Other World Computing announced today higher data throughput and USB 3.0 compatibility for its multi-interface, four-bay professional-grade Mercury Elite Qx2 RAID storage product for enterprise, professional and prosumer users.
The Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 is now compatible with native USB 3.0 ‘SuperSpeed’ interface technology, in addition to offering FireWire 800 and eSATA connectivity. The improved Elite Pro Qx2 features four hot-swap bays, diverse multiple interface support, and up to 16TB of available storage capacity. It is engineered specifically for applications such as backup, audio/video, photography, data management, and data-intensive applications. Massive data storage and backup capacity, inter-operable interface support, user-selectable RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, span, and independent modes all provide the speed, capacity, and redundancy necessary to meet a wide array of application requirements.
Thursday, October 17th, 2013 | Author: OWC Katie
Let’s be honest – everyone knows that Halloween is the fun size candy bar’s time to shine. Sure they’re available during other times of the year, but they often get pushed to the back of the shelf, left until they almost expire and forced to spend their final days in the lone shopping cart full of random items, hoping that someone ignores their red clearance sticker and takes them home to love them as much as the full priced chocolate.
But on Halloween, fun sized candy bars become quite the hot commodity. Kids dress up as pirates and ninjas, and risk interacting with their creepy neighbor whose house always smells like soup just in hopes of getting that tiny Milky Way. Such is the power of the fun size candy bar.
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.
What’s the difference between the OWC On-The-Go drives above? All are in perfect working condition, but the one the right is from 2013, the one in the middle from 2009, the one on the left is from 2001. That’s a whopping 12 years of service. Article Continues…
Friday, August 16th, 2013 | Author: OWC Katie
What could be better than our Power2U? An easy to install power outlet that charges up to four devices at once, is National Electric Code (NEC) compliant, tamper-resistant, and energy efficient?! If you exclude such fantasies as drinking straight out of a chocolate fountain or rolling in a pile of $100 bills, there really isn’t anything better. Or wait…is there? What about a free Power2U? Consider my mind blown.
Now you have the chance to win a free Power 2U! The Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Blog is giving away three 15Amp Power2U’s in white. Visit the contest page for full details on how to enter the contest. Winners will be announced next Friday, August 23rd at 9am EST on the PTPA Facebook page. You can enter up until Thursday, August 22nd at 11:59. If you are the lucky winner, you will receive an email as well as be notified via the PTPA blog and Facebook page. Start practicing your celebration dance now in case you win.
OWC was very excited to learn that we had won the PTPA Seal of Approval back in July. The Power2U was among many entries from across North America that competed to earn the PTPA seal. As with all PTPA products, it was tested by independent parent volunteers in their own homes, and as such was rated based on merit and consumer experience.
If you don’t win the contest, pick yourself up and stop crying. Remind yourself that Power2U’s are available from OWC for purchase whenever you want. And you can still do your celebration dance when it comes in the mail.