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120GB
Mercury Accelsior™
PCI Express Solid State Drive

No drivers* are required making Accelsior a simple
Plug and Play bootable solution.
3 Year Warranty
One Of The Easiest Upgrades You Can Install
If you can install a memory module, you'll find adding this high-performance card into your desktop/tower machine a breeze. By utilizing the fastest data interface available in a Apple Mac® Pro or PC-the PCIe slot-Mercury Accelsior offers nearly 3x faster performance than a 3Gb/s SSD...and beyond even 6Gb/s SSDs!

Experience supercharged speeds up to 758MB/s read and 743MB/s write and stop waiting for I/O-intensive apps like Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, or Avid Pro Tools to render, capture or process. With up to 100K IOP/s, business critical applications are given an instant boost while Accelsior's extreme performance speed dramatically reduces game level-loading, object streaming, and save times for more play time and less waiting.

Mac and PC Bootable with No Driver* Setup
Bootable on PCs and the only Mac-bootable/supported PCIe SSD available, Mercury Accelsior delivers near instant startup and app launching. And with a driverless* setup, it's truly a Plug and Play, high-performance solution
A More Efficient & Reliable Computing Experience
Massively boosting data transfer rates is only one of the benefits to the Mercury Accelsior. With its SandForce Driven™ SSDs, you'll enjoy a more responsive and productive computing experience, cooler and quieter processing, and greater energy efficiency compared to standard hard drives.
User Friendly, Professionally Robust
Simple enough for mainstream business use, yet robust enough for professional multimedia production environments, the OWC Mercury Accelsior is the clear choice for pro audio and video studios producing HD-quality work. This game changing performance upgrade is designed and built in the U.S. from domestic and imported parts and backed by a three-year warranty.
The Mercury SSD line features industry leading SandForce® DuraClass™ Technologies:
  • DuraWrite™ extends the endurance of your Solid State Drive (SSD).
  • Intelligent Block Management & Wear Leveling automatically distributes data evenly across the entire SSD.
  • Intelligent Read Disturb Management spreads the active read/write across the flash components eliminating data corruption caused by constant use.
  • Intelligent "Recycling" for advanced free space management gradually re-writes data across the SSD over time to ensure data never gets corrupted.
  • RAISE™ (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) protects the data on your drive similar to having a RAID setup.
  • Best-in-Class ECC Protection for longest data retention and drive life.
Accelsior Now Supports Sleep Mode!
We're pleased to offer this driver that enables Accelsior to be used as an OS X start-up/boot volume in a Mac Pro or Xserve.
Note about compatibility and throughput:
  • Compatibility:
    • Fully compatible with Mac Pros and PCs offering an available PCIe 2.0 x4 slot or better.
  • For full throughput on PCs:
    • PCIe 2.0 x4 slot or better is required. Use of a PCIe 1.0 x4 slot will reduce performance.
  • For full throughput on Mac Pros:
    • 2009-2010 Installing Accelsior into any open x4 or x16 PCIe 2.0 slot will deliver full throughput up to 785MB/s.
    • 2008 Mac Pros have two x16 PCIe 2.0 slots, which enable Acceslsior to deliver full throughput up to 785MB/s. Installing Accelsior into of the two x4 PCIe 1.0 slots will result in Accelsior being addressed as a gen one, one-lane card with performance limited to real world 190-200MB/s data rates.
    • 2006-2007 Mac Pros utilize PCIe 1.0 slot which cannot be configured (even with the Expansion Utility in OS X) to address Accelsior as anything but as a first generation one-lane card. As a result, Accelsior performance will be limited to 190-200MB/s data rates. If maximum data rate speed up to 285MB/s is desired, we recommend the installation of a 2.5" OWC Mercury SSD in an open Mac Pro drive bay.
Note: The use of two or more Accelsior SSDs requires OS X 10.6.8 or later.
Note: Bootcamp: 2008 Mac Pro (with model ID MacPro3,1) only supported in PCIe slots #3 & #4. All models: To boot Windows via Bootcamp on Accelsior, only one Accelsior SSD can be installed.
Note: 2006 - 2008 Mac Pros (model identifiers MacPro1,1; MacPro2,1; MacPro3,1): Due to an Apple limitation, any volume located on a Mercury Accelsior SSD will not appear in the "option boot" menu. A volume installed on an Accelsior can be set as the Mac Pro's boot volume through the "Startup Disk" pane in System Preferences.


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.
HP DL 380 G7
NOT COMPATIBLE
HP DL 380 G7
Dell PowerEdge R620
NOT COMPATIBLE
Dell PowerEdge R620
Dell PowerEdge R620
NOT COMPATIBLE
Dell PowerEdge T620
Currently not supported for use in: Dell PowerEdge R620, T620 & HP DL 380 G7

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.

120GB Mercury Accelsior PCI Express SSD Specifications:

Specifications

Controller
Dual LSI® SandForce SF-2281 series processors with 7% Over Provisioning
NAND
Tier 1 Major Multi-Level Cell (MLC) High-Performance Sync-NAND Flash
Form Factor
Low Profile PCI Express
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x2
Capacity1
120GB useable capacity
Total Flash Memory Components - 128GB
8GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
Formatted Capacity2
111GiB
SMART Attributes
Standard
Native Command Queuing
up to 32 commands
AHCI Compliant
Plug and Play installation, no drivers* required
Manufacturer Model Number
OWCSSDPHW2R120
RoHS Compliant
Yes
Format

Physical

Height (max)
120mm (4.74″)
Width (max)
20.7mm (0.81″)
Length (max)
180mm (7.1″)
Weight
85 grams +/- 4 grams
0.18 lbs +/- 3.0 oz

Reliability3

Data Reliability
ECC Recovery: Up to 55 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector
Security
Chip Based Data Encryption: 128-bit AES-compliant
Warranty
3 Year OWC Warranty
(Standard return policy applies.)

Performance4

Sustained Sandy Bridge
Reads (up to)
758MB/s
Sustained Sandy Bridge
Writes (up to)
743MB/s
Sustained Ivy Bridge
Reads (up to)
761MB/s
Sustained Ivy Bridge
Writes (up to)
761MB/s
Random 4K Read
Up to 100,000 IOPS
Random 4K Write
Up to 100,000 IOPS
Write Latency
less than 0.1ms
Read Latency
less than 0.1ms

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

Acoustics

Idle (Typical)
0.0 bels
Seek (Typical)
0.0 bels

Operating System Compatibility5

Windows
Vista and higher
Server 2008 and higher
Mac OS X
10.6 and higher
Mac OS X Server
10.6 and higher
Ubuntu Linux
9.04 and higher
Fedora Linux
14 and higher

Manual

  1. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences. 
  2. In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
  3. Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability.
  4. Performance may vary by machine - see compatibility tab for details.
  5. The Mercury Accelsior E2 is not compatible with Bootcamp. To use Windows on a Mac with the Mercury Accelsior E2, you must boot to a Windows installer and install it directly onto the Mercury Accelsior E2.


Note: The use of two or more Accelsior SSDs requires OS X 10.6.8 or later.
Note: While using Windows with an Accelsior, only one Accelsior SSD can be installed.
       

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Benchmarks

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Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.9 / 5 112 out of 115 (97%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: whyaduck
Rating: 5/5 Still running great in 2017 December 17, 2017 Got this to make an old Mac Pro feel fast, and it does. I'm still using that 2009 Mac Pro and, other than the fact that I can no longer upgrade past El Capitan, I do not have a compelling reason to move to the next Mac Pro, just yet.

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Reviewer: smalltrees Location: Great NW Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 very Fast... December 6, 2017 amazing increase in speed... Thank you very much !!!

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Reviewer: Jhnyguitar Location: Palm Springs, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 The best improvement for a Mac Pro June 11, 2017 I purchased this and installed it in my 12-core Mac Pro. Wow! The best improvement I could have done by far. Start up is almost instantaneous and app launch is the same. Amazing. No trouble whatsoever and installation was a breeze. Highly recommended.

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Reviewer: 1BigWiel Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Love It March 10, 2017 This has completely transformed my MacPro. It's like getting a brand new computer.

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Reviewer: Buman Location: Santiago, Chile Age: 25-34 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 work ok, fitting in PCIx16 not super February 24, 2017 The card itself is for x4, when I connected it to a x16 (works ok) the fitting is not perfect, it should be improved. The quick start guide should be more completed to indicate how to format in windows / mac.

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Reviewer: Prebop Location: Watertown, MA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Awesome speed January 16, 2017 I installed this in my 2009 Mac Pro desktop and the launch time for my audio apps like Logic went from 90 seconds to 20 seconds. Boom.

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Reviewer: Rick4ls Location: Columbia, MD Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 650 mB/s January 10, 2017 Easy install. I am getting about 650 mB/s read and write speeds in a Mac Pro 4,1. The person I talked with at OWC was very helpful and explaining the differences between the various SSD options

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Reviewer: comaz Location: 91344 Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 FAST! December 1, 2016 Based on the review from Leo Laporte from the Tech Guy, I went ahead a bought this SSD card and was immediately struck as to how fast my aging Mac Pro (2009) desktop came up to speed! It's performance is awesome...best upgrade for this Mac yet!

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Reviewer: MacProUpgrader
Rating: 5/5 The Real Deal November 16, 2016 I'm in the process of upgrading a Mac Pro 5,1 and wanted to give it an extra boost after upgrading the RAM. If you're looking for a difference that's as significant as a CPU upgrade (but not nearly as painful), look no further. This is the real deal. A simple install, and the Mac Pro treats it EXACTLY as if it were an internal hard drive / SSD. In my case, I was installing Windows, but the process still went completely smoothly. Now, everything I do is like an extra layer of butter has just been added to my Toasty Mac Pro, if you get what I mean. For someone who uses computers night and day, the difference is very significant. It not only saves time, but enhances the experience of every moment I interact with the computer, whether it be software or the web.

So bottom line, don't hesitate if you're looking for a way to give your Mac Pro a performance enhancement beyond RAM or CPU upgrades. Storage speed the final frontier.

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Reviewer: Peer Location: Geneva CH Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great! November 8, 2016 Very easy to install and ready to use no problem what sonever till now.

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Reviewer: GreenPixel Location: Chicago Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 A must upgrade for older Mac Pros November 7, 2016 I wanted to breathe some life to my Mac and enhance the speed as well. Mercury Accelsior was the best choice. My normal boot time dropped from a full 6 minutes down to mere 40 seconds. I love it. Wish the price can be a little lower. I would recommend this to any 2009 Mac pro user.

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Reviewer: iodapro Location: France Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 The TOP November 6, 2016 In 2010 Macpro comparison with traditional disks and even a SSD 840 Pro is final. Two regrets malgres all, not possible upgrade (to my knowledge) and no nvme compatibility. Maybe next?

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Reviewer: Tribble Location: Montreal Quebec Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 I now have two! September 20, 2016 I've had this card in my Mac pro for about two years. It is amazing how much it improves the performance over a Hard Drive. Sadly it failed. As it was my main drive, I ordered a new one as it would have my computer up and running within a couple of days instead of a week or two if I waited for the replacement (under warranty) Replacement was sent and I would have another back-up setup - you can never have too many. The two memory blades were replaced on the original PCIe card but it turned out that it was the card itself with the problem. probably a very rare occurance. OWC replaced it completely and now it all works fine.If the drive suddenly dies, then it is the SSD memory blade. But if it starts to act up then it is the card. Still recommend it highly!

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Reviewer: Gaziz Location: New York, NY Age: 25-34 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 AMAZING SPEED! September 1, 2016 The product is simply gorgeous! Read and write speed is incredibly fast! This is particularly felt when working with volumetric data (when you write music or working on videos). I strongly advise those who need processing speed!

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Reviewer: BarkingDawg Location: Pacific Northwest Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Just what I Wanted! August 29, 2016 I was buiilding a Hybrid Mac OS with the SSD for mainly fast boot & specific Aps. It works like a dream. My Mac Pro has a new life that will last for years.

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Reviewer: Nathn Location: Seattle Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy and fast August 25, 2016 Really improved performance in my 2008 Mac Pro. Using it with Logic for Audio recording. Zippy!

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Reviewer: upphotoman Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Great innovative products August 13, 2016 I've been a customer over 25 years and have grown to rely on OWC to make current technologies available to fit my older Macs. I don't want to switch to the current "trash can" MacPro so this new card with onboard flash memory helps me expand my capabilities while still using my tower Pro. Keep up the good work. Wish I had bought the 1TB version.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: China Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Fantastic! July 8, 2016 This SSD card works exactly as I had hoped. Super easy to install and super fast performance! I totally recommend this; get the 960GB, you will be happy you did!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Los Angeles Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Fast... June 13, 2016 I installed the first gen version of this drive in my mid-2010 MacPro 5,1. After a few days of "option" selecting it as the boot drive during start-up (I have another sata drive with the same OS) my Mac remembered it as the primary start-up disk. It's really fast! Love the speed. However, is anyone else's Mac showing the drive as a SATA external (rotational) drive in Disk Utility and System Reports?

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Connecticut Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Easy Path to Great Speed June 9, 2016 I've been thinking about an SSD upgrade for my mid-2010 Mac Pro for some time, but didn't realize a PCI option was available until an earlier, used model turned up in your Garage Sale. The E2 seemed an even better deal, all things considered, and thanks to your installation video it was almost as easy as a memory chip click into place. Your instructions for setting up my new SSD start-up disk were clear and a big help: El Capitan downloaded and installed in about an hour, and it took less than an hour and a half to transfer via Migration Assistant all of my applications and settings from my original start-up disk, which is now still waiting as a back-up or repair disk on my Mac. I was very happy to discover that my copy of Adobe CS6 still performs all the tasks that at lest I need on this new system, and that even my now venerable copy of DVD Studio Pro works better and faster than it did under Yosemite!.From the moment I press the power button it takes about 20 seconds for the finder to load, and many apps, as promised, open in a flash. It feels as though I've bought the computer upgrade I couldn't afford!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Alabama Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 4/5 good SSD May 20, 2016 Mine failed after about 10 months, but OWC replaced it under warranty with no hassles. Otherwise, it's a great SSD

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Brisbane, Qld, Australia Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Very big difference April 14, 2016 Wow, my 2008 Mac Pro was running on its original HD, which for some reason had slowed to a read/write rate of about 30-50 MB/s. The new drive was easy to install, and after formatting and cloning has a read/write of 700/550. My Mac Pro suddenly feels like a supercomputer by comparison. It is early days but so far I haven't had any problems.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Seattle area Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Two cards in one for Mac Pro 3,1 users April 11, 2016 The speed and quality of the PCI card is advertised. For those Mac Pro 3,1 users like me that don't have an extra high speed PCIe slot to plug in a SATA 6 card, you might try what I did. Reroute the two eSATA ports back into the inside of the Mac Pro using a eSATA to SATA connector, buy two Newer Technology 3.5" to 2.5" adapter cards to fit a Mac Pro, grind or cut off the SATA 3 connectors on the Newer Technology adapter, Put Right Angle SATA 6 connectors on the SSD's you installed in the Newer Technology cards (they fit now because you removed the SATA 3 connector) and connect the other ends of the SATA 6 cables to the Accelsior E2 Mercury card. You now have 2 of your 4 internal Mac Pro hard drives running at SATA 6 speeds, powered by the Mac Pro. Add software raid software from MacSales if you want for even faster speeds than SATA 6.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Illinois Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Highly recommended for Photoshop March 22, 2016 I purchased this PCIe SSD to speedup the computing processes in my 2010 Mac Pro when working in Photoshop and Lightroom. I have not been disappointed; these programs are very large and many tasks are processor and memory intensive. The SSD shortens processing time very significantly and gives me two eSATA ports to connect to external drives for storage - a win-win. I strongly recommend this card to any Mac Pro user, especially for photo or video editing.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Ontario, Canada Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Fast, easy to setup and works great! February 28, 2016 The Accelaior E2 works great. It's fast and was easy to install and setup. I ended up buying another one for a similar Mac Pro. A great way to extend the life of an older Mac Pro (2009). Highly recommended.

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