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OWC Expands Thunderbolt Technology Storage Family with Mercury Elite Pro Dual with Hardware RAID Options

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 | Author:

PR_EliteTBDualOther World Computing expanded its family of Thunderbolt interface storage products with the addition of the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual external high-performance drive with hardware RAID capabilities. The Mercury Elite Pro Dual with Thunderbolt interface will be featured at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas this week, at Other World Computing’s booth #SL14016, in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

High-Performance Two-Bay Design

The Mercury Elite Pro Dual, available in capacities up to 8TB of total storage, adds tremendous storage capacity and throughput to any Mac or PC with a Thunderbolt port. Applications such as A/V post-production, photography, music, graphics, data management, and even Time Machine backups are enhanced with access to data at sustained data rates of up to 389MB/s read, 351MB/s write. Article Continues…

Category: Press Releases

World Backup Day: Never Too Early To Backup Your Data

Friday, March 28th, 2014 | Author:

PastedGraphic-30World Backup Day is just one day a year. But those less pleasant reminders that we should back up our data can come at any time. And as so many of us know all to well, they tend to come at the worst times.

But while this year’s official World Backup Day isn’t until next week – Monday, March 31 – it’s never too soon to secure your data before disaster strikes.

Fortunately, OWC is your one-stop shop for everything you need to make sure your computer’s data is backed up and safe. And with our recent Thunderbolt-equipped additions to our lineup – including the new ThunderBay IV (pictured right) – we have more high-performance options to offer than ever.

As we’ve said before, computers are modern substitutes for our photo albums, bookshelves and file cabinets. And we simply can’t risk losing our pictures, videos, music or other important documents. That’s why on the OWC Blog we’ve showed you plenty of ways you can secure your data from this precious data against malfunctions, viruses, corruption, and even theft.

Check out below for some OWC Staff Recommendations for the right hardware to fit your plan for backing up your data: Article Continues…

Category: Tech Tips

Bootable Backups Made Easy With Drive Genius 3

Thursday, December 12th, 2013 | Author:

DriveGenius3By Jennifer Bell, Guest Blogger

One of my favorite tools in Drive Genius 3 is the Duplicate feature. Drive Genius 3’s Duplicate tool serves as a great method to create disk images and device-to-device clone backups. Protect your creativity, work, pictures and events in time by using Drive Genius 3 along with a backup strategy. Developing and following a good maintenance and backup plan eliminates the need for data recovery efforts and increases the shelf life of your digital assets.

Why make a bootable clone?

What if something were to happen to your main hard drive? If you had a bootable clone available you would be able to boot from that clone backup. Heck, you could even take that external drive over to a friend’s house and boot from it by using your friend’s Mac and be up and running again. You’ll even be covered if your Mac was lost or stolen! The Duplicate tool can also be used to make disk images of your flash drives and external drives. Having a bootable clone is a great safeguard and makes it easy to get back up and running. Article Continues…

OWC’s Envoy Pro EX Named As CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Award Honoree

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 | Author:

PR_EnvoyProEXOther World Computing today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for the OWC Envoy Pro EX USB 3.0 Portable SSD Solution. Products entered in this prestigious program were judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories.

“We are proud that the Envoy Pro EX was singled out from such a prestigious field of electronics products, for its design, function and engineering,” said Larry O’Connor, founder and CEO of Other World Computing. “We look forward to exhibiting it along with our other top of the line computer upgrade and expansion products at CES 2014.”  

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Category: Press Releases

OWC’s Definitive Quick Guide to Making the Most of 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 | Author:

Globe-n-rMBPPining for a new MacBook Pro with Retina display? You’re not the only one. The new MacBook Pros are powerful and most anybody I know who’s worked on the previous generation loves the screen quality and the thin size. There are a few things to take into consideration when getting a Retina MacBook Pro: screen size, memory, storage, and let’s not forget… the all important work/backup external drive.

The 13” model comes in 3 base options:

  • $1,299.99 – 2.4 GHz i5 processor, 4GB memory, 128GB Solid State Drive
  • $1,499.99 – 2.4 GHz i5 processor, 8GB memory, 256GB Solid State Drive
  • $1,799.99 – 2.6 GHz i5 processor, 8GB memory, 512GB Solid State Drive

The 15” model comes in 2 base options:

  • $1,999.99 – 2.0 GHz quad-core i7 processor, 8GB memory, 256GB Solid State Drive
  • $2,599.99 – 2.3 GHz quad-core i7 processor, 16GB memory, 512GB Solid State Drive

Essentially the price increases among the models get your more memory and a larger SSD. Memory is soldered to the motherboard, which means you can’t upgrade later, period. SSDs on the other hand can be upgraded in the future if you find yourself in need of more storage later. We’re working hard on providing an SSD upgrade that’ll allow you to expand your Retina later on, as we currently offer SSD upgrades for the 2012 Retina models, and plan to offer upgrades for the new ones as soon as we can. Article Continues…