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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 240GB SSD w/ SF-2282 & Toshiba Toggle Review (Page 12)

By Chris Ramseyer on Aug 25, 2011 03:56 am CDT - 1 min, 10 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Other World Computing

Passmark Advanced Multi-User Tests

Version and / or Patch Used: 6.1

Developer Homepage: http://www.passmark.com

Test Homepage: http://www.passmark.com

Many users complain that I/O Meter is too complicated of a benchmark to replicate results so my quest to find an alternative was started. Passmark has added several multi-user tests that measure a hard drives ability to operate in a multi-user environment.

The tests use different settings to mimic basic multi-user operations as they would play out on your server. Variances is read / write percentage as well as random / sequential reads are common in certain applications, Web Servers read nearly 100% of the time while Database Servers write a small amount of data.

The Workstation test is the only single user environment and will be similar to how you use your system at home.

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The Mercury Extreme Pro 6G is very close to the SF-2500 enterprise class of products on the market right now. Both use Toshiba Toggle flash, but the Mercury Extreme Pro 6G doesn't have a supercapacitor that protects data in the event of a power interruption.

Next month I'm hoping to find the time to write an article on changing the overprovisioning of the drive and running some benchmarks with a 240GB model converted to a 200GB model. The 240GB unit we used for testing today actually has 256GB of flash, 16x16GB flash modules just like the enterprise drives.

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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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