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All of you who want to get those great OWC products you got for Christmas set up before the new year (or to get more stuff, because we can always use more) will be glad to hear that the OWC Call Center will be open until 10:00pm CT tonight to answer your tech questions or place your last-minute orders. Additionally, Live Chat support will be open until at 10pm tonight.
We will be closed Tuesday for New Year’s Day which is a national holiday with no standard delivery services operating nationwide.
Live Chat will resume on Wednesday 1/2/13 at 12:01AM, CST, and our Sales, Technical Support, and Customer Service lines will re-open at 8:00AM.
OWC is wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and SAFE New Year!
Well, Christmas has passed, Hanukkah is in the final stretch, Boxing Day has come and gone, the Festivus Pole has been put away, and now we’re looking at the end of the year. For some, this means getting those “extras” like more RAM or an SSD for their new Mac, a case/carrier for their new iPad, or more storage to hold all those new digital photos and music. For others, it’s a matter of getting that new equipment for the office by the end of the year for tax purposes. Still others may just want a great deal on something they really want.
No matter what your reasoning is, OWC has the gear you need, and can get it to you before year’s end.
Did you get a new phone, tablet, mp3 player, or other device that charges via USB? Don’t mess with those bulky and ugly wall adapters or tie up the USB ports on your computer simply to charge it. The award-winning Power2U wall outlet from Newer Technology is the first UL-listed wall outlet with integrated USB charging ports.
For those of you looking for an amazing deal, we still have a sizable list of holiday specials left on our Holiday Savers page. You can find memory upgrade kits starting at $26.50, DIY 2.5” Hard Drive Bundles up to 1.0TB, and much more.
And if you order by December 31, and use the Checkout with Amazon option on your order, you can save up to an additional $50 on your order.
Let your computer start the new year the right way: with upgrades and accessories from OWC!
All of you who want to get those great OWC products you got for Christmas set up before the new year (or to get more stuff, because we can always use more) will be glad to hear OWC staffers will be here until 11:00pm CST on Friday, December 31, to answer your tech questions or place your last-minute orders.
OWC will be closed Saturday, January 1, for New Year’s Day, then will go back to our regular schedule on January 2.
Well, with the holidays finally here and gone, many of us are left with fond memories of the past year and, depending on how avid a photo-taker or videographer you are, you’ve accumulated a ton of pictures and video of family, friends, vacations, pets, parties and the like. Now is a perfect time to check your data backup plan and to make sure that if your hard drive fails, you don’t lose all those memories.
While having a working hard drive backup is great, there is an even better way when it comes to digital media. Make yourself a hard copy of your photo and video libraries from time to time. I’m talking about burning those files to Blu-Ray, DVD, or CD depending on the size of your collection, the physical size of your photos and videos, and how long it’s been since your last hard-copy backup.
With all your memories backed up this way, you’ll be sure to have them in the future. Not every backup plan is foolproof – so the more ways you back up, the better. A few years ago my backup plan included cloning the hard drive in my laptop and keeping a copy on an external drive. That way I’d have a perfect copy of everything on my computer. I was performing the cloning function and writing over the backup drive when the hard drive in my laptop physically failed. I lost everything on both drives – the main drive failing corrupted the data on the drive I was backing up to.
My only saving grace was that I had just about everything that was most important to me burned to CDs. It took a while to install a new drive, reinstall the operating system and move everything back over from CD – mainly because there were so many of them. Had I had copies on DVD, or better yet, Blu-Ray it would have gone much quicker.
Last month, OWC introduced the 12x “Quad Interface” Mercury Pro Blu-ray External Drives, which is ideal for backing up large amounts of video, photos, music, or any other data files Blu-ray is capable of burning up to 50GB of data onto a single Blu-ray disc in 15 to 20 minutes. That’s equal to 50,000 JPEG images, 17,500 MP3 songs, 25 DVD quality movies, or just under four hours of High Definition video! The Mercury Pro Blu-ray drives also read and/or write virtually all types of optical media, including DVD R/RW & Dual-Layer, DVD-RAM, and CD-R/RW.
Its the perfect device for making that New Year’s Resolution to make sure your data is kept safe and secure.