OWC Electra 6g Drive Question

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  1. teerexx52 macrumors 68000

    teerexx52

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    I just purchased and installed an OWC 6G Electra SSD in my 2011 MacBook Pro 15" 2.3. I was surprised when I did a speed test that it is not as fast as my 11" 2011 MacBook Air. I am getting write speed of 138.4MB/s and read at 201 MB/s. If anyone has any experience with this drive and can offer any information I would appreciate it. Thanks
     
  2. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    Supposedly it's supposed to get speeds of 556MB/s read and 523MB/s write. If you're getting that much less then something is wrong.
     
  3. Sam2lucky13 macrumors 6502

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  4. teerexx52 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    DiskSpeedTest

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    Yes, but I had trouble from the beginning. I tried to use the disk utility to clone the drives from one to another and I got errors. One error was that the new ssd did not have enough space on it. So, I used super duper and did it that way. I used a ThermalLake usb drive caddy to connect to the MacBook Pro. So, it did its thing and all seemed well until I ran the test on it. I chatted with OWC tech and they wanted me todo a clean install of lion on it which I am doing as I write this. They said using Super Duper and other programs has resulted in this kind of problem. So, anyways, they have issued an RMA. Assuming I have to ship this one back first I expect this will take two weeks or more. Something told me to leave well enough alone with my stock HD but would I listen?????
     
  5. Sam2lucky13 macrumors 6502

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    that's not normal...even with the update to dst that knocked the write numbers back.
     
  6. igouroum macrumors newbie

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    For My Corsair force 3 120gb in my 2010 macbook pro 13", the speeds dropped from 260/210 read/writes to 160/110... WTF??
    Same applies for xbench. My Disk score is only 260, but I've seen lesser SSDs scoring higher than 300.. wtf?
     
  7. teerexx52 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    They are overnighting me a new drive. I have a question if anyone here might know. Can I install the new SSD in my MacBook Pro, then hold command+R and boot up that way and then reinstall Lion from the App Store? Thanks. Long day trying to get this done.
     

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