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INCLUDES OWC Mercury Helios External Enclosure External Auto-Switching 100/240v 50/60Hz Power Adapter OWC Mercury Accelsior_E2 PCIe SSD (installed - up to 960GB) Requires Thunderbolt Cable. NOT included - available separately Requires 6Gb/s certified cables for connecting to eSATA drives - available separately Color User Manual
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS PCIe cards supported (1) Half-length (up to 6.5" long), single width, full-height PCIe card Expansion slot (1) PCIe 2.0 x8 (x4 mode) Device Interface PCIe (PCI Express) Port Configuration3 Thunderbolt - (2) 20 pin port
eSATA - (2) 6Gb/s (not hot-pluggable)
EXTERNAL CASE DIMENSIONS Height 73.66 mm. (2.9") Width 114.78 mm. (5.7") Depth 223.52 mm. (8.8") Weight 1202 grams
2.65 lbs
PERFORMANCE1 Helios+E2 SSD Read (up to) 617MB/s Helios+E2 SSD Write (up to) 524MB/s eSATA HDD Single Drive Read (up to) 254MB/s eSATA HDD Single Drive Write (up to) 240MB/s eSATA HDD RAID Read (up to) 494MB/s eSATA HDD RAID Write (up to) 418MB/s eSATA SSD RAID Read (up to) 689MB/s eSATA SSD RAID Write (up to) 589MB/s Max Data Transfer Rate Thunderbolt - 10Gb/s (or 1250MB/Sec)
eSATA - 6Gb/s (or 600MB/s)
Port / Interface Bootability Bootable on any Thunderbolt enabled Mac.

Thunderbolt: Supported on Macs meeting minimum requirements

Format Pre-formatted for Mac OSX

View instructions on Windows formatting

EXTERNAL ENCLOSURE COMPATIBILITY3 Qualified and Supported Solutions:   Oxford 924 NewerTech miniStack V3 Oxford 934 OWC Mercury Elite Pro Classic–Prev. Oxford 936 OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual–Prev.
OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual Mini–Prev.
OWC Mercury Elite Pro Qx2
NewerTech Guardian Maximus Mini
JMicron 355 OWC Mercury Rack Pro
NewerTech miniStack
NewerTech miniStack Max
Passthrough All solutions with both
  1. Only eSATA ports
  2. One drive per port
Such as
OWC Mercury Elite Pro RAID Ready
Not recommended due to sleep limitation: Oxford 944 OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini
OWC Mercury Elite Pro
OWC Mercury Elite Pro–Prev.
Oxford 946 OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual
OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini
NewerTech Guardian Maximus
ENVIRONMENTAL Temperature (operating) 0°C to 35°C (32°F to 95°F) Temperature (non-operating) -40°C to 65°C (-40°F to 149°F) Shock 65G 2mS; (non-operating) 175G 2mS
MANUAL Helios Guide (PDF 4.2MB)
Accelsior_E2 Guide (PDF 3.7MB)
WARRANTY 3 Year OWC Helios Limited Warranty 2 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. OWC and NewerTech storage solutions come fully backed by an Industry-leading 48-hour turnaround time, for complete peace of mind ownership confidence.
  1. Performance may vary by machine.
  2. View more information about the 3 Year OWC Helios Limited Warranty
  3. A sleep conflict may be encountered when using certain eSATA chipsets via the eSATA ports when booted to the Accelsior_E2. See the specifications tab for affected solutions where System Sleep mode MUST be disabled in order to ensure reliable operation. Allowing system sleep to occur while one of the affected external drives is connected via the Accelsior_E2 eSATA ports could result in loss of data following wake from sleep. Although the above are our general recommendations for use, wake from sleep has been determined to only be an issue when the Accelsior PCIe is used for startup (SSD or eSATA connected device). We are working with our partners to see that the sleep/wake function is fully supported with all solutions and startup scenarios.