As 2012 came to a close, Other World Computing’s fundraising campaign with charity: water also saw its conclusion. And since our last blog update, the campaign received an impressive $17,070 in additional donations, which was matched by OWC, bringing the total to $79,774 raised! These donations helped OWC raise more funds for charity: water than any other campaign during Q4 or the holiday season!
Beginning November 1 in conjunction with OWC’s “25th Year Kickoff Celebration” sweepstakes, the fundraising campaign was created to help people without access to clean water. OWC donated $1 for each entrant of the sweepstakes, new newsletter subscribers, and up to $5 for each Twitter follower it had or gained during the campaign. OWC also matched donations that were made directly to the campaign. Article Continues…
Separate from our Area 51 deals (which end today – so hurry), OWC has unleashed our End of the Year iDevice Case Blowout page.
Cases are the best way to protect your iDevice from wear and tear while also making a fashion statement. With several priced at under $1.00, there are some real steals here for earlier-model iPod, iPhone, and iPad cases…but only while supplies last.
So while these deals will be available until each items sells out, you’ll want to act fast for the best selection.
Do you have a 2010 Mac mini, 13” MacBook or 13” MacBook Pro? Can you benefit from more than 8GB of memory? If you answered yes to both, you will be pleased to know that extensive qualification in our test lab has concluded. These Macs are now OWC MaxRAM Certified for up to 16GB with this OWC 16GB Memory Kit available now and specifically qualified just for these Mac models.
While these systems were originally factory limited to 8GB, the right Apple OS version, current EFI update(s), and correct spec/build memory modules now enable them to support and have the full benefit from up to 16GB of installed memory. This isn’t the first time something like this happened, however, after the fact enabling such a benefit. A while back, we had a similar instance with the Late 2008 MacBook Pros, wherein having the proper OS version and a particular firmware update allowed you to max your RAM out at 8GB vs. a prior 4GB to 6GB max.
Just like with those Late 2008 MBP models, your Mac needs to meet specific criteria for this to work. In the case of the 2010 Macs, here’s what you must have: Article Continues…
There’s no doubt that SSDs are a huge upgrade over platter-based hard drives in terms of overall performance they deliver to a system. As more and more users begin to discover the wide range of benefits to using flash storage from performance to reliability, demand has seen a significant spike.
More consumers seeing greater benefits from their storage is always a great thing. However, the issue is that seasonal sales increases, greater awareness of benefits by consumers, lower costs compared to HDDs since last year, and a tighter supply of NAND flash throughout the industry (Toshiba, for example, reduced their NAND production by 30% last July) have created delays for all SSD manufacturers.
When delays do happen, we at OWC will always do our best to keep pace and keep our popular line of SSDs in stock and our website up to date with ETAs on when you can expect your order to ship. As for current delays, it is expected that the overall SSD supply situation should be normal by the middle of January. However, many of our Mercury brand SSDs currently showing pending on the site should be in good supply starting middle of this week through next week.
Of course, we will be sure to keep you updated with any additional dates and more information as it becomes available.
Other World Computing announced today the immediate availability of the OWC Memory Upgrade DIY Kit for 2012 21.5″ iMac models that began shipping recently. Offering up to double the RAM — 16GB — versus the factory base configuration of 8GB, the OWC Memory Upgrade DIY Kit comes complete with an iMac opening tool, suction cups for safe screen removal, 11-piece toolkit, foam adhesive for proper glass and display resealing, and microfiber screen cloth. Both this complete kit and a no tools, memory modules only kit are supported by a ‘how-to’ video and OWC Lifetime warranty.
Savings Over $100 Compared To Factory Upgrade
When compared to the same-sized factory maximum memory option of 16GB, the $119.00 OWC Memory Upgrade DIY Kit offers savings over 40 percent compared to the factory cost of $200. For even more savings, 2012 21.5″ iMac owners can trade-in the two factory base 4GB memory modules for $20 and enjoy a total savings of over $100. Article Continues…