Woodstock's Other World Computing Wins National Ultimate Mac Buyer's Guide Honors

Local tech company wins multiple national awards for best value computer products

Nov 6, 2006 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC) a technology products company based in Woodstock, IL in McHenry County, outside of Chicago, has received national recognition as the maker of the best values of computer upgrade products in the just released 2006 Ultimate Mac Buyer's Guide.

"The Ultimate Mac Buyer's Guide" published by MacAddict national newsstand magazine has named Other World Computing (OWC) computer peripheral products its top value recommendation in both the Desktop Drives and Portable Drives categories, with the 11-ounce OWC Mercury On-The-Go winning top honors in the portables category and the OWC Neptune enclosure conquering all competition in the desktop division.

The OWC Mercury On-The-Go is an external storage hard drive that allows users to store data from their computer and transport it with ease. The unit literally is small enough to fit in a shirt pocket, yet can hold up to 200GB of data. It is ideal for both personal and business use and is compatible with both Mac and Windows computers. Constituting the MacAddict editorial staff's favorite value for a portable storage solution external hard drive, the OWC Mercury On-The-Go graces the cover of "The Ultimate Mac Buyers Guide."

The OWC Neptune is an external hard drive that can add up to 750GB of storage to any Mac or Windows computer system that is certified for Music, Graphics, Gaming, Audio/Visual, Backup, and general data storage. It comes pre-packaged with a EMC Retrospect and Intech Speed Tools software, or as an "Add Your Own Hard Drive" enclosure kit.

Other World Computing external hard drive storage solutions are available to the public through and are currently being used for the making of the feature film "Yesterday Was a Lie" featuring Chase Masterson (Leeta, Star Trek Deep Space Nine) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca, Star Wars Trilogy), the documentary "StreetWise", and the television series "Building Green." OWC storage solutions were also used in recording the recently released debut album of American Idol star David Radford.

For further information on Other World Computing and OWC products, visit or call toll free (800) 275-4576.


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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