Add some faster storage to your Mac with OWC's Accelsior S expansion card

Called the Accelsior S, the new offering from OWC is a SSD mountable PCIe card that runs at 6Gb per second with bandwidth throughput of 550MB/s. In other words, it's pretty darn speedy.

OWC is targeting the Accelsior S is compatible with Thunderbolt expansion hubs, but OWC is also targeting the drive at legacy Mac Pro owners who may be looking for a speed bump in their aging systems. As a bonus, no extra drivers are required to get started. All one has to do is mount an SSD drive to the Accelsior S and install the card.

If the Accelsior S sounds like it's up your alley, you can grab one now for $57.75 from the link below.

Buy the OWC Accelsior S ($57.75)

Press Release:

OWC's New Accelsior S PCIe Card Brings 6Gb/s Speeds to any System With a PCIe Slot

Versatile SSD expansion solution can be used as a Mac or PC bootable drive and delivers enhanced performance and increased reliability

WOODSTOCK, IL – May 22, 2015 – Other World Computing (OWC), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today the Accelsior S, a new PCIe card with direct mount support for a 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD. The latest addition to OWC's award-winning Accelsior line enables PC, Mac Pro tower and Thunderbolt interface expansion chassis users to quickly and easily add additional storage. Utilizing the robust PCIe architecture, the Accelsior S card offers both storage expansion and 6Gb/s speeds up to 550MB/s -- more than double the performance of SATA 3Gb/s.

When equipped with the Accelsior S PCIe card and an SSD, Mac Pro tower and PC users can launch, capture, render and process I/O-intensive apps without long wait times. The Accelsior S PCIe card is also extremely easy to install--no drivers or software are required.

"The Accelsior S provides legacy Mac Pro, PC tower, and Thunderbolt interface expansion chassis users with storage expansion and a speed bump," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. "This is a fantastic upgrade for the legacy Mac Pro, which is speed limited by its native SATA 3Gb/s architecture. The Accelsior S is fully equipped to support the flexibility and fullspeed of a cutting edge 6Gb/s OWC SSD."

Performance Plus Reliability

Backed by a 3-year limited warranty and OWC's award-winning US-based 24/7 technical support, OWC Accelsior S cards have been developed to deliver consistent reliability well into the future. The OWC Accelsior S is custom-engineered for use with PC, Mac Pro tower and Thunderbolt interface expansion chassis.

Pricing and Availability

OWC's new Accelsior S PCIe Card is now available for same day shipping from OWC for $57.75. For more information on the OWC Accelsior S, visit:

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About OWC

OWC is the manufacturer and upgrade provider of choice for Apple and PC enthusiasts and has been providing OWC memory upgrades for Apple computers since 1989. For the last decade, OWC has been building SSD upgrades specifically for Apple computers, winning multiple awards while also earning accolades for OWC external drives and optical drives. OWC memory, SSDs and a growing number of our products are designed, engineered and manufactured in Austin, Texas. Widely recognized for its exemplary customer service, OWC provides extensive US-based technical support for Mac and PC users around the world. As a member of the Apple Developer Program, OWC also produces a catalog of upgrades and accessories, having served the Apple community worldwide since 1988.

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