World 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…
Thursday, December 19th, 2013 | Author: OWC Jarrod
As you might have heard, Apple began taking orders for the newly redesigned Mac Pro beginning today. And while the new model certainly seems to be a powerhouse, OWC has everything you need to get even more out of your 2013 Mac Pro experience.
With our array of docks, adapters and cables, you can maintain the use of the drives with alternative interfaces that you currently use and that you still need. Let OWC help extend the life of your devices when making the change to the new Mac Pro.
The new Mac Pro comes with a total six Thunderbolt 2 ports on the rear of its cylindrical design. OWC has Thunderbolt drives, expansion, interface solutions and more so you can get the most from these blazing fast connections and your current drives and devices.
Need to migrate two existing drives from your previous system or add two drives to the new Mac Pro? Our Elite Pro + LaCie Thunderbolt to eSATA adapter bundle is an easy and cost-effective solution to help you do so. Looking to move your existing FireWire devices to the new Mac Pro? The Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire adapter makes it easy! OWC also carries several external Thunderbolt drives currently shipping from LaCie, Buffalo, Elgato, and more so you can get blazing fast storage.
USB 3.0 Solutions
New Mac Pro also has four SuperSpeed 3.0 ports. Check out OWC’s wide selection of USB 3.0 drives which can conveniently connect straight to your Mac Pros USB ports. You can also connect your current eSATA-equipped solution via the USB 3.0 port with our NewerTech eSATA to USB 3.0 adapter. And our Voyager USB 3.0 hard drive docks are a great option for taking a bare drive from your existing Mac Pro 2006-2012 and using it with the new 2013 model. Article Continues…
Other World Computing announced today higher data throughput and USB 3.0 compatibility for its multi-interface, four-bay professional-grade Mercury Elite Qx2 RAID storage product for enterprise, professional and prosumer users.
The Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 is now compatible with native USB 3.0 ‘SuperSpeed’ interface technology, in addition to offering FireWire 800 and eSATA connectivity. The improved Elite Pro Qx2 features four hot-swap bays, diverse multiple interface support, and up to 16TB of available storage capacity. It is engineered specifically for applications such as backup, audio/video, photography, data management, and data-intensive applications. Massive data storage and backup capacity, inter-operable interface support, user-selectable RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, span, and independent modes all provide the speed, capacity, and redundancy necessary to meet a wide array of application requirements.
Other World Computing announced today it has expanded the storage capacity of its high-performance OWC Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 desktop hardware RAID storage line to 16.0TB by utilizing four of the industry’s only 3.5″ 4.0TB SATA 6Gb/s hard drive in the Qx2’s four hot swappable drive bays.
In addition to offering massive storage/backup capacity in a desktop sized footprint, the Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 features a “Quad Interface” of FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and eSATA ports and four selectable Hardware RAID settings – 0, 1, 5, 10 – for high speed, highly reliable Plug and Play use with Macs and PCs.
Five Prosumer Models Available
The Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 is available in four Enterprise Class options up to 12.0TB and a 0GB kit (no drives included) option. All Qx2 models include a disk utility software bundle retail valued at more than $100, all interface connection cables, and a three-year warranty. Article Continues…