OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G Series SATA600

  • OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G Series SATA600
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  • Sleek blue design.
  • Assembled in the USA.
  • 5 year warranty.


  • Expensive enthusiast-level product.
  • Lacks drive adapter tray.

Expert reviews and ratings

By ThinkComputers on 100

For being our first product from OWC we were very impressed. In ATTO Disk Benchmark the drive scored 559MB/s read and 518MB/s write, which is very close to its advertised speeds and puts it as the second fastest drive that we have tested behind the...

By RegHardware on 75

There's no arguing the OWC drive is way faster than a stock SSD, but the question to ask yourself is really whether that increase in speed is of any real benefit to you. You'll also trade off fan noise, which is going to hit battery life too....

By Real World Labs on

So after reading all the results i am sure many of you are wondering about which SSD is currently the best one in the market. Well if you can afford the extra premium then the RevoDrive3 240GB is without doubt faster than every other SSD in...

By Maximum PC on 90

Any fears we had that the OCZ Vertex 3’s speeds were due solely to some voodoo magic or secret deal with SandForce were unfounded. OWC’s Mercury Extreme Pro 6G—a product name that contains three too many buzzwords—goes toe to toe...

By Benchmark Reviews on 95

IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to...

By Pureoverclock on

As we've said countless times, the single biggest bottleneck in modern systems is the traditional plattered hard drive. If you want a performance boost then using an SSD in your system will make such a massive difference that you'll wonder why...

By Ken Stone on

OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G 120GB SSD - $297.99OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G 240GB SSD - $569.99OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G 480GB SSD - $1279.99Five Year Warranty By David Saraceno © 2000 -2011 Ken Stone. All rights...

By Legit Reviews on

OWC is going to garner a lot of attention if they keep putting out products like the 240 GB Mercury EXTREME Pro 6g SSD as we found it to be the best overall performing SATA III drive we have tested to date. The bar is set - who will step up...

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By cnet on 72

Offering fast SATA 3 performance and compatibility, the Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD makes a very good replacement hard drive for any computer, especially one that has built-in support for SATA...

By Legit Reviews on

The OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G is exactly what we would expect from a SandForce SF-2200 drive - fast and reliable. However, there's stiff competition from both OCZ and Intel with others emerging as the year progresses so tweaks in their firmware may...

By AnandTech on

I still don't get how OWC managed to beat OCZ to market last year with the Mercury Extreme SSD. The Vertex LE was supposed to be the first SF-1500 based SSD on the market, but as I mentioned in our review of OWC's offering - readers had drives...

By StorageReview on

OWC marks the second company to come to market with a drive based around the SandForce SF-2200 processor, which as it stands seems to be the ticket to the top of our performance charts. Offering SATA 6Gb/s saturating speeds, the Mercury Extreme Pro...

By Bare Feats on

The OWC 6G SSD is the fastest SSD we have tested to date. 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...

International Review By PCMweb on 90

Wil je een zéér snelle én betrouwbare Sandforce ssd met sata-3, dan is de OWC een goede keuze. Wij hebben het gevoel dat de firmware van deze Mercury Extreme 6G stabiel en betrouwbaar is. Daarbij zijn de scores uitstekend. De prijs:...