PERFORMANCE TESTING THE OWC AURA PCIE SSD
Our initial report on the Apple SSD we removed provides an excellent comparison reference to the below benchmarks. It is worthy of repeating that there is a slight trade off of performance between the two where four times the storage capacity is gained for slightly lower performance. The three tests below consist of Disk Speed Test, QuickBench and ZoneBench and are laid out just as in the initial report linked above.
DISK SPEED TEST
Looking at both benchmarks, we can see that results deviate somewhat, but overall, they are pretty consistent with listed specifications. Quite impressive is the fact that write speeds in Quickbench 4.0 are over 50MB/s better than spec.
Both random low 4k reads and writes are within standards of today’s similar Mac comparable but we do find the low 4K read performance to be just a tad low. We will continue to monitor to see if there is anything remotely observable and we will post an update if so, but don’t hold your breath as such is the norm for Mac systems.