Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 | Author: OWC Frank
The annual National Association of Broadcasters show NAB bills itself as the place where “Content Comes to Life”. Well this year from April 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, storage will come to life with the addition of the OWC Jupiter Callisto to OWC’s Jupiter line of enterprise storage appliances.
OWC Jupiter Callisto is a unified storage appliance that can function both as a NAS and as a SAN at the same time. Built on the ZFS storage architecture, OWC Jupiter Callisto provides advanced features to ensure data protection, optimization, and flexibility allowing creative teams to handle nearly any storage requirement from general IT through video production with Ethernet speeds up to 10Gb/s. When more storage is needed, additional OWC Jupiter mini-SAS chassis can quickly be added for up to 256TB of total capacity. Other World Computing can now support any workflow from single-user to large teams all backed by OWC’s leading service and support. Article Continues…
Last week, we confirmed that the processor in the new 2013 Mac Pro is, in fact, user upgradeable. Now we have begun the process of testing compatibility with different processors.
We’re still in the process of testing and can only recommend processors that we’ve been able to test and verify. We have supplied other notes on other processors for informational purposes only. Processors appearing on this list, unless noted as OWC tested, does not mean the processor will work or should be tried by anyone other than OWC staff at this moment.
Any upgrade to processors should be done at the user’s discretion and own risk. OWC cannot guarantee warranty status after any upgrade or alteration to the Mac Pro aside from upgrading its memory through OWC, which is a user upgrade approved by Apple that will not affect warranty status.
Check out the list of processors below: Article Continues…
Well it’s been an interesting few days on the Apple front. Yesterday, the company announced the Mac Pro will be available today and now most orders are pushed back to Jan. 2 or even Feb. 7. Delivery is all over the map with units scheduled to arrive on several different dates according to reports on rumors site.
In any case, it would be this author’s guess that there is something in the chain causing the delay (well duh, right?). Perhaps they just barely got those assembly lines going, or maybe they way, way underestimated the pent-up demand. It’s certainly possible the line just now got going, but Apple had to make its December 2013 promise happen.
Of course, being “Mac heads” we’re used to a certain level of reliability with Apple on these things. So if they were holding to ensure quality – and hey, quality is worth waiting for – they should just be up front about it. Announcing that it’s available when the demand is known, and then having delivery dates slip like that does not “available” make.
It’s hard to recall any major system introduction or order availability happening overnight and without fan fare. And the result was that the “early birds” got the Mac Pros, or at least will have them within a couple weeks, while everyone else waking up this morning will see backlogs stretching into February or longer (estimates say February as of the posting of this blog). This is particularly shocking for a system that’s been four years in the making and six months since it was first shown off at WWDC. Article Continues…
As the close of 2013 draws nearer and nearer, Mac owners and fans everywhere have been staring at a “coming in fall” or “coming in December” notice for the new, redesigned Mac Pro. Unfortunately we don’t have the inside track on when the machine is actually going to come out, and the rumor sites seem to be pretty quiet on the subject as well.
So, will we see the new cylindrical Mac Pro this week? Advertising has said “coming later this year” and the previously mentioned “coming in December” ad means it could be any day now… so we’ll see.
We here are OWC are certainly waiting with bated breath.
And rest assured, we’re hard at work on some great drives, accessories and more to showcase for the new Mac Pro – whenever it finally does arrive.
UPDATE: Apple has announced that the new Mac Pro will be available to order starting Thursday, December 19. Article Continues…
Having installed it at home for light use and at work for heavy use, it’s apparent that OS X Mavericks still has some rough edges. However, we’re hoping to see them smoothed out in the operating system’s update, which was released yesterday in the form of the 10.9.1 version. We’ll keep you posted on our findings with the update.
But in the mean time, here are some of the issues we’ve come across:
- Overall flakiness on seemingly random items.
- Issues with date and time retention. OWC Mike H.’s clock displayed 6:03 p.m. for 40 minutes one Monday, and it still showed the same time the following morning. A restart fixed the issue.
- Odd issues with Mail and Finder when dragging and dropping attachments, and even when using “save as” options.
- Finder needing abrupt restarts to function properly. Article Continues…