OWC upgrade for 2010 Apple iMac 27” offers up to 3 Solid State Drives or combos of HD, SSD, eSATA

Apple StoreOther World Computing (OWC) announced today its OWC Turnkey Upgrade Installation Program for the Mid 2010 Apple iMac 27″ now offers the ability to have OWC professionally install up to three award-winning OWC Mercury Extreme Pro Solid State Drives for up to a total of 1.44TB SSD highest performance capacity while retaining use of the internal optical drive, adding a larger capacity 2TB hard drive, and/or adding the first offered eSATA port option for an iMac. The turnkey professional installation service program offers multiple configuration options starting at $169 with a 48 business hours or less installation turnaround and includes complete shipping options along with OWC’s warranty coverage.

OWC Makes Upgrading iMac An Easy Four Step Process:

1. Start by adding the only available eSATA port offered for the iMac for $169. OR, add an OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD up to 480GB in capacity from $319. The eSATA (External Serial ATA) port upgrade provides faster data backup and transfer rates up to 300MB/s…up to 3X faster than FireWire 800, the fastest factory stock interface.

2. Select from options for additional OWC Mercury Pro SSDs (allowing for up to three total) for the highest performance storage available. OWC SSDs offer read/write speeds in excess of 270MB/s, up to 40% faster than the factory and many other currently available SSDs.

3. Replace the stock HD with a High-Performance 2TB HD while utilizing up to two OWC SSDs.

4. Add OWC RAM up to 16GB with kits providing 8GB total RAM starting from $85. OWC memory kits for the iMac are Lifetime Warrantied and offer savings up to 70% compared to same size factory available upgrade options.

“What’s especially new and exciting is that maximizing the iMac with any of these drive/eSATA upgrade combinations no longer requires the removal/replacement of the existing Apple SuperDrive (Optical Drive DVD/CD Reader-Writer),” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing, in the press release. “Now the self-contained iMac can truly have it all and provide unrivaled capability without comparison in the ‘all in one’ desktop computer space.”

The Turnkey Upgrade Installation Program for the Mid 2010 Apple iMac 27″ is available for immediate ordering at http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/turnkey/iMac_2010_27.

To view a video that highlights how the eSATA port and other upgrades for the 2010 iMac 27″ are installed and to learn more about OWC’s upgrade service options, visit http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/turnkey/iMac_2010_27/video.

For answers to frequently asked questions regarding the program, OWC has created an easy to follow FAQ list at: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/turnkey/iMac_2010_27/faq/

When three OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSDs are user configured in RAID 0 array, the up to 770MB/s read/write speeds effectively turn an iMac into a true performance workstation that easily handles the most demanding data intensive needs. To view the complete OWC Turnkey Upgrade Installation Program for the Mid 2010 Apple iMac 27″ performance test benchmark results, visit, http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/turnkey/iMac_2010_27/benchmarks/.

Source: Other World Computing

26 Comments

  1. These are good long-time Mac people & they have a good rep. Their SSDs are supposed to fare better than others as to degraded performance over time. I’ve been looking at using an OWC SSD as the boot drive for my Mac Pro (they sell a mount adapter).
    Anyone here have 1st hand with OWCs SSDs?

  2. These are good long-time Mac people & they have a good rep. Their SSDs are supposed to fare better than others as to degraded performance over time. I’ve been looking at using an OWC SSD as the boot drive for my Mac Pro (they sell a mount adapter).
    Anyone here have 1st hand with OWCs SSDs?

  3. Next Tuesday cant come soon enuf! If I have to see one more “Gums” Whitman picture I’m gonna puke.’

    So you’ll vote for that Brown-noser?

    Progressives untie. Oops – unite.

    Along with ‘Twosome Newsome’ and Barney.

  4. Next Tuesday cant come soon enuf! If I have to see one more “Gums” Whitman picture I’m gonna puke.’

    So you’ll vote for that Brown-noser?

    Progressives untie. Oops – unite.

    Along with ‘Twosome Newsome’ and Barney.

  5. Be careful doing business with OWC. I ordered memory for a 2008 iMac from them using their specs. When I got it the memory didn’t fit. I called them and got a RMA to return the memory. It arrived a couple days after their return policy window. They refused it and shipped it back to me, suggesting I sell it on eBay. To reject returned merchandise that is a couple days late, but has an RMA is just stupid. I won’t do business with them again.

  6. Be careful doing business with OWC. I ordered memory for a 2008 iMac from them using their specs. When I got it the memory didn’t fit. I called them and got a RMA to return the memory. It arrived a couple days after their return policy window. They refused it and shipped it back to me, suggesting I sell it on eBay. To reject returned merchandise that is a couple days late, but has an RMA is just stupid. I won’t do business with them again.

  7. I purchased two 60 GB SSDs from them in August for use in my 2008 Mac Pro. Fantatic result.

    I had previously installed two cables from them to get eSata up into the optical drive space. So I only needed the adaptors and drive mounts. Once the two drives were installed I made a stripped RAID array for a total of 120 GB drive, which I now use as my boot, applications and to hold all the files for websites I work on: everything I use all the time.

    DW used to take 14 bounces to start up now takes two. XBench Disk Test went from 60 to 400 with the new OWC drives. I got the speed increase I was hoping for and so far it has remained. My only regret is that I did not get four of the 40GB drives they had at an introductory price at that time. Eventually, I will add two more OWC SSDs to get even more speed!

    If you value time get as many SSDs as you can afford and make a RAID

  8. I purchased two 60 GB SSDs from them in August for use in my 2008 Mac Pro. Fantatic result.

    I had previously installed two cables from them to get eSata up into the optical drive space. So I only needed the adaptors and drive mounts. Once the two drives were installed I made a stripped RAID array for a total of 120 GB drive, which I now use as my boot, applications and to hold all the files for websites I work on: everything I use all the time.

    DW used to take 14 bounces to start up now takes two. XBench Disk Test went from 60 to 400 with the new OWC drives. I got the speed increase I was hoping for and so far it has remained. My only regret is that I did not get four of the 40GB drives they had at an introductory price at that time. Eventually, I will add two more OWC SSDs to get even more speed!

    If you value time get as many SSDs as you can afford and make a RAID

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