As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases @AMAZON

Designed for the most demanding needs of photographers and videographers.
Connect and charge all of your devices through a single Thunderbolt or USB-C port.

New vs Seasoned OWC Mercury Pro RE 200GB

2010-04-26 updated 2010-04-26 • SEND FEEDBACK
Related: Other World Computing, SSD, storage

See review and specifications.

The OWC Mercury Pro RE has 28% over-provisioning, which means that 28% of its memory is set aside for error correction, bad blocks, and performance enhancements. It is an enterprise-grade unit with a rated MTBF of 10 million hours, about 8 times longer than the best hard drives! Unlike some SSDs, it has no memory buffer, which is a very good thing should the power fail: no data loss.

As of April 2010, the OWC Mercury Extreme is the only SSD that I now feel confident recommending.

Performance brand-new and after seasoning

The OWC Mercury Pro RE graph below looks like only one write/read test was done because the results are all but identical when new and when seasoned.

In the graph below, reads are green and writes are red. This is a flawless performance! Click for a larger graph.

Average speed across the volume
View all handpicked deals...

Sony a7R V Mirrorless Camera
$3898 $3448
SAVE $450

diglloyd.com | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
Mailing Lists | RSS Feeds | X.com/diglloyd
Copyright © 2020 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.
Display info: __RETINA_INFO_STATUS__