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OWC announces Accelsior 8M2, the 'fastest drive available for 2019 Mac Pro'

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2019 Mac Pro (Image credit: Rene Ritchie / iMore)

What you need to know

  • OWC has announced Accelsior 8M2, a 64TB PCIe SSD.
  • The new cards are capable of real-world speeds up to 26,000MB/s.

OWC has today announced the Accelsior 8M2, a new PCIe SSD that boasts real-world speeds up to 26,000MB/s, according to the company. That, it says, makes this the "fastest drive available for 2019 Mac Pro."

Those speeds are insane, but you'll pay. Prices start at $1,2000 for the 2TB version, while the range-topper 64TB option will cost speed freaks $12,999. But if you're someone who needs a ton of storage that also happens to be incredibly fast, that might be worth every penny.

This beast destroys performance barriers – and every other PCIe SSD available today. So much so that we considered naming it the Annihil8r! We continuously push the boundaries of SSD capabilities so you can realize your true potential. With the Accelsior 8M2, we're taking you beyond your wildest dreams and into the most demanding applications imaginable with certified reliability. From M&E postproduction, to real-time AI, to huge dataset climate research… you now have the power to confidently reach higher.

The current Mac Pro might be getting ready for its Apple silicon refresh, but it's still the best Mac around for anyone who wants to be able to add this kind of storage to their machine. Whether you're shifting tons of high-resolution video or have virtual machines that need room to stretch their legs, this might be the PCIe SSD that you've been waiting for.

You can read more and place your orders over on the OWC website (opens in new tab) right now.

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.