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OWC Announces Mercury Elite Pro mini as Industry’s First eSATA 6G and Bus-Powered USB 3.0 Portable Storage Solution

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 | Author:

Other World Computing announced today it has expanded its OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini line to include the industry’s first eSATA 6G and bus-powered USB 3.0 portable external drive. Available in 13 different hard drive or OWC Mercury SSD-equipped capacity configurations up to 1.5TB, the new USB 3.0/2.0 and eSATA 6G “triple interface” model delivers up to 600MB/s data rate storage/backup performance to Mac and PC users in a Plug and Play, mobile footprint. The new Mercury Elite Pro mini and other OWC storage solutions will be shown in Other World Computing’s booth #5231, LVCC North Hall, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which begins today in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Portable and Bus-Powered for Mobile Lifestyles

Measuring a compact 5.5″ L x 3.8″ W x 1.1″ H, the Mercury Elite Pro mini offers portable storage capacity up to 1.5TB – enough space for up to 1.5 million JPEG photos, 750 DVD movies, 115 hours of digital video, or 526,000 MP3 songs – in its fanless, aircraft grade brushed aluminum enclosure. Because it’s bus-powered, the Mercury Elite Pro mini doesn’t require an AC adapter, so it’s ideal for in-the-field business professionals, creative/entertainment professionals, students, and anyone else needing to back up data, transport large files between computers, gain additional storage capacity, and even perform video editing and live music recording.  Article Continues…

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Newer Technology Announces miniStack Max As Industry’s First Four-in-One Storage, Access, And Connectivity Solution

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 | Author:

Newer Technology, Inc. today announced the miniStack Max, the latest version of its award-winning quad-interface powered hub storage solution. Offering Plug and Play ease of use with Macs or PCs thanks to five interfaces—USB 3.0, USB 2.0, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and eSATA—the miniStack Max is the only four-in-one storage, data access, connectivity solution on the market.  In addition to adding an optical drive and an integrated SD card reader to its time-proven design, the latest miniStack is now available with an expanded storage capacity of up to 4TB. The new miniStack storage line and other unique Newer Technology products will be shown in Other World Computing’s booth #5231, LVCC North Hall, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which begins today in Las Vegas, Nevada. Article Continues…

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New OWC Jupiter mini-SAS Redefines Shared SAN Storage by Harnessing the Simplicity and Performance of mini-SAS Direct Attached Storage

Monday, January 9th, 2012 | Author:

Other World Computing announced today its new OWC Jupiter mini-SAS scalable storage solution for small businesses and enterprises utilizing mission critical and creative applications. Built upon the proven mini-SAS interface for speeds up to 24Gb/s using just a single cable connection, the Jupiter family of racks, towers, and hubs combine the highest levels of data sharing performance with the simplicity of direct attached storage (DAS) at up to 5x lower cost of fibre channel infrastructures. The OWC Jupiter mini-SAS will be available by the end of March in a variety of configurations with 8TB Enterprise solution pricing starting at $3,995.00. During the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which begins tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nevada, OWC will demonstrate the high performance of the Jupiter mini-SAS in its booth #5231 in the LVCC North Hall.

Centralized Storage = Higher Productivity

Jupiter mini-SAS is a centralized storage solution, which means data is stored in a single location and can be accessed by multiple workstations simultaneously. Sharing content streamlines workflows, eliminates bottlenecks, and the need to duplicate files. By eliminating the need to copy data to multiple users on DAS solutions or searching for files in multiple locations, Jupiter mini-SAS can dramatically increase productivity. Additionally, Jupiter mini-SAS can be configured to provide zoned/allocated drive access privileges so specific workstations and/or servers have exclusive access to specific drives or sets of drives. Article Continues…

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Newer Technology Announces GripStand Station for Centralized Storage, Charging, and Syncing of Up to Eight Apple iPads

Monday, January 9th, 2012 | Author:

Newer Technology, Inc. today announced the GripStand Station, the Plug and Play storage, charging and syncing solution for technologically savvy classroom, office, retail, healthcare, and other multiple iPad user environments. Designed specifically for use with NuGuard GripStand 2 and GripStand protective iPad cases (sold separately), the GripStand Station allows iPad tablets to slide easily and securely into one of eight bays to store, charge and sync. The new, made in the USA GripStand Station and other unique Newer Technology products will be demonstrated in Other World Computing’s booth #5231, LVCC North Hall, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which begins tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Easy to Use for All Ages

iPad users of all ages will find GripStand Station easy to use. Simply slide a NuGuard GripStand protected iPad into one of the eight bays until it connects to the installed Apple Certified Dock Connector. Embedded cable channels on the back of the unit cleanly route the USB charging cables to protect them from bending, pinching or accidental removal and/or tangling. To begin charging, users simply connect the dock cables to the factory supplied iPad power adapter. Article Continues…

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OWC Highlights Depth and Breadth of Highly Rated Mercury SSD Line at CES

Sunday, January 8th, 2012 | Author:

Committed to leading the personal, SMB, and Enterprise Solid State Drive (SSD) industry, Other World Computing announced today that it will highlight its broad line of award-winning SSDs in its booth #5231 in the LVCC North Hall during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week. The line includes a new consumer/prosumer notebook SSD and a new SMB/Enterprise SSD announced in separate CES press releases. With SSDs for nearly every Mac and PC produced during the past decade, OWC is the most comprehensive US manufacturer of industry leading SandForce processor-based SSDs available today.

SSD Popularity Soaring

iSuppli expects 2011 SSD revenue to hit $4.4 billion—up 91 percent from $2.3 billion in 2010. By 2014, iSuppli expects SSD revenue to reach $7 billion. 2011 SSD shipments are projected to reach approximately 15 million units, compared to 6.9 million in 2010.

Key reasons for the growing popularity of SSDs include speed—they’re faster than any hard drive; there are no moving parts to fail and they offer a more reliable computing experience than hard disk drives (HDDs). OWC has taken these benefits a step further by enhancing its Customer Value Proposition. Article Continues…

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