OWC / Other World Computing 240GB Mercury Electra 6G Solid State Drive

OWC / Other World Computing 240GB Mercury Electra 6G Solid State Drive

OWC / Other World Computing 240GB Mercury Electra 6G Solid State Drive

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Product Highlights

  • 2.5" Form Factor / 9.5mm Height
  • SATA 6 Gb/s Supported
  • SandForce 2281 Processor
  • Duraclass Technology
  • Instant Data Access System
  • RAISE Technology / ECC Protection
  • Intelligent Read Disturb Management
  • Advanced Intelligent Recycling
  • Compatible with Mac & Windows
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OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Electra Overview

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The OWC / Other World Computing 240GB Mercury Electra 6G Solid State Drive is a 2.5" Serial-ATA 9.5mm that is equipped with a SandForce 2281 Processor and DuraClass technology, and offers sustained reads up to 556 MB/s and writes up to 523 MB/s.

In addition to RAISE (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) technology, the Solid State Drive comes with ECC protection that protects the data on your hard drive and retains it for a long time on the hard drive. The Mercury Electra Solid State Drive features intelligent block management, while the wear leveling system evenly distributes the data over the hard drive. An intelligent read disturb management spreads active read/write, eliminating data corruption.

Advanced intelligent recycling ensures space management by re-writing the data over the SSD, and Durawrite extends the quality of the hard drive. Compatible with Mac and Windows, the Mercury Solid State Drive has no moving parts and a highly rugged storage solution offers faster system response. It supports 240 GB useable capacity with a total flash memory of 256GB, additionally 16 GB space is allocated for real time data redundancy and error correction.

2.5" form factor, 9.5 mm height with 240 GB storage capacity makes the drive suitable for notebooks and portable devices
Equipped with a SandForce 2281 Processor and DuraClass technology
Offers sustained reads up to 556 MB/s and writes up to 523 MB/s
RAISE (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) technology and ECC protection - protects the data on your hard drive
Intelligent block management and wear leveling system evenly distributes the data over the hard drive
Intelligent read disturb management spreads the active read/write, eliminating data corruption
Advanced intelligent recycling ensures space management by re-writing the data over the SSD
No moving parts
Compatible with Mac and Windows
Highly rugged storage solution - offers faster system response
7% over provisioned redundancy for laptops
Supports a total flash memory of 256 GB, additionally 16 GB space is allocated for real time data redundancy and error correction
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OWC / Other World Computing 240GB Mercury Electra 6G Solid State Drive
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Electra Specs

    Controller SandForce 2281 Series Processor with 7% over provisioning
    Form Factor Standard 9.5 mm 2.5"
    Interface SATA 6 Gb/s, 3 Gb/s & 1.5 Gb/s supported, SATA 3.0 compliant
    Capacity 240 GB useable capacity
    Total flash memory components - 256 GB
    16 GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
    Formatted Capacity 223GiB
    NAND Asynchronous Tier 1/Grade A 2X-nm NAND flash storage
    SMART attributes Standard
    RAID Support Qualified for single drive and multiple drive production workstation RAID 1/SPAN usage
    RoHS Compliant Yes
    Format Unformatted
    Native Command Queuing Up to 32 commands
    Reliability
    Data Reliability ECC Recovery: Up to 55 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector
    Security Chip based data encryption: 256-bit & 128-bit AES-complian
    TRIM Support OS dependent
    Nonrecoverable Read Errors Less than 1 sector per 10^16 bits read
    Performance
    Sustained Reads 6Gb/s 556 MB/s
    Sustained Writes 6Gb/s 523 MB/s
    Sustained Reads 3Gb/s 284 MB/s
    Sustained Writes 3Gb/s 268 MB/s
    Read Incompressible Data Rate 208 MB/s
    Write Incompressible Data Rate 235 MB/s
    Random 4K Read Up to 60,000 IOPS
    Random 4K Write Up to 60,000 IOPS
    Read Latency less than 0.1 ms
    Write Latency less than 0.1 ms
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    Temperature 32 - 158° F / 0 - 70° C (operating temperature)
    -67 to 302° F / -55 to 150°C (non operating temperature)
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    Idle 0.0 bels (typical)
    Seek 0.0 bels (typical)
    Physical
    Height 0.372" / 9.45 mm (maximum)
    Width 2.758" / 70.06 mm (maximum)
    Length 3.941" / 100.12 mm (maximum)
    Weight 0.176 lb +/- 2.82 oz (80 grams +/- 2 grams)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.0 x 4.7 x 0.8"

    OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Electra Reviews

    240GB Mercury Electra 6G Solid State Drive is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Upgrade I installed this drive in my 2011 Mac Mini, and it works wonderfully. My Mac now boots faster than my iPad, and programs open almost instantly. It definitely makes the entire system seem much faster. Its probably one of the best upgrades that most users could make. The cost per storage ratio is still a little high, but the performance is unmatched by any conventional drive.
    Date published: 2012-02-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from All I hoped it would be.... I installed this in an MSI IN-602 case, connected it to a Seasonic power supply and an ASUS Sabertooth motherboard carrying an Intel i7-3770 and 16GB of G.Skill memory. Powered up the machine, and installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on the first try. Boots to Window 7 in less than fifteen seconds...so what's not to love?
    Date published: 2012-07-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunningly fast I have two of these in a RAID-1 config for my O/S and swap files. From the first Starting Windows graphic, to the login prompt, averages 20 seconds. That's FAST. In the Win7 performance testing, the disks max out at 7.9 score, the highest possible.
    Date published: 2012-05-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid choice Added another to the bag.
    Date published: 2013-02-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great drive, very reliable Solid drive, reliable
    Date published: 2013-08-19
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