Mercury Electra 3G SSD

Tech Specs


  • Mercury Electra 3G SSD
  • 7mm to 9.5mm adapter
Thunderbolt 2 Dock

Detailed Specs

  • SandForce SF2181 processor
  • (2) SandForce SF2181 processor (960GB Mercury Electra MAX only)
    NAND Flash Components
  • Tier-1 synchronous MLC NAND flash storage
  • SATA 2.0, 3Gb/s (backwards compatible to 1.5Gb/s)
  • Unformatted
    RAID Support
  • RAID 0/1/10/0+1 and SPAN
    RAID Controller (960GB Mercury Electra MAX only)
  • Silicon Image SteelVine Sil5923CNU
    Available Capacities1
  • 44GB, 60GB, 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, 960GB MAX
  • 44GB - 480GB Mercury Electra
    • Peak data rate: 285MB/s read and 275MB/s write
    • Incompressible date rate: 208MB/s read and 235MB/s write
  • 960GB Mercury Electra MAX
    • Peak data rate: 254MB/s read and 250MB/s write
    • Incompressible date rate: 252MB/s read and 223MB/s write
    I/O Per Second (IOPS)
  • Random 4KB: up to 60,000 IOPS
  • 7% over provisioning
  • ECC recovery: up to 55 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector
  • Nonrecoverable read errors: less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read
  • Chip based data encryption: 128-bit AES-compliant
    TRIM Support
  • OS dependent
    SMART Attributes
  • Standard
  • Read: less than 0.1 ms
  • Write: less than 0.1 ms
  • 44GB - 480GB Mercury Electra
    • Height: 0.3 in (7 mm)
    • Width: 2.8 in (70.1 mm)
    • Length: 3.9 in (100.1 mm)
  • 960GB Mercury Electra MAX
    • Height: 0.4 in (9.5 mm)
    • Width: 2.8 in (70.1 mm)
    • Length: 3.9 in (100.1 mm)
  • 44GB - 480GB Mercury Electra
    • 2.7 oz ( 77 grams)
  • 960GB Mercury Electra MAX
    • 3.7 oz (104 grams)

Operating Environment

    Environmental (Operating)
  • Temperature (°F) 32°F to 158°F
  • Temperature (°C) 0°C to 70°C
    Environmental (Non-Operating)
  • Temperature (°F) -67°F to 302°F
  • Temperature (°C) -55°C to 150°C


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