OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G Showdown

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  1. MaxPower72 macrumors 6502

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    I'd like to compare benchmarks and speed tests for the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G and also see what kind of tool you guys use to measure the SSD performance and if I can improve it.
    This is my configuration:

    Macbook Pro Mid 2012 13.3"
    i7 2.9 Ghz.
    RAM 16 GB 1600 Mhz DDR3
    SSD 240 GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G
    Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 (11E2620)
     

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  2. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    Not a good test. BM writes non-compressed data. Sandforce is not good with this data compared to Samsung and Marvel based controllers. You're going to be frustrated with your numbers. Run AJA and you'll peg 500+ read / 500+ write. But you need to create a blank partition to do it as Apple has screwed up the permissions on the volumes to allow a concise speed test from AJA.
     
  3. jcampbell1070 macrumors member

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    this is mine. spec's in signature. had the owc ssd for about a year and had no slowdowns or problems :D
     

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  4. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    I can't find AJA for MAC anywhere. You have a link?

    Found this; http://www.aja.com/ajashare/AJA_KONA_System_Test_v2.app.tar but it doesnt work on my rMBP internal SSD, just any external SSD/HDD I plug in.
     
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  6. MaxPower72 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You mean non-compressible data...
     
  8. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    Yes. Of course. Police are out in full force it seems:)
     
  9. MaxPower72 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Here are the results with QuickBench 4.0
     

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  10. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Where did you download QB4.0?
     
  11. MaxPower72 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  13. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    Hey, isn't that the company in "Office Space"?
     
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    No, the company in Office Space is called "Initech."
     
  15. katmeef macrumors 6502

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    You don't need to create a separate partition if you launch Aja as super user.
     
  16. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    So, get root in a shell and use 'open' command and it'll work? Thanks for info if it does. Can't test right now. On 10.6.8 desktop where everything still works.
     
  17. katmeef macrumors 6502

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    I opened it in Terminal, navigated into the the Aja system test folder in Applications and ran the executable with 'su ./' in front of the file name. Can't remember the exact file name ATM as not at the Mac to check
     
  18. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    Navigate to directory and:

    sudo AJA\ System\ Test.app/Contents/MacOS/AJA\ System\ Test &

    does it. Thanks.
    500.1 Read
    507.2 Write
    70% full OWC 6G Original 311ABBF0 FW
     

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