Boot Camp SSDs

OWC announces the availability of OWC Dual Boot Enabler for Apple Boot Camp to seamlessly run both Microsoft Windows and OS 10.6.8 and later with previously unsupported SSDs.

May 17, 2016 | Woodstock, IL


OWC Digital®, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, today announced the availability of the OWC Dual Boot Enabler for Apple Boot Camp, providing Boot Camp support to a handful of OWC marquee products, including the recent award-winning Aura SSD for mid-2013 and later MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina display.

Boot Camp allows users to partition their drive and install Microsoft Windows directly onto their Mac, enabling the simultaneous use of Windows and providing a simple transition between operating systems. While many OWC products already support Boot Camp, a few solid state drives were previously incompatible with the utility once installed -- until now.

The innovative company has now released a free download that eliminates this barrier with a simple yet pivotal solution. What Gizmodo hails as "hands-down fantastic," OWC drives have amplified their overall functionality and effectiveness with the inclusion of Boot Camp capability. With OWC’s new enabler, consumers can now install Windows with the following products:

OWC Aura SSD for Mid-2013 and later MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina display
OWC Aura SSD for Mac Pro
Mercury Accelsior S
Mercury Accelsior E2

Months after the release of the Aura SSD for mid-2013 and later MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina display, the recent Gold Stevie Award-winning storage upgrade builds upon its unrivaled value, empowering users to expand the possibilities of their computers where upgrade paths did not previously exist. Alongside a massive eight times more capacity reaching up to 1TB, those longing for Boot Camp capability can now fully enjoy the first and only PCIe-based flash storage upgrade for these mid-2013 and later Mac laptops.

Moreover, the OWC Aura SSD for 2013 and later Mac Pro, available in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities, adds Boot Camp to its already impressive internal capacity upgrade of 16 times the factory drive. On top of the higher performance and capacity, the enabler will further expand the possibilities for content creators with recent Mac Pro models.

In addition to the Aura SSDs, the PCIe-based Mercury Accelsior S and Mercury Accelsior E2 round out the OWC SSD line now compatible with Boot Camp. The Accelsior S combines a fast SATA 6G drive with any 2.5" drive, bringing cutting-edge 6G performance to devices otherwise restricted to 3G. The powerful cousin of the Accelsior S, Mercury Acceslior E2, delivers over 800MB/sec speeds and storage expansion flexibility of eSATA with up to 1TB of storage. With the implementation of Boot Camp support, both the Mercury Accelsior and Mercury Accelsior E2 can now get even more out of older computers with PCIe slots.

"Ever since the company’s beginning, OWC has been customer-driven, and the introduction of OWC Dual Boot Enabler for Apple Boot Camp is just a recent example," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO of OWC. "In pursuit of continual improvement towards excellence with each and every OWC product, we will work to continue OWC's dedication to giving customers the freedom to do more with their Mac."


OWC Dual Boot Enabler for Apple Boot Camp is compatible with every version of OS supported by the affected computers (10.6.8 and later). The OWC Dual Boot Enabler for Apple Boot Camp is now available as a free download on within the Support section. Users can even choose to uninstall the enabler afterwards as it is only needed for set-up, or leave it installed as it uses no memory or other system resources.


About OWC

Founded in 1988, Other World Computing (OWC), is a trusted provider of premium technology solutions tailored to enable creators and tech enthusiasts to bring their unique visions to life. The company develops high-performance end-to-end tools catering to a global community of creators at all levels of their craft, from Capture to Creation to Collaboration. The mission of extending the useful life of existing technology is a demonstration of the company's commitment to a more sustainable world. The core value of Other World Computing is to design and manufacture industry-leading products that deliver excellence and are built to last for minimal environmental impact.

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