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Other World Computing Announces First Phase of Jupiter mini-SAS DAS/SAN Scalable Storage Solution Release

Sunday, January 6th, 2013 | Author:

Other World Computing announced today the first phase of its release of OWC Jupiter mini-SAS, with Jupiter JBOD/Expander Racks, PCIe HBA Cards and Enterprise Switches available for immediate ordering. Built upon the proven mini-SAS interface for speeds up to 48Gb/s, Jupiter combines the highest levels of data sharing performance with the simplicity of direct attached storage (DAS) at a fraction of the cost of fibre channel infrastructures. Expansion of the Jupiter line will continue with the release of Jupiter towers, workgroup switches and RAID subsystems in Q1 2013. OWC will demonstrate the high performance of Jupiter mini-SAS at booth #5812, LVCC North Hall, during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which begins Tuesday in Las Vegas, Nevada. Article Continues…

Category: Press Releases

2012 Mac mini & Server Unboxing

Thursday, October 25th, 2012 | Author:

The minis are finally here at the OWC Test Lab.

Follow the OWC Blog for industry coverage, tips, and more tricks for keeping your Apple products at their best. We’ll be reporting our findings as we confirm them.


OWC Announces Memory Upgrades For New 2012 Apple Mac mini Models

Newer Technology Introduces miniStack Storage Solutions Featuring OWC Mercury Solid State Drive As The Perfect Complement To Apple Mac mini

Brand New Mac Pro Servers At OWC.

Friday, May 18th, 2012 | Author:

Every once in a while a deal comes along that’s too good not to call out here on the OWC Blog.

We just acquired several 2010 Mac Pro Server Dual 2.4GHz (8-core) machines, factory sealed, new in box. These are the latest Mac Pros out there and ship complete with

  • 8GB (2GB x 4) of memory
  • Two (2) 1.0TB 7200RPM hard drives
  • 18x SuperDrive with double-layer support
  • ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB GDDR5
  • Mac OS X Lion Server unlimited-client license.

We’re offering these units, while supplies last, for $500 less than you can buy direct from Apple. Even better, this item qualifies for free domestic ground shipping. You need to act fast, though – they’re being sold as “first come, first served” and will disappear when sold out. Sorry… no rain checks.

OWC Radio #62 – The Naughty or Nice List

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 | Author: , , and

Happy Holidays from the crew here at OWC Radio. We’ve made our list, we even checked it twice. This month we explore who’s made the naughty list and who’s been nice this Christmas season before OWC Chris settles in for his long winter’s nap. So, grab a glass of egg nog and have a listen.

OWC Radio is a monthly, forum-based podcast focused on the events and happenings in the Mac community. This week’s hosts are: OWC Grant, OWC Chris S., and OWC Mike H.

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Category: OWC Radio

Changing the Face of (Mac) Gaming

Friday, March 12th, 2010 | Author:

Good news, everyone! Gaming is about to make a surge back to the Mac! “How’s that?” I hear some of you asking, fearful only bad news can follow that line. Well, the answer lies in the helping hands of Valve and its online service, Steam.

The Press Release from Monday confirmed what had been rumored for the past week in gaming circles; Valve will be natively supporting Macs — not emulating! — alongside Windows with all of its own game releases from here on out. Most notable of which will be a simultaneous Mac and Windows release of Portal 2 this holiday season.

If you’re wondering why Steam should be considered a big deal, then you should know that it is the most successful digital distribution system in PC gaming — estimated to be about 70% of the digital distribution games market according to research completed by Stardock.

OK, so Macs will be getting a few more quality games, is that all? Not by a long shot. Here’s the better news, from Jason Holtman, Director of Business Development at Valve, “…we have added a new feature, called Steam Play, which allows customers who purchase the product for the Mac or Windows to play on the other platform free of charge. For example, Steam Play, in combination with the Steam Cloud, allows a gamer playing on their work PC to go home and pick up playing the same game at the same point on their home Mac. We expect most developers and publishers to take advantage of Steam Play.”

Furthermore: “…Mac and Windows players will be part of the same multiplayer universe, sharing servers, lobbies, and so forth. We fully support a heterogeneous mix of servers and clients.” Article Continues…