Owc mercury aura 6g

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by bobbospa, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. bobbospa macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone used this product? I've seen the reviews with benchmarks but wonder whether I would actually notice a difference. I rarely create large files so it's not clear to me that all that speed would be noticeable.
     
  2. Shadow2k macrumors member

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    In day to day usage, not copying gigabytes of small files from a to b, I don't feel a big speed increase. On the other hand I don't regret upgrading.
     
  3. bogatyr macrumors 65816

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    Unless you're doing large file transfers, it won't matter. The speed for everyday tasks come from small file IO. So high IOPS drives are what speed things up for the normal user, not fast data transfer.
     
  4. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

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    Unless you're doing large file transfers, it won't matter. The speed for everyday tasks come from small file IO. So high IOPS drives are what speed things up for the normal user, not fast data transfer.

    Are you two serious, you cannot have an OWC SSD! The 3G is way faster than Apples offering, I have installed almost 30 of them, in the new MBA,that can take the the new 6G, the difference is like day and night.I have installed 8, with fantastic results, jump in and report back when you actually HAVE THE PRODUCT! Maybe you need to reconfigure!
     
  5. bogatyr macrumors 65816

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    I own several different SATA3 speed drives from different manufacturers. I've also installed many SATA2 and SATA3 SSDs at work for our company laptops. Not the OWC drive in question.

    SATA2->SATA3 for an SSD is not a jump in speed unless the SATA2 drive sucks for IOPS (not the SATA bus limitation but the drive itself) or you transfer large multi-gigabyte files.

    High IOPS drives the speed jumps in SSDs. Even going from a low IOPS to a high IOPS SSD isn't going to be a night and day difference like, say, a HDD to an SSD.

    The brands for SATA2 and SATA3 drives I've used:
    Intel
    Crucial
    Kingston
    OCZ

    This was before I bought any Apple laptops. From my experience, I won't be buying the OWC drive unless I need the 480GB of space.
     
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