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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 120GB Solid State Drive Review (Page 6)

Chris Ramseyer | Apr 14, 2011 at 05:28 am CDT - 1 min, 9 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Other World Computing

AIDA64 Random Access Time

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.60
Developer Homepage: http://www.aida64.com
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AIDA64 offers several different benchmarks for testing and optimizing your system or network. The Random Access test is one of very few if not only that will measure hard drives random access times in hundredths of milliseconds as oppose to tens of milliseconds.

Drives with only one or two tests displayed in the write test mean that they have failed the test and their Maximum and possibly their Average Scores were very high after the cached fills. This usually happens only with controllers manufactured by JMicron and Toshiba.

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Access times are what give the user the feel and good experience found only with SSDs. When a drive is able to access data at speeds measured in microseconds, everything opens much quicker. This gives the impression of an instant action when a command is called upon. A lot of hype goes into maximum read and write speeds, but the access time is what users feel the most with SSDs. OWC was able to deliver an average read access time of .19 ms; you will feel a large improvement over a traditional platter drive at that speed.

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The write access times were identical to the read access times with an average write of .19 ms and a maximum of only .2.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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