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THENIZZZEIL
Sep 17, 2010, 09:47 AM
OWC Mercury Pro 60gig SSD vs Corsair F40 40gig SSD

Installed in: MacMini Late 2009 2.53ghz 4Gig ram

A few of you may know that I had the Corsair F40 SSD a few weeks ago after reading some good reviews. I went ahead and purchased it at Frys for ($90) after rebate and with the feedback from everyone I took a look at the OWC SSD's as well. I chatted with customer service and they were very helpful and I decided to get the 60 Gig version.

I cloned using DiskUtility and ran xbench. I did honestly notice a slightly faster boot time with the corsair, i don't exactly know why. What's even more amazing is that MS WORD seems to boot the slowest of all my launch programs, even PS4. (that is true for both drives).

So if anyone is decided between OWC vs Corsair vs whatever brand..here are my results and my experiences.

The main reason I went with the OWC SSD is their customer service and reliability respectively. I have had no problems with the corsair. I actually might have stuck with the Corsair had they had the F60 (60gig) in stock.

Needless to say, I'm happy with the SSD upgrade.

Sidenote: I have a OWC Mercury External with a 1TB caviar black hooked up via FireWire800 and I notice my boot time is significantly slower if my drive is turned on at boot. I'm not sure how to disable the Mac from seeking it perhaps. I've just tried to get used to turning it on and off at boot.

Thanks for reading!:D
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mangrove
Sep 17, 2010, 06:23 PM
Did you try the Sys Pref/Start up drive? Then point to your OWC. It then helps boot to the drive you want.

After doing this my OWC in a 2.53 late 2009 mini boots from gear wheel to dock in 5 seconds and sometimes I get blue screen and dock with no gear wheel in 3 seconds.
But I did point it to start with the OWC.

THENIZZZEIL
Sep 17, 2010, 11:08 PM
Did you try the Sys Pref/Start up drive? Then point to your OWC. It then helps boot to the drive you want.

After doing this my OWC in a 2.53 late 2009 mini boots from gear wheel to dock in 5 seconds and sometimes I get blue screen and dock with no gear wheel in 3 seconds.
But I did point it to start with the OWC.

yup, figured it out after i read a few post. i also reset PRAM? seemed to have helped..thanks!

dolphin842
Sep 18, 2010, 12:05 AM
Thanks for the benchmarks! Seems the OWC maintains an edge despite both being SandForce-based... good to know.

Asylum Design
Oct 11, 2010, 12:50 AM
I picked up the 64GB Kingston SSDNOW+ Drive for $109 after rebate from Fry's...

I think it's (surprisingly) wickedly fast:

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