Other World Computing, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Mediafour, maker of popular MacDrive Software

Hardware solutions manufacturer of choice for Apple and PC enthusiasts acquires software developer’s talented team, intellectual property and other assets.

Nov 1, 2017 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing, Inc. (OWC®), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, today announced that on November 1, 2017 it completed its asset acquisition of software provider Mediafour Corporation, of West Des Moines, Iowa (“Mediafour”).

Mediafour is the most trusted solution for accessing Mac disks on Windows machines. Their landmark product, MacDrive 10 lets users read and write to Mac disks within a Windows environment. In addition to making cross-platform file sharing easy, MacDrive 10 also includes a simple disk repair tool so wherever they are, users can focus on their work, not on the technology.

“Mediafour has a history of producing world-class software solutions with world-class support,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO of OWC. “They also focus on performance and reliability so for us, it was a natural pairing. We pride ourselves on giving our customers tailored, rock-solid workflow solutions for their projects and precious data. With more and more of our customers finding themselves in mixed platform environments, Mediafour’s solutions will fit seamlessly into our mission. We are very happy to have the Mediafour team as part of the OWC team.”

Rick Rockhold, President of Mediafour, said “For over 20 years, Mediafour has been committed to making great products. We’re excited to join OWC, a company that’s passionate about their customers, and is just as committed to delivering amazing products and services.”

As OWC and Mediafour integrate over the coming months, customers will continue to find MacDrive and Disk Aware at and can expect to see great new products that continue to push cross-platform functionality and bring streamlined solutions from the OWC family of products

About Mediafour
Founded in 1994, Mediafour focuses on the development of software products addressing cross-platform computing issues. Currently a leading developer of software that simplifies cross-platform file-sharing tasks, the Mediafour team strives to give customers a first class experience from first contact to complete product integration.
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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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