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PCIe SSD Expansion Card

Put Factory-Installed PCIe Blade SSDs Back to Work.
Use the Apple factory-installed PCIe SSD found in current Macs in any system with an available PCIe x4 slot, including legacy Mac Pro towers, PCs, or Thunderbolt expansion chassis. Reuse and repurpose an Apple factory-installed PCIe SSD after an upgrade to get the most from your system.
  • Directly mount a factory-installed PCIe SSD
  • Works at the maximum speed potential of the SSD.
  • Easy installation. No drivers required.
Storage Expansion at Top Speed
With unrestricted throughput, the OWC PCIe SSD Expansion Card delivers flexible storage expansion at the maximum capable speed of the installed blade SSD to any computer or Thunderbolt expansion chassis with an available PCIe Slot.
Just Plug and Play
Mount your factory-installed PCIe SSD to the OWC PCIe SSD Expansion Card, install it in any available PCIe x4 (or greater) slot, and you're up and running with expanded high-speed storage. Use as a native, high-speed, boot drive or scratch-disk to boost capacity and performance, or install in a Helios Thunderbolt expansion chassis for versatile external storage. With no drivers or extra software needed, OWC PCIe SSD Expansion Card makes repurposing PCIe blade SSDs easy, giving you the most from your Mac.

Includes

  • OWC PCIe SSD Expansion Card
  • 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty
This OWC PCIe SSD Expansion Card is compatible with:
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 12-Core (Mid 2012)
(June, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.4GHz, 2.66GHz, 3.06GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 6-Core (Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 12-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.4GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 6-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.8GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.26GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Early 2008)
(January, 2008)
Model ID: MacPro3,1
2.8GHz, 3.0GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Early 2008)
(January, 2008)
Model ID: MacPro3,1
2.8GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-core (Early 2007)
(April, 2007)
Model ID: MacPro2,1
3.0GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-core (Mid 2006)
(August, 2006)
Model ID: MacPro1,1
2.0GHz, 2.66GHz, 3.0GHz
PC Desktop
PC
PC running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and available PCI expansion slot
OWC Helios
OWC Mercury Helios
Thunderbolt PCIe
expansion chassis
Learn how to find your Mac's model ID

Release Candidate (RC) firmware set

There are two kinds of firmware for SSDs Mass Production (MP) and Release Candidate (RC). Prior to an MP firmware release, there are beta firmware releases and an RC firmware release. Often, the RC is the same as the MP release, however there can be small changes and bug fixes made between the two. OWC has evaluated the RC for the 6Gb/s SandForce 2281 Processor and found it to be stable with no issues reported during our testing. However, as with any evolutionary product, issues may surface as different usages and configurations are employed and it is important to understand that there will be further updates and revisions.

Since no firmware update is currently offered for the OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD, no update page exists. To see the typical steps involved with a self performed field firmware update, please visit our 3Gb/s product update page at: http://eshop.macsales.com/Customized_Pages/Framework.cfm?page=sf_firmware.html

It is important to note that the current firmware update tool requires the use of Windows XP/Vista/7. OWC is currently working on a Mac OS based update tool, but we do not have an exact availability date.

PCIe SSD Expansion Card Specifications:

Specifications

Interface
PCIe x4
Form Factor
Half-height, half-length
Bootability
OS X only
RoHS Compliant
Yes
Driver
Driver Not Required

Performance

Up to 1100MB/s
Note: Speeds will vary based on installed mechanism

Mechanisms Supported

The OWC PCIe SSD Expansion Card works with SSDs from:
  • iMac 21.5-inch (Late 2013)
  • iMac 21.5-inch (Mid 2014)
  • iMac 27-inch (Late 2013)
  • iMac w/ Retina 5K display (Late 2014)
  • Mac mini (Late 2014)
  • MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2013)
  • MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid 2013)
  • MacBook Air 11-inch (Early 2014)
  • MacBook Air 13-inch (Early 2014)
  • MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display 13-inch (Late 2013)
  • MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display 15-inch (Late 2013)
  • MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display 13-inch (Mid 2014)
  • MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display 15-inch (Mid 2014)
  • Mac Pro (Late 2013)

Operating Environment (card only)

  • Environmental (Operating)
    • Temperature (°F) 32° - 158°
    • Temperature (°C) 0° - 70°
  • Environmental (Non-Operating)
    • Temperature (°F) -467° - 302°
    • Temperature (°C) -55° - 150°

    Dimensions

  • Height: 4.7" (120 mm)
  • Width: 0.8" (21 mm)
  • Length: 7.1" (180 mm)
  • Weight: 1.7 oz (48 grams)
  • Warranty

    Please Note: The OWC Envoy Pro is not compatible with stock Apple Toshiba drives.
           

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