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Mac-centric upgrade company OWC yesterday announced the all-new Mercury Electra MAX 6G 2.0TB SSD, the highest capacity 2.5-inch solid state drive ever offered by OWC. The SATA 3.0 drive utilizes global wear algorithms, as well as seven percent over-provisioning to help drive longevity and reliability.
In addition to the newly announced 4TB drive upgrade for the Mac Pro, upgrade vendor OWC has revealed three product updates. Leading the announcements are a capacity expansion to its mini SSD line, significant price cuts on memory upgrades for the Late 2015 27-inch iMac line, and USB 3.1 Gen 1 included in the Mercury Elite Pro Dual hard drive enclosure.
Other World Computing (OWC), announced the availability of the OWC Drive Dock, a new docking station that allows creative professionals and other users of large amounts of data to easily hot-swap, and quickly access, store and transfer information from bare SATA drives. The OWC Drive Dock is compatible with both Mac and PC systems, and provides two drive bays that each can accommodate either 2.5- or 3.5-inch drives.
The 5K Retina 27-inch iMacs updated yesterday can now support higher quantities of RAM than Apple currently supplies, it has been revealed. The refreshed high-resolution Macs now include four memory slots, allowing it to use up to 64GB of RAM by filling the iMac up with four 16GB RAM modules, double what the previous models were able to accept, and also twice as much as Apple itself offers via its online store when performed as an aftermarket upgrade.
Mac upgrade vendor Other World Computing (OWC) announced today that it has expanded its OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini line. The new line has up to 50 percent more capacity with a new maximum of three terabytes (3.0TB) storage. The bus-powered Mercury Elite Pro mini is now available in 18 different hard drive or OWC Mercury SSD-equipped configurations, with interface options including USB 3.0, eSATA 6Gb/s, and FireWire.
Upgrade company OWC announced today the OWC USB-C Dock. Available for immediate pre-order, the new 11-port adorned powered OWC USB-C Dock provides a complete connectivity solution for the 2015 Apple MacBook and other computers that utilize USB-C ports.
Mac and PC technology company Other World Computing last week announced the the Accelsior S, a new PCIe card with direct mount support for a 2.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s SSD. The latest addition to OWC's Accelsior line enables PCs, Mac Pro towers and Thunderbolt interface expansion chassis users to add additional storage, which in some cases will be faster than the native SATA bus.
Accessory purveyor OWC has unboxed and torn down the new 2015 Retina iMac. In a blog post, the company has noted that the new model has retained the two-lane PCIe SSD upgrade slot "whether ordered with a SSD or not," can take up to 32GB of RAM. Additionally, the 3.3GHz model uses a Radeon R9 M290 GPU, versus the M290X in the faster models.
Other World Computing (OWC) has announced the addition of some models of the Apple Mac mini to the OWC Turnkey Upgrade Program, which also includes the iMac and Mac Pro. With the OWC Turnkey Upgrade Program, users can upgrade the memory or factory hard drive up to 2.0TB, or SSD up to 1.0TB. OWC will send users a specially-designed protective shipping box, complete with pre-paid postage, for the transport of the computer, and will perform all requested upgrades, typically within one to three business days. Prices vary per model.
While at CES, Electronista stopped by Other World Computing's booth to check out its latest portable SSD drives. Front and center was the company's new Envoy Pro mini, soon available in 120GB and 240GB capacities, with a 480GB version due out a little later in the year. The USB 3.0 stick's design is elegantly simple, with aluminum body unadorned with any graphics or text. While lightweight, the cold metal is still heft enough in the hand, and users are bound to appreciate its promised sustained transfer speeds of up to 433MBps.