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Friday, December 4th, 2009 | Author:

OWCNewsGrantTalk about a rhyming headline! While I hope I have more talent than a certain flavor of Vanilla, I don’t think I can top this character. But to the point, we’ve had a busy last few days here transforming Cyber Monday into a full Cyber Week because of popular demand.

As a result, we haven’t really had the opportunity to get back to the tech tips and product reviews that you, our faithful readers, have come to expect at the OWC Blog. But much like the myriad of fan movies and fan fiction that sprout up when the original isn’t producing as quickly as fans demand, this past week we’ve received some absolutely glowing product reviews from media experts on some of our latest product lines.

From Steven Sande at TUAW, The Unofficial Apple Weblog “Road Tested: Newer Technology NuPower Charge & Sync+”

NWTCHRGNSYNCTechnology came out with a new and rather innovative device last month that I thought was so different from the pack that I ended up buying one for myself. The NuPower Charge & Sync+ packs almost everything you need, including the AC adapter and charger, a 1400 mAh Lithium-Ion battery pack, and a USB charging cable, into one small package.

From Jim Dalrymple at The Loop, Making Sense of Technology “Hands On: OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 external RAID”

I’ve been testing Other World Computing’s (OWC) Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 RAID system for the past few weeks and have been very impressed…I started off just recording one track of guitar with no plug-ins — admittedly, a pretty simple test, but it worked just fine. Typically, I usually record a couple of guitar tracks — either from mics or digitally — at the same time.

OWCMEQX2T8.0SThe last song I worked on had over 60 tracks that were used at different times during the project. Most of the tracks were recorded audio (guitars, drums, french horns, violins, etc.) that were recorded directly to the drive.

But that’s not all. I also have many gigabytes of drum data from Toontrack’s drum kits stored on the drive. So, not only is Pro Tools reading and recording audio from the drive at the same time, it is also regularly reading files for the drum kits as well.

After a few small tests, I let loose and used the Elite for everything. It stood up to everything I threw at it and continues to.

It’s not only the big reviewers that are getting into the fray…we love to see you readers/followers/fans speak out as well. From @NeedApple on Twitter:

Got a drobo to pool all my video drives. Sending back drobo – it’s slow as molasses!! Getting OWC Mercury Qx2 instead, much better ratings.

Among our craziness here at work we even managed to release a brand new product line, the OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini this week:

OWCMEQMSSD256OWC has announced a new line of portable hard drives. The new Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini line features aluminum cases, bus powered drives, and quad interfaces.

The Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini case design is a smaller version of the case used in OWC’s Mercury Elite-AL Pro line, so it’s a familiar design to OWC customers. The Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini case measures 3.8 by 5.5 by 1.1 inches, small enough to stash in a laptop bag or backpack.

But don’t just take our word for it, read more about the Elite-AL Pro mini from Roman Loyola at Macworld.com

And is my style to end in fun, I’ll refer back to the post beginning…am I better than the “one and done”?