OWC Mercury AccelsiorM PCIe Controller Card Offers Plug and Play mSATA SSD Performance Boost to Mac Pros and PCs
$49.95 MSRP Mac/PC Bootable and Driverless PCIe Card Uses any Standard mSATA SSD
September 5, 2012, Woodstock, IL ” Other World Computing (OWC®) https://www.macsales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, today introduced the OWC Mercury Accelsior M, a Mac and PC-bootable, fully supported PCIe controller card that accepts any standard 50mm mSATA Solid State Drive. By utilizing the fastest data interface available in a Mac Pro or PC”the PCIe slot”the Mercury AccelsiorM can offer data transfer speeds that exceed 3Gb/s SSDs…up to 380MB/s.
User-Friendly, Yet Robust for Demanding Uses As easy to install as a memory module, yet robust enough to handle the rigors of professional multimedia production environments, the half-height AccelsiorM card is the clear choice for Mac Pro and PC owners who desire the maximum performance from their 3G data bus-based machines. Waiting for I/O-intensive apps like Photoshop®, Final Cut Pro®, or Avid Pro Tools® to render, capture or process will become a distant memory.
Business-critical applications are given an instant boost; and game-level loading, object streaming, and save times can be reduced for more play time and less waiting.
Fully Bootable, No Drivers Needed
The OWC Mercury AccelsiorM PCIe controller card is AHCI-compliant, so no drivers are required for a truly Plug and Play performance-boosting solution. Besides having the ability to turn a computer into a speed demon, this high-performance PCIe controller card is the only Mac-bootable, Mac-supported card available.
Future-Ready for Growing Storage Needs
Greatly improving data transfer rates is only one of the benefits of the AccelsiorM.
With the ability to use any standard 50mm mSATA SSD, consumers can meet expanding storage needs while extending the useful life of their investment in the AccelsiorM and their mSATA SSDs.
Keeps Drive Bays Open
Because AccelsiorM can utilize any open PCIe slot in a Mac or PC, consumers can keep their existing traditional footprint drive array intact and can even add to their storage capacity.
The Mercury AccelsiorM PCIe controller card is priced at $49.95 MSRP, comes with a three-year warranty, and is available immediately from Other World Computing as well as through select retailers. This controller card only model joins the previously announced, ready-to-run Accelsior PCIe SSD, which features two on-board SandForce Driven blades with up to 960GB total capacity and data transfer speeds up to 820MB/s.
Expanding our Accelsior line is quite rewarding because these products greatly extend the useful life of a Mac Pro or PC, said Larry OConnor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. Whether looking for a turnkey solution or a bare card to add sourced drives to, the Accelsior PCIe solution is the product professionals should choose when seeking the highest level of drive performance from their machine.
Most Comprehensive SSD Line for Macs and PCs OWCs Mercury line of performance-leading, world speed record-breaking SSDs offers a model for nearly every Mac and PC produced over the past decade in capacities from 30GB to 960GB starting from $49.99. For more information, visit: https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/OWC/
About Other World Computing (OWC)
Other World Computing (OWC) has been providing quality hardware products and support to the computer industry since 1988 and features one of the largest online catalogs of computer, iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad® enhancement products through its e-commerce portal www.macsales.com. As a member of the Apple Developer Program, OWC also provides extensive US-based technical support for Macintosh® users around the world as well as Internet access via www.fastermac.net and www.owc.net.
I have one of these and think it is a great card. Maybe there should be some mention of the fact that is is the asmedia controller. This card will indeed make said 380 on reads through crystaldiskmark and even anvil storage utilities, I only have the crucial m4 256gb msata drive so writes only reach to 280. I have also found that on my rig, the card will run with the newest asmedia drivers but is faster with the 1.3.1 or 1.3.4 firmware rather than the newest 1.3.8. The card also runs nicely without any of those drivers but does suffer a tiny bit in the small read/write area. I can post a screenshot of a full assortment of benches if anyone needs that info
Can you RAID two cards?