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.
Other World Computing today announced the OWC SuperSlim, a USB 2.0 bus powered optical drive enclosure for turning any 9.5mm SATA slot loading internal optical drive, even those with mounting tabs, into an external Plug and Play CD, DVD, and/or Blu-ray disc burning /playing solution for Macs and PCs.
The OWC SuperSlim, is ultra thin, weighs only 4.2 ounces, and is bus powered (no AC adapter is needed), for easy transport in any gear bag.
Ideal Solution For Macs That Have An OWC Data Doubler Installed Article Continues…
Options include enough capacity to hold up to 6,145 hours of DVD quality movies with Mercury Pro Qx2 RAID storage solutions up to 12TB – – and the ability to make copies of purchased CD/DVD/Blu-ray media with OWC’s Slim portable bus-powered drive
Pre-configures 2010 Mac mini as home entertainment media server with first three screen (PC, TV, mobile) interface that simplifies and improves how content is viewed and managed across multiple devices
Other World Computing announced today its new OWC Media Center Solution for the 2010 Mac mini to address the growing need of consumers wanting to search, navigate, consume, store/backup, and sync digital content from multiple content sources and devices with one easy to use solution. The OWC Media Center Solution includes installing the Plex digital media management platform onto a customer’s 2010 Mac mini, upgrading the mini with 4GB of OWC RAM, and bundling all the necessary hardware – including an OWC Mercury Pro™ Qx2 storage solution, OWC Slim portable CD/DVD/Blu-ray disc burner, Elgato EyeTV Hybrid tuner or HD DVR, and Apple Remote – to deliver a complete and hassle-free Plug and Play Mac mini based home theatre/entertainment solution. OWC will be demonstrating the new OWC Media Center Solution and other first-to-market products, like the OWC Mercury Aura Pro SSDs for MacBook Air models, in booth #513 at the Macworld Expo, which begins today in San Francisco, California. Article Continues…
OWC Radio starts a new direction in this episode. While OWC Radio bids a fond farewell to Tim Robertson as host, the new OWC Radio has moved to a forum setting hosted by the four most prolific posters to the OWC Blog: OWC Grant, OWC Chris S., OWC Michael, and OWC Mike H.
Join us as we explore some of our first experiences with Apple computers and discuss whether or not the iPad marks the future of touchscreen computing. Other topics of conversation include the announcement of Star Wars in 3D, Apple’s ever-increasing popularity, how to get the most bang for your buck in purchasing a Mac, and more!