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OWC Mercury Accelsior 480GB PCI-E Solid State Drive Review

PCI-Express solid state drives are fairly new and there are only a handful of these drives available.  These devices break the speed barrier on SATA 6GB/s drives by using the PCI-E interface.  The most prevalent PCI-E solid state drives our OCZ’s RevoDrive series, but OCZ better watch out because the drive we are taking a look at today has a few features that the RevoDrive’s do not.  The OWC Mercury Accelsior PCI-E Solid State Drive comes in capacities from 120GB to 960GB, is upgradable, and is both PC and Mac “plug and play” compatible.  Want to learn more? Read on for our review!

Special thanks to OWC for providing us with the Mercury Accelsior 480GB PCI-E Solid State Drive to review.

Features
– The only Mac bootable, Mac supported PCIe SSD available
– Easy, no drivers required installation
– Dual LSI® SandForce SF-228X processors
– Sustained Data Transfer Rates of up to 780MB/s read and 763MB/s write
– Features High-Performance, Tier 1 Synchronous-NAND
– Up to 960GB Capacity Today
– Future Upgradeable to Higher Capacities
– May also be used in external Thunderbolt expansion chassis.
– 3-year warranty

Packaging
The Mercury Accelsior comes in a nice retail box that has a picture of the drive on the front.  On the back there is quite a lot of information about the drive as well as a listing of features.

OWC Mercury Accelsior 480GB PCI-E Solid State Drive OWC Mercury Accelsior 480GB PCI-E Solid State Drive

Opening the box up inside you will find the Mercury Accelsior 480GB PCI-E Solid State Drive, quick start guide, and mini slot cover adapter.

OWC Mercury Accelsior 480GB PCI-E Solid State Drive

To give you a good idea of how the Mercury Accelsior comes and for a brief overview of the drive check out our video below.

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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