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OWC Updates Hard Drive DIY Kit For Expanding Factory Installed Storage Capacity for All 2011 iMac and 27″ 2012-Current iMac Models

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 | Author:

owcdiyimachdd11_heroOther World Computing today introduced the OWC Hard Drive Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Kit for all 2011 iMac and 27″ 2012 iMac models. The kit enables iMac owners to replace the factory installed internal hard drive with up to a 6.0TB hard drive for expanded storage and backup capacity. Fully supported with step-by-step video and installation tools, the kits feature a custom power cable with an in-line digital thermal sensor that ensures proper factory fan operation and full compliance with the Apple diagnostic testing. Article Continues…

Category: Press Releases

The Other World – Episode 83

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 | Author:

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Category: The Other World

Data Doubler Usage Scenario: Backing Up With Time Machine

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 | Author:

timemachine_iconDid you know?

According to an online survey conducted by Harris Interactive Inc. among 2,021 U.S. adults ages 18 and older in June., only 10% of users backup their data daily. That percentage remained unchanged from 2012.

So why don’t users backup on a daily basis?

Simply put – manually backing up you computer is a hassle. Time Machine goes a long way on changing that. It was designed as a “set it and forget it” backup solution. However, even automated backups can have a human component. For example, using Time Machine with a laptop means you regularly have to plug that backup drive into your computer. While that action is nearly automatic for some of us, for others it is easily (and often) forgotten.

But not to worry – OWC has you covered with the Data Doubler.

With an OWC Data Doubler installed in your laptop, your Time Machine backup is always with you. No extra drives to carry, nothing to remember to plug in. It truly completes that “set it and forget it” design and with the incremental backups, you don’t need to make sure you’ve attached something externally before you start working. Article Continues…

Category: Tech Tips

Take Your Mac mini To The Max With The Latest Storage Upgrade Kit From OWC

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 | Author:

PR_miniKitOther World Computing has just launched an upgraded OWC “Data Doubler” Kit, which  can now add a new 1.5 TB drive , and is compatible with 2011 and later Mac minis. Bare kits or additional capacity bundles are also available.

What it does: this DIY kit enables Mac mini owners to add a second internal hard drive and install up to two drives for up to 3.0 TB of storage, or add a high-performance solid-state drive (SSD) to complement (or fully replace) the existing internal factory drive. Article Continues…

Category: Press Releases

Further Fusion Testing

Friday, September 13th, 2013 | Author:

stopwatchSince Apple released their Fusion Drive, there have been a lot blogs focused on how to make a DIY (Do it Yourself) Fusion Drive for non-Fusion-Drive-equipped macs, but very few blogs showing a Fusion Drive’s performance in action.

Apple’s description of Fusion Drive really makes it sound fantastic: having frequently accessed files automatically stored on the SSD while infrequently used files are kept on the HDD.  As Apple describes Fusion Drive, “…That’s because frequently used items are kept at the ready on speedy flash storage, while infrequently accessed items go to the hard drive. The file transfers take place in the background, so you won’t even notice.” The other half of the performance benefit is that Fusion Drives maintain a 4GB buffer space on the SSD.  This means files written to the Fusion Drive are written to the SSD first and then migrated to the HDD when the drive is idle.

This automated file management really piqued my interest and there has been talk of the automated file transfer not working. I wanted to put it to the test personally and see this file transfer in action. Article Continues…