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Further Fusion Testing

Friday, September 13th, 2013 | Author:

stopwatchSince Apple released their Fusion Drive, there have been a lot blogs focused on how to make a DIY (Do it Yourself) Fusion Drive for non-Fusion-Drive-equipped macs, but very few blogs showing a Fusion Drive’s performance in action.

Apple’s description of Fusion Drive really makes it sound fantastic: having frequently accessed files automatically stored on the SSD while infrequently used files are kept on the HDD.  As Apple describes Fusion Drive, “…That’s because frequently used items are kept at the ready on speedy flash storage, while infrequently accessed items go to the hard drive. The file transfers take place in the background, so you won’t even notice.” The other half of the performance benefit is that Fusion Drives maintain a 4GB buffer space on the SSD.  This means files written to the Fusion Drive are written to the SSD first and then migrated to the HDD when the drive is idle.

This automated file management really piqued my interest and there has been talk of the automated file transfer not working. I wanted to put it to the test personally and see this file transfer in action. Article Continues…

Other World Computing Wins Gold in Best in Biz Awards 2013 International

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 | Author:

Other World Computing has taken a Gold in Best in Biz Awards 2013 International, an independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. OWC’s Aura Pro and Mercury solid-state drive (SSD) products were selected as Product Line of the Year for their reputation as the ultimate performance upgrade for any Mac or PC.

We’re justifiably proud of our Aura Pro and Mercury SSD products, which are designed and built here in the United States,” said Larry O’Connor, founder and CEO of Other World Computing. “The OWC team is honored to receive a Gold award from Best in Biz Awards 2013 International, and we will continue to work to bring gold-level service and products to our customers every day.” Article Continues…

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Open Your Eyes To An Optical Drive

Thursday, July 18th, 2013 | Author:

When I was five years old, it was discovered that I needed glasses. Everyone tried to convince me I would be so cool—I would be like the beloved cartoon character Arthur, Clark Kent, or that kid from A Christmas Story—heck, everyone who was anyone had glasses. After listening to all of the hype, I was so excited to go pick out my new glasses, ready to embrace my soon-to-be coolness (and possible superpowers…I wasn’t sure yet). I picked out a simple brown pair and proudly rocked those frames for the next few years. It was only after I was an adult that I realized that there was NOTHING cute or cool about those glasses that were about 10 sizes too big for my face. (Or those straight across bangs…or that silly flower hat…basically there is nothing cool about making your kid look as nerdy as possible. Thanks parents.) Article Continues…

OWC Serves Up Sizzling Deals All Weekend

Friday, July 5th, 2013 | Author:

 

From all of us at OWC, we hope you had a safe and festive Independence Day celebration. However the celebration isn’t over yet!

Our July 4th Weekend Sizzlers sale will be running through the end of the day on Sunday.

Here’s just a few of the amazing deals up for grabs:

Check out all our July 4th Weekend Sizzlers and remember – this BBQ is over when the weekend ends.

Father’s Day Guide: The On-The-Go Dad

Friday, June 7th, 2013 | Author:

Father’s Day is tough. Gift ideas are not easy to come by … and let’s face it, dad isn’t much help. So this year we’ve decided to go all out for dad’s big day. In this series leading up to June 16, we’ll give great gift ideas for all types of dads.

He travels for business. He travels for vacation. He travels with the family to Walley World Disney World (Clark Griswold would agree, this doesn’t count as vacation for most dads).

Whatever his reasons, the on-the-go dad is always on the move. And if he’s often away from home, odds are that he’s probably taking his laptop packed with critical data and his great new photos.

But as countless dads have learned the hard way: the more trips you take, the more chances there are for your computer to trip-up. This is why it’s critical to always keep a durable backup drive available when on the road. Article Continues…