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OWC Thunderbolt Cable Tops Competition In Testing

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 | Author:

PR_OWC_30MThunderboltRecently we showed you on the OWC Blog that our Thunderbolt cables offer great performance even at lengthy distances.

Tech website TweakTown also ran some tests recently on a variety of Thunderbolt cables from various makers, including OWC’s 1 meter offering, to get a head-to-head look at the cables’ performance.

Unsurprisingly, OWC’s Thunderbolt cable more than held up against the competition.

In fact, TweakTown’s Blackmagic Disk Speed Test with a Late 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina display showed OWC’s cables to be the fastest in both read and write results!

Check out the results from the testing below:

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OWC Shows Off Latest Enclosures At NAB

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 | Author:

While at Other World Computing’s NAB booth at the annual digital media trade show in Las Vegas, OWC Chris H. took time out to speak about the features of the latest Thunderbolt offerings on display from OWC.

Today is the final day for the 2014 edition of the NAB Show. If you’re around, come check us out in person at Booth #SL14016!

OWC Expands Thunderbolt Technology Storage Family with Mercury Elite Pro Dual with Hardware RAID Options

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 | Author:

PR_EliteTBDualOther World Computing expanded its family of Thunderbolt interface storage products with the addition of the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual external high-performance drive with hardware RAID capabilities. The Mercury Elite Pro Dual with Thunderbolt interface will be featured at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas this week, at Other World Computing’s booth #SL14016, in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

High-Performance Two-Bay Design

The Mercury Elite Pro Dual, available in capacities up to 8TB of total storage, adds tremendous storage capacity and throughput to any Mac or PC with a Thunderbolt port. Applications such as A/V post-production, photography, music, graphics, data management, and even Time Machine backups are enhanced with access to data at sustained data rates of up to 389MB/s read, 351MB/s write. Article Continues…

Category: Press Releases

World Backup Day: Never Too Early To Backup Your Data

Friday, March 28th, 2014 | Author:

PastedGraphic-30World Backup Day is just one day a year. But those less pleasant reminders that we should back up our data can come at any time. And as so many of us know all to well, they tend to come at the worst times.

But while this year’s official World Backup Day isn’t until next week – Monday, March 31 – it’s never too soon to secure your data before disaster strikes.

Fortunately, OWC is your one-stop shop for everything you need to make sure your computer’s data is backed up and safe. And with our recent Thunderbolt-equipped additions to our lineup – including the new ThunderBay IV (pictured right) – we have more high-performance options to offer than ever.

As we’ve said before, computers are modern substitutes for our photo albums, bookshelves and file cabinets. And we simply can’t risk losing our pictures, videos, music or other important documents. That’s why on the OWC Blog we’ve showed you plenty of ways you can secure your data from this precious data against malfunctions, viruses, corruption, and even theft.

Check out below for some OWC Staff Recommendations for the right hardware to fit your plan for backing up your data: Article Continues…

Category: Tech Tips

OWC Drives Help Bring Production To Life

Friday, February 28th, 2014 | Author:

PR_MEPS_USB3By David Miess, Psychic Bunny

Light carves through the darkness like a scythe, bringing the archeologist in touch with artifacts from a century ago. The year is 2114. The location is downtown Los Angeles. He gingerly walks through the ancient office, gaping at dusty cheesegrater Mac Pros like the inaugural visitor to a new museum. The man then stumbles upon a peculiar sight—hundreds of shiny silver bricks. What could this be? Didn’t people back then use small thumb drives?

In the world of film production, large-capacity hard drives are a necessity. At our hybrid media studio, Psychic Bunny, we rely on OWC drives for duplicating footage during shoots, transferring materials back and forth between servers, and as backup solutions. There’s nothing like the warm, fuzzy feeling you get on a shoot after you’ve duplicated that vulnerable little RED card to not one, but two Mercury Elite Pros—one as a main footage drive, and the other as a backup.  Article Continues…