The OWC Accelsior 8M2 is a backwards compatible PCIe 4.0 expansion card for Windows PCs, Mac Pros (2019 model)m Linux workstations and PCIe expansion systems. It uses the total bandwidth of the latest PCIe technology and has a highly efficient heat dissipating design to provide ultra-reliable speeds up to 26,000MB/s.
The OWC Accelsior 8M2 has eight NVMe M.2 SSD slots and each one of them can run at their full x4 lanes of data throughput. That results in a very high performance throughout an entire PCIe 4.0 x16 lane architecture. OWC teamed that up with the capacity to handle up to 64TB of storage and you get a total performance gain in many diverse ways.
A duly high capacity OWC Accelsior 8M2 allows you to edit and playback 16 streams of 8K ProRes444 without a single dropped frame, keep page scenery and textures looking sharp and flowing uninterruptedly in virtual reality environments, ensure augmented reality visualisations look life-like, experience faster previews, renders, and processing in VFX programs, etc, etc.
To ensure OWC Accelsior 8M2 keeps running at peak speed for the long haul, OWC installed a quiet cooling fan in the aircraft-grade aluminium heat shield.
An Accelsior 8M2 can hold up to eight SSDs for 64TB storage capacity. The subsystem cones with advanced RAID Capabilities using OWC’s SoftRAID XT. SoftRAID XT is a powerful, intuitive software RAID utility offering multiple RAID options, including RAID 0/1/4/5/1+0 (10) with Macs and RAID 0/1 with Windows machines.
The Accelsior 8M2 is compatible with macOS 11 Big Sur, M1 Macs, and Windows 10, and has been pre-tested and certified with a full burn-in for assured performance and reliability. This card comes with up to a five year OWC Limited Warranty and lifetime support for solutions of 2TB and larger.
The OWC Accelsior 8M2 SSD is available now in capacities ranging from 0TB (add your own drives) starting at $799.00 and 2TB, 4TB, 8TB, 16TB, 32TB and 64TB models starting at $1,299.00. However, due to the global supply chain problems, only a handful of each of these beasts are directly available.