You have no items in your shopping cart.

Macfixit Australia - Apple Mac RAM, SSD, iPad & iPhone Accessories

Product was successfully added to your shopping cart.

OWC Accelsior Pro Q 480GB PCIe Solid-state Drive

More Views


This product is discontinued

Product code: OWCSSDPHWQ480

Be the first to review this product



Ultra-high-performance SSD.
Always secure shopping.
Corporate, Reseller Or Government Buyer?



Accelsior Pro Q 
480GB PCIe Solid-state Drive

Mac / PC / PCIe
Blazing-Fast PCIe Storage
Create your best work, faster than ever before. Mercury Accelsior Pro Q offers ultra-fast PCIe storage to take your creative workflow to the next level. Step up to the fastest Mac Pro you've ever experienced - With phenomenal data speeds up to 1293 MB/s, Mercury Accelsior Pro Q makes high-demand creative tasks a breeze.
The Ultimate Performance Storage Upgrade
Mercury Accelsior Pro Q delivers a gigantic speed boost to virtually any system. Streamline your workflow and say goodbye to frustrating render wait-times, dropped frames and spinning beachballs. With this much bandwidth, you can preview, render and process files at full resolution, in real-time. The bottom line is you create much more and wait much less.
It's an Easy DIY Install
Mercury Accelsior Pro Q installs in a snap in any available PCIe x8 slot in your 2008-2012 Mac Pro or OWC Mercury Helios. Download the driver and you're up and running in a flash.
Tested, Tested, Tested Again
The Mercury Accelsior Pro Q is proudly designed in Austin, Texas and undergoes a rigorous 7-stage testing procedure including 100% burn-in, resulting in unwavering dependability. We back the Mercury Accelsior Pro Q with a full 3-year limited warranty and OWC's free USA-based lifetime support.


  • Accelisor Pro Q SSD
  • SATA Power Cable
  • Assembly Manual & User Guide


This product is compatible with...Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 12-Core (Mid 2012)
(June, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.4GHz, 2.66GHz, 3.06GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 6-Core (Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 12-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 6-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.8GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.26GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Early 2008)
(January, 2008)
Model ID: MacPro3,1
2.8GHz, 3.0GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Early 2008)
(January, 2008)
Model ID: MacPro3,1
OWC Helios
OWC Mercury Helios
Thunderbolt PCIe
expansion chassis


PC Desktop
PC running Windows 7 or better and available PCI-Express x8 lane or better slot


Accelsior Pro Q Specifications:

Software Requirements

  • OS
    • OS X 10.9 or later
    • Windows 7 or later
  • Driver
    • Driver required for OS X
    • Driver auto-detected and installed for Windows (internet connection required)

Hardware Requirements

  • Mac
    • MacPro3,1 or MacPro4,1 or MacPro5,1 (must use one of the two 16x slots)
  • PC
    • Desktop PC with an available PCIe 2.0 or higher slot, with 8x or 16x lanes
  • PCIe Chassis
    • Compatible with OWC Helios (current drivers required)


  • Not bootable on Mac or PC

Technology Support

  • SMART: not supported
  • TRIM: not supported


  • Over-provisioning: 7%
  • Encryption: chip-based, 128-bit AES Compliant

Interface (Chipset)

  • Flash Controller: Sandforce 2281
  • RAID Controller: LSI SAS2308


  • Sequential (Compressible Data)
    • 1450 MB/s Read
    • 1362 MB/s Write
  • Sequential (Incompressible Data)
    • 1293 MB/s Read
    • 794 MB/s Write
  • Random Read/Write
    • 96K IOPS Read
    • 56K IOPS Write


  • Designed to operate silently


  • Environmental (Operating)
    • Temperature (°F) 32° — 158°
    • Temperature (°C) 0° — 70°
  • Environmental (Non-Operating)
    • Temperature (°F) &min;40° — 185°
    • Temperature (°C) &min;40° — 85°

Height 2

  • 8 mm (.31in)


  • 116 mm (4.6 in)


  • 167 mm (6.6 in)


  • 200 g (7.1 oz)
  1. Sequential Read/Write benchmarks based on an Apple MacPro5,1 running OS X 10.10.5. IOPS based on a PC running Windows
  2. These dimensions do not include the PCIe bracket.

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n SSDPHWQ480 UPC#: 812437024784

Additional Information

Capacity 480GB / 500GB / 512GB
Type SSD (Faster)
Interface PCI
Form Factor PCI Express
Suitable for Mac Pro
Model Identifier MacPro3,1, MacPro4,1, MacPro5,1
Manufacturer OWC
Manufacturer P/N SSDPHWQ480
UPC 812437024784

Australian Owned Business 

Macfixit Australia is an Australian owned and operated business based in Melbourne, Victoria and we've been operating since 2005.

Fast Flat Rate Shipping on all orders

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 10.30 AM (Eastern Time Victoria). Orders received after 11:00 AM are shipped the following business day.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed 

We fully guarantee all of our products. If for some reason you are not happy with any item you purchase from us you may return it for a refund (see Return Policy). 

We do NOT sell or trade our customer information

Clickspot Australia respects your privacy. We never rent, sell or trade your contact information such as your name, address, phone# or e-mail address.

Convenient and Secure Shopping

All items on this website can be purchased safely online using our secure shopping cart. Security is provided by the best internet commerce technology available. We use Symantec Norton as our SSL (Secure Socket Layer) digital certificate provider, allowing our customers the strongest certificate services available. Our website is also scanned by McAfee Secure daily. Every McAfee SECURE certified site is tested and certified to be free of malware, viruses, phishing attacks.

Customer Reviews Gold Stars gold stars

We are part of the Google Trusted Store program for your security and verification of our service. Check out our Google Trusted Stores Reviews here.

Customer Service 

At Clickspot Australia (formerly 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.