As professional optimized workloads tend to read from one drive while writing to another this drive would make an excellent data source for a project. They said the old one checked out ok even though I did their tests at home before I sent it in. Post as a guest Name. AS SSD also includes a convenient file copy benchmark showing us what we can expect when moving a variety of data types around on the drive itself, these tests are unfortunately hampered by the low write speeds of the drive. Boots fine and is much faster, although one of my external WD drives causes the boot process to lock if it is on at boot time. PCmark 8 includes a variety of real world scenarios using predetermined runs of real world software of which it records the time required to complete them and reports them.
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Firmware Update Download for the OWC Mercury Accelsior E2
If you have an older Mac Pro tower or newer this upgrade is well worth it. With its custom SandForce Driven Accelsior SSD blades, the Mercury Accelsior E2 card enables Mac and PC users to enjoy a more responsive and productive computing experience along with cooler, quieter and more energy efficient operation, especially when compared to traditional mechanical hard disk drives.
The eSATA ports do not support hot-swapping. This last time I did an OS X re-install my system just went and switched over to my internal disk and I keep getting a message that my Mercury Accelsior ejected improperly. Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time.
All the things I’ve been told to try, if they even work, has only been temporary at best and this has been going on for weeks with no suggestion working. Be the first to review this item. Installed a a few minutes.
Opening and saving files much snappier. This is a known issue though and has nothing to do with the E2. I even tried using Apple Hardware Test, but it’s a Catch 22! Please take a look at this OWC Blog post for instructions: The system is running windows 10 Professional and was under no load AV disabled for all tests. Rated 5 out of 5 by Scott from Great upgrade option for older Mac I’m a digital artist, illustrator, designer and photographer.
Installs quickly and easily in PCI slot. Installed this on mid Mac Pro tower. PCmark 8 includes acccelsior variety of real world scenarios using predetermined runs of real world software of which it records the time required to complete them and reports them.
OWC Mercury Accelsior E2 – solid state drive – 480 GB – PCI Express 2.0 x2
I got the Disk recognized and began to update it to Yosemite and update all my software. AS SSD also includes a convenient file copy benchmark showing us what we can expect when moving a variety of data types around on the drive itself, these tests are unfortunately hampered by the low write speeds of the drive. Sign up using Facebook. Good investment to keep old gear mercudy like new.
OWC Mercury Accelsior E2 – OWC Digital
If zccelsior platform lacks NVME capabilities the mac pro and anything older than Z97 and even then rarely as an m. 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.
Offering nearly three times the performance of a regular solid-state drive in a SATA 2. When updating to Yosemite you will want to make sure that you are at least running This high performance upgrade is designed and built in the U.
Top View Show More Meercury. Use of a PCIe 1. Faster boot, Photoshop and Illustrator open and save much faster as well. See any errors on this page?
Clearly this drive is not intended for use in write heavy DB applications. Keep in mind that those speeds are when the Mercury Accelsior is connected to a Sandy Bridge Intel processor. The reported performance is impressive as always for reads reaching a staggering higher than anything else has reported however writes are much lower For people working with large volumes of photos or 4k video even at the smallest size this drive offers an excellent alternative to rebuilding a system.
Following up on our coverage of the Mushkin Reactor Pocketables accelssior something a little more exotic and perhaps interesting for those of us working with 4k video and other bandwidth demanding tasks.
It is a PCIe 2.