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OWC / Other World Computing 480GB Accelsior_E2 SSD with Mercury Helios Thunderbolt PCIe Expansion

OWC / Other World Computing 480GB Accelsior_E2 SSD with Mercury Helios Thunderbolt PCIe Expansion

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  • 480GB Accelsior_E2 SSD
  • Connect up to 6 Thunderbolt Devices
  • Automatic Power On/Off

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The 480GB Accelsior_E2 SSD with Mercury Helios Thunderbolt PCIe Expansion from OWC/Other World Computing is an ultimate all-in-one drive storage expansion that combines a Mercury Helios Thunderbolt PCIe expansion chassis with dual Thunderbolt ports and a high-performance 480GB Accelsior_E2 Solid State Drive (SSD). It offers hyper-fast SSD speeds with Thunderbolt-enabled Mac systems. You can connect multiple Thunderbolt devices and add up to 32TB of external storage with 2 high-speed eSATA expansion ports. You can also connect any eSATA external drive to this expansion; from portables to desktop to rack mounts.

Inside the Helios expansion chassis resides the pure power of the Accelsior_E2 SSD. With high speed, large capacity, rugged durability and 2 eSATA expansion ports, it allows you to add more storage as needed.

The expansion is the perfect performance upgrade to any Thunderbolt-enabled Mac system. It helps you boost your Photoshop, Final Cut Pro and Avid Pro Tools workflow. With up to 100,000 IOPS and data rate of 639 MB/s, business-critical production apps are given an instant boost in speed, giving you more time to explore, experiment and finish your projects.

Note: When using an external eSATA drive via an Accelsior_E2 eSATA port, Sleep mode must be disabled at this time.

Connects up to 6 Thunderbolt devices and 1 display
It features ventilated cooling with a variable speed fan
Mac Friendly
The Accelsior_E2 is a Mac-bootable and Mac-supported PCIe Solid State Drive with eSATA ports
The Solid State Drive is durable; you can go anywhere with the lightweight aluminum enclosure
It automatically powers on/off with the Thunderbolt-connected computer. It is hot-pluggable; you can connect and disconnect while the unit is on. In addition, it is bus-powered
Interface PCIe
Capacity 480 GB
Port Configuration 2 x Thunderbolt (20-pin)
2 x eSATA (6 Gb/s) 1
Please Note:

Requires 6 Gb/s certified cables for connecting to eSATA drives; available separately

Expansion Slot 1 x PCIe 2.0 x8 (x4 mode)
Maximum Data Transfer Rate Thunderbolt: 10 Gb/s (1250 MB/s)
eSATA: 6 Gb/s (600 MB/s)
Format Included Drive Guide Software will format drive for either OS X or Windows
Macintosh System Requirements Mac OS X 10.6.8
Available Thunderbolt port
PCIe Cards Supported Fibre channel, 10Gb Ethernet, USB 3.0, SAS controller, RAID controller, video capture, digital audio, solid state drive and eSATA cards
Compatibility Thunderbolt devices
eSATA: SATA 1.5 Gb/s, 3Gb/s and 6 Gb/s eSATA equipped storage solutions
Click here for compatibility list
Port/Interface Bootability Bootable as long as the specific PCIe card installed is bootable
Thunderbolt: Supported on Mac meeting minimum requirements
Environmental Temperature:
Operating: 32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C)
Non-Operating: -40 to 149°F (-40 to 65°C)
Non-Operating: 625 G, 2mS
Operating: 175 G, 2mS
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.7 x 2.9 x 8.8" (145 x 74 x 224 mm)
Weight 2.4 lb (1.08 kg)
OWC / Other World Computing 480GB Accelsior_E2 SSD with Mercury Helios Thunderbolt PCIe Expansion
  • 1 x External Auto-Switching 100/240V, 50/60 Hz Power Adapter
  • 3-Year Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
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    Cables & Adapters

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    Required item: A Thunderbolt Cable (not included) is required to connect this drive to a computer.

    Kanex - Thunderbolt Cable (Black, 6.6')
    • You Pay: $35.30

    Host Adapters

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    Sonnet - PCIe 2.0 x1 Bus Extender Card for Desktop Computers
    • You Pay: $172.50
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