Other World Computing or OWC as most people call them is a company you may or may not have heard of. They have been around since 1988 and are one of the premier brands of upgrade and enhancement products for Apple devices. They started out with memory and like most memory companies they have started producing solid state drives. Today we are going to be checking out their Mercury Extreme Pro 6G Solid State drive. By the name you can guess this is a solid state drive and it boasts speeds of 559MB/s read and 527MB/s write. Let’s see how it stands up to the other big names in the SSD market.
Controller: SandForce 2282 Series Processor with 7% Over Provisioning
NAND: Synchronous Tier 1/Grade A 3X-nm NAND Flash Storage
Form Factor: Standard 9.5mm 2.5″
Interface: SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s & 1.5Gb/s supported, SATA 3.0 Compliant
– 240GB useable capacity
– Total Flash Memory Components – 256GB
– 16GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
Formatted Capacity: 223GiB
RAID Support: Qualified for single drive and multiple drive production workstation RAID 0/1/10/SPAN usage.
SMART Attributes: Standard
Native Command Queuing: up to 32 commands
Manufacturer Model Number: OWCSSDMX6G240
RoHS Compliant: Yes
The Mercury Extreme Pro 6G comes in a simple clam-shell package that is open so you can get a good look at the drive. One thing that I did see missing from the packaging was the actual rated read and write speeds, that would be helpful information for people purchasing this product.
To give you an idea of how the drive comes and a brief overview check out our unboxing and overview video below.