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Celebrating The Big And Small Steps On Earth Day

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 | Author:

GreenRainbowWe’ve talked a lot about Other World Computing’s major environmental initiatives here on the OWC Blog.

We have told you about our LEED certified corporate headquarters in Woodstock, Ill. We’ve also given you a look at our on-site Vestas V39-500 kW wind turbine (our NuGuard KX case got an even closer look at the turbine). And our more recent efforts include installing a solar panel array on the roof of our Austin facility.

These are all pretty big steps in our efforts to be as environmentally responsible and green as possible.

But not all steps need to be big to make a difference. In fact, some smaller steps can sometimes fall under the radar. And on this Earth Day we thought we would highlight one of our “smaller” steps.

OWC Margaret recently took the initiative to start a “snack garden” planted in raised beds on the perimeter of the patio to make OWC’s already green campus a little bit more so. And Margaret expects the small garden’s containers to provide healthy snacks for OWC’s all-purpose room until winter arrives. Article Continues…

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OWC Thunderbolt Cable Tops Competition In Testing

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 | Author:

PR_OWC_30MThunderboltRecently we showed you on the OWC Blog that our Thunderbolt cables offer great performance even at lengthy distances.

Tech website TweakTown also ran some tests recently on a variety of Thunderbolt cables from various makers, including OWC’s 1 meter offering, to get a head-to-head look at the cables’ performance.

Unsurprisingly, OWC’s Thunderbolt cable more than held up against the competition.

In fact, TweakTown’s Blackmagic Disk Speed Test with a Late 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina display showed OWC’s cables to be the fastest in both read and write results!

Check out the results from the testing below:

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OWC Products, Services Garner More Praise

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 | Author:

PR_OWC2xesata_acceslsiorWhile we’ve been hard at work on exciting new products and services such as the OWC ThunderBay IV and our Mac Pro 2013 processor and memory turnkey upgrade program (check out more new releases here), our current lineup has been generating some buzz of its own. Check out just some of what our reviewers and customers have had to say recently.

OWC Mercury Accelsior_E2

Our Mercury Accelsior_E2 drive is a powerhouse PCIe SSD that meets the most demanding needs of video editing and creative professionals with capacity up to 960GB. In March, Les Tokar of The SSD Review took the Accelsior_E2 for a spin and had this to say: “It took us six tries before we trusted our own accuracy as it was so fast … There is no question whatsoever why both versions of the OWC Mercury Accelsior earned our Editor’s Choice Award … these are amazing PCI Express SSDs.” Click the link for more on our Mercury Accelsior_E2 drive and to see what it can do for your workflow! Article Continues…

Having More Memory Can Incredibly Accelerate Workflow – Up To 128GB Now Available In 2013 Mac Pro

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 | Author:

With OWC’s announcement of its new 32GB memory modules, you can now get up to 128GB of memory in your 2013 Mac Pro.

This might seem like a staggering amount of memory, and while it is certainly a lot of RAM, there are many tasks and workflows where having the full 128GB is absolutely necessary.

You may have noticed in our 32GB modules, the 1066MHz memory clock limit in the Apple 2013 Mac Pro. Current DRAM drive technology limits the 32GB modules to the 1066MHz speed, but due to enhanced CAS Performance of OWC MaxRAM 32GB Modules, actual real-world performance between 1866MHz and 1066MHz is insignificant in low memory need scenarios while offering incredibly significant performance gains in all cases where application use benefits from greater than 64GB of total memory installed.

And as you can see in the chart below from Mac Performance Guide, workflows can be substantially accelerated with more memory installed, in this case with the maximum of 128GB:

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Get A Free Cable With Your KX Case Purchase

Monday, March 31st, 2014 | Author:

nwtcblusbl1mb_heroWith today comes the end of March, and with the end of March comes your last chance to get a free NewerTech Lightning Cable or NewerTech 30 Pin Cable for your iPhone or iPad from OWC.

All you need to do is pickup the best protection available for your iDevice in the form of our award-winning NuGuard KX case by the end of the day!

Order a KX case for your iPhone 5/5S/5C, iPad Air or iPad mini, and you’ll get choice of a premium NewerTech 39″ Lightning cable in Black or White. Pick up a KX case for your iPhone 4/4S, and you’ll get a premium NewerTech 36″ 30 Pin white cable.

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