“We received a sample late today of the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD. We used QuickBench from the Speed Tools Test Suite to sample the small random reads/writes (average of 4K to 1024K blocks – 5 cycles each) and large sequential read/writes (20M to 100M blocks – 5 cycles each),” Bare Feats reports. “We compared it to four other solid state drives (SSDs) along with one of the fastest hard disk drives (HDDs).”
“The OWC 6G SSD is the fastest SSD we have tested to date),” Bare Feats reports. “Based on the SandForce SF-2200 chipset with built-in wear leveling and error correction code along with over-provisioning, it’s an excellent performance upgrade to any of the 2011 MacBook Pros (all of which have the 6Gb/s interface.) Also if you have a Mac Pro with a four lane or faster 6Gb/s host adapter, you should get similar results. (We will test that scenario soon.)”
Full article with the benchmark results here.