Accelsior E2 drive...Would putting old blades into brand new PCIe card make it work again?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by maccer99, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. maccer99 macrumors member

    Aug 31, 2015
    Another victim here of the E2 PCI-e card not wanting to mount or be seen by anything after a random crash (at Fast User Switching window while logged in).

    Since I know many people here have used this card in the past, I'm wondering if placing the current SSD blades into a new card. Here I can buy just a new card with no blades:

    Please don't tell me the drive is dead or data is gone because I know it's just the shoddy card being stubborn.

    Below (in System Profiler/System Information) you can see proof that the drive and/or blades are still alive.

  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    If you are convinced that the card has failed, but not the blades, then - sure, try the swap.
    Your screen shot really doesn't prove that the blades are good, only that the card is recognized as an AHCI controller, which should be correct.
    But, the storage blades should also show up on that same System Profiler screen, as they are accessed through the PCI card.
    My thoughts are that the card (the controller) might have zapped the blades, and likely both of them, and swapping to a new card may not get your data.
    But, you will have to try that to find out for sure.

    Did OWC offer any answers when you contacted them?
    What did they tell you?

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