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Other World Computing Announces Apple iMac Hard Drive Upgrades Now Extend to 8.0TB

Apple iMac owners can now increase their storage capacity to 8.0TB while maintaining system fan and diagnostic performance

May 27, 2015 | Woodstock, IL

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Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today that Apple iMac owners can now upgrade their iMac to 8.0TB of storage while maintaining correct system fan control with the OWC in-line digital thermal sensor. The new drive option, one of many upgrade options for the iMac from OWC, extends the iMac upgrade path and provides increased storage capacity with 23 percent lower energy consumption.

OWC Upgrade Kits – Increase Storage Capacity with Confidence
OWC upgrade kits for Apple iMac computers provide the tools and equipment required to install a new hard drive or solid state drive in an iMac. All OWC drive upgrade kits for iMac computers include a 14-piece toolkit, two suction cups for outer glass removal and a microfiber cleaning cloth. Solid state drive upgrade kits include a SATA data cable and an SSD power cable.

OWC hard drive upgrade kits include the OWC In-line Digital Thermal Sensor, which works though the iMac System Management Controller to eliminate excessive fan noise and maintain proper system fan control. This innovative device is designed specifically for the iMac, requires no software hacks and is designed to be compatible with Apple's built-in diagnostic processes.

The OWC 8.0TB iMac upgrade option utilizes the HGST 8.0TB Ultrastar® He8 hard disk drive. The drive is sealed with helium inside rather than air, which leads to 23 percent less power consumption than air drives. The HGST drive comes with a five-year warranty and usually ships on the same day as ordered.

"We're excited our Apple iMac upgrade options now extend to 8.0TB of capacity while also maintaining proper performance of the iMac cooling fan," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. "The drive provides a large amount of storage capacity while running cooler and quieter than competing hard disk drives. We believe this new drive option will enable iMac owners to further extend the usability of their computers."

Availability and Pricing
OWC drive upgrade kits for Apple iMac computers are available immediately with prices starting at $39.00. Various disk drive options are available and are sold separately from the upgrade kit.

While OWC encourages the do-it-yourself philosophy, this can be a difficult upgrade that requires advanced skills. Customers who are not fully confident in their ability to upgrade their drive can have OWC upgrade their iMac where our certified technicians will expertly complete the upgrade for the customer. Upgrades are usually completed and shipped back to customers within 1-3 weekdays. The total time for the entire upgrade process, including transit time, is dependent upon customer location and the shipping methods chosen.

The OWC Trust Advantage®

  • Over 25 years of product design and innovation
  • OWC tested for compatibility, speed and reliability
  • Comprehensive step-by-step installation and support videos
  • 24/7 award-winning, U.S.-based technical support

OWC's industry awards include:

  • Videomaker Best of CES 2015 Spotlight Award for OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock
  • 2015 CES Innovations Honoree for OWC ThunderBay 4 External Storage Solution
  • Storage Visions, Visionary Product Award 2015 for OWC Envoy Pro mini, a SSD thumb drive
  • Inc. 5,000 "Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America" list honoree 2007-2013
  • Reseller Ratings Elite Member 2009-2014
  • About.com Readers' Choice Award winner for Best Mac Peripheral Reseller in 2013 and 2012
  • Business Intelligence Group 2013 Green Tech Company of the Year
  • American Business Awards "Stevie" Gold (2012) and Silver (2014)
  • Better Business Bureau Top Rating of A+ 2010-2014
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About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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