Other World Computing today introduced the OWC DIY Kit for 2010 27″ iMac models. The kit enables owners to add a high-performance SSD in addition to the existing factory hard drive. Fully supported with a step-by-step video, iMac users can add an OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD up to 480GB in capacity – nearly double the optional factory SSD 256GB capacity — starting from $49.99 and enjoy near instantaneous booting and application launches along with an incredible boost to overall system and application performance thanks to data rates of up to 272MB/s. While OWC highly recommends its Mercury Electra 3G SSD for the Apple iMac, this kit is fully compatible with all 2.5″ Serial ATA SSDs.
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Yesterday the Apple Store was taken down for about 9 hours showing its rather familiar message: “We’ll be back. We are busy updating the Apple Store for you and will be back shortly.”
In the past, the Apple Store going down usually predicated the release of new machines and the start of a few hectic weeks in the OWC labs while we gather and test product compatibility, run benchmarks, and update our offerings based on Apple’s latest and greatest release.
Alas, while we were ready at the helm, Apple didn’t release any new computers when the Apple Store finally came back up. Sure, we saw that they added Article Continues…
OWC 128GB MaxRAM Upgrade Unleashes The Performance Beast In Mac Pro With Double The Factory Memory At 49 Percent Lower Cost
Other World Computing announced today through its in-house MaxRAM testing lab its Certified Triple-Channel Memory Upgrade Kits for 2009 and later Apple Mac Pro models now provide up to 128GB — twice the factory maximum installed memory — with up to a 49 percent lower cost. The 16GB per module matched kits are fully tested and certified to meet, if not surpass, all Apple memory design and compatibility specifications and come backed by a Lifetime Replacement Warranty and free, step-by-step installation videos.
Maximum Memory Recommended for Optimum OS X and Application Performance
Industry experts agree 4GB of RAM is the minimum that should be installed for optimum performance of OS X Lion. Beyond the OS, however, if applications such as Aperture, Photoshop, iMovie/iDVD are running and large files are being addressed, even 16GB of RAM might not be enough memory. MacPerformanceGuide, a leading benchmarking source for professional photographers and Mac enthusiasts, found that 10-15GB of RAM is used just by their daily use of Photoshop. By increasing RAM from 48GB to 96GB, they found dramatic time reductions in working with huge files. With today’s higher resolution digital and video cameras, having the maximum amount of installable and addressable RAM is becoming a necessity for Mac Pro owners. Article Continues…
OWC is closed today in honor and recognition of Memorial Day. In service to these United States of America, thousands have given their lives protecting and preserving that Freedom and Liberty for which she stands. Today we honor and commemorate our fallen with parades, speeches, and family observances.
This solemn day of remembrance was originally designated in 1868 to be recognized each year on the 30th of May. In 1971 Congress passed legislation to change the recognized day to instead fall on the last Monday of each May, effectively making it part of a three-day weekend. With respect to what this day is about, I do believe and without regard to a weekend or last Monday of a month, that this 1971 legislation should be undone. A great source of information on this important day and its history is the website www.USMemorialDay.org.
OWC proudly flies an American Flag at our headquarters and in compliance with Memorial Day decorum, it has been my personal honor to set our flag to half-mast at sunrise and then restore it to full mast at noon. The entire OWC team takes its responsibility to our members of the Armed Forces very seriously and we support their efforts far beyond honoring those who have lost their lives.
Words can hardly convey our thanks for Freedom and Liberty that they have protected with their lives. That we all have our choice of words and expressed opinions speaks to what they have accomplished. We remember and never forget those who paid the ultimate price for our Freedom with a moment of silence and the playing of Taps at 3pm local time.
Our sincere thanks and gratitude goes out to all those serving today and those who have served in our Armed Forces across time. We remember and honor all and always those that have fallen in the line of duty. On this day and everyday.
What’s more? It’s the little things throughout that can make a difference. When you see a member of our Armed Forces, consider walking over and saying thank you. For all the words we can say, this action can mean the world to those serving and protecting ours.