OWC's Mercury M.2 NVMe SSD works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 computer expansion bus standard. More details about this NVMe SSD here.
Mercury M.2 (500Gb) produced by OWC is powered by Silicon Motion SM2260. The Mercury M.2 comes equipped with MLC memory. Internal SSD is offered also in three capacities: 250 Gb, 1 Tb and 2 Tb.
Performance and benchmarks
Storage use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 bus with read speeds 1872 Mbps, and sequential write speeds equals to 1087 Mbps. Mercury M.2 has IOPS 155000 on reading and 190000 on writing operations per second.
Endurance and warranty
OWC provide 3 years warranty for this product.
|Interface||M.2 3.0 x 4|
|Controller||Silicon Motion SM2260|
|Read speed (Mb/s)||1872|
|Write speed (Mb/s)||1087|
|MTBF (million hours)||n/a|
Mercury M.2 (500Gb) produced by OWC may work on PCIe 3.0 that is twice slower than PCIe 4. The write speed is 1087 Mb/s, that is slower than has most of rivals. Overall, OWC Mercury M.2 500Gb has more minuses and our editor do not advise to spend money for it.
- Slow writing speed
- PCIe 3.0
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