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OWC Drives Help Bring Production To Life

Friday, February 28th, 2014 | Author:

PR_MEPS_USB3By David Miess, Psychic Bunny

Light carves through the darkness like a scythe, bringing the archeologist in touch with artifacts from a century ago. The year is 2114. The location is downtown Los Angeles. He gingerly walks through the ancient office, gaping at dusty cheesegrater Mac Pros like the inaugural visitor to a new museum. The man then stumbles upon a peculiar sight—hundreds of shiny silver bricks. What could this be? Didn’t people back then use small thumb drives?

In the world of film production, large-capacity hard drives are a necessity. At our hybrid media studio, Psychic Bunny, we rely on OWC drives for duplicating footage during shoots, transferring materials back and forth between servers, and as backup solutions. There’s nothing like the warm, fuzzy feeling you get on a shoot after you’ve duplicated that vulnerable little RED card to not one, but two Mercury Elite Pros—one as a main footage drive, and the other as a backup.  Article Continues…

Bootable Backups Made Easy With Drive Genius 3

Thursday, December 12th, 2013 | Author:

DriveGenius3By Jennifer Bell, Guest Blogger

One of my favorite tools in Drive Genius 3 is the Duplicate feature. Drive Genius 3’s Duplicate tool serves as a great method to create disk images and device-to-device clone backups. Protect your creativity, work, pictures and events in time by using Drive Genius 3 along with a backup strategy. Developing and following a good maintenance and backup plan eliminates the need for data recovery efforts and increases the shelf life of your digital assets.

Why make a bootable clone?

What if something were to happen to your main hard drive? If you had a bootable clone available you would be able to boot from that clone backup. Heck, you could even take that external drive over to a friend’s house and boot from it by using your friend’s Mac and be up and running again. You’ll even be covered if your Mac was lost or stolen! The Duplicate tool can also be used to make disk images of your flash drives and external drives. Having a bootable clone is a great safeguard and makes it easy to get back up and running. Article Continues…

Mavericks And iOS 7 First Impressions, So Far

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 | Author:

By onthedownlow, Guest Blogger

Well, I have been playing around with both of these betas for a while now and here are some brief, initial thoughts (please feel free to post your thoughts and/or feedback as well):

iOS 7 (on iPhone 4)

  • Beautiful – everything is even sharper somehow on the retina display. The non-Apple app icons even punch and are crisper.
  • The interface is so nice to work with – very refreshing. I wasn’t for sure I would be sold on the visuals, but now I don’t think I would want to go back.
  • My iPhone 4 was jail-broken, so nice to see some JB-app (and normal, 3rd Party app) features are now built-in to the OS.
  • Since this is the iPhone 4, there is no ‘depth’ to the background pictures when moving the phone around. Article Continues…

My First Two Days With Data Doubler, Mercury SSD

Monday, January 14th, 2013 | Author:

By Aaron Sumner, Guest Blogger

I just replaced my MacBook Pro’s original 350 GB hard drive with a 240 GB solid state drive from Other World Computing, installed with the Data Doubler bracket.

While I was at it I figured I’d go ahead and install a fresh copy of Mountain Lion on the new drive (upgrading from Lion on the old drive). I’m almost two days into the upgrade and wanted to share my experiences so far.

First off, some rationale: Why upgrade my drive instead of my computer, and why go with a Data Doubler instead of just swapping the drives? First off, while I admittedly covet the 13-inch Retina Display, I was hoping to get at least another year out of my old Core 2 Duo-based model. I’ve had the RAM maxed out since the day I bought it, so the next feasible update was a faster and/or larger hard drive. I’d initially thought about swapping the stock drive with a solid state drive and putting the stock into an external enclosure, but realized that would mean having to tote an external drive around whenever I wanted access to my photos or music. Not ideal. I also thought about just dropping as large of a hard drive as I could buy into the laptop, but figured that wouldn’t get me anywhere in terms of speed. Article Continues…

Time to give the appropriate credit to OWC!

Friday, August 10th, 2012 | Author:

by Paul T. Klenk, Guest Blogger

My history with OWC’s founder, Larry O’Connor, spans two and one-half decades. My first encounter was through AOL and I was sporting the latest Apple product: an Apple llGS. This was an evolution in the Apple line where “GS” represented graphics and sound. It was truly transitional between the Apple ll and the first Mac.

Larry and I were both busy on AOL. I was one of the first online instructors, while Larry was absorbed buying and selling Apple hardware. He bought a device from me that allowed the llGS to maintain a perpetual RAM disk through an external power supply. Our dealings were always friendly, honest, and fair.

This is precisely the same philosophy Larry adhered to as he developed OWC, and he has never forgotten his fledgling roots and the diligent work necessary to start and maintain a business. Consequently, OWC has grown and developed into a thriving, successful business. Furthermore, OWC is always on the cutting edge of technology, showing a strong desire to create new products that change with the blazing changes in technology. Article Continues…

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