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OWC Mercury Electra 6G 960GB SSD: diglloydHuge Photoshop Benchmark

OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSD

OWC Mercury Electra 6G 1TB about $449. Thunderbay Mini starting at about $379 without drives. Thunderbay Mini with 4 X 1TB SSD about $2399. RAID-5 edition optional.

MPG tested the real-world speed using Photoshop CC 2014 with the diglloydHuge benchmark.

The diglloyd Huge benchmark uses a mix of the core Photoshop operations with a file size that requires about 56GB of memory usage in Photoshop. With only 16GB of memory in the MacBook Pro Retina (the max), performance depends mainly on the speed of the Photoshop scratch drive.

Test results

Four OWC 1TB Mercury Electra 6G SSDs were configured as a RAID-0 stripe for a Photoshop scratch disk.

The built-in 1TB SSD on the MacBook Pro Retina is a very fast SSD. But as shown, a 4-drive SSD stripe in the OWC Thunderbay Mini is significantly faster for Photoshop than the Apple 1TB SSD. The Mercury Electra 9G 960GB is essentially the same speed as its 240GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G sibling—impressive.

The diglloydHuge benchmark

diglloydHuge Photoshop benchmark, 4 X OWC 1TB Mercury Electra 6G SSD

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