Other World Computing today introduced the OWC Mercury Helios+E2 Thunderbolt SSD Solution. The bootable ‘all-in-one’ storage performance and expansion solution offers owners of Thunderbolt technology enabled Macs and PCs sustained read/write data throughput up to 617MB/s from up to 960GB of OWC Mercury SSD capacity; two Thunderbolt interfaces for connecting multiple Thunderbolt devices; and two eSATA 6Gb/s expansion ports for connecting up to an additional 32TB or more of external storage/backup capacity. Article Continues…
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Other World Computing Announces Mercury Helios+E2 as ‘Ultimate All-In-One’ Thunderbolt Enabled Storage Solution for Macs and PCs
There was no shortage of action on day one of the 2013 edition of the NAB Show in Las Vegas.
Yesterday, Intel unveiled the next generation of its Thunderbolt interface that will produce throughput of 20Gbps in each direction. For reference, that’s twice as fast as the 10Gbps of the current generation.
Code-named “Falcon Ridge”, the new generation of Thunderbolt will enable simultaneous 4K video file transfer and display. According to Intel, the new generation of Thunderbolt will be backward-compatible with the current generation Thunderbolt cables and connectors.
Other World Computing founder and CEO Larry O’Connor had this to say about Intel’s announcement: Article Continues…
We may have held off a month for the first Garage Sale of 2013, but trust us, it was worth it. Our first edition for the new year has even more great stuff than usual packed in, with well over 400 items total, and more than 350 of which are newly added.
As always, items are “first come, first served,” and quantities are limited to that which is on hand. Items will automatically count down and ‘disappear’ as sold out. Sorry… no rain checks. So make sure you look carefully when scrolling through this robust list so you don’t miss any of the hot deals!
Here are just a few of the highlights:
- Nearly 20 different 2.5″ Drive Enclosures – USB 3.0 from just $11.99
- Apple Genuine MagSafe Adapters for MacBook & MacBookPros from $27.99
- 25% Off Helios Thunderbolt to PCIe Chassis at $299.00 vs. $399.95
- Lots of Laptop Docks, Stands, Cases, & More up to 83% Off
- Video Cables, Adapters, and Videos Cards up to 50% off from $9.79
- Great Selection of SSDs up to 960GB from $69.00
- Memory – RAM for Mac or PC 1GB from $1.5, 4GB kits $16.50 8GB $45.00′
- And much, much more!
And don’t forget, you can get free delivery on most orders $49 and up within the 48 contiguous United States, and discounted freight for Hawaii, Alaska and International destinations!
Many of us here at the OWC Blog are big fans of the Mac mini, and the latest version is no exception. It packs a lot of punch in its diminutive frame, and for many users, it may just be all the computer they need.
To see just how well the new Mac mini can perform with certain OWC upgrades, Lloyd Chambers of Mac Performance Guide has put it through his battery of tests, and the results show that the mini can be considered as viable workstation solution for Photoshop and Lightroom power-users. Using an OWC 6G SSD doubles the performance in his tests compared to the Apple 1TB hard drive, and using an OWC Helios + Accelsior Solution via Thunderbolt is even faster…how’s a speed improvement of 70% grab ‘ya?
Check out Lloyd’s full writeup for all the performance insights.
Ever since Thunderbolt was introduced last year, we’ve had users asking for that interface on OWC and Newer Technology drives. Not only that—but with FireWire 800 and USB present too. Thunderbolt is truly a remarkable interface that opens a lot of expansion options, and users typically cite speed, power, and flexibility as the forces that make the product great. To paraphrase though, ‘with great power comes greater complexity’. This complexity is both in the implementation of Thunderbolt as well as considerations for when Thunderbolt is truly the ideal solution. Article Continues…