OWC Pro SSD vs. OWC RE SSD

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ryanide, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. ryanide macrumors 6502

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    I bought the OWC 120GB Pro version for my MacBook Pro and I love it. Best upgrade I have made! Now, I want to replace the boot drive in my 2006 Mac Pro with one. I have all my data on separate drives from my OS/Applications drive, so that should be easy.

    My question is whether or not I need the RE version with the 28% Over Provisioning or will the Pro version with the 7% Over Provisioning be just fine?
    I'm not going to do a RAID, so does this make any difference? Any additional advantage to this, and is it worth the extra cost?

    Thanks!
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    The more over provisioning the more the improvement in reliability and should improve performance. However for most people who will be using it for maybe 2 years before they upgrade it shouldn't matter.
     
  3. Executor macrumors member

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    It is my understanding that over provisioning affects reliability but not necessarily performance. Anyone care to confirm? I intend to use the drives for less than a year so the extended warranty on the RE drives is irrelevant. However I am concerned the RE drives are faster, specially in RAID. If that was the case (Again I am not certain) I will opt for the RE editions regardless of price difference.
     
  4. ryanide thread starter macrumors 6502

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    capacity and price

    120GB Mercury Extreme Pro SSD (7% Over Provisioning) $314.99 3yr warr

    100GB Mercury Extreme Pro RE SSD (28% Over Provisioning) $369.99 5yr warr
    (20GB less space + $55 more)

    I don't know, seems like the Pro version is a better deal. :confused:
     
  5. VideoFreek macrumors 6502

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  6. ryanide thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks

    Sounds like the Pro is fine. That's what I suspected.
    :D
     

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