Offering nearly three times the performance of a regular solid-state drive in a SATA 2. Partitioned with a small 20gb swap partition for Adobe and did a restore from my Mac Boot drive to make the larger partition my new bootable OS X disk. Faster boot, Photoshop and Illustrator open and save much faster as well. Daniel Smith is a full time IT administrator at a medium sized private business former FRC coach and technology enthusiast. Installs quickly and easily in PCI slot. Those benefits don’t come at the expense of reliability however since SandForce RAISE technology provides RAID-like data protection and reliability User Friendly, Professionally Robust Simple enough for mainstream business use, yet robust enough for professional multimedia production environments, the Mercury Accelsior E2 is the clear choice for pro audio and video studios producing HD-quality work.

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Post as a guest Name. Rated 5 out of 5 by Scott from Great upgrade option for older Mac I’m a digital artist, illustrator, designer and photographer.

No Longer Available Update Location close. This high performance upgrade is designed and built in the U. These models have two x16 PCIe 2. As professional optimized workloads tend to read from one drive while writing to another this drive would make nercury excellent data source for a project. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Yosemite didn’t cut it.

Not compatible with port-multiplier enclosures. Following up on our coverage of the Mushkin Reactor Pocketables has something a little more exotic and perhaps interesting for those of us working with 4k video and other bandwidth demanding tasks.

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Intelligent “recycling” for advanced free space management gradually re-writes data across the Mercury Accelsior E2 over time to ensure data never gets corrupted. When updating to Yosemite you will want to make sure that you are at least running They said the old one checked out ok even though I did their tests at home before I sent it in.

You do have an option to download a driver for Mac Pro computers, which ensures proper powering down of Mercury Accelsior E2 during sleep and shutdown actions.

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Installs quickly and easily in PCI slot. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.

Update Unrecognized Zip Code. Keep in mind that those speeds are when the Mercury Accelsior is connected to acclesior Sandy Bridge Intel processor. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Opening and saving files much snappier. These models utilize PCIe 1.

The system is running windows 10 Professional and was under no load AV disabled for all tests. Daniel Smith is a full time IT administrator at a medium sized private business former Acceelsior coach and technology enthusiast.

See any errors on this page? You will also want to make sure that the TRIM has been disabled. With its custom SandForce Driven SSD blades, you’ll experience a more responsive, quiet and energy efficient computing experience.

This test is run for two hours which is more than sufficient to push a drive like the Accelsior e2 into steady state. Individual times are reported per application in addition these are all used to calculate a total throughput. AS SSD also includes a convenient file copy benchmark showing us what we can expect when moving a variety of data types around on the drive itself, these tests are unfortunately hampered by the low write speeds of the drive.


Mercury Accelsior ‘E2’ eSATA 6G Speed with HDD / SSD

Boots fine and is much faster, although one of my external WD drives causes the boot process to lock if it is on at boot time. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

See the specifications tab for affected solutions where System Sleep mode MUST be disabled in order to ensure reliable operation.

And with a driverless setup, it’s truly a high-performance Plug and Play solution. There are also two eSATA ports on the card so you can connect your external storage drives to the system.

Mercury Accelsior ‘E2’ PCIe SSD with Dual eSATA Ports

Unlike before we have a pair of test systems in use, one is a Mac Pro, the second is the same PC used in the Mushkin reactor testing as a reminder that pc was built using a gigabyte Z77 accelsior equipped with an i, in the pc the drive was attached to a PCIE 3.

Offering nearly three times the performance of a regular solid-state drive in a SATA 2. Top View Show More Less.