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A Whole Batch Of New Instructional Videos From OWC

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 | Author:

moviecameraWe at OWC are always hard at work to help you get the most from your Mac – both older and newer models. And since it’s been a little while since we’ve showed our OWC Blog readers our new additions to our Instructional Series of videos, we thought we’d give you a look at what the OWC video team has been up to lately.

As you can see after the jump, we’ve recently added a whole batch of new instructional videos for your benefit. You can head over to our Tech Center or our YouTube Channel to check them out: Article Continues…

Don’t Leave Your Electronics Out In The Cold

Friday, February 7th, 2014 | Author:

Globe-BlizzardMuch of the country has become all-too acquainted with a relentlessly frigid villain this winter that goes by the name of… polar vortex. Even saying it can send a chill down your spine.

But the polar vortex hasn’t just reminded us that we need to look out for our friends and family members during cold weather. It’s also reminded us that we need to protect our other loved ones – our tech devices.

If you’ve left your devices exposed to extreme cold for even relatively short amounts of time, it’s always advised to let them come to room temperature before use. This also goes for items that have been newly delivered in below freezing temperatures – as tempting as it is to put them to use immediately. Article Continues…

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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…

Green Monday Brings Great Deals From OWC

Monday, December 9th, 2013 | Author:

greenmondayGreen Monday might just be another in a long list of named shopping days to some people, but at OWC, Green Monday brings something extra special: our final Garage Sale of the year!

Check out this month’s list of deals for great gift ideas at great prices that are sure to save you a little bit of green on this Green Monday.

Here is just a small sampling of the great deals we have to offer:

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Speed Up Your Mac by Defragging

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 | Author:

DriveGenius3Want to speed up your Mac and get rid of that spinning “beach ball”?  Defragging your Mac hard drive with Drive Genius 3’s award-winning defrag tool is your best option to improve your hard disk drive’s speed and performance. Hey, who doesn’t want a faster Mac?

What does defragging a hard drive actually mean?

Your Mac has millions of files on its HDD. As the hard drive is used, the Mac starts to run out of space to put very large files. When that happens, your Mac fragments large files, places bits of the file in one location and other bits of it in other location. The more time that goes by, the more you’re going to have fragments of files all over your hard drive.  This is a problem because opening and using files slows way down when your files are fragmented. The reason is because your Mac has to open the file and piece the various pieces together as it’s opening. This is one reason you may see the beach ball more often than you used to (it’s a sign of having a fragmented HDD). Article Continues…