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OWC Mercury Accelsior 240GB / 480GB

A few days ago I wrote how much I was enjoying the Mercury Accelsior PCIe SSD card for the Mac Pro, and just how well the Accelsior performs.

I tested the 240GB model, but soon I expect to have the next largest capacity Accelsior for testing, the 480GB model, which reportedly is even a little faster, though in truth the 240GB model is already so fast that it is beyond the needs of most all programs.

Ed F writes:

The recent posting for the PCI Express SSD you did, had me on the phone ordering the 240GB from OWC immediately. Once the card came in this weekend, it was time for some MacPro reconfiguration and installation of the Mercury Accelsior into my last open PCI port.

The install went exactly as your blog screenshots illustrated. My next step was a fresh install of Snow Leopard and Photoshop CS6 (Beta) and my other essentials applications onto the card.

The performance of the MacPro (4,1) was immediate and recognizable. This upgrade is not a tweak, but a significant improvement especially for heavy Photoshop users. My compliments for bringing the technology to my attention and for providing your viewers the benefit of pixel skills, from both behind the camera and in the digital darkroom.

DIGLLOYD: wonderful to hear these results.

OWC Mercury Accelsior
OWC Mercury Accelsior PCIe SSD card
(a compelling reason to favor a Mac Pro over an iMac!)

 


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