Anyone try the OWC PCIe SSD?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by alphaod, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    My SATA 3G SSD went bad. Basically it wouldn't boot, then I erased it using Secure Erase, so I could reinstall the OS, now my Mac Pro won't even get past the white screen with the SSD connected. Basically if I connect any other drive, my computer boots up fine.

    That said, I'm going to warranty SSD, but in the meantime I'm looking at other upgrade options. One of these is the new OWC Mercury Accelsior PCI Express SSD. Prices aren't too bad and speeds look pretty good. I have a free PCIe slot to use this with.

    Anyone try this?
  2. strausd macrumors 68030

    Jul 11, 2008
    Haven't used it personally, but I did find this review when looking into it. I think it is worth a read.
  3. TableSyrup, Jun 3, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2012

    TableSyrup macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2012
    I've been watching PCI/e SSD storage since dang near it's inception.
    (Ok, maybe not quite?)

    I have an X who's uncle worked on development and implementation for intel on these, and I got to check out his dev rig at his house over thanksgiving.... I think 4-5-6 years or so ago..... then a 40GB was something like $10k.

    I can't wait to run a machine with these jokers.... large audio and video sessions? I see no better current solution.... awesome.

    I love technology

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