive in your notebook bracket as well.

 

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The SATA power and data connectors are offset to the proper location. Also, the drive has a beveled edge that goes around the top of the drive which gives the drive a nice appearance.

 

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On the inside we found the SandForce SF-2281 controller and sixteen Intel 25nm flash chips.

 

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There are eight flash chips on each side of the custom OWC PCB.

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