Thirty-five years ago this week, Voyager 1 was launched. Its mission—along with its sister craft, Voyager 2 (which, interestingly enough, was launched two weeks earlier)—was to explore the outer reaches of our solar system and the beginnings of interstellar space. Aboard each craft was a gold-plated audio disc containing sounds, images and messages from Earth, on the off-chance either was ever found by intelligent life from outside the Solar System.
In 1979 and 1980, Voyager 1 visited Jupiter and Saturn, respectively. While there, the craft provided the first high-resolution pictures and conducted other studies of the two planets and their respective satellites. This resulted in the first views of Jupiter’s ring system, discovery of volcanic activity on the moon Io, the first close analysis of the atmosphere of Titan, and detection of complex structures in Saturn’s rings. Article Continues…
We’re well into May now, which means we’re at the height of Spring. Days are considerably longer, flowers are blooming, and that whack-a-doodle robin that’s been attacking my bedroom window every morning for the past month has built a nest on the deck railing next to my front door instead. Of course, it’s also time to remember Mom and all that she’s done for us.
While Mothers’ Day has already past, that doesn’t mean you can’t get that special lady a little something extra “just because” – especially if it makes that special computer in her life run a little faster, smoother, or just plain better. Our monthly Garage Sale has a bevy of great deals on popular upgrades, so there’s a good chance we’ve got just what will make her digital life better. Here’s just a hint of what’s available this month:
As always, you need to act fast – items are “first come, first served” and of varying limited quantities. Quantities are limited to that which is on hand and items automatically count down and ‘disappear’ as sold out. Sorry… no rain checks.
Newer Technology, Inc. announced today its Voyager S3 drive docking solution now offers upgraded performance for up to 36% faster data transfer rates—achieving nearly 300MB/s real-world sustained data rates—over its USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface.
Boot and Swap Drives at Will
Voyager S3 turns any 2.5″ or 3.5″ SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s, or 1.5Gb/s hard drive or Solid State Drive up to 4.0TB into a fully bootable and hot-swappable external drive solution. Because there isn’t anything to install or configure, this Plug & Play drive dock saves Mac and PC users the time and inconvenience of installing a drive into a computer or external hard drive enclosure. Article Continues…
Thursday, November 24th, 2011 | Author: OWC Grant
It’s that time of year again, where traditionalists head out into the freezing cold (or the blistering heat for those in the southern hemisphere) in search of the perfect gifts for loved ones.
Fortunately, with OWC, you don’t need to camp out in front of a store, waste time standing in snail slow checkout lines, or wait for tomorrow in an attempt to get a great deal on tech gear. We’ve got over 250 featured items on our Cyber Specials page – it’s like “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” both in one day…or a Turducken…except it starts today and runs through this entire weekend. And some specials will even run through the entire season!
Whether those on your good list have a legacy machine, a new 6G capable Mac, or any of the myriad of iDevices, we have something that will make it run faster, last longer, look sharp, in short, make it better than when it was new…and in some cases, better than the latest models from Apple.
While it would take forever to describe all the tasty deals, there are a few that we’d definitely like to highlight…and make sure to read to the end to see how we make these deals even better…as irresistible as that third helping of stuffing and gravy: Article Continues…
Over the last week or so, we’ve talked about the flooding situation in Thailand and how it will likely result in a widespread shortage of platter-based drives. In the wake of all this, a question has arisen: if you’re running out of room, what does one do instead of trying to purchase a possibly non-existent hard drive or deleting files? After all, you need to store your files somehow.
Yes, this shortage is certainly inconvenient, but it helps if you look at it like this: it’s not about what you can’t get; it’s about making the most of what you already have.
Fortunately, a solution may be sitting in your basement, that bottom desk drawer or the old storage unit. If you’ve been a computer user for more than a few years, there’s a good chance that you have an older hard drive or two laying around unused. Sure, they’re not the multi-terabyte, super-fast drives that we’ve been seeing recently, but in a pinch, 80GB is 80GB.
Connecting the Drives
The trick is, of course, mounting those drives on your desktop, so you can transfer files over to them. Fortunately, OWC has a number of different options for using those older drives externally with your current system. Let’s take a look at the different options. Article Continues…