Video cameras play a crucial role in documenting our lives and experiences. It’s important to have a portable camera that’s versatile and can capture quality footage and frames where ever you go, and during any situation that may arise.
For instance, it’s essential to have a rugged camera that will survive your treacherous hikes up the stairs to record your cat chasing that elusive laser pointer. And you need a small, mountable camera so you can get a discreet, secure view of what your cat does all day while you’re gone. But most of all, you need a camera that’s light and mobile enough to strap directly on to your cat so you can bravely explore your terrifying, spider-filled basement at night.
OK, unlike most of the Internet, you do more than just record your cats with your video camera. And for your own extreme adventures, having the ultimate portable camera is essential to keep you prepared for any footage that you need to get. And the Replay XD1080 HD Video Camera Complete System is just that. Article Continues…
While the world continues to wait for the first major update of Apple’s Mac Pro line since 2010 (CEO Tim Cook has said it will be sometime this year), others are taking matters into their own hands, opting to give their current machine a boost. And of course, Other World Computing has the perfect upgrade to help you get most out of your current Mac Pro
As outlined recently on his blog, technology enthusiast Randy Noland installed an OWC Mercury Accelsior PCIe SSD in his 2010 Mac Pro to get faster throughput when editing video. And not only does his speed test show his Mac Pro gets the boost it needs compared against two platter-based 7200 RPM drives or a SSD, it gives him “incredible” results.
That’s because the the Mercury Accelsior uses the fastest data interface available in a Mac Pro or PC — the PCIe slot — for speeds that go well beyond even 6Gb/s. This allows nearly 3x the performance vs. a SSD in a SATA 2.0 3Gb/s drive. In fact, the Mercury Accelsior can deliver up to incredible 820MB/s read and 763MB/s write speeds! This blazing speed makes the Mercury Accelsior ideal for I/O-intensive apps like Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, or Avid Pro Tools to render, capture or process, and it makes booting and application launches become nearly instantaneous.
Additionally, as Lloyd Chambers of Mac Performance Guide points out, the Mercury Accelsior is bootable, while all four of the Mac Pro drive bays remain available for high capacity hard drives!
And since its PCIe-based and compatible with both Macs and PCs, you can still use your Mercury Accelsior when you get a new machine — whether it’s that much rumored 2013 Mac Pro update or not.
Recently, we’ve been asking for your vote in the “Visit Me at CES!” video contest on the OWC Blog. Well, the votes have been tallied and you came through! OWC’s video has been named one of the winners and will be displayed on the CES 2013 website, in newsletters and on social media channels!
This victory once again proves that OWC is not only one of the sweetest names in upgrades, but also that we have the sweetest customers.
If you didn’t get a chance to see the video or vote, here’s another look:
With all the crazy activity last week, including Cyber Week specials, Fusion Drives, and coverage of the new iMac, you might have thought we forgot about any other Mac models. Don’t worry, we haven’t.
We’ve got two more videos for you this time around. The first rounds out our upgrades for the 2012 Mac mini, where we show you how to replace the existing drive, not just add a second one.
The other one is for you fans of the 13” MacBook Pro with Retina display. Here, we show you how to replace the stock SSD with a larger-capacity OWC Mercury Aura Pro SSD.
As always, you can find all our Instructional Series of videos in our Tech Center, on our YouTube channel, and as iTunes Video Podcasts.
We know you’ve all been on the edge of your seats, waiting to see what it takes to get inside those new 21.5” iMacs, so we did a fast “just to show you” video, where we install 16GB of OWC memory in the new iMac. Article Continues…