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OWC Raises The Optical Bar With Mercury Pro External 16X BD-R, 128GB BDXL Blu-ray Optical Drive

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 | Author:

PR_MPO_Blu-rayOther World Computing announced today that it has upgraded the OWC Mercury Pro External Blu-ray Optical Drive to professional grade 16X BD-R write speeds, 128GB BDXL compatibility, and high-speed USB 3.0 connectivity.

Read and Write Double, Triple, Quad Layer BD-R Discs

In addition to single and double layer BD-R discs, the Mercury Pro External offers expanded support for up to 100GB of data on triple layer BDXL-R/BDXL RE discs and up to 128GB on quad layer BDXL-R discs. For comparison, 128GBs of data on a single quad layer BDXL disc is the equivalent of 27 standard DVDs or five single layer Blu-ray discs.

“Optical drives are still a vital component of any desktop or mobile computer for affordable data backup and archiving,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “And the Mercury Pro External offers best-in-class speed, features, and compatibility for all users.” Article Continues…

Category: Press Releases

The miniStack MAX: A Fun-Sized Treat For All

Thursday, October 17th, 2013 | Author:

PR_ministackMAXLet’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.

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OWC Releases Firmware Update For Industry-Leading SSD Line

Friday, October 4th, 2013 | Author:

Globe-DIY-231x300In 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.

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Category: Tech Tips

Open Your Eyes To An Optical Drive

Thursday, July 18th, 2013 | Author:

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…

Upgrade Your Mac’s Optical Drive Options

Friday, April 26th, 2013 | Author:

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…