Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 | Author: OWC Katie
Power is a good thing. No, I’m not talking about the “ruling over your minions” kind of power; I’m talking about the kind created by electricity. Power lights up the streets at night so you can see when you’re about to walk in gum (but realize it mid-gait and end up stepping in it anyway). It runs the TV so you don’t have to miss a second of the big game (seriously…that World Series of Poker is suspenseful). The point is, we rely on power for so much. (Think about it—it runs our hairdryers! Maybe not as important to you as it is to me, but no one wants to see this ’fro untamed).
We never realize how much we need power until we run out of it or lose it. And unfortunately, we’ve all been in a situation where it is seemingly imminent that we are going to lose power on our computer. That ominous battery symbol suddenly turns into a ticking time bomb. You start calculating, bargaining, and pleading with your machine, thinking “I can finish this project in 20 minutes…but then I need it to last another three hours so I don’t beat my head against the ticket counter while I wait in the airport…maybe if I turn the screen to intergalactic darkness level so I can barely read anything on the screen it will last longer…”
Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 | Author: OWC Larry
It can be easy to forget how important the power adapter is to your external drive. The idea of using an OWC external drive to improve your computer’s performance is pretty exciting, so we’ll forgive you if the power source doesn’t immediately cross your mind. But high-quality power adapters are a big part of what make our external drives special. We work very hard to deliver the best power adapters possible to our customers.
If you compare OWC’s and NewerTech’s power adapters with what others bundle with their external drives, you’ll see our adapters offer 50 to 75 percent greater sustained power output capability. This has a huge impact on the performance of your entire system. It’s important that your drives not only have enough power for typical use, but that they also have plenty of “headroom” to ensure the power adapter isn’t maxed or overtaxed during times of heavy usage. After all, aren’t those the times you need your system at its best?
We got our hands on the latest Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch model with Retina display.
Thursday, October 17th, 2013 | Author: OWC Katie
Let’s be honest – everyone knows that Halloween is the fun size candy bar’s time to shine. Sure they’re available during other times of the year, but they often get pushed to the back of the shelf, left until they almost expire and forced to spend their final days in the lone shopping cart full of random items, hoping that someone ignores their red clearance sticker and takes them home to love them as much as the full priced chocolate.
But on Halloween, fun sized candy bars become quite the hot commodity. Kids dress up as pirates and ninjas, and risk interacting with their creepy neighbor whose house always smells like soup just in hopes of getting that tiny Milky Way. Such is the power of the fun size candy bar.
Friday, August 30th, 2013 | Author: OWC Larry
Create a lightning-fast workhorse with OWC today!
We’re excited about the impending release of the newly announced 2013 Mac Pro, but your current Mac Pro may have more potential under the hood than you thought. Many people simply don’t take advantage of the upgradeability of their Mac Pro, and OWC makes upgrading easy with free install videos and U.S.-based technical support.
When you run low on memory, everything moves slower than it should. Adding OWC memory provides night-and-day performance gains up to 64GB in the oldest Mac Pro and up to 128GB in the latest. Our most popular 16GB and 32GB memory upgrade kits are available from as low as $149.00, making that massive performance boost darned affordable.
The current Mac Pro has an advantage over the 2013 Mac Pro in that it can be internally upgraded with up to 16.0TB of drive storage capacity, using 4.0TB hard drives from OWC. You can also upgrade to an OWC Accelsior SSD with up to 2.0TB of storage and 600MB/s for the ultimate performance speed boost.
Need more graphics power? Upgrade your graphics card with several new models recently released. OWC eliminates compatibility guesswork by stocking video cards designed specifically for Mac Pro. OWC never stocks “hack cards.” When you buy a video card from OWC, you can rest easy knowing it will work with your Mac Pro.
Need USB 3.0, eSATA, SAS or more? The expansion slots in your Mac Pro are there for a reason, and you can upgrade with any of the great Mac-friendly PCIe expansion cards offered by OWC.