The 240GB Mercury Accelsior PCI Express Solid State Drive Card from Other World Computing is the world's first bootable PCI Express solid state drive card for both Mac and Windows. This high-performance SSD is bootable on PCs and is the only Mac-bootable, Mac supported PCIe SSD available at the moment. You will actually be able to boot from the Mercury Accelsior without having to install any drivers because it's a true Plug and Play solution. With its custom SandForce Driven Accelsior SSD blades, the Mercury Accelsior 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.
Offering nearly three times the performance of a regular solid state drive in a SATA 2.0 3Gb/s drive bay, the Mercury Accelsior is perfect for I/O-intensive applications, such as Photoshop, Final Cut Pro and Avid Pro Tools. Rendering, capturing and processing media files require high sustained data transfer speeds and the Mercury Accelsior delivers with up to a 762MB/s read speed and up to a 763MB/s write speed. Keep in mind that those speeds are when the Mercury Accelsior is connected to a Sandy Bridge Intel processor. It can have a sustained read speed of up to 823MB/s and a sustained write speed of up to 772MB/s when connected to an Ivy Bridge processor.
|Controller||Dual LSI SandForce SF-2281 Series Processors (with 7% over provisioning)|
|NAND||Tier 1 Major 2X-nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) High-Performance Sync-NAND Flash|
|Form Factor||Low Profile PCI Express|
PCIe 2.0 x2
|Sustained Transfer Rate||
|Sustained Random 4k Read/Write||Up to 100,000 IOPS|
|Latency||Less than 0.1ms|
Mac OS X
Mac OS X Server
|Dimensions||4.74 x 0.81 x 7.1" / 12 x 2.07 x 18 cm|
|Weight||2.88 oz / 81.6 g|