OWC 240GB Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD 2.5" Serial-ATA 9.5mm Solid State Drive
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- Compatible with nearly any Mac or PC with a Serial ATA connection (SATA, SATA 2.0, or SATA 3.0)
- One of the fastest internal SATA 2.5" SSDs available and built in the USA
- Ultra-efficient block management & wear leveling
- Black Magic certified
- 5 year OWC warranty
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Love this drive. It is my second, and I will stick with OWC. They understand Macs and provide hardware that is compatible with Macs. BTW, some folks thought that the OCZ would be a faster disk. Someone stated that they get 10-sec boot times on their MPB (2011 model). I consistently get 9 sec from button push (before optical drive sound) to login screen. That is good enough of me.
BTW, shop around. OWC sells their own drive for considerably less($320) than Amazon ($475). I think that there is a pricing problem with this listing. I expect that they will change the price after reading this review.
It is LITERALLY like I have a new computer now with the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6Gas my main boot up drive. Boot time went from 1 minute and 45 seconds to 17 seconds! The computer does not heat up at all when I play HD movies stored on this drive. I use my old 750 GB stock drive as a data drive and keep OSX and applications on my SSD. Programs like Word and Excel launch INSTANTLY now. You'll get longer battery life because there are no moving parts.
I did the research and was down to this drive vs. the OCZ Vector 3; both drives had similar specs. I chose the OWC drive because OWC is a Mac shop and makes its products to run perfectly on Mac OSX. Do this upgrade and don't even think about it.
EDIT: Do NOT enable TRIM on this drive in OS X using Trim Enabler or any other patch. I spoke with OWC tech support and was told that this drive has built in TRIM support and enabling TRIM in OS X with a software patch would actually deteriorate performance.
UPDATE (shortly after the initial review): apparently their president saw a warning I posted on their site about the strictness of their warranty policy and instructed the CS people to call me and make it right. The person who called said given the fact pattern in this case they would make an exception and bring it in for warranty repair or replacement. While this should have happened at first contact I have to give them praise for such prompt corrective action and will no longer hesitate to buy from them in the future
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Item arrived as described. I installed the item on my 21.5 iMac and performed flawlessly. Now when my computer boots, it boots up in a fraction of the time.Published 15 months ago by Joe Chavez
These people are scamers. They sell defective drives, and keep making RMAs until you warranty is over. Do NOT BUYPublished 20 months ago by Ossocao