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480GB OWC 6G SSD
and OWC Accelsior S

Mac / PC / PCIe
Mercury Extreme® Pro 6G and Accelsior S
An SSD for your PCIe Slot
Give your Mac Pro tower or PC a 6G performance boost
The 480GB OWC 6G SSD and OWC Accelsior S DIY bundle is the simple solution to add a high speed SATA 6G drive to PCs or silver Mac Pro towers otherwise restricted to 3G architecture. Combined with the high-performance Mercury Extreme SSD, Accelsior S brings cutting edge 6G performance to your SATA 3G system.
High-performance storage
With sustained reads up to 559MB/s and writes up to 527MB/s, up to 100X greater data protection than enterprise class Hard Disk Drives, and RAISE technology for RAID like data protection and reliability, the OWC Mercury Extreme SSD line delivers unbeatable performance that's backed by a 5 year OWC SSD Limited Warranty.
Internal storage expansion at lightning speed
With more than 500 MB/s of throughput, the Accelsior S dual-lane PCIe 2.0 card delivers flexible storage expansion – with a speed boost – to your Mac or PC. Accelsior S is the perfect complement to OWC's Mercury family of high-performance SSD's, allowing up to an extra 1TB of fast storage expansion.

With no drivers or extra software needed, upgrading your Mac Pro or PC tower with a Mercury Extreme Pro and Accelsior S is a breeze.

Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD Specifications:

OWC Part Number

  • OWCSSD7P6G480

Capacity

  • 480GB useable

Controller

  • SandForce 2281 processor

NAND Flash Components

  • Tier 1 Major Multi-Level Cell (MLC) High-Performance Sync-NAND Flash

Interface

  • SATA Revision 3.0 (6Gb/s) compliant
  • Supports SATA Revision 2.0 (6Gb/s) and 1.0 (1.5Gb/s)

Format

  • Unformatted

RAID Support

  • RAID 0/1/10/0+1 and SPAN

Performance

  • Sustained Reads: 559MB/s
  • Sustained Writes: 527MB/s

I/O Per Second (IOPS)

  • Random 4KB: up to 60,000 IOPS

Protection

  • 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

Security

  • Chip based data encryption: 128-bit AES-compliant

Trim Support

  • OS dependent

SMART Attributes

  • Standard

Latency

  • Read: less than 0.1 ms
  • Write: less than 0.1 ms

Dimensions

  • Height: 0.3 in (7 mm)
  • Width: 2.8 in (70.1 mm)
  • Length: 3.9 in (100.1 mm)

Weight

  • 2.7 oz ( 77 grams)

Environment

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

Accelsior S Specifications:

OWC Part Number

  • OWCSSDACL6G.S

Form Factor

  • Half height, half length

HBA controller

  • Asmedia 1062

Interface

  • PCIe 2.0 x2

SMART Attributes

  • Depends on mechanism installed

AHCI Compliant

  • Yes - Plug and Play installation, no drivers required

OS compatibility

  • Mac OS X 10.6 and up
  • Windows Server 2008 and higher
  • Not compatible as a Windows boot drive on a Mac

Supported mechanisms

  • All 2.5" HDD and SSD SATA 1.5, 3.0, 6.0Gb/s

Performance

  • Read: up to 550MB/s - this depends on mechanism installed
  • Write: 530MB/s - this depends on mechanism installed

RoHS Compliant

  • Yes

Acoustics

  • 0.0 bels for both Idle and Seek

Environment

  • Operating
    • Temperature(°F) 32° – 158°
    • Temperature(°C) 0° – 70°
  • Non-Operating
    • Temperature(°F) −67° – 302°
    • Temperature(°C) −55° – 150°
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n SSDACL6G480 UPC#: 812437026955

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Note about throughput:
  • PC Throughput:
    • PCIe 2.0 x4 slot or better is required. Use of a PCIe 1.0 x4 slot will reduce performance.
  • Mac Pro Throughput:
    • 2009-2010 Mac Pro. Installing Accelsior S into any open x4 or x16 PCIe 2.0 slot will deliver full throughput
    • 2008 Mac Pro. These models have two x16 PCIe 2.0 slots, which enable Acceslsior S to deliver full throughput. Installing Accelsior S into of the two x4 PCIe 1.0 slots will result in Accelsior S being addressed as a gen one, one-lane card with performance limited to real world 190-200MB/s data rates.
    • 2006-2007 Mac Pro. These models utilize PCIe 1.0 slot which cannot be configured (even with the Expansion Utility in OS X) to address Accelsior S as anything but as a first generation one-lane card. As a result, Accelsior S performance will be limited to 190-200MB/s data rates. If maximum data rate speedis desired, we recommend the installation of a 2.5" OWC Mercury SSD in an open Mac Pro drive bay.

This OWC SSD is compatible with: Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Mid 2010 Quad-Core)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.8GHz, 3.2GHz, 3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 6-Core
(Mid 2010-2012)
(July, 2010 / June 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.4GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 12-Core
(Mid 2010-2012)
(July, 2010 / June 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.40GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.06GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2009 Quad-Core)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2009 8-Core)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.26GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2008)
(January, 2008)
Model ID: MacPro3,1
2.8GHz, 3.0GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (8-core)
(April, 2007)
Model ID: MacPro2,1
3.0GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro
(August, 2006)
Model ID: MacPro1,1
2.0GHz, 2.66GHz, 3.0GHz
Xserve Intel
Xserve (Late 2006)
(August, 2006)
Model ID: Xserve1,1
dual 2.0GHz, dual 2.66GHz, dual 3.0GHz
Xserve Intel
Xserve (Early 2008)
(January, 2008)
Model ID: Xserve2,1
2.8GHz, dual 2.8GHz, dual 3.0GHz
Xserve Intel
Xserve Quad-Core (Early 2009)
(April, 2009)
Model ID: Xserve3,1
2.26GHz
Xserve Intel
Xserve 8-Core (Early 2009)
(April, 2009)
Model ID: Xserve3,1
2.26GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
PC Desktop
PC Desktops
Compatible with Intel / AMD Process based PCs capable with the specifications listed above.
PC Servers
PCIe capable servers
Compatible with PCIe expandable servers with the specifications listed above.
OWC Helios
OWC Mercury Helios
Thunderbolt PCIe
expansion chassis
HP DL 380 G7
NOT COMPATIBLE
HP DL 380 G7
HP DL 380 G8
Dell PowerEdge R620
NOT COMPATIBLE
Dell PowerEdge R620
Dell PowerEdge R620
NOT COMPATIBLE
Dell PowerEdge T620

Includes

Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use - but should the need occur - we're proud to provide a superior level of support and service coverage to our customers.

5 Year OWC SSD Limited Warranty

3 Year OWC Limited Warranty

Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. OWC's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. OWC solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.9 / 5 34 out of 38 (89%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: CVreeland Location: Texas Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 5-6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great speed boost! April 28, 2018 I’ve been booting my 2008 Mac Pro from a 500 GB 6Gb/s OWC SSD since November with no problems whatsoever. Installed it in 5 minutes, then cloned my old boot drive to it using Carbon Copy Cloner & has been running flawlessly since.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Accelsior S: PCIe to 2.5" 6Gb/s SATA SSD Host Adapter. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: photograbber Location: Redding CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Took a 2010 Mac Pro from old to FAST April 18, 2018 This unit along with a 6G SSD made a big difference in my 2010 Mac Pro. Easily doubled the read/write speed of the 6G SSD compared to the sata installation. Well worth the price and very easy to install.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from (*) OWC Accelsior S: PCIe to 2.5" 6Gb/s SATA SSD Host Adapter *Open Box*. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: cesar
Rating: 5/5 excellent buy April 8, 2018 I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: OWC Accelsior S + 2.0TB Electra 6G Solid-State Drive Bundle.. Customer Videos:
Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: 377Ohm Location: Lausanne, Switzerland Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent product providing additional disk March 29, 2018 I have bought this host adapter plus a 1TB OWC 6G SSD in order to provide an additional disk for my 2010-vintage Mac Pro. The disk mounts as an external disk ergo is suitable for loading macOS (as opposed to any version of Windows, which must be loaded from an internal disk). You just plug the adapter in, and it works without any hassles.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Accelsior S: PCIe to 2.5" 6Gb/s SATA SSD Host Adapter. Customer Videos:

Reviewer: The3DCie Location: France Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Excellent! March 17, 2018 Great card to speed up a SSD in an aluminium MacPro AND keep your 4 usual SATA slots for classic HDDs!

It's only slightly more expensive than a 2,5" adaptor but it's so much more useful!

Highly recommended if you want to get the best out of any SSD in your MacPro.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Accelsior S: PCIe to 2.5" 6Gb/s SATA SSD Host Adapter. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: Bean Location: Marrero. La. Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Easy to install and storage upgrade. February 19, 2018 This product provided additional storage space and increased the speed of my computer.

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Reviewer: VBtechie Location: Virginia Beach, VA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Fantastic way to renew an old Mac February 18, 2018 My MacPro 2010 had become sluggish to the point that from boot until first moment of usability was around 20 minutes! I installed this SSD and put a fresh OS on it. Now my Mac is like a brand new computer, and I’m no longer afraid to reboot.

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Reviewer: KenTX Location: Dallas, TX Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 This product is a real gem! January 1, 2018 Got this and a 2TB SSD for my Z800 and it just works without complication. I am seeing 520+ MB/Sec read and write speeds.

If you have an older computer/workstation and are stuck with older Sata 2, I highly recommend this product. It's a no brainer. ;)

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Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: vgs42 Location: Houston, TX Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Accelsior S: Adapter frees up main HD Bays December 19, 2017 Bought 2 of these April , 2017 one for me other for gift. Makes better use as a boot drive for Mac Pro(Early 2008) & frees up other 4 HD bays.

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Reviewer: pideja Location: Montreal, Qc Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 It was about time! October 17, 2017 Purchased this to "boost" performances on my old MacPro version 3.1. Don't know why I waited so long. Delivery was quick, the SSD disk responds well and migrating my principal drive was a breeze using Carbon Copy Cloner. From start to finish, from installation, formatting and cloning the ex-principal drive onto the SSD drive took a little under one hour!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: OWC Accelsior S + 500GB Electra 6G Solid-State Drive Bundle.. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: prandall Location: South Weymouth, MA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Just Great Availabilty with High Sierra not Raid Compatible. October 8, 2017 Thanks so much for having a 2TB option available to use in place of my Apple Raid. Apple will eventually support Fusion Drives, but no mention of Raid support. This bundle is so easy to install. I transferred all of my files from the Raid using Carbon Copy Cloner, booted up to the new drive and installed macOS High Sierra and even updated to the Supplemental Update and am now good to go. I’ll probably be back for the recommended graphics card soon.

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Reviewer: CheapOldGuy Location: Houston, TX Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 As Advertised August 4, 2017 I was already running an SSD as my boot drive on a Mac Pro 5.1, so I didn't gain a huge increase in startup speed, but my apps sure seem to run smoother. Easy install, up and running in 5 minutes or less. A very cost-effective way to update your hardware, AND free up a drive slot.

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Reviewer: MrScreens Location: Santa Rosa, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Speed Demon June 6, 2017 I bought this adapter to install an OWC 480GB SSD in my old Mac Pro (Early2008). Super simple installation, fantastic results. Really boosted my Mac's performance.

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Reviewer: FixEmUp Location: Pottstown,Pa Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User
Rating: 5/5 Another Great Product by OWC May 27, 2017 I bought this to put in a MacPro I am setting up as a home file server and now this leaves one more slot open for another large hard drive. It was an incredibly easy install. Installed a fresh OS and away we go. I leave the machine on 24/7 and this runs flawless. Only thing I ran into is that it wont let a machine fully go to sleep if you're using it in a desktop that you like to leave running. Other than that the acces time and reliability has been great!

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Reviewer: Oscar Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Awesome May 21, 2017 Really breathes new life into my Mac Pro while I wait for the refresh. Next up the Accelsior Pro Q.

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Reviewer: DrDisk Location: CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Huge Speed Improvement! March 20, 2017 Added this to my Early 2008 Mac Pro 3,1 and boot up times improved by factor of 5 and loading Photoshop & Lightroom went from 2 min and 25 seconds to an amazing 20 seconds! Everything appears to be improved! The only issue was Apple's Migration Assistant that didn't copy over all the software perfectly - some items needed to be reloaded.

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Reviewer: Cloudmover Location: Bogota, NJ Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 MacPro 2008 I have a new machine! January 17, 2017 I purchased the PCI card to install an SSD in my aging 2008 MacPro.

Installation was uneventful. It took less than two minutes from opening the Accelsior box, opening the MacPro, installing the card and closing the MacPro.

I am utterly stunned by it's performance! I feel like I have purchased a new machine.

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Reviewer: SMcCandlish Location: Oakland, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great idea, works exactly as expected December 26, 2016 I'm very happy with this, since it frees up a regular drive bay. While it promises performance benefits, I don't really notice any, and would have to use benchmark testing to be certain.

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Reviewer: AVguy Location: Europe Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy to install, just works December 18, 2016 This is the second Acceslior S for me. It was installed in about 10 min. and works perfectly, even as a boot drive in my old Mac Pro 4,1 Perfect.

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Reviewer: ChrisToronto Location: Toronto, Canada Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent quality, shipping and handling December 5, 2016 Very happy with the product, works as described, it improved the performance of my SSD, moved from cable connection to the PCI connection; good choice the purchase and use of a OWC Accelsior S. Shipping was also fast, the product arrived in perfect condition.

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Reviewer: Rocketfish Location: London, Ontario Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 As advertised December 2, 2016 Simple to imstall, great support information and guidance for successful OSX transfer.

Works exactly as advertised, couldn't be more pleased with the new speed and agility of my old Mac Pro 3,1

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Reviewer: Noodlegoober Location: Columbia, TN Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Speed, Speed, and More Speed November 23, 2016 I have resurrected my mid-2010 Mac Pro! Before I performed this upgrade, I was suffering through very sluggish performance and a six-year-old OS. I needed to upgrade to at least El Capitan to keep my recording studio up to date and wanted an SSD drive to become my startup disk. Now, my Mac starts up so quickly and my audio programs which normally have these beautiful load screens "while you wait," don't even pop up because the program just opens in a snap! It's impressive. I couldn't be happier with this upgrade. I already want another and have an empty PCIe slot just waiting...

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Reviewer: macmark23 Location: Trinidad and Tobago Age: 55-65 Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent solution November 21, 2016 This is a great way to deploy a fast SSD in an older MacPro Tower. Highly recommended

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Reviewer: MP2009 Location: Windsor, VT Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy installation and awesome compatibility. November 9, 2016 It really can't be much simpler. You install your SSD on the card with the provided screws, then install the card in your compatible computer, close it up and then power it up. The SSD I used was my boot drive and I didn't have to do anything further. The icon of the drive you install on it shows up with the external disk graphic, but there us no option to eject it by right clicking or dragging it to the trash. A little strange, but doesn't effect anything.

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Reviewer: rugobert Location: Montréal, QC Canada Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Perfect November 7, 2016 This piece of hardware works like a charm on my Mac Pro 4.1, love it.

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OWC 480GB OWC 6G SSD and OWC Accelsior S Mfr P/N: SSDACL6G480 OWC SKU: OWCSSDACL6G480 DIY kit includes a Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD and Accelsior S for installation in a PCIe Slot 5 Year OWC Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day Only $294.98OWC Price $259.00
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