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OWC’s Mac Pro 2013 Processor Upgrade Compatibility Testing

Monday, January 6th, 2014 | Author:

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…

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Hurry Up And Wait, The New Mac Pro Is … Near?

Thursday, December 19th, 2013 | Author: and

confused-GlobeWell 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…

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It’s Now December… Is It Mac Pro Time Yet?

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 | Author:

PastedGraphic-21As 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…

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OS X Mavericks: Will Update Fix That Beta Feeling?

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 | Author: and

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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…
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#25YearsofOWC Quiz Week 5 Recap

Monday, November 4th, 2013 | Author:

UntitledThat’s a wrap! With the onset of November, our #25YearsofOWC quiz comes to an end. Thank you to everyone who interacted with us on our official Facebook page, and who took our quiz. We hope you had as much fun as we did! We want to congratulate all of the winners on their new OWC gear. Didn’t win? Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for upcoming promotions and product releases! 

22. One of the first of its kind, what Internet worm was distributed in 1988, gaining significant mainstream media attention?

Answer: 25 years ago, The Morris Worm was written by a student at Cornell University to gauge the size of the Internet. It unintentionally infected computers multiple times, slowing down the machine with each additional process to the point of being unusable

23. What iconic movie featuring Michael Keaton was released in 1988?

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