OWC will be closed today – November 28, 2013 – in observance of Thanksgiving Day.
Live Chat with our support staff will resume at 3:00am (Central), and phone support will resume at 8:00am (Central) Friday morning.
Once we had the new 13″ MacBook Pro with Retina display unboxed, it was just a matter of time before we installed an OWC Aura Pro SSD to see how well it worked.
Well, as these pictures show, the Aura Pro fits just fine in the 13″ rMBP’s drive caddy (something new that wasn’t in the 15″ model), and so far everything seems to be running quite solidly.
Obviously, we’ve got a battery of other tests to put the drive through and we’ll have a more definite answer by early next week, but right now, all signs are pointing to “Yes.”
Well, another Apple event has come and gone. It started out with CEO Tim Cook recapping the success of the iPhone 5, the iPod Touch and iPod nano and later talking about iBooks. However, we’re going to focus on all the new hardware that got announced today – and there was a lot of it.
The Mac line got a big refresh, with updates to the iMac, Mac mini, and 13” MacBook Pro.
The mini had the smallest outward changes, with most of its improvement happening internally. All the expected upgrades are there, most notably the addition of USB 3.0. This along with the existing Thunderbolt and FireWire 800 ports, gives the mini multiple high-performance upgrade options and makes the NewerTech miniStack a perfect fit. We will have to verify this once we get one in, but the internal layout appears unchanged (other than the chipsets) so upgrading memory and internal storage on the new Mac mini should also remain relatively unchanged - including adding a second drive via a Data Doubler.
Other World Computing today announced that the OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express SSD is a finalist in the “New Product or Service of the Year – Computer Hardware” category of the 2011 American Business Awards. First announced at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show this past January and still the only aftermarket SSD upgrade for the 2010 MacBook Air, the OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express offers up to 4X greater capacity and up to 68% faster real-world performance than factory available options.
Like The Oscars For Corporate America
The American Business Award program, created in 2002 and nicknamed “The Stevies”, is the only business awards program in the United States that honors and generates public recognition of corporate and executive achievements worldwide. The Stevie Award trophy is often called “the business Oscar”, because it is hand-cast and finished in 24-karat gold by the same company that creates the Oscar. The name “Stevie” is taken from the name Stephen, derived from Greek term for “crowned”. Past American Business Award winners have include Apple, Oracle, Hilton Hotels, and AT&T. Article Continues…