In order to bring top performance and stability from its industry-leading, SandForce-driven Solid State Drive line, Other World Computing has released its new proprietary firmware version, now available free for download.
With this update – compatible with most OWC SSD models – we’ve added the convenient ability to update your SSD from a bootable USB drive or a CD/DVD. The new firmware contains general performance enhancements and reliability fixes. And as an added convenience for our customers, OWC is now offering a bootable USB Key preloaded with the update.
As always, OWC reminds users that it’s important to stay updated with firmware to get the top performance from your SSD. OWC’s Mac-friendly firmware updater continues OWC’s unmatched firmware update support for Mac users of SandForce-based SSDs. OWC also provides update support for PCs running Windows or Linux operating systems.
Saturday, September 28th, 2013 | Author: OWC Jarrod
Some users of the newly-released iOS 7 have reported having trouble with photo management after downloading the operating system to their mobile device. iPhoto, Image Capture, and even third party apps such as Picasa are recognizing the device with iOS 7 installed, however, the photo apps are not detecting the photos on said device.
In most cases, this is a straightforward problem with a relatively simple fix.
In order for iOS 7 to function properly, and for these programs to recognize your photos, you just need to update your computer to iTunes 11.1 and “trust” your computer when connecting your device. These steps should solve this issue.
We at OWC know that even simple problems with photo management can cause that sinking “Oh, no! I’ve lost all my photos forever. My life is ruined!” kind of feeling. But luckily the fix on this issue is fairly simple!
Well, the moment you’ve been waiting for since WWDC is here: iOS 7 is now available for download!
But before you upgrade your iDevice, make sure it’ll work on your model; nothing will put the brakes on iOS-Mania faster than finding out it won’t work for you.
iOS 7 is compatible with the following:
- iPhone 4 and later
- iPad 2 and later, including the iPad mini
- 5th Generation iPod touch.
If your device is listed above, you’re ready to upgrade! If your device skews to the “older” end of this spectrum, however, you should keep in mind that some features (like newer camera options and Siri) may not be available.
To upgrade, first upgrade iTunes to the latest version vis Software Update. Then, simply connect your iDevice to your computer, open iTunes, make a backup of your data, and then go ahead and click that Upgrade button.
And, while you’re waiting to upgrade your software with the latest and greatest, why not do the same for your hardware and check out the Newer Technology NuGuard KX case.
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…