Skip the pricey Apple SSD. You can get a faster SSD for your Retina MacBook Pro for $200 less from OWC.
I was going to fug this. And then I was going to give it a Well Played. I was swinging like a tire roped to a tree in some warmly lit Cialis commercial. In the pro column, as someone said to us on Twitter, it does have an aura of a royal decoration. Our Tweeter Read More...
The inside of a MacBook Pro certainly isn't for the faint of heart, but if you're willing to pair your recklessness with a side of wild abandon, then you might just have what it takes to upgrade the storage of the Retina-equipped 13-inch model. Show More Summary
Like it does for the 15-inch model, OWC announced today it is offering its 480GB Mercury Aura Pro SSD for Apple’s new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro. As noted by OWC, the $580 aftermarket upgrade option will cost you approximately $220 less than Apple’s comparable 512GB built-to-order upgrade, and will also allow you to keep your [...]
Samsung didn't leave its ATIV introductions to just an ARM tablet and a phone. The Smart PC and Smart PC Pro both look to capture some of that Transformer-like aura by mating an 11.6-inch tablet with a detachable keyboard dock for a laptop experience. Show More Summary
Today, Other World Computing announced the first non-factory-installed SSD upgrade for the MacBook Pro with Retina display. The upgrade, called the Aura Pro, is designed for those who purchased the standard, 256GB SSD model and want to upgrade for more storage capacity. OWC’s upgrade consists of a 480GB drive for $579.The drives begin shipping in [...]
Yesterday the Obama team lost it — that is, lost the day, lost its bearings, lost its preferred standing with the media and lost the aura of the presidency. When a campaign accuses its opponent of criminality with not a shred of proof you can only conclude it is frantic. After yesterday, it is Obama’s supporters who should be panicky. Read full article >>
"I ain't never scared" Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White tells Pro MMA Now the one thing that makes Chael Sonnen different from all the other fighters whom 185-pound kingpin Anderson Silva faces inside the Octagon...Show More Summary
If you find fault with the OWC’s Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G MacBook Air SSDs, there is now another MacBook Air SSD upgrade option. Runcore announced this week that it would offer its own SSD upgrade option; the RunCore Rocket Air SSD. We’re hoping to get a test unit and have a review up soon. Runcore also announced something [...]
OWC makes the fastest SSD on the planet for the MacBook Air and if you need to have the most performance possible, it’s the only game in town.
The NFL doesn’t know what to do with their annual Pro Bowl event, but there is one thing that has to happen: keep it in Hawaii. The Associated Press is reporting that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is interested in altering the way the current Pro Bowl is set up, possibly drastically. Show More Summary
Other World Computing (OWC) has introduced two news SSDs in its lineup: the Mercury Enterprise Pro 6G series and 480 GB Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G.
It's MacWorld, which means those providers of Apple gear are busting out wares for aftermarket insertion into your objects of desire. Other World Computing's latest offering is a slender solid-state drive ready to be crow-barred into last year's MacBook Airs. Show More Summary
OWC released a SandForce SF-2281 based 2011 MacBook Air SSD upgrade earlier this year in 120GB and 240GB capacities (the Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G). Using Hynix 2x-nm NAND (64GB packages with 8GB die) OWC is now shipping a 480GB version for $1149. Show More Summary
Hello Kitty goes for the sleek, black look with this laptop case, designed to fit the 13” MacBook Pro. There’s a high-class aura about it that is impressive for a Hello Kitty product,...
Speedier solid-state storage for your MacBook Air Review Macs were never made to be messed with. Apple has softened its approach to aftermarket upgrades in recent years, a little, making it easy to switch out both the memory and hard drive in most MacBooks made in the past couple of years. Show More Summary
MacBook Airs ship with one of two models of SSD. You either get a moderately fast Toshiba SSD or a significantly faster samsung drive with an updated controller. But for some, that’s not enough. We’ve pointed out in the past that OWC provides a new SSD called the OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G SSD, [...]
I've written previously about the SSD lottery you play when you buy a new MacBook Air. As with many commodity components, Apple sources its SSDs from two sources. For now, that appears to be Toshiba and Samsung. Apple tends to pick suppliers that can deliver a reliable product in the quantities it's interested in. Show More Summary
Other World Computing has released the Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G SSD upgrade kit for 2011 MacBook Airs. The SSD releases some serious speed in the latest MacBook Air models thanks to their SATA Revision 3.0, 6Gb/s buses. The Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G will give the 2011 Airs over 500MB/s read & 450MB/s write speeds. Show More Summary