diglloyd Mac Performance Guide
Max Your Mac Pro at OWC

Comparing SSD Performance Results

Last updated April 26, 2010 - Send Feedback

This simplified view really doesn’t tell the whole story, be sure to see the full performance graph.

Figures are MB/sec, using Mac OS X file system APIs.

The OWC Mercury Extreme offers the best write performance, but it is also much more consistent, see the full plot.

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Average speed across the volume after seasoning
Average speed across the volume after seasoning

The OWC Mercury Extreme offers the same read performance as the Crucial RealSSD on the test system with SATA 3Gb/sec. In a system with SATA 6Gb/sec, the Crucial RealSSD might perform faster, but no Mac has that capability internally as yet.

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Average speed across the volume after seasoning
Average speed across the volume after seasoning
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