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iMac Late 2013 Teardown Gallery

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 | Author:

While the layout remains the same, the internal architecture has changed on the 21-inch iMac Late 2013 model from the previous version. The PCI bus for an SSD card is now present on the base model where it was not even included in the last model. So there’s hope for adding an SSD to models that did not originally come with one.

Update: 27″ iMac teardown photos have now been added to the gallery.

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27-inch iMac Late 2012 Unboxing

Friday, December 14th, 2012 | Author:

While the Apple Store is currently showing that the 27-inch iMac is available to ship in January, our first pre-ordered model arrived today. Here’s a few unboxing photos for your pleasure while we begin our compatibility testing.

As always, follow the OWC Blog for industry coverage, tips, and more tricks for keeping your Apple products at their best.

Apple’s Latest 2011 MacBook Pro Refresh & Using SATA Revision 3.0 6Gb/s Drives

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 | Author:

As we mentioned last Monday, Apple has released new “speed bumped” MacBook Pro 13″, 15″, and 17″ model laptops. These units all show 6Gb/s link capability for both the main drive bay and the optical bay. Right out of the gate all of these models are proving 100% reliable for use of a SATA Revision 3.0 hard drive or OWC 6G SSD installed into the main drive bay.

Just like the Early 2011 models, while we continue to see reliability with 6Gb/s in the optical bay of the 13″ model - the optical bays of the 15″ and 17″ models remain too unstable for 6Gb/s drive use. Although still unstable in the 15″ and 17″, the optical bay SATA signal has improved considerably and we are looking into possibilities that might make 6Gb/s in this bay reliable. Article Continues…