OWC reveals the world’s fastest and highest capacity PCIe SSD, the Accelsior 8M2
OWC has unveiled the Accelsior 8M2, a PCIe Gen4 SSD, which has an astounding performance of up to 26,000 MB/s and storage capacities up to 64 TB. The Accelsior 8M2 is designed for 2019 Mac Pro, Windows and Linux operating systems and acts as a PCIe expansion card whereby eight M.2 NVMe SSDs are slotted and performs at an extraordinary speed across PCIe Gen4 x16 lanes. The OWC SSD supports both PCIe Gen3 and Gen4. However, Gen3 speeds peak up to 12,000 MB/s.
According to OWC, the Accelsior 8M2 provides many benefits with its extremely fast performance. It allows for the design and storage of large graphics and picture files and virtual reality environments can flow without interruption. Furthermore, it enables blistering fast rendering and processing; work can also be done across many applications and production libraries simultaneously. It also supports many RAID levels and permits playback and editing of 16 streams of 8K ProRes444 in Final Cut Pro X without any issues.
The Accelsior 8M2 has a single-slot design and a full-length form. Moreover, an aircraft-grade aluminium heat shield covers the card and a silent cooling fan maintains the device’s incredible performance. The NVMe-based storage device is marketed towards industries that demand reliable low latency performance such as automation, retail and smart city ecosystems.
The price of the Accelsior 8M2 commences at US$1,299 for the 2 TB base model and consists of eight 240 GB NVMe M.2 SSDs. For a mind-blowing US$12,999, the highest-end 64 TB variant comprises of eight 8 TB NVMe M.2 SSDs. The OWC provides these devices with a five-year limited warranty.