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…
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…
Other World Computing announced today the OWC Mercury Electra MAX 3G 960GB SSD as the highest capacity 2.5″ Solid State Drive ever offered by OWC. This high-performance 3.0Gb/s SATA Solid State Drive offers Mac and PC users maximum storage capacity along with the test-proven, award-winning performance of Mercury brand SSDs to meet real-world software applications demands.
Maximizes Drive Bay Limited Machines
The majority of notebooks no longer contain an optical drive, so fading fast are the days where computer users could add a second internal drive with a product like the OWC Data Doubler for a Plug and Play capacity increase. For these single drive bay machines, as well as desktop machines with limited open bays, a computer user’s only solution is to add the biggest capacity drive available. The Mercury Electra MAX 3G SSD offers the highest capacity available—960GB— in a 2.5″ Solid State Drive. Article Continues…
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…
Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 | Author: OWC Grant
Just wanted to write quick post to reaffirm some sentiments we touched on in an earlier post about OWC SSDs that make them the “scoring” leaders in the industry:
- They’re independent benchmark testing site performance leaders with no BSODs reported and have not been subjected to recalls like other brands. In fact, we’ve had customers experience BSOD with other brand SSDs, tried ours, and reported back no more operational issues.
- They were the first to be offered with a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.
- They were the first…and still just one of two brands…that offer up to a five year warranty.
There’s a reason for those best in class attributes…we have the utmost confidence in our products and want you to have the same. Additionally, and more to the techie angle, while we may share the same firmware with other brands as provided by SandForce, we certainly design our own hardware and specify individual components as a true manufacturer. Often, it’s the painstaking attention to minute details that can make a major difference in overall reliability and performance.
Whether you prefer home runs, touchdowns, or slam dunks to define a score, there’s no doubt about it…OWC SSDs are the teammate you want for your computer to make it a winner.