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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 120GB Solid State Drive Review (Page 7)

Chris Ramseyer | Apr 14, 2011 at 5:28 am CDT - 1 min, 6 secs time to read this page
Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Other World Computing

CrystalDiskMark

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 Technical Preview
Developer Homepage: http://crystalmark.info
Product Homepage: http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskMark/index-e.html
Download here: http://crystaldew.info/category/software/crystaldiskmark

CrystalDiskMark is a disk benchmark software that allows us to benchmark 4K and 4K queue depths with accuracy.

Key Features:-

* Sequential reads/writes
* Random 4KB/512KB reads/writes
* Text copy
* Change dialog design
* internationalization (i18n)

Note: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 Technical Preview was used for these tests since it offers the ability to measure native command queuing at 4 and 32.

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CDM is our last synthetic benchmark and we use it to observe 4K and native command queuing performance.

4K performance with the new SandForce SF-2200 works a little different than what we measured on the SF-1200 drives. In a single call for data the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro is faster than the Vertex 2's SF-1200, but the 1200 is faster when NCQ is used. The SF-2200 is still very fast delivering almost 60MB/s at a depth of 4 and 115MB/s at a depth of 32. The depth tests are slower than the Crucial m4, though.

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The write 4K single request result was very fast, over 120MB/s, but once NCQ came into play the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro topped out at 163MB/s in both 4 and 32 commands.

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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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