All Posts by Date or last 15, 30, 90 or 180 days.
also by Lloyd: photography and
Thank you for purchasing through links and ads on this site.
diglloyd Deal Finder...
Buy other stuff at
Upgrade the memory of your 2018 Mac mini up to 64GB
Handpicked deals...
$3698 $2998
SAVE $700

$2397 $1897
SAVE $500

$1199 $898
SAVE $301

$1299 $1169
SAVE $130

$4499 $3999
SAVE $500

$1399 $1099
SAVE $300

$1499 $1299
SAVE $200

$4499 $3149
SAVE $1350

$2299 $1599
SAVE $700

$2498 $2198
SAVE $300

$1799 $1379
SAVE $420

$2998 $2498
SAVE $500

$2199 $1999
SAVE $200

$430 $220
SAVE $210

$3399 $2299
SAVE $1100

$6299 $3599
SAVE $2700

$398 $278
SAVE $120

$1499 $1019
SAVE $480

$1279 $719
SAVE $560

$1699 $1549
SAVE $150

2018 MacBook Pro
$6299 $3599
15-inch 2.9 GHz Intel Core i9 6-core, 32GB, 4TB SSD, Radeon Pro 560X

Fantastic MBP at a great price!

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE 400GB Solid State Drive (SSD)

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE enterprise SSD

Just on the market is the new OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE 400GB solid state drive.

Laptop users looking for a single drive should be looking at the 480GB model, but anyone looking for the ultimate MPG Pro Laptop will want two of these puppies installed for an 800GB double-speed volume (I currently run dual 200GB models = 400GB in my MacBook Pro, which is plenty of space for me).

I received two samples for testing, and I tested them both as single drives, and in a RAID-0 stripe.

The OWC Mercury Extreme line is the best choice on the market today for Mac users.

400 vs 480GB

Like the other 50/100/200GB Mercury Extreme Pro RE models, the 400GB version is a RAID-ready model with 28% over-provisioning that supports intensive 24 X 7 usage in heavy duty environments.

Mercury Extreme Pro RE = RAID-0 ready for extreme heavy duty usage, 28% over-provisioning
Mercury Extreme Pro = not intended for RAID, 7% over-provisioning with 20% higher capacity

The 60/120/240/480GB Mercury Extreme Pro line has 7% over-provisioning, which is still 7% more than most brands, and still very robust. With 20% more capacity, that’s the smart move for single-drive use (prices are similar). But if you are thinking of moving to RAID-0 striping for more performance or capacity, then stick with the RE line.


Read the review of the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE 400GB.

OWC Extreme Pro RE 400GB vs 200GB single drive speed on Mac Pro Nehalem

Save the tax, we pay you back, instantly!
View all handpicked deals...

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Lens
$2397 $1897
SAVE $500 | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
Mailing Lists | RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2019 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.
Display info: __RETINA_INFO_STATUS__