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480GB OWC Mercury Accelsior PCI Express SSD

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480GB
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.

 

This OWC SSD is compatible with:Click here 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
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Mid 2010 6-Core)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Mid 2010 8-Core)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.4GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Mid 2010 12-Core)
(July, 2010)
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.
Dell PowerEdge R620
NOT COMPATIBLE
Dell PowerEdge R620
 
HP DL 380 G7
NOT COMPATIBLE
HP DL 380 G7
 

 

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: 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. 
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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.

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OWC

480GB
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.

 

This OWC SSD is compatible with:Click here 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
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Mid 2010 6-Core)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Mid 2010 8-Core)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.4GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Mid 2010 12-Core)
(July, 2010)
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.
Dell PowerEdge R620
NOT COMPATIBLE
Dell PowerEdge R620
 
HP DL 380 G7
NOT COMPATIBLE
HP DL 380 G7
 

 

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: 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. 

480GB Mercury Accelsior PCI Express SSD Specifications:

Specifications

Controller
Dual LSI® SandForce SF-228x series processors with 7% Over Provisioning
NAND
Tier 1 Major 2X-nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) High-Performance Sync-NAND Flash
Form Factor
Low Profile PCI Express
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x2
Capacity1
480GB useable capacity
Total Flash Memory Components - 512GB
32GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
Formatted Capacity2
447GiB
SMART Attributes
Standard
Native Command Queuing
up to 32 commands
AHCI Compliant
Plug and Play installation, no drivers* required
Manufacturer Model Number
OWCSSDPHW2R480
RoHS Compliant
Yes
Format
Unformatted
 

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 Australian Replacement Warranty
(Standard return policy applies.)
 

Performance4

Sustained Sandy Bridge
Reads (up to)
780MB/s
Sustained Sandy Bridge
Writes (up to)
763MB/s
Sustained Ivy Bridge
Reads (up to)
823MB/s
Sustained Ivy Bridge
Writes (up to)
783MB/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
 
 
 
  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. Accelsior may be used with Bootcamp only if the entire formatted capacity of the Accelsior model is completely dedicated to the Windows partition.
  6. Driver ensures proper power-down of Accelsior during sleep and shutdown actions, this driver does not interact with the data operation and ensures that OS X provides proper power down notification to the Accelsior where without the driver such notification may not occur.


Note: The use of two or more Accelsior SSDs requires OS X 10.6.8 or later.
Note: To boot Windows via Bootcamp on Accelsior, only one Accelsior SSD can be installed.

Additional Information

Capacity 480GB / 500GB / 512GB
RPM No
Type SSD (Faster)
Interface PCI
Form Factor PCI Express
Suitable for Mac Pro
Model Identifier No
Manufacturer OWC
Manufacturer P/N SSDPHW2R480
UPC N/A

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Details

OWC

480GB
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.

 

This OWC SSD is compatible with:Click here 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
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Mid 2010 6-Core)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Mid 2010 8-Core)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.4GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Mid 2010 12-Core)
(July, 2010)
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.
Dell PowerEdge R620
NOT COMPATIBLE
Dell PowerEdge R620
 
HP DL 380 G7
NOT COMPATIBLE
HP DL 380 G7
 

 

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: 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. 

Additional Information

Capacity 480GB / 500GB / 512GB
RPM No
Type SSD (Faster)
Interface PCI
Form Factor PCI Express
Suitable for Mac Pro
Model Identifier No
Manufacturer OWC
Manufacturer P/N SSDPHW2R480
UPC N/A

480GB Mercury Accelsior PCI Express SSD Specifications:

Specifications

Controller
Dual LSI® SandForce SF-228x series processors with 7% Over Provisioning
NAND
Tier 1 Major 2X-nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) High-Performance Sync-NAND Flash
Form Factor
Low Profile PCI Express
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x2
Capacity1
480GB useable capacity
Total Flash Memory Components - 512GB
32GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
Formatted Capacity2
447GiB
SMART Attributes
Standard
Native Command Queuing
up to 32 commands
AHCI Compliant
Plug and Play installation, no drivers* required
Manufacturer Model Number
OWCSSDPHW2R480
RoHS Compliant
Yes
Format
Unformatted
 

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 Australian Replacement Warranty
(Standard return policy applies.)
 

Performance4

Sustained Sandy Bridge
Reads (up to)
780MB/s
Sustained Sandy Bridge
Writes (up to)
763MB/s
Sustained Ivy Bridge
Reads (up to)
823MB/s
Sustained Ivy Bridge
Writes (up to)
783MB/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
 
 
 
  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. Accelsior may be used with Bootcamp only if the entire formatted capacity of the Accelsior model is completely dedicated to the Windows partition.
  6. Driver ensures proper power-down of Accelsior during sleep and shutdown actions, this driver does not interact with the data operation and ensures that OS X provides proper power down notification to the Accelsior where without the driver such notification may not occur.


Note: The use of two or more Accelsior SSDs requires OS X 10.6.8 or later.
Note: To boot Windows via Bootcamp on Accelsior, only one Accelsior SSD can be installed.

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We're an Australian owned and operated business based in Melbourne, Victoria and we've been operating since 2005.


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Shipping cost is $9.90 (flat rate) for any size order. Express Options are available in cart/checkout. All in-stock orders are shipped the same day if received by 11:00 AM (Eastern Time Victoria). Orders received after 11:00 AM are shipped the following business day.
 

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Customer Service 

At Macfixit Australia we’re 100% committed to serving our customers. We check phone and e-mail messages throughout the day and, in most cases we respond within minutes of receiving them. Please feel free to contact our Customer Service Department with any questions at 03 9329 4343 Mon-Fri, 10am to 5.30pm (Melbourme, Victoria Time), or e-mail us under this link.

 
 
 
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