Going into this article we knew that the OWC Mercury Extreme Enterprise SSD would be a high performer, but with all of the recent hype about firmware and favorites we didn't know if the mass production FW would start to send performance in the opposite direction. Luckily for consumers the hype was just that, hype. I have another term for it, but we will reserve the obstinacies for when we have all the drives in for testing.
The SSD market has a lot of competition and things change rapidly. Just a few months ago we were singing the praises of Indilinx, then Crucial with their SATA 6G drive featuring a Marvell controller and now SandForce. We are now hearing rumors of Indilinx's Jetstream getting closer and we can't forget what is going to happen once companies really start to dig into the firmware of all the new drives. Still, at this time the OWC Mercury has a lot going for it and it is not limited to performance alone.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Pricing and Availability]
- Page 3 [The Packaging]
- Page 4 [The OWC Mercury Extreme Enterprise SSD]
- Page 5 [Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - HD Tune Pro]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Everest Random Access Time]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Crystal Disk Mark]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - AS SSD]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - Passmark]
- Page 12 [Final Thoughts]