REPORT ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
To say that I had to pry this out of the hands of OWC would be an understatement, to put it mildly. To even try and make a sale for this SSD with respect to performance, considering what you could do with two 512GB SATA 3 SSDs in RAID 0, would be just crazy. The Electra MAX 960 GB SSD is NOT a SATA 3 SSD and the best we can hope for performance is that it maintains decent SATA 2 speeds, and that it does. There is a thought process that we need to focus on though.
This is a 1TB SSD and it will fit in any notebook on the market, including the MacBook Pro, and provide that much needed capacity that has been sought for so long. To not consider the value that a 1TB SSD holds to so many media professionals would be careless and kudos has to go to OWC for finally pulling this off, a 1TB SSD that will be just as much at home in a Mac as it will in a PC. In fact, this has to be the only typical form factor 1TB SSD that I know of right now that is available and can be purchased.
Last but not least, the composition of the Electra MAX still amazes me because, at a time when everyone believes we will be seeing higher capacity with the more compact 19/20nm memory, OWC pulls this off with 25nm MLC memory, and at a total of 32 x 32GB chips. It wasn’t a month and a half ago that I spoke with one of the worlds top technology company executives and he stated that production of the 1TB consumer SSD just wasn’t cost effective and may never be. Kudos OWC! Once again, you have earned our Innovation Award!