Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 480GB Solid State Disk

 
High-Performance Storage Mac and PC
 
 
Incredible Performance - Sustained Data Rates up to 559MB/s Read, 527MB/s Write
 
When only the fastest and most reliable Solid State Drive on the market today will suffice for your data storage and backup, look no further than the OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD.
 
  • Get maximum mobile performance and battery life from your notebook.
  • Turn your Mac Pro or PC desktop into an EXTREME performance single drive.
  • The Mercury EXTREME SSD line features industry leading SandForce DuraClass Technologies:
  • DuraWrite extends the endurance of your Solid State Drive (SSD).
  • Intelligent Block Management & Wear Leveling automatically distributes data evenly across the entire SSD.
  • Intelligent Read Disturb Management spreads the active read/write across the flash components eliminating data corruption caused by constant use.
  • Intelligent "Recycling" for advanced free space management gradually re-writes data across the SSD over time to ensure data never gets corrupted.
  • RAISE (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) protects the data on your drive similar to having a RAID setup.
  • Best-in-Class ECC Protection for longest data retention and drive life.
 
This internal 2.5" SATA SSD uses the latest SandForce 2281 Processor and DuraClass technology to deliver the highest transfer speed, endurance, and performance available today.
 
 
With sustained reads up to 559MB/s and writes up to 527MB/s, up to 100X greater data protection than enterprise class Hard Disk Drives, and RAISE technology for RAID like data protection and reliability, the OWC Mercury EXTREME SSD line delivers unbeatable performance that's designed and built in the U.S. from domestic and imported parts.
 
 
High Performance Internal Storage
 
Replace your conventional hard drive with a reliable solid state drive. Unlike traditional hard disk drives, OWC solid state drives have no moving parts, resulting in a quiet, cool, highly rugged storage solution that also offers faster system responsiveness.
 
High Reliability & Protection
 
OWC SSDs allocate some of the drive capacity for RAISE, to provide real time data redundancy, ECC Error Correction, and reserve cell space.
 
 
Example: A 240GB OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro SSD is actually a 256GB drive with 7% of the drive's capacity allocated for data management. This management maintains the drive's high-performance and high reliability levels. Unlike many SSDs on the market today, the Mercury Pro family uses advanced DuraWrite wear-leveling and block management technologies to keep Read/Write performance at peak, while others see performance fall.
 
Compatibility
 
 
This OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD is performance certified for use with all Macs and PCs equipped with SATA Revisions 3.0, 2.0, and 1.0 interfaces (SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s & 1.5Gb/s) except for the following machines:
 
 
 2008/2009 MacBook/MacBook Pro 13", 15", and 17" models. (Model IDs: MacBookPro5,1; 5,2; 5,3; 5,4; 5,5 and MacBook5,1)
 
While a 6G SSD does function, it will only do so at SATA Revision 1.0 (1.5Gb/s) speeds rather that the SATA Revision 2.0 (3.0Gb/s) speed the machine can deliver. Should owners of these machines desire another SSD option, the Mercury Extreme Pro 3G SSD does run at the full SATA Revision 2.0 (3Gb/s) specification.
 
 
 2011 MacBook Pro 17" Now 6G Capable!
 
Thanks to Apple's Macbook Pro EFI Firmware update 2.2 released on 9/14/2011, OWC has test confirmed proper operation of OWC 6G SSDs in all 2011 MacBook Pro 17" (Model ID MacBookPro8,3) models. After successfully applying this update, your Boot ROM Version will be: MBP81.0047.B1E.
 
480GB Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD Specifications:
 
Controller
SandForce 2281 Series Processor with 7% Over Provisioning
 
NAND
Synchronous Tier 1/Grade A 3X-nm NAND Flash Storage
 
Form Factor
Standard 9.5mm 2.5"
 
Interface
SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s & 1.5Gb/s supported, SATA 3.0 Compliant
 
Capacity
480GB useable capacity
Total Flash Memory Components - 512GB
32GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
 
Formatted Capacity2
447GiB
RAID Support
Qualified for single drive and multiple drive production workstation RAID 0/1/10/SPAN usage.
SMART Attributes
Standard5
Native Command Queuing
up to 32 commands
Manufacturer Model Number
OWCSSDMX6G120
RoHS Compliant
Yes
Format
Unformatted (Instructions on formatting here)
 
 
Physical
 
Height (max)
9.45mm (0.372?)
Width (max)
70.06mm (2.758?)
Length (max)
100.12mm (3.941?)
Weight
80 grams +/- 2 grams
0.176 lbs +/- 2.82 oz
 
 
Reliability
 
Data Reliability
ECC Recovery: Up to 55 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector
Security
Chip Based Data Encryption: 256-bit & 128-bit AES-compliant
TRIM Support
OS Dependent
Nonrecoverable Read Errors
Less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read
 
 
Performance
 
Sustained
Reads 6Gb/s (up to)
559MB/s
Sustained
Writes 6Gb/s (up to)
527MB/s
Sustained
Reads 3Gb/s (up to)
284MB/s
Sustained
Writes 3Gb/s (up to)
266MB/s
Read Incompressible
Data Rate (up to)
479MB/s
Write Incompressible
Data Rate (up to)
282MB/s
Random 4K Read4
Up to 60,000 IOPS
Random 4K Write4
Up to 60,000 IOPS
Read Latency
less than 0.1ms
Write Latency
less than 0.1ms
 
 
Power
 
Active
Less than 3000mW (3.0W) expected maximum draw
Idle
Less than 1200mW (1.2W)
 
Environmental (Operating)
Temperature (F)
32F to 158F
Temperature (C)
0C to 70C
 
 
Environmental (Non-Operating)
 
Temperature (F)
-67F to 302F
Temperature (C)
-55C to 150C
 
 
Acoustics
 
Idle (Typical)
0.0 bels
Seek (Typical)
0.0 bels

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