OWC / Other World Computing 480GB Mercury Electra 6G 2.5" Internal SSD

OWC / Other World Computing 480GB Mercury Electra 6G 2.5" Internal SSD

OWC / Other World Computing 480GB Mercury Electra 6G 2.5" Internal SSD

B&H # OWME7480 MFR # OWCSSD7E6G480
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Product Highlights

  • 480GB Useable Capacity
  • 2.5"/7mm Form Factor
  • SATA III 6 Gb/s Interface
  • Max. Read Speed: 556 MB/s
  • Max. Write Speed: 523 MB/s
  • Silicon Motion SM2246EN Controller
  • 256-bit AES Encryption
  • Enhanced ECC Recovery
  • Multi-Level Cell NAND
  • 9.5mm Adapter Included
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The 480GB Mercury Electra 6G 2.5" Internal SSD from Other World Computing comes compatible with both SATA 6 Gb/s and 3 Gb/s interfaces allowing you to plug this drive into a variety of PC configurations. Take advantage of a maximum read speed of 556 MB/s and maximum write speed of 523 MB/s over the included SATA connection to transfer data quickly and efficiently.

The Mercury Electra drive comes equipped with a Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller with 7% over provisioning for enhanced drive performance. Additionally, this drive also supports RAISE (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) technology and enhanced ECC functionality to protect your stored data.

With DuraWrite you can extend the endurance of your solid state drive (SSD).
Intelligent Block Management & Wear Leveling
Automatically distribute data evenly across the entire SSD.
Intelligent Read Disturb Management
Spread the active read/write across the flash components eliminating data corruption caused by constant use.
Intelligent "Recycling"
Intelligent recycling is designed for advanced free space management as it gradually re-writes data across the SSD over time to ensure data never gets corrupted.
Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements protects the data on your drive similar to having a RAID setup.
ECC Protection
With ECC protection you benefit from longer data retention and drive life.
In the Box
OWC / Other World Computing 480GB Mercury Electra 6G 2.5" Internal SSD
  • 9.5mm Adapter
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    OWC / Other World Computing OWCSSD7E6G480 specs

    Drive Capacity 480.00 GB
    Interface SATA III (6 Gb/s)
    Maximum Read Speed 208 MB/s (Uncompressed)
    Maximum Write Speed 235 MB/s (Uncompressed)
    Random Read Speed 60,000 IOPS (4 KB Files)
    Random Write Speed 60,000 IOPS (4 KB Files)
    Sequential Read Speed 556 MB/s
    Sequential Write Speed 523 MB/s
    Latency 0.1 ms
    Drive Type SSD
    Form Factor 2.5" (7 mm)
    Noise Level 0.0 dB (Active)
    0.0 dB (Idle)
    SSD Specs
    Flash Controller SandForce SF-2281
    Flash Memory Type Asynchronous Multi-Level Cell (MLC)
    Flash Memory Grade Grade A / Tier 1
    SMART Support Yes
    TRIM Support Yes
    Reliability / Data Integrity
    ECC Recovery 55 Bytes per 512 Bytes
    Encryption 128-Bit AES Hardware Encryption
    Non-Recoverable Read Errors per Bits Read 1 in 1016
    Operating Temperature 32 to 158°F / 0 to 70°C
    Storage Temperature -40 to 185°F / -40 to 85°C
    Certifications ENERGY STAR, RoHS, as per Manufacturer
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 0.3 x 2.8 x 3.9" / 7.0 x 70.1 x 100.1 mm
    Weight 0.2 lb / 77.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.5 x 4.2 x 0.6"

    OWC / Other World Computing OWCSSD7E6G480 reviews

    480GB Mercury Electra 6G 2.5" Internal SSD is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Faster than fast After much reading/studying about this product I decided to give it a try in my mid 2012 8 gig ram,2.9ghz macbook pro 13in. This is my first sad upgrade and it went smooth as silk,due to many hours watching videos on this upgrade (I was intimidated at first) but,did it anyway and it only took about 20 minutes.Ater the install I downloaded Yosemite and it took 50 mins to complete and the difference between sad and had is astounding.I recently compared the speeds to a new macbook pro with sad and mine is faster all around.So far so good,I only wish I would've gotten a larger capacity but,that's what external drive are for and B&H has the best price and I had the drive in two days,to say I am satisfied is an understatement.
    Date published: 2015-02-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Update to my earlier review This is an update to my earlier review,this drive has done nothing but impress,and I have been trying to take it thru several test.I downloaded a large movie project (45gb) just to see how long it would take to clean it up after I delete it and it cleaned it up as I was sleeping.I get a boot time of 14.64 seconds from the time I turn on my macbook pro and now my total time on a full charge is 8hrs 16mins. The best part is the compatibility (no hacks needed)with the macs and the os.x.system.In time I will see how the ssd holds up and looking at the owc track record I should be fine,after speaking with the folks at apple care about this upgrade there nothing negative said about this drive and the rep. I spoke with stopped short of endorsing it.B&H has the best prices and the products are current update as I checked for firmware updates on the owc site and this is there most current ssd so,no updates were needed.The owc tool kit was very helpful and I purchased that from B&H also.I hope this help for anyone on the fence about this particular upgrade.Peace
    Date published: 2015-02-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why didn't I do this sooner? This SSD was used to replace an old 320gb HDD from a 2010 MacBook Pro. Boot up time from power on to desktop went from 1:07 down to 34 sec. Battery life has also increased. Quick scrolling through my photo library used to be a chore as I would have to wait for the pics to load. Now I can scroll as fast as I want as they are all displayed. Video playback has also improved. Fairly easy to install IF you have the correct tools and some mechanical ability. Overall I am extremely pleased with the performance of this SSD. Couple this with a RAM upgrade and Yosemite, and it feels like a brand new computer.
    Date published: 2015-03-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fast and Quiet I bought and installed this SSD into a 2010 Macbook pro 15 that had the stock 320GB HD. I found the Mac OSX install very had with zero instructions included in the packaging and zero screwdrivers from B&H. Speaking with OWC there's install guides on the SSD but I erased those trying to achieve a fresh install. I also learned buying from OWC you get the screw drivers for the install fee. The just don't offer free shipping like B&H. Regarding the product: It's very quiet and fast I haven't achieved the read/write speeds like recommend. My laptop just doesn't support Sata III and I get 265 max read/write speeds using Black magic. It's amazing from the awful 50MBps using the stock 320gb drive. It's a very good product but research first on installing a new SSD and doing the OSX install
    Date published: 2016-02-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Put on your seat belt! Bought this to replace the HDD in my 2011 MacBook Pro and wow! The boot and access speeds are super fast and the machine runs a lot cooler. It's like I bought a new computer. In a side by side boot up with my freinds brand new MacBook Pro with a factory SSD and as many if not more files to load this SSD loads almost twice as fast at about 17 seconds including having to log in to my user account. I will be ordering an other OWC SSD for my ageing iMac to bring it back to life.
    Date published: 2015-05-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice drive this drive is small and fast and fits in my Mac Pro with an inexpensive adapter. the drive attaches easily to the adapter with a few screws. OWC makes great products with Apple in mind. I learned but not every SSD Drive will work with the current and changing Mac OS. This is why I bought the OWC.
    Date published: 2015-01-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular It was easy to instal in my 2011 MacBook Pro using OWC's online videos. It's fast and silent. For 20-100 MB files, average read: 557 MB/sec; write: 506 MB/sec. It doesn't get better than that. Highly recommend.
    Date published: 2014-09-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A++++ Easy to clone, install. Problem solve, my Macbook Pro is now 3 times faster. Great product!
    Date published: 2014-09-17
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