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Customers, Reviewers Praise OWC Products

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 | Author:

PR_SSD2012As always, we’re hard at work on new exciting products here at Other World Computing. You can check out some our recent releases right here on the OWC Blog.

But it’s not only our newly released products that are turning heads lately. Some of our other existing products have been getting attention as well. See what some of the reviewers and customers have had to say recently about OWC gear.

OWC Solid State Drives

Our line of solid state drives have been winning awards for years for their performance and reliability. But OWC SSDs are still getting rave reviews directly from our customers. Article Continues…

Happy Thanksgiving From OWC / The Other World – Episode 88

Thursday, November 28th, 2013 | Author:

OWC will be closed today – November 28, 2013 – in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

Live Chat with our support staff will resume at 3:00am (Central), and phone support will resume at 8:00am (Central) Friday morning.

Category: The Other World

Other World Computing Wins Gold in Best in Biz Awards 2013 International

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 | Author:

Other World Computing has taken a Gold in Best in Biz Awards 2013 International, an independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. OWC’s Aura Pro and Mercury solid-state drive (SSD) products were selected as Product Line of the Year for their reputation as the ultimate performance upgrade for any Mac or PC.

We’re justifiably proud of our Aura Pro and Mercury SSD products, which are designed and built here in the United States,” said Larry O’Connor, founder and CEO of Other World Computing. “The OWC team is honored to receive a Gold award from Best in Biz Awards 2013 International, and we will continue to work to bring gold-level service and products to our customers every day.” Article Continues…

Category: Press Releases

Father’s Day Guide: The Techie Dad

Monday, June 3rd, 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.

Dads around the world have been displaying their technological know-how for as long as they’ve been around. Dads have also been constantly bragging about their technological know-how for as long as they’ve been around.

Now is your chance to show dad what you’ve learned from him, and get him a gift that will make him look as tech-savvy as he feels. And there’s no easier way to do this than by giving him the upgrade that will help him get the most from his Mac or PC: an OWC Solid State Drive. Article Continues…

EFI Update 2.9 Resolves 6Gb/s Drive Performance Issues in 13-inch 2012 MacBook Pro

Thursday, September 20th, 2012 | Author:

When the 2012 MacBook Pros were released, we found that SATA 3.0 SSDs—such as the OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G and the Mercury Electra 6G—exhibited poor performance and reliability in the 13-inch model when installed in the optical bay via an OWC Data Doubler, while the same SSDs in the 15-inch model worked just fine.

This was similar to what happened in 2011, where (ironically enough) the 13-inch models were the only ones able to handle our Mercury 6G SSDs in the optical bay at first. Eventually, though, an Apple firmware update resolved the problems in the 15-inch and 17-inch models in the main drive bay.

As it turns out, the same thing happened to the 2012 models. Yesterday’s EFI Update 2.9 for MacBook Pro appears to have fixed the problem. Article Continues…

Category: Tech Tips