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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

Jon's Consumer SSD Review Test System Specifications

 

 

We would like to thank ASRock, Crucial, Intel, Corsair, RamCity, IN WIN, and Seasonic for making our test system possible.

 

 

 

Drive Properties

 

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The majority of our testing is performed with our test drive as our boot volume. Our boot volume is 75% full for all OS Disk "C" drive testing to replicate a typical consumer OS volume implementation. We feel that most of you will be utilizing your SSDs for your boot volume and that presenting you with results from an OS volume is more relevant than presenting you with empty secondary volume results.

 

System settings: Cstates and Speed stepping are both disabled in our systems BIOS. Windows High-Performance power plan is enabled. Windows write caching is enabled, and Windows buffer flushing is disabled. We are utilizing Windows 10 Pro 64-bit OS for all of our testing except for our MOP (Maxed-Out Performance) benchmarks where we switch to Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit.

 

In choosing our test pool, we chose the 2TB 850 Pro and EVO because they are the same capacity and direct competitors. We chose the Reactor and the TeraNova because they are both SM2246EN controlled drives with MLC flash. We chose the BX200 because it delivers sub-par performance and we want to compare it with OWC's Mercury Electra MAX 6G 2TB.

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