Other 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…
By David Miess, Psychic Bunny
Light carves through the darkness like a scythe, bringing the archeologist in touch with artifacts from a century ago. The year is 2114. The location is downtown Los Angeles. He gingerly walks through the ancient office, gaping at dusty cheesegrater Mac Pros like the inaugural visitor to a new museum. The man then stumbles upon a peculiar sight—hundreds of shiny silver bricks. What could this be? Didn’t people back then use small thumb drives?
In the world of film production, large-capacity hard drives are a necessity. At our hybrid media studio, Psychic Bunny, we rely on OWC drives for duplicating footage during shoots, transferring materials back and forth between servers, and as backup solutions. There’s nothing like the warm, fuzzy feeling you get on a shoot after you’ve duplicated that vulnerable little RED card to not one, but two Mercury Elite Pros—one as a main footage drive, and the other as a backup. Article Continues…
Thursday, December 19th, 2013 | Author: OWC Jarrod
As you might have heard, Apple began taking orders for the newly redesigned Mac Pro beginning today. And while the new model certainly seems to be a powerhouse, OWC has everything you need to get even more out of your 2013 Mac Pro experience.
With our array of docks, adapters and cables, you can maintain the use of the drives with alternative interfaces that you currently use and that you still need. Let OWC help extend the life of your devices when making the change to the new Mac Pro.
The new Mac Pro comes with a total six Thunderbolt 2 ports on the rear of its cylindrical design. OWC has Thunderbolt drives, expansion, interface solutions and more so you can get the most from these blazing fast connections and your current drives and devices.
Need to migrate two existing drives from your previous system or add two drives to the new Mac Pro? Our Elite Pro + LaCie Thunderbolt to eSATA adapter bundle is an easy and cost-effective solution to help you do so. Looking to move your existing FireWire devices to the new Mac Pro? The Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire adapter makes it easy! OWC also carries several external Thunderbolt drives currently shipping from LaCie, Buffalo, Elgato, and more so you can get blazing fast storage.
USB 3.0 Solutions
New Mac Pro also has four SuperSpeed 3.0 ports. Check out OWC’s wide selection of USB 3.0 drives which can conveniently connect straight to your Mac Pros USB ports. You can also connect your current eSATA-equipped solution via the USB 3.0 port with our NewerTech eSATA to USB 3.0 adapter. And our Voyager USB 3.0 hard drive docks are a great option for taking a bare drive from your existing Mac Pro 2006-2012 and using it with the new 2013 model. Article Continues…
Other World Computing announced today higher data throughput and USB 3.0 compatibility for its multi-interface, four-bay professional-grade Mercury Elite Qx2 RAID storage product for enterprise, professional and prosumer users.
The Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 is now compatible with native USB 3.0 ‘SuperSpeed’ interface technology, in addition to offering FireWire 800 and eSATA connectivity. The improved Elite Pro Qx2 features four hot-swap bays, diverse multiple interface support, and up to 16TB of available storage capacity. It is engineered specifically for applications such as backup, audio/video, photography, data management, and data-intensive applications. Massive data storage and backup capacity, inter-operable interface support, user-selectable RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, span, and independent modes all provide the speed, capacity, and redundancy necessary to meet a wide array of application requirements.