OWC has just revealed their fastest PCIe Gen 4 SSD AIC till now, the Accelsior 8M2. It is compatible with PCs and Mac Pro platforms.
OWC Accelsior 8M2 is World’s Fastest PCIe Gen 4 SSD AIC. It features Speeds of up to 26,000 MB/s & available in 64 TB Capacities.
The OWC Accelsior 8M2 is a PCIe SSD expansion card compatible with a PCIe x16 slot. It is compatible with both the PCIe Gen 3 and PCIe Gen 4 slots. The card allows up to 12,000 MB per second read speeds on the Gen 3 protocol. It can carry up to 8 Gen 3 / Gen 4 SSDs and will come in several variants.
The base 2 TB variant of the OWC Accelsior 8M2 SSD features eight 240 GB NVMe M.2 SSDs and starts at $1299 US. The price of the 4 TB variant is $1699 US, 8 TB variant costs $2479 US, 16 TB variant costs $4299 US, 32 TB variant costs a whopping $7999 US while the 64 TB variant which features eight 8 TB NVMe M.2 SSDs costs as much as $12,999 US.
The Accelsior 8M2 was intentionally built to be the fastest drive to be used in a workflow. It possesses 8 onboard NVMe SSDs and speeds up to 12,000MB/s. This card is best for video editors as they have the real-world speed for sustaining the most demanding VFX.
The specifications of its design include an expansion card measuring 127x325x22mm, comes in a single-slot, as well as full-length form factor. It also features an active cooling solution. The whole solution features an aluminum shroud on the top with exhaust vents on the front. The AIC needs external power too and has a 6-pin power connector on the side.