OWC Blog - blog.macsales.com

Archive for the Category » Press Releases «

OWC Raises The Optical Bar With Mercury Pro External 16X BD-R, 128GB BDXL Blu-ray Optical Drive

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 | Author:

PR_MPO_Blu-rayOther World Computing announced today that it has upgraded the OWC Mercury Pro External Blu-ray Optical Drive to professional grade 16X BD-R write speeds, 128GB BDXL compatibility, and high-speed USB 3.0 connectivity.

Read and Write Double, Triple, Quad Layer BD-R Discs

In addition to single and double layer BD-R discs, the Mercury Pro External offers expanded support for up to 100GB of data on triple layer BDXL-R/BDXL RE discs and up to 128GB on quad layer BDXL-R discs. For comparison, 128GBs of data on a single quad layer BDXL disc is the equivalent of 27 standard DVDs or five single layer Blu-ray discs.

“Optical drives are still a vital component of any desktop or mobile computer for affordable data backup and archiving,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “And the Mercury Pro External offers best-in-class speed, features, and compatibility for all users.” Article Continues…

Category: Press Releases

OWC Adds Independent Mode to Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 Hardware RAID Data Storage and Backup Solution

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 | Author:

PR_Qx2_4TBOther World Computing announced today the increased versatility of Independent Mode in its multi-interface, four-bay professional-grade Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 RAID storage product for enterprise, professional and prosumer users.

The Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 has been enhanced with the addition of Independent Mode to the user selectable options of Hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and Span. In Independent Mode, each drive mounts as an individual volume. With the flexibility of multiple drive modes and high-speed USB 3.0, FireWire 800 and eSATA interfaces, the Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 offers the discerning user the ideal combination of speed, capacity, and redundancy to handle demanding applications.

The Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 features four hot-swappable bays, multiple interface support, and up to 16TB of available storage capacity. It is engineered specifically for applications such as backup, audio/video, photography, data management, and data-intensive processes. Article Continues…

Category: Press Releases

NewerTech Announces Award-Winning NuGuard KX Protective Case for Samsung Galaxy S4 Smartphone

Thursday, February 20th, 2014 | Author:

PR_KX_Galaxy_S4NewerTech announced today its new NuGuard KX protective case for Samsung’s Galaxy S4 smartphone. The NuGuard KX is a remarkably thin, exceptionally lightweight, and highly durable case that combines protection with style and uninhibited functionality. NewerTech’s latest KX model is available for $29 in Blue and Black. Both feature a black Edge Guard face frame and a full replacement Lifetime Warranty.

Extreme Protection Without Bulk

Leveraging the features that have made NewerTech’s award-winning NuGuard KX case for the iPhone and iPad so popular, the NuGuard KX case for Galaxy S4 has a slim, one-piece design that fits the Galaxy S4 like a glove but can be installed in seconds and easily uninstalled for access to the S4’s removable rear cover.

Protection That Doesn’t Compromise Convenience

The NuGuard KX for Samsung Galaxy S4 features a tough, comfort-grip outer shell bonded to a soft core of advanced, made-in-the-USA X-orbing gel. This unique gel provides the ultimate in protection against accidental drops, dings, and impacts by absorbing and distributing the kinetic energy that occurs with these mishaps. With the distinctive cross-hatch texture design on KX’s back side, Galaxy S4 users will have a better grip on their phones, yet unlike some texturized cases, the KX-encased phones slide easily into and out of a pocket.
Article Continues…

Category: Press Releases

OWC Expands Thunderbolt Interface Storage Line with ThunderBay IV 4-Bay High-Performance Solution

Thursday, February 13th, 2014 | Author:

Other World Computing has announced that it hasPR_ThunderBay4 expanded its line of Thunderbolt interface storage products with the addition of the OWC ThunderBay IV four-bay external high-performance drive.

High-Performance Four-Bay Design

The ThunderBay IV, available in capacities up to 16TB of total storage, adds tremendous storage capacity and throughput to any Mac or PC with a Thunderbolt port. Applications such as A/V post-production, photography, music, graphics, data management, and even Time Machine backups are enhanced with access to data at sustained data rates of up to 887MB/s read, 884MB/s write.

Flexible for Individual Storage Needs

The ThunderBay IV supports independent drive access of up to four installed drives, is fully RAID ready, and is ideal for RAID 0, 1, and 5 configurations. Even combinations of RAID, individual drive(s) or multiple RAID sets are possible with OWC ThunderBay IV. Article Continues…

Category: Press Releases

OWC Expands Memory Upgrade Options for Mac Pro 2013

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 | Author:

OWC1866D3R9M64_heroOther World Computing announced today that it has expanded its memory upgrade options for the Apple 2013 Mac Pro. After being the first to provide after market 32GB and 64GB for the new 2013 Mac Pro in December, OWC now offers additional module and kit options to provide customers with greater choice, savings, and flexibility in their memory configuration choices.

OWC Testing Reveals More Memory Trumps Matched Memory In New Mac Pro

The new 2013 Mac Pro is available with either 12GB (4GB x 3) or 16GB (4GB x 4) base memory configurations from the factory. Best memory performance is obtained with configurations of four (4) matched modules of Apple specification, including OWC 32GB (8GB x 4) and OWC 64GB (16GB x 4) kits. In real-world use, however, having more memory for demanding applications enables the greatest performance benefits and even adding an 8GB module to achieve 20GB of total system memory (4GB x 3 + 8GB x1) can have a profound impact. Actual testing of various memory configurations is available on the OWC Blog: blog.macsales.com/22745-mix-and-match-more-memory-faster-mac-pro-2 Article Continues…

Category: Press Releases