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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…

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Boost Your 2010-11 iMac’s Performance with OWC

Monday, June 24th, 2013 | Author:

Let’s face it…upgrading the ultra-slim 2012 iMac is no easy task. In fact, a user-upgradeable hard drive doesn’t exist at this point (rest assured we’re hard at work on this). That leaves the pricey factory option as the only current performance upgrade option. Fortunately, those looking to help their previous iMac model run as well as – if not better than – the new hard-to-upgrade model need look no further than OWC.

In the January issue of Macworld, we explained how our Data Doubler delivers a huge performance or capacity boost to a Mac mini, MacBook or MacBook Pro. This month, we’re focused on how to give your 2010-2011 iMacs a major boost with our mail-in Turnkey service or with our DIY Kits that feature free step-by-step installation videos.

Looking to help your 2011 iMac pack a serious punch? Upgrade the main hard drive bay with a high-performance OWC Mercury 6G SSD or a higher capacity hard drive. Need elite performance? You can upgrade up to three (yes, three!) 6Gb/s SSDs to get a total of 1.44TB capacity and incredible speeds. Or, you can install two SSDs along with a 4TB hard drive for the best of both speed and capacity worlds!

And if you have 2010 iMac 27” model, you can choose from the same options as the 2011 models and breathe new life into your machine so it runs better than new!

OWC Announces MaxRAM Memory Upgrades to 16GB for 2010 Mac mini, MacBook and MacBook Pro

Thursday, December 27th, 2012 | Author:

Other World Computing announced today through its MaxRAM program the immediate availability of 8GB and 16GB OWC Memory Upgrade Kits that enable owners of 2010 Mac mini, MacBook 13″, and 2.4GHz MacBook Pro 13″ computers to add up to 16GB of RAM — up to double the previous listed maximum capacity of 8GB. Like all OWC Memory Upgrade Kits, a ‘how-to’ install video and OWC Lifetime warranty are included for each Mac model.

OWC Lab Proves 16GB Capability

By maintaining its own on-site lab with the industry’s most extensive collection of Apple Macintosh computers, second only to Apple itself, OWC is uniquely positioned to perform ongoing testing and development of memory upgrade kits for Macs made over the past 25 years. This capability enabled OWC engineers to test confirm 2010 Mac mini, MacBook 13″, and 2.4GHz MacBook Pro 13″ computers are MaxRAM Certified for the following hardware and software conditions: Article Continues…

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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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