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Old Apr 24, 2013, 02:43 PM   #1
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Accelsior E2 trade-in program is up on OWC

http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/P...Accelsior/RAID

Finally the trade-in program is up. The E2 model has two external eSATA ports added on. $100 - $150 rebate depending on when you bought one.

They now sell a 0GB model so you can swap the SSD blades on your existing card and send in the old one back for a rebate.
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Old May 1, 2013, 09:09 AM   #2
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Got it in and swapped it out.

Impressions!

Not nearly as easy to pop the blades out as OWC's video would have you believe. Those pins have a really firm grip on them. Right as I was afraid I was going to damage the thing they popped out and I transferred them to the E2 without incident. Booted up and it works perfectly, hooked up an external via eSATA and we're swimming along. Nice difference in the transfer speed too; I was working on moving some Steam files around (due to the new format update Valve put out) and it was transferring them noticeably faster than Firewire 800. Nice.

OWC's rebate site wasn't able to recognize my original order unfortunately, so I sent a request to customer service and they responded within 30 minutes. Going to send the original back for a rebate now.

So far I'm pretty pleased despite the journey not being 100% smooth. A solid upgrade. Wonder if they'll ever make a USB3 + Thunderbolt version of the Accelsior?
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Old May 1, 2013, 01:44 PM   #3
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Got it in and swapped it out.
OWC's rebate site wasn't able to recognize my original order unfortunately, so I sent a request to customer service and they responded within 30 minutes. Going to send the original back for a rebate now.
This is exactly why I haven't jumped on it yet. Now that I know they can find the original order, I'm buying mine.

Thanks for the post!
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Got it in and swapped it out.

Impressions!

Not nearly as easy to pop the blades out as OWC's video would have you believe.
I didn't see such a video. When I went to the original link all I saw was the hype speed-test video.


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BTW, I get 14.2 sec to import 120 RAW images of 16mpx each while Accelsior takes 19.8 for 100 (unknown if RAW and unknown size). And for thumbnail generation I get 17.4 sec. for the same 120 while Accelsior takes 29.9. I'm using SATAII rotational RAID0.
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Old May 1, 2013, 11:37 PM   #5
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http://eshop.macsales.com/installvid...sior_ssdblade/

They make it look much easier than it really is. Must have worn the pin out before making the video.

Still, I got it done and it's working great now.
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Old May 2, 2013, 06:23 AM   #6
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Kewl.

Thanks for linking me too, I was curious what you were comparing to.
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