Mercury EXTREME 6G vs Mercury Electra 3G

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  1. Sigil, Sep 3, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2014

    Sigil macrumors newbie

    Sigil

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    #1
    Is the difference in performance significant between the Mercury EXTREME 6G and the Mercury Electra 3G?

    Thanks

    Mac Pro (Mid 2012)
    3.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    16 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC
    ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024 MB
    OS X 10.9.4 (13E28)
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    The Extreme has better performance with compressible data.

    Be honest, at this point there are many better option on the market now. The Samsung 840 EVO/PRO comes with mind.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Not for you there won't be much of any difference because the speeds will be limited by the SATA II interface in your Mac.

    I'm with alphaod. No need to use OWC's overpriced drives. Just grab a Samsung EVO or Crucial MX100 wherever you can get the best price.
     
  4. CASLondon macrumors 6502a

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    you can also be more clever about where you mount that thing to avoid the SATA II bottleneck. PCIE slot adapter, or adapter to optical drive slots, there are even other ideas out there I believe
     
  5. Sigil thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sigil

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    Thanks

    Thanks everybody! I appreciate the advice.
     

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