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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 4TB SSD Now Available

by Lyle Smith

OWC has released the Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 4TB SSD, the company’s newest addition to its consumer 2.5-inch SATA line. Offered in a range of other capacities, the Mercury Extreme Pro 6G is ideal for those in need of sustained write performance, such as in audio, video, and photo editing/production use cases. OWC claims that, while many drives of its class will drop to 50-60MB/s after their cache has been exhausted, the new Mercury Extreme Pro will not.

OWC has released the Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 4TB SSD, the company’s newest addition to its consumer 2.5-inch SATA line. Offered in a range of other capacities, the Mercury Extreme Pro 6G is ideal for those in need of sustained write performance, such as in audio, video, and photo editing/production use cases. OWC claims that, while many drives of its class will drop to 50-60MB/s after their cache has been exhausted, the new Mercury Extreme Pro will not.

 

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G

Featuring Tier-1 synchronous NAND, the Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD is quoted to deliver sustained real-world-tested speeds up to 559MB/s Read, 527MB/s Write, while random 4K performance is specced up to 60,000 IOPS. It also equipped with a SandForce Processor (7% over-provisioning), which helps to maximize read and write performance and improve the endurance and overall reliability of the SSD. In addition, the Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 4TB SSD also features DuraWrite and RAISE technologies to further promote longevity.

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD Specifications

Controller
  • SandForce SF2281 processor
  • Silicon Motion SM2246EN (480GB and up)
NAND Flash Components
  • Tier-1 synchronous MLC NAND flash storage
  • Tier-1 3D NAND (480GB and up)
InterfaceSATA 6Gb/s (backwards compatible to 3Gb/s and 1.5Gb/s)
RAID SupportRAID 0/1/4/5/10/0+1 and SPAN
Available Capacities120GB, 240GB, 480GB, 1TB
Performance
  • Peak data rate: 559MB/s read and 527MB/s write
  • Incompressible date rate: 479MB/s read and 282MB/s write
  • Random 4KB: up to 60,000 IOPS
Protection
  • 7% over provisioning
  • ECC recovery:
    • Up to 55 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector
    • Up to 66 bits correctable per 1024 bytes (480GB and 1TB models)
  • Nonrecoverable read errors: less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read
Security
  • Chip based data encryption: 128-bit AES-compliant
  • Chip based data encryption: 256-bit AES-compliant (480GB and 1TB models)
TRIM SupportOS dependent
SMART AttributesStandard
Latency
  • Read: less than 0.1 ms
  • Write: less than 0.1 ms
Warranty5-years

Pricing and Availability

The OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 4TB 2.5-inch SSD is available now at $899.75. Other capacities are priced at around $80 (240GB), $120 (240GB), $210 (1TB) and $430 (2TB).

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