“OWC just started shipping a 2TB version of the Mercury Electra 6Gbps SSD they call ‘The MAX,'” rob-ART morgan reports for Bare Feats.To squeeze out the maximum transfer speed, we tested it the PCIe slot of our 2010 Mac Pro.”
“The Mercury Electra MAX 6G SSD joins the ‘two terabyte SSD club’ with plenty of speed, competitive pricing, and OS independent wear, space, and error management,” morgan reports. “The Electra MAX does NOT require external TRIM support from OS X. It does global wear leveling, free space management, error correction, and advanced encryption independently of Mac OS X. You do NOT need to use (and should not use) the ‘trimforce enable’ command to trigger TRIM support for the Electra MAX. It is engineered to supersede the need for OS X directed TRIM.”
“The Electra MAX is designed to be used internally,” morgan reports. “It does not work in external enclosures at this time.”
Check out the benchmarks in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Note: OWC’s Mercury Electra 6Gbps SSD is compatible with nearly any Mac or PC model with a Serial ATA connection (SATA, SATA 2.0, or SATA 3.0).