Experience with OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE SSD

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  1. steffi macrumors 6502a

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    Not good so far.

    1. Couldn't clone in Voyager Q. drive keeps unmounting as soon as the clone
    starts.

    2. Was able to clone in a cheap Rocketfish USB enclosure

    3. Put drive into i7 MBP and I couldn't get past the languages screen in the Install DVD or my own SD card. Just wouldn't let me check the right arrow button.

    4. Put back my X-25M 160. Machine boots fine. Tried partitioning the SSD in the Voyager Q and it fails every time.

    OWC is sending me a new drive to try next week and I'll report back how that turns out.
     
  2. Beninho macrumors newbie

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    Same problem here.

    Exactly the same.

    With cheap usb enclosure i could partition it. And send small files to the drive. But when I tried to send larga (over 100 mb) to the drive it just unmounted.

    Same with Snow leoard install. I could not format and copie snow leopard to the drive.

    Drive shipped back to OWC, I hope they send me a fully tested drive back.. Because is live in the netherlands so shipping it not cheap ;)
     
  3. Thunder82 macrumors 6502

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    Seems to be a common thing with the sandforce controlled drives. Maybe just install all of your apps and pull your data over manually?
     
  4. spcedog macrumors newbie

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    Mercury Extreme Pro 120 GB was okay

    I just put in the Extreme Pro 120 GB (not RE) version. I was able to partition and install off the system restore disks with no problem at all. I can't comment on the cloning, but everything seems to be going alright so far...it's so fast I love it! :D
     
  5. steffi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am receiving another drive from them today.

    If I ran Integrity tool from Speed Utilities I observe that it errors soon after starting the test. So I expect not to see that with the drive i'm receiving today.

    Cloning with the new drive now and I think we may have a winner

    So far completely different experience from the last drive.

     
  6. Beninho macrumors newbie

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    That is the one I bought too, I'am kind of jealous that it does work for you ;)

    I'll let you guys no when the owc sends me the new drive. I'll tell how the install went off.
     
  7. steffi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well this drive seems to be working more ways than the previous one. However bad things happen when I have another device in my firewire chain. For whatever reason I do have issues when my Time Machine drive (G-Technology drive) is in my chain.

     
  8. Beninho macrumors newbie

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    Well Guys, i recieved the new drive.

    Lame! It has exactly the same issues as the previous drive :mad:

    Terrible, they did not even test it before the shipped a new one... then it wouldn't have any problems.. :eek:)

    1. I'am able to parition it.
    2. I'am able to mount it. (even with usb)
    3. I'am not able to install snow leopard to it.
    4. When mounted with usb i cannot send files to drive. Will unmount.

    Support from owc is terrible at the moment. 1 email/24h. Without constructive answers.

    --not happy now :confused: --
     
  9. doctortee macrumors newbie

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    hi all,

    do the problems with the owc mercury extreme still exist or could they be solved meanwhile? i'm looking for a good alternative to the x25-m for my new mbp 13 mid-2010...

    thanks for your replies,
    torsten
     
  10. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...interesting, I thought these were supposed to be the best SSD's now for mac's?...
     
  11. steffi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My first one was a dud but I've not had any issues with the second one that I was sent.

     
  12. Jaxdialation macrumors regular

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    I don't get it, I had -no- problem cloning my hard drive onto mine. Beginners luck? Never happens to me :)
     
  13. steffi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OWC weren't very good and getting back to me as to why the earlier drive had so many problems but it was around the time of a firmware upgrade.

     
  14. Jaxdialation macrumors regular

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    Ah, so they are shipping some defective drives, that explains it.

    It was luck :)
     
  15. OneCent macrumors newbie

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    i just installed a OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 240 without any Problems. I have used carbon copy to clone the disk and thats all... no problems until now.
     
  16. Ice Dragon macrumors 6502a

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    No company is perfect which is why the drives have a three year warranty (or five year for the RE). Yes I agree it is very frustrating to get a defective drive although as long as you are given a replacement that does work at no cost, then it reflects well on OWC in my view, no?
     

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