Other World Computing announced today the Mercury Viper Solid State Drive, the next generation of high performance OWC Mercury brand SSDs. Designed for professional users and gamers that require uncompromised workflow performance, Mercury Viper is the industry’s fastest 3.5 inch 6G Solid State Drive with speeds that nearly eclipse the fastest internal data interface — SATA 3.0 6Gb/s — offered in today’s Mac and PC computers. OWC will highlight the Mercury Viper along with its broad line of award-winning SSDs in its booth #5812 in the LVCC North Hall during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which begins Tuesday in Las Vegas, Nevada. Article Continues…
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Other World Computing Announces Mercury Viper Solid State Drive As Industry’s Fastest 3.5 Inch 6G SSD
Other World Computing Announces First Phase of Jupiter mini-SAS DAS/SAN Scalable Storage Solution Release
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…
There’s no doubt that SSDs are a huge upgrade over platter-based hard drives in terms of overall performance they deliver to a system. As more and more users begin to discover the wide range of benefits to using flash storage from performance to reliability, demand has seen a significant spike.
More consumers seeing greater benefits from their storage is always a great thing. However, the issue is that seasonal sales increases, greater awareness of benefits by consumers, lower costs compared to HDDs since last year, and a tighter supply of NAND flash throughout the industry (Toshiba, for example, reduced their NAND production by 30% last July) have created delays for all SSD manufacturers.
When delays do happen, we at OWC will always do our best to keep pace and keep our popular line of SSDs in stock and our website up to date with ETAs on when you can expect your order to ship. As for current delays, it is expected that the overall SSD supply situation should be normal by the middle of January. However, many of our Mercury brand SSDs currently showing pending on the site should be in good supply starting middle of this week through next week.
Of course, we will be sure to keep you updated with any additional dates and more information as it becomes available.
OWC DIY Kits Now Offer Up To 1.5TB Storage/Backup Capacity To Solve Hard Drive Space Shortage Computer Users and Gamers Face
Other World Computing announced today its popular OWC Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Storage Upgrade Kits now offer up to 1.5TB of storage/backup capacity—over 50 percent more than factory offered—for the latest 2012 MacBook Pros, all Apple MacBook Unibody models from 2008 and later, PC notebooks, and certain Xbox and PS3 gaming systems. OWC also offers DIY Kits up to 1.0TB and OWC SSD based choices up to 960GB for nearly every MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini.
Solves Hard Drive Space Shortage
For many computer users, once hard drive space starts getting tight, they feel they have no other choice than to replace their entire machine. They often aren’t aware they can upgrade the internal drive themselves and what is required to get the job done. OWC DIY Kits are the cost-effective answer to this problem and offer complete, easy-to-install choices starting at $52.50 that can provide enough space for holding up to 1.5 million JPEG photos, 750 DVD movies, 115 hours of digital video, or 526,000 MP3 songs. Article Continues…
The 2012 Election season may be over and done with, but you’ve still got one more vote to cast. Every year, OWC enters the “Meet Me At CES” video contest, wherein exhibitors submit fun and creative videos to entice attendees to visit their booth, the public votes on the best ones, and a winner is featured on the main CES website.
Voting is quite simple. Just go to the contest Web site, find the OWC video from the list of entries (they seem to be alphabetical right now, but they have been randomized in the past, so make sure you find us), watch the video, and click on the Vote button.
Of course, there are a number of rules you should be aware of.
- You have to be registered to the contest Web site in order to cast a vote. (You don’t need to have a video submitted, just a registration.)
- Voting will start at 12:00:01 AM EST on November 9, 2012 and end at 11:59:59 PM EST on November 30, 2012.
- Unlike last year, there is a limit of one (1) vote per valid registration, per video, per day.