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OWC Accelsior 8M2 SSD AIC: 64TB SSD Storage with Speeds of Up To 26,000 MB/s

A new PCIe Gen 4 SSD expansion card from OWC offers previously unexpected levels of performance. The Accelsior 8M2 is capable of supporting up to 64TB of high-speed SSD storage with speeds of up to 26,000MB/s (On PCIe Gen 4). With the PCIe Gen 3.0 interface, we’re looking a peak sequential transfer rates of up to 12,000MB/s. All this performance will, of course, come at a price.

The 2 TB variant featuring x8 240GB NVMe M.2 SSDs costs $1,299 while the 4 TB variant starts at $1,699. The 8 TB model costs $2,479, the 16 TB $4,299, the 32 TB $7,999, while the 64 TB variant is a whopping $12,999. You can also purchase the expansion card separately for $799.99, and use your own SSDs. All PCIe Gen 3 and Gen 4 SSDs are supported, with room for eight of them.

OWC Accelsior 8M2 Highlights:

  • Revolutionary: The fastest drive available for 2019 Mac Pro, Windows, or Linux computers
  • Mind-blowing Performance: Up to 26,000MB/s real-world speed
  • Massive Space: Up to eight SSDs for jaw-dropping 64TB storage capacity
  • Easy RAID: Create, monitor, and manage RAID arrays with SoftRAID
  • Advanced RAID Capabilities: Supports multiple RAID levels and RAID sets for maximum flexibility
  • Quietly Cool: A highly efficient and quiet heat-dissipating design for consistent peak performance
  • Pre-tested and Certified: Full burn-in for assured performance and reliability
  • Plug and Play: No drivers are needed
  • Worry-free: Up to 5 Year OWC Limited Warranty and lifetime support for solutions 2TB and larger

As storage performance innovators, we know that bottlenecks cramp your style. The Accelsior 8M2 was purposely created to be the fastest drive you can use in any workflow. With eight onboard NVMe SSDs and speeds up to 12,000MB/s, video editors have the real-world speed for sustaining the most demanding VFX, color, and high-end video editing including seamless playback of:

  • 16 streams of 8K ProRes444 in Final Cut Pro X
  • 8 streams of 12K ProRes444 in Final Cut Pro X
  • 9 streams of 4K 16bit EXR in DaVinci Resolve

The expansion card measures 127x325x22mm and comes in a single-slot, full-length form factor with an active cooling solution. The whole solution features an aluminum shroud on top of it and has exhaust vents on the front. It also requires external power in the form of a 6-pin power connector.

Areej

Computer Engineering dropout (3 years), writer, journalist, and amateur poet. I started my first technology blog, Techquila while in college to address my hardware passion. Although largely successful, it was a classic example of too many people trying out multiple different things but getting nothing done. Left in late 2019 and been working on Hardware Times ever since.
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