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OWC's Accelsior PCIe SSD adds up to 8TB of 6000MB/s storage to Mac Pro

Pro Display XDR next to a Mac Pro
Pro Display XDR next to a Mac Pro (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • OWC's Accelsior PCIe SSD is very, very fast.
  • It starts at 1TB and goes up to 8TB.
  • Did I mention it's fast?.

OWC has announced the new Accelsior PCIe SSD (opens in new tab) for Mac Pro, and boy oh boy does it look amazing. It connects to a spare PCIe slot and provides between 1TB and 8TB of super-fast SSD storage.

How fast is super-fast? About 6000MB/s, according to OWC (via 9to5Mac.)

OWC PCIe SSD

OWC PCIe SSD (Image credit: OWC)

The all-new Accelsior 4M2 ultra high-performance PCIe M.2 NVMe internal SSD that delivers over 6,000MB/s real-world speeds in capacities up to 8TB. The Accelsior 4M2 is the fastest SSD ever built by OWC and is the perfect storage solution for large format video editing, VR/AR/MR environments, extreme gaming, compute-intensive applications and other high bandwidth needs.

For comparison, Apple's own internal SSD upgrade to 8TB can run at anything up to 3400MB/s and costs $2,600. OWC's solution is almost twice as fast and costs $1,600 (opens in new tab) at the same 8TB capacity. Smaller capacities are available, however. 1TB costs $480 (opens in new tab), 2TB runs at $630 (opens in new tab), and a 4TB option is availalbe for just $950 (opens in new tab).

If you're in needs of globs of storage and need it to be faster than fast, you just found your next SSD.

And did In metnion it's fast?

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.