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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 240GB SSD w/ SF-2282 & Toshiba Toggle Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Aug 25, 2011 8:56 am
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Other World Computing

Passmark Advanced Multi-User Tests


Version and / or Patch Used: 6.1

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Many users complain that I/O Meter is too complicated of a benchmark to replicate results so my quest to find an alternative was started. Passmark has added several multi-user tests that measure a hard drives ability to operate in a multi-user environment.



The tests use different settings to mimic basic multi-user operations as they would play out on your server. Variances is read / write percentage as well as random / sequential reads are common in certain applications, Web Servers read nearly 100% of the time while Database Servers write a small amount of data.


The Workstation test is the only single user environment and will be similar to how you use your system at home.




The Mercury Extreme Pro 6G is very close to the SF-2500 enterprise class of products on the market right now. Both use Toshiba Toggle flash, but the Mercury Extreme Pro 6G doesn't have a supercapacitor that protects data in the event of a power interruption.


Next month I'm hoping to find the time to write an article on changing the overprovisioning of the drive and running some benchmarks with a 240GB model converted to a 200GB model. The 240GB unit we used for testing today actually has 256GB of flash, 16x16GB flash modules just like the enterprise drives.

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