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Other World Computing Named To Inc. 5000 “Fastest-Growing Privately Owned Companies in America” List For Seventh Consecutive Year

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 | Author:

Other World Computing has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of “Fastest-Growing Privately Owned Companies in America” for a seventh consecutive year, one of only 356 companies to appear on the prestigious list seven or more years. In addition to achieving a three-year growth rate of 64 percent, the LEED Platinum certified firm, headquartered in a wind-powered building, was also ranked 32nd on the Inc. 5000 “Top Computer Hardware Companies” list.

The exclusive ranking list by Inc. magazine represents a comprehensive look at America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs, defined by Inc. 500/5000 selection methodology as U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent (i.e. not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies) as of December 31, 2012. Article Continues…

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Diagnosing 2009 & 2010 iMac Fan Speed Issues After Upgrading The Main Hard Drive

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 | Author:

Globe-DIY-231x300After seeing an uptick in reports of out of control fan speeds in 2009 and 2010 iMacs, we decided to revisit our suggestion of the same brand for brand swapping of the main hard drive in those models to verify that our information was still current. We’re proud to announce that after some extensive testing with every current 3.5″ HDD we carry, the swapping of brand for brand is still 100% completely valid in those models.

So why are the fans in my iMac spinning wildly after my hard drive upgrade?

The most popular reason for the spinning fans is that one of the temperature sensors was not seated fully (or at all) during re-assembly.  During the process of removing the iMac’s LCD to get at the hard drive, the LCD temperature sensor is removed from the logic board. If that sensor does not get plugged back in during the re-assembly process, the iMac’s fans will run at high speeds even if the hard drive’s sensor cable is plugged in correctly. Article Continues…

Category: Tech Tips

Late 2009 Core i5 & i7 iMacs OWC MaxRAM Certified To 32GB Of Memory

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 | Author:

The OWC Test Lab technicians have been at it again. After hearing a few forum whispers of 32GB of memory working in the Late 2009 iMacs, we started our own investigation into the matter.

To be honest, we weren’t very optimistic on this rumor as, by specification, the Intel processors used in these machines list a maximum of 16GB of total memory…and our initial OWC MaxRAM Memory Certification tests didn’t pass.

We started our testing with the base Core 2 Duo (iMac10,1) model and have indeed confirmed that the Core 2 Duo models max out at 16GB of memory. When more than 16GB of memory is installed in those systems, the machine just would not complete booting. The prospect wasn’t looking too good.

But then we tested the other end of the spectrum with the 2.8 GHz Core i7 (iMac11,1) model and that is when the testing started to tell a completely different story. Article Continues…

Other World Computing Named To Inc. 5000 “Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America” List For Sixth Straight Year

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 | Author:

Other World Computing announced today that it has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of “Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America” for the sixth consecutive year. Out of 30,000 list honorees since the recognition program began in 2007, OWC is one of only 524 companies to be named to the list for all six years that the list has been published. In addition to achieving a three-year growth rate of 33%, the LEED Platinum certified, wind-powered firm was also ranked 36th on the Inc. 5000 “Top Computer Hardware Companies” list.

The exclusive ranking list by Inc. magazine represents a comprehensive look at America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs, defined by Inc. 500/5000 selection methodology as U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent — not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies as of December 31, 2011.

Other World Computing debuted on the inaugural Inc. 5000 “Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies” List in 2007 with a “Computer and Electronics Top 100” category ranking of 78 and a 3,378 overall ranking, and has been named to the list each consecutive year.

Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward,” said Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg. “Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is.

Being included for all six years of the Inc. 5,000 fastest growing list is quite an honor, and we are proud that the ‘OWC Difference’ of superior quality products backed by best-in-class, free lifetime customer support has helped us attain that honor once again,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “Our team will continue in its quest to provide the upgrades and accessories our customers need to get the most performance and value from their technology investment.

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Other World Computing Named To Inc. 5000 “Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America” List For Fifth Straight Year

Thursday, September 1st, 2011 | Author:

Other World Computing announced today that it has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of “Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America” for the fifth consecutive year. Out of 25,000 list honorees since the recognition program began in 2007, OWC is one of only 825 companies to be named to the list for all five years that the list has been published. Showing a three-year growth rate of 30%, the LEED Platinum certified, wind powered firm was also ranked 33rd on the Inc. 5000 “Top Computer Hardware Companies” list.

The exclusive ranking list by Inc. magazine represents a comprehensive look at America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs Article Continues…

Category: Press Releases