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.
In order to bring top performance and stability from its industry-leading, SandForce-driven Solid State Drive line, Other World Computing has released its new proprietary firmware version, now available free for download.
With this update – compatible with most OWC SSD models – we’ve added the convenient ability to update your SSD from a bootable USB drive or a CD/DVD. The new firmware contains general performance enhancements and reliability fixes. And as an added convenience for our customers, OWC is now offering a bootable USB Key preloaded with the update.
As always, OWC reminds users that it’s important to stay updated with firmware to get the top performance from your SSD. OWC’s Mac-friendly firmware updater continues OWC’s unmatched firmware update support for Mac users of SandForce-based SSDs. OWC also provides update support for PCs running Windows or Linux operating systems.
Thursday, July 18th, 2013 | Author: OWC Katie
When I was five years old, it was discovered that I needed glasses. Everyone tried to convince me I would be so cool—I would be like the beloved cartoon character Arthur, Clark Kent, or that kid from A Christmas Story—heck, everyone who was anyone had glasses. After listening to all of the hype, I was so excited to go pick out my new glasses, ready to embrace my soon-to-be coolness (and possible superpowers…I wasn’t sure yet). I picked out a simple brown pair and proudly rocked those frames for the next few years. It was only after I was an adult that I realized that there was NOTHING cute or cool about those glasses that were about 10 sizes too big for my face. (Or those straight across bangs…or that silly flower hat…basically there is nothing cool about making your kid look as nerdy as possible. Thanks parents.) Article Continues…
Macs are constantly evolving. They’re becoming faster, more powerful and as found in the MacBook Pro with Retina display and new iMac, they’re becoming significantly thinner.
While saving space and looking great, this evolution also has drawbacks. With ultra-thin designs, something must fall by the wayside. And in new iMacs, rMBPs, MacBook Airs and Mac minis, one important part is left out — an optical drive.
New, thinner Macs aren’t the only machines that suffer from a lack of an optical drive. In older Macs, the drive can simply wear out over time. Naturally, Other World Computing makes it easy to replace a failed drive or add one as an external! Article Continues…
Mac users who are looking to legitimately upgrade from 10.5.x to 10.6 (and beyond, where applicable), should be happy to know that Snow Leopard is recently available again in the Apple Store.
It’ll cost you $20 for the disk, but then you can then upgrade to later OS versions, which are available only through the Mac App Store, which was introduced with 10.6.8. OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion will be easy to upgrade to, with a simple download-and-install. If you can only run OSX 10.7 Lion, though, you may have a little more difficulty.
Still, it’s nice to see Apple providing at least some sort of upgrade path for cautious-to-upgrade users.