OWC6g SSD = OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6Gb/s 120GB SSD
Vertex3 SSD = OCZ Vertex 3 6Gb/s 120GB SSD
C300 SSD = Crucial RealSSD C300 6Gb/s 256G SSD
OWC SSD = OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 3Gb/s 240G SSD
Apple SSD = Apple factory installed 3Gb/s 256G SSD (Toshiba)
WD 500G 7K = Western Digital Scorpio Black 500G 7200rpm HDD (WD5000BEKT)
All drives were tested inside the 2011 MacBook Pro which has a 6Gb/s interface for the main drive bay.
The OWC 6G SSD is the fastest SSD we have tested to date. Based on the SandForce SF-2200 chipset with built-in wear leveling and error correction code along with over-provisioning, it's an excellent performance upgrade to any of the 2011 MacBook Pros (all of which have the 6Gb/s interface.)
For more info on the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD, go to the Other World Computing website. Though our sample was of 120GB capacity, this model is also available in 240GB and 480GB capacities.
MAC PRO NOTES
We've started testing the OWC 6G SSD on the Mac Pro 6-core. To get the 500+ MB/s speed, you'll have to bypass the internal 3Gb/s controller. That can be done using 6Gb/s host adapters. One example is the ATTO ExpressSAS R644. Using it, we achieved 498MB/s READ and 513MB/s WRITE. Stay tuned for a full report.
OTHER TEST SITES
The MacPerformanceGuide posted their test of the OWC 6G SSD using Disktester's Fill Volume.
Anandtech posted benchmark data for the Vertex 3 6Gb/s SSD using Iometer the Vertex 3.
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