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World Backup Day: Never Too Early To Backup Your Data

Friday, March 28th, 2014 | Author:

PastedGraphic-30World Backup Day is just one day a year. But those less pleasant reminders that we should back up our data can come at any time. And as so many of us know all to well, they tend to come at the worst times.

But while this year’s official World Backup Day isn’t until next week – Monday, March 31 – it’s never too soon to secure your data before disaster strikes.

Fortunately, OWC is your one-stop shop for everything you need to make sure your computer’s data is backed up and safe. And with our recent Thunderbolt-equipped additions to our lineup – including the new ThunderBay IV (pictured right) – we have more high-performance options to offer than ever.

As we’ve said before, computers are modern substitutes for our photo albums, bookshelves and file cabinets. And we simply can’t risk losing our pictures, videos, music or other important documents. That’s why on the OWC Blog we’ve showed you plenty of ways you can secure your data from this precious data against malfunctions, viruses, corruption, and even theft.

Check out below for some OWC Staff Recommendations for the right hardware to fit your plan for backing up your data: Article Continues…

Category: Tech Tips

Last-Minute Gift Ideas Sure to Spread Cheer this Christmas; Holiday Saver Deals Still Available

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 | Author:

Globe-GiftsWe can’t see you when your sleeping, and we have no idea when you’re awake. But that doesn’t mean OWC doesn’t work just as hard as Santa to bring you exactly what you want for Christmas. Our cutting edge technology and dedication to customer support makes OWC a prime destination for anybody looking to find the perfect gift for the Mac lover in their life.

Without a doubt, OWC has a lot of incredible gift options for Mac lovers, but a few gifts really stand out. Here are some ideas that are sure to bring holiday cheer when found under the tree Christmas morning:

Pre-Owned Macs

It wasn’t too long ago that it would cost thousands of dollars to get the computing power available in one of the many pre-owned Macs available at OWC. But a lot has changed in the past decade, and OWC has the goods to make your holiday Mac wishes come true. OWC has the perfect (and affordable) Christmas gift for anybody that wants to get their hands on a Mac. Article Continues…

OWC’s Definitive Quick Guide to Making the Most of 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 | Author:

Globe-n-rMBPPining for a new MacBook Pro with Retina display? You’re not the only one. The new MacBook Pros are powerful and most anybody I know who’s worked on the previous generation loves the screen quality and the thin size. There are a few things to take into consideration when getting a Retina MacBook Pro: screen size, memory, storage, and let’s not forget… the all important work/backup external drive.

The 13” model comes in 3 base options:

  • $1,299.99 – 2.4 GHz i5 processor, 4GB memory, 128GB Solid State Drive
  • $1,499.99 – 2.4 GHz i5 processor, 8GB memory, 256GB Solid State Drive
  • $1,799.99 – 2.6 GHz i5 processor, 8GB memory, 512GB Solid State Drive

The 15” model comes in 2 base options:

  • $1,999.99 – 2.0 GHz quad-core i7 processor, 8GB memory, 256GB Solid State Drive
  • $2,599.99 – 2.3 GHz quad-core i7 processor, 16GB memory, 512GB Solid State Drive

Essentially the price increases among the models get your more memory and a larger SSD. Memory is soldered to the motherboard, which means you can’t upgrade later, period. SSDs on the other hand can be upgraded in the future if you find yourself in need of more storage later. We’re working hard on providing an SSD upgrade that’ll allow you to expand your Retina later on, as we currently offer SSD upgrades for the 2012 Retina models, and plan to offer upgrades for the new ones as soon as we can. Article Continues…

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…

OWC Announces 25th Year Kickoff Sweepstakes Winners

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 | Author:

Back in November, Other World Computing announced that it would kick off its 25th year of providing award-winning products, service, and support to the Apple community and tech industry with a special ‘25th Year Kickoff Celebration’ sweepstakes. A lucky 25 randomly chosen participants would receive a high-performance OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro bus-powered portable storage solution featuring 1.0TB of storage and FireWire 800/400 and USB 3.0/2.0 interfaces.

So, nearly three months and almost 6,000 entrants later, OWC is ready to announce the list of winners of the sweepstakes!

Congratulations to these lucky participants: Article Continues…

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