While we’ve been hard at work on exciting new products and services such as the OWC ThunderBay IV and our Mac Pro 2013 processor and memory turnkey upgrade program (check out more new releases here), our current lineup has been generating some buzz of its own. Check out just some of what our reviewers and customers have had to say recently.
OWC Mercury Accelsior_E2
Our Mercury Accelsior_E2 drive is a powerhouse PCIe SSD that meets the most demanding needs of video editing and creative professionals with capacity up to 960GB. In March, Les Tokar of The SSD Review took the Accelsior_E2 for a spin and had this to say: “It took us six tries before we trusted our own accuracy as it was so fast … There is no question whatsoever why both versions of the OWC Mercury Accelsior earned our Editor’s Choice Award … these are amazing PCI Express SSDs.” Click the link for more on our Mercury Accelsior_E2 drive and to see what it can do for your workflow! Article Continues…
Other World Computing today officially introduced Intel Xeon processor and OWC memory turnkey upgrades for the latest Apple Mac Pro 2013. Options include 8-Core, 10-Core, and 12-Core models. The processors are fully compliant with Apple technical specifications and power requirements and are fully tested, qualified, and guaranteed to meet or exceed the processors available from Apple.
Full Service Turnkey Upgrades
The OWC Turnkey Upgrade Program includes professional installation and testing by OWC’s Apple Certified technicians, shipping both ways, and options to upgrade memory, add Thunderbolt technology external storage solutions to your order and extend the included OWC one-year limited warranty to three years. Article Continues…
Sorry folks, no review this week. Sadly my iPad came down with a severe case of “child-itus”, and the screen looked like a gorgeous spider web. Luckily, OWC just happens to offer a fantastic Turnkey Repair Program for the iPad 2. So while our wondrous team of install technicians make my device all pretty again and resurrect it from taking a critical hit from my level 2.5 Human Child, I figured I’d put some thoughts out there until I can get back to my regularly scheduled reviewing.
This is an article I’ve wanted to write for a long time. And, frankly, I expect a lot of pushback on this article in terms of conflicts of opinion, so here’s the disclaimer: I am by no means doing anything but representing my own personal opinion and this piece is nothing but entertainment and me stirring the proverbial pot in hopes of making some developers cringe and say “yeah… he’s got a point.”
Let’s face it…upgrading the ultra-slim 2012 iMac is no easy task. In fact, a user-upgradeable hard drive doesn’t exist at this point (rest assured we’re hard at work on this). That leaves the pricey factory option as the only current performance upgrade option. Fortunately, those looking to help their previous iMac model run as well as – if not better than – the new hard-to-upgrade model need look no further than OWC.
In the January issue of Macworld, we explained how our Data Doubler delivers a huge performance or capacity boost to a Mac mini, MacBook or MacBook Pro. This month, we’re focused on how to give your 2010-2011 iMacs a major boost with our mail-in Turnkey service or with our DIY Kits that feature free step-by-step installation videos.
Looking to help your 2011 iMac pack a serious punch? Upgrade the main hard drive bay with a high-performance OWC Mercury 6G SSD or a higher capacity hard drive. Need elite performance? You can upgrade up to three (yes, three!) 6Gb/s SSDs to get a total of 1.44TB capacity and incredible speeds. Or, you can install two SSDs along with a 4TB hard drive for the best of both speed and capacity worlds!
And if you have 2010 iMac 27” model, you can choose from the same options as the 2011 models and breathe new life into your machine so it runs better than new!
Macs are beautifully built machines. They’re solid, sleek and easy to use. While powerful from the factory, their performance and capabilities can be improved immediately and/or over time with user-installed upgrades like more RAM, larger and faster hard drive, a performance SSD, even adding a second internal drive to a Mac notebook. This upgrade capability allows a Mac owner to truly realize the maximum use-life of their technology investment. Unfortunately though, there exists a misconception among some users and even technicians that opening the machine voids the warranty.
We address this topic directly with customers via our support portals and are happy to inform you here of the same fact: upgrading your Mac does not void its warranty.
This consumer protection is owed to the little known Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975. Put simply, the act states that a company can’t require you to upgrade with only its own branded parts to retain the warranty. This important act protects your rights as a consumer and allows you to install OWC upgrades with peace of mind confidence.
However, the warranty doesn’t cover any damage incurred while installing upgrades. That’s why OWC’s free, step-by-step “how-to” DIY videos are extremely easy to follow for even advanced upgrades. See for yourself how easy it is at macsales.com/installvideos. If, however, after watching our videos, you’re still not comfortable performing one or more upgrades, OWC offers Turnkey Upgrade Programs for many Mac models, or you can opt to hire a professional.
At OWC, we strive to educate consumers – and help them save time and money – by encouraging a DIY philosophy. Now you can give your Mac the boost it needs (our award-winning SSDs and memory are a great place to start) and know that OWC and your warranty still have you covered!