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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…

Geekazine Stops By OWC’s Austin Office To Talk Tech

Monday, March 24th, 2014 | Author:


While in town for the annual South By Southwest festival recently, Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine.com dropped in on Other World Computing’s Austin office.

Powers got a tour of OWC’s downtown facility and a got a first-hand look at the efficient new solar panel array on the building’s rooftop.

He also had a chance to talk about tech, upgrading previous generation Macs, and customer support among other things with OWC Founder and CEO Larry O’Connor.

Check out after the jump for a video of Powers’ interview with OWC Larry: Article Continues…

Frigid Weather Brings Shipping Delays

Monday, January 6th, 2014 | Author:

Globe-SnowmanUPDATE: UPS and Fed Ex are reporting that the majority of their delivery services will be back to normal operations today [Tuesday]. We at OWC anticipate all services to be back to normal cutoff times this evening.

Things here at OWC Headquarters in Woodstock, Ill. got a little chilly today. And by a little chilly we, of course, mean an arctic freeze. The weather outside is about -15°F at the time this is being written. (For our Celsius preferring friends that’s -25°C.) If you’ve never seen temperatures that cold, let me put it this way, the steam from your breath forms little ice crystals on your scarf and your eyeballs literally freeze open. There’s no place like home!

For those of us who live in the north, this kind of weather can mean many things:  it’s time for a polar bear dip (brrrrrrrr) and maybe some ice fishing; hot chocolate and coffee sales are about to go through the roof; and no matter how many layers you’re wearing, your mom won’t think it’s enough (and it’s a fairly good bet that one foot outside will prove her right.) And perhaps our least favorite – the carriers are having a bad day as well. Planes ice over, roads turn into a scene from the winter levels of Mario Kart, and in some cases it’s deemed dangerous to spend the significant amount of time outside that is required to deliver packages.

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Not Too Late For Holiday Shipping From OWC!

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 | Author:

SantaGlobeWe are down to five days left to receive deliveries in time for the big day and it is officially crunch time. As we covered last month, there’s a lot of information to take into account when shopping for the holidays.

But having five days left to receive deliveries means there’s still four days left to order! There’s still hope and we’re certainly still here to help. Our four big tips still ring true for stress-free online shopping; we just have to pay closer attention to the available shipping options. Here are our tips and the breakdown of still available options:

Tip #1: Aim for the Friday before as your absolute last date for receipt. –Monday, Dec. 23rd and Tuesday, Dec. 24th are a delivery days for most carriers so if for some reason your shipment is delayed; you have an extra couple days, just in case. Article Continues…

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#GivingTuesday Reminds Us of Meaning of Holidays

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 | Author:

toys-for-tots’Tis the season of giving. But not just giving gifts to loved ones. As we’re reminded on this #GivingTuesday, it’s also about giving to the less fortunate.

Leaders blaze trails and often inspire others with their actions. The great thing about the holidays is that there is no shortage of people stepping up to help those in need. There are so many tales of giving at this time of year that inspire both the givers and receivers. And the great thing about giving is that there are many things we can do that don’t cost a cent such as volunteering or even donating our household items or clothing that we aren’t using.

Other World Computing is participating in this season of giving as well. Two tall and deep boxes stand outside our human resources office to collect items for the Toys for Tots campaign. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s mission, which they choose to accept: collect new, unwrapped toys from October to December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

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