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

By: Jon Coulter | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Apr 22, 2016 1:16 pm
TweakTown Rating: 50%Manufacturer: OWC

Maxed-Out Performance

 

This testing is just to see what the drive is capable of in an FOB (Fresh Out of Box) state under optimal conditions. We are utilizing Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit for this testing. Same Hardware, just an OS change.

 

 

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Usually our MOP results are far better than those run on our standard Windows 10 test suite. The Electra Max, however, does not regain performance because the drive is not TRIM capable, so formatting doesn't help.

 

Also, we were unable to Secure Erase the drive before running these benchmarks. We let the drive idle for an hour before running these benchmarks hoping that internal garbage collection would restore performance, sadly it did not. This would indicate to us that the drive, once it is in a steady state, does not recover as we have come to expect from today's SSDs.

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