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OWC 128GB MaxRAM Upgrade Unleashes The Performance Beast In Mac Pro With Double The Factory Memory At 49 Percent Lower Cost

MaxRAM Certified OWC PC3-10600 Dual Rank 1066 & 1333MHz Memory Kits Offer Up to 2x More Memory With Up to 80 Percent Lower Cost per Gigabyte than Factory Maximum Upgrades

May 30, 2012 | Woodstock, IL

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Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, announced today through its in-house MaxRAM® testing lab its Certified Triple-Channel Memory Upgrade Kits for 2009 and later Apple® Mac Pro models now provide up to 128GB - twice the factory maximum installed memory - with up to a 49 percent lower cost. The 16GB per module matched kits are fully tested and certified to meet, if not surpass, all Apple memory design and compatibility specifications and come backed by a Lifetime Replacement Warranty and free, step-by-step installation videos.

Maximum Memory Recommended for Optimum OS X and Application Performance
Industry experts agree 4GB of RAM is the minimum that should be installed for optimum performance of OS X Lion. Beyond the OS, however, if applications such as Aperture, Photoshop, iMovie/iDVD are running and large files are being addressed, even 16GB of RAM might not be enough memory. MacPerformanceGuide, a leading benchmarking source for professional photographers and Mac enthusiasts, found that 10-15GB of RAM is used just by their daily use of Photoshop. By increasing RAM from 48GB to 96GB, they found dramatic time reductions in working with huge files. With today's higher resolution digital and video cameras, having the maximum amount of installable and addressable RAM is becoming a necessity for Mac Pro owners.

OWC MaxRAM Memory Upgrade Kits Offer Up to Double The Factory Maximum RAM:

Apple Mac Pro Quad-Core and 6-Core Nehalem/Westmere 'MaxRAM' 48GB Option
• 48GB (3x16GB) DDR3 Dual Rank 1066 & 1333MHz Matched Modules from $699.99
Compared to current factory maximum 32GB option costing $1,775.00, OWC's kit offers 33 percent more total memory for up to $1,075 lower cost (74 percent less cost per GB).

Apple Mac Pro 8-Core and 12-Core Nehalem/Westmere 'MaxRAM' 128GB Option
• 128GB (8x16GB) DDR3 Dual Rank 1066 & 1333MHz Matched Modules from $1,799.99
Compared to current factory maximum 64GB option costing $3,550.00, OWC's kit offers double the memory for up to $1,750 lower cost (75 percent less cost per GB).

Savings Up to 83 Percent Versus Same Sized Factory RAM Upgrades
OWC also offers 4GB and 8GB module based memory upgrade kits with savings of up to 83 percent compared to same sized factory upgrades for 2010 Mac Pros. Additionally, these upgrade kits also offer up to double the RAM versus factory maximum options for 2009 Mac Pros:

  • 32GB (8x4GB) DDR3 Dual Rank 1066 & 1333MHz Matched Modules from $259.99
    Up to 83 percent lower cost vs. same sized factory 32GB option for 2009-2010 Mac Pros.
  • 48GB (6x8GB) DDR3 Dual Rank 1066 & 1333MHz Matched Modules from $519.99
    Up to 80 percent lower cost vs. same sized factory 48GB option for 2010 Mac Pro. For 2009 Mac Pros, this kit offers up to 33 percent more total RAM than the factory 32GB maximum memory option.
  • 64GB (8x8GB) DDR3 Dual Rank 1066 & 1333MHz Matched Modules from $679.99
    Up to 81 percent lower cost vs. same sized factory 64GB option for 2010 Mac Pro. For 2009 Mac Pros, this kit offers up to double the factory 32GB maximum memory option.

To assist all Mac Pro owners in selecting the correct memory upgrade for any of the 2006 to current Mac Pro models, OWC has created a simple to use guide that shows the correct memory type and options specific to each of the different Mac Pro models. The full OWC Memory line, as well as a compatibility guide which directs customers to the correct upgrades for nearly every Apple computer model manufactured over the past two decades, can be found online at: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/apple/memory/.

"When you're going to run professional A/V editing, graphics production, and server applications on a Mac Pro, you can dramatically increase its performance capabilities by simply adding more RAM," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. "In addition to offering faster opens and saves of large files, general system responsiveness to operating tasks such as booting are greatly improved as well. Dollar for dollar, there's no better upgrade than adding the RAM your applications need."

Plug and Play Drive Performance Up to 5x Faster
Mac Pro owners can take advantage of the fastest data interface available in a Mac Pro - the PCIe slot - by installing the Mercury Accelsior PCIe SSD. This Plug and Play, no drivers required SSD offers speeds up to 780MB/s, up to 5x faster data transfer rate performance than an internal SATA connected drive. And, as the only Mac-bootable, Mac supported PCIe SSD available, Mac Pro owners can now also experience near instantaneous booting and application launches in addition to not having to wait for I/O-intensive apps like Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, or Avid Pro Tools to render, capture or process.

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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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