OWC 960GB Mercury Accelsior E2 PCI Express Solid State Drive - OWCSSDPHWE2R960

Abt Model: OWCSSDPHWE2R960 | UPC: 794504770421
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Release Date: 03/20/3017

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OWC 960GB Mercury Accelsior E2 PCI Express Solid State Drive - OWCSSDPHWE2R960


  • Boot, Launch, Create, and Save Faster
    With its simultaneous internal and external storage performance, the Mercury Accelsior E2 offers the the best combination of speed, capacity, and connectivity available today. Stop waiting for I/O-intensive apps like Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, or Avid Pro Tools to render, capture or process. Start working faster with near instantaneous boots and app launches. And save your work faster than ever before. The Accelsior E2 utilizes the PCIe slot in Mac Pros and PC towers, the fastest data interface available, to deliver up to 820MB/s of blistering performance. That's nearly 3x faster than an SSD equipped Mac Pro 3Gb/s drive bay, and well beyond 6Gb/s drive speeds. When your work is completed, transfer it for backup or archival purposes at speeds up to 600MB/s via the two eSATA expansion ports to any external storage device with an eSATA port
  • Boost Server and Gaming Data Speeds
    In addition to video-editing and multimedia creation / management deployment, the Accelsior E2 takes servers and gaming to entirely new levels of performance with it's extreme data speeds. With up to 100,000 IOPS, business-critical applications like online transaction processing databases are given an instant boost. For gamers, Accelsior E2's speed dramatically reduces game level-loading, object streaming, and save times for more playing and less waiting
  • And Laptops, Mac mini, & iMac Too...
    The Accelsior E2 isn't just for desktop computing. With an external PCIe expansion chassis, such as the OWC Helios, you can enjoy the Accelsior E2's performance benefits with any Thunderbolt port equipped Mac or PC
  • Efficient, Reliable, and Upgradeable SSD Blades
    Accelsior E2's SandForce Driven™ SSD blades provide a more responsive and productive computing experience with cooler, quieter, and more energy efficient operation compared to standard hard drives. SandForce RAISE™ technology provides RAID-like data redundancy protection and reliability. And with the future introduction of higher capacity Mercury Accelsior SSD blades, you'll be able to meet expanding storage needs while extending the useful life of your investment
  • Easy-to-Install & Robust
    Accelsior is as easy-to-install as memory a upgrade, yet robust enough to handle the rigors of pro environments. This game-changing, high-performance upgrade comes backed by a 3 Year OWC SSD Limited Warranty



  • Controller: Dual LSI® SandForce SF-228x series processors with 7% Over Provisioning
  • NAND: Tier 1 Major Multi-Level Cell (MLC) High-Performance Sync-NAND Flash
  • Form Factor: Low Profile PCI Express
  • Interface: PCIe 2.0 x2
  • Expansion Ports: Two eSATA 6Gb/s ports
  • Capacity: 960GB useable capacity Total Flash Memory Components - 1024GB 64GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
  • Formatted Capacity: 894GB
  • SMART Attributes: Not Supported
  • Native Command Queuing: Up to 32 commands
  • AHCI Compliant: Plug and Play installation, no drivers required
  • RoHS Compliant: Yes
  • Format: Unformatted


  • Data Reliability: ECC Recovery: Up to 55 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector
  • Security: Chip Based Data Encryption: 128-bit AES-compliant


  • Sustained Sandy Bridge PC Reads (up to): 756MB/s
  • Sustained Sandy Bridge PC Writes (up to): 673MB/s
  • Sustained Ivy Bridge PC Reads (up to): 811MB/s
  • Sustained Ivy Bridge PC Writes (up to): 646MB/s
  • Sustained Mac Pro Reads (up to): 676MB/s
  • Sustained Mac Pro Writes (up to): 687MB/s
  • Random 4K Read: Up to 100,000 IOPS
  • Random 4K Write: Up to 100,000 IOPS
  • Write Latency: Less than 0.1ms
  • Read Latency: Less than 0.1ms

External Enclosure Qualification

  • Qualified and Supported Solutions
    • Oxford 924: NewerTech miniStack V3
    • Oxford 934: OWC Mercury Elite Pro Classic-Prev
    • Oxford 936
      • OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual-Prev
      • OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual Mini-Prev
      • OWC Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 NewerTech Guardian Maximus Mini
    • JMicron 355: OWC Mercury Rack Pro NewerTech miniStack NewerTech miniStack Max
    • Passthrough
      • All solutions with both
        • Only eSATA ports
        • One drive per port
          • Such as OWC Mercury Elite Pro RAID Ready
  • Not recommended due to sleep limitation
    • Oxford 944: OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini OWC Mercury Elite Pro OWC Mercury Elite Pro-Prev
    • Oxford 946: OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini NewerTech Guardian Maximus

Environmental (Operating)

  • Temperature (°F): 32°F to 158°F
  • Temperature (°C): 0°C to 70°C

Environmental (Non-Operating)

  • Temperature (°F): -67°F to 302°F
  • Temperature (°C): -55°C to 150°C


  • Idle (Typical): 0.0 bels
  • Seek (Typical): 0.0 bels

Operating System Compatibility

  • Windows
    • Vista and higher
    • Server 2008 and higher
  • Mac OS X: 10.6 and higher
  • Mac OS X Server: 10.6 and higher
  • Ubuntu Linux: 9.04 and higher
  • Fedora Linux: 14 and higher
    • *All versions of VMWare ESXi are not supported


  • Required for Accelsior E2 SSDs purchased before 3/24/2016. Driver for Apple Mac Pro: Accelsior E2 Driver for OS X 10.6.8 & Later

What's In The Box:

  • OWC Mercury Accelsior E2 PCIe Card
  • Two OWC Mercury Accelsior SSD blades
  • Requires 6Gb/s certified cables for connecting to eSATA drives - available separately
  • Mercury Accelsior E2 Quick Start Guide (PDF 529KB)
  • 3 Year OWC SSD Limited Warranty

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 4.74"
  • Width: 0.81"
  • Depth: 7.1"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.18 lbs
  • Shipping: 1 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 3 Year Limited Warranty
California customers: Proposition 65 WARNING - learn more
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Key Features
960GB Useable Capacity/ Dual LSI SandForce SF-228x Series Processors With 7 Percent Over Provisioning Controller/ PCIe 2.0 x2 Interface/ Low Profile PCI Express Form Factor/ Plug And Play Installation/ RoHS Compliant/ Compatible With Compatible with All eSATA Equipped Storage Solutions/ Black Finish
More reasons to buy the OWC OWCSSDPHWE2R960 from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The OWC OWCSSDPHWE2R960 is Brand New.
  • The OWC OWCSSDPHWE2R960 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
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