OWC's Entire SSD Lineup for Mac Now Supports Boot Camp

OWC announced today that it has released new software drivers that expand Boot Camp support to its entire SSD lineup.

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The "Dual Boot Enablers" are available as free downloads on OWC's website for multiple previously unsupported SSDs, including the OWC Aura SSD for Mid-2013 and later MacBook Air and Retina MacBook Pro models, OWC Aura SSD for the 2013 or newer Mac Pro, and the Mercury Accelsior S and Mercury Accelsior E2.

Boot Camp enables Mac users to partition their SSDs or hard drives and install Windows directly on the machine, allowing for OS X and Windows to be run side by side. It differs from virtualization software like Parallels and VMware Fusion, which allow Windows to run within OS X itself as essentially a desktop app.

OWC's Dual Boot Enabler can be installed on Macs running OS X 10.6.8 or later.

Tags: Boot Camp, OWC


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38 months ago

OWC, overpriced crap! Horrible customer service, horrible, slow, and overpriced products with a "MAC compatible" sticker.


Wow! My experience with them is one of the BEST sources for accessories for my Macs, that's not just selling products that Apple themselves make.

Disclaimer: I don't work for them but I assume you similarly don't work against them, so consider my post purely consumer-based counterpoint to your post.
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38 months ago
OWC, overpriced crap! Horrible customer service, horrible, slow, and overpriced products with a "MAC compatible" sticker.
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38 months ago
How is it "side by side" when you have to reboot to choose one or another?
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38 months ago
eBay has plenty of them. Just do a search for 'Apple Samsung SSD'. Prices are similar to OWC but you are getting same part that Apple uses and with better read and write speeds.
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38 months ago

What in their SSDs was preventing this from happening already? Are their SSDs not like regular SSDs and are something special?

Yes, special high pricing.
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38 months ago
Because whenever I see such an extreme case for or against some point as I saw in that one, I step in and take counterpoint against such extremes when I know the topic is not as bad as implied. Sometimes, my counterpoint will be met with being called a shill for "them" (whoever "them" might be in such situations) and so I proactively disclaimed that away.

In my own case, I have purchased many good accessories for my Macs over many years from OWC and like what I got for my money. Again, they are not just a Mac reseller (of Apple-created products). Instead, they actually make and/or assemble accessories that help me get more out of my Macs. Is everything they make perfect? No, but I could say the same about Apple products too. What I can offer in counterpoint to that guy's extreme bash is that I've not personally had such problems or issues, and actually think of them as a pretty good source of stuff to work with my many Macs.
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38 months ago
Avoid OWC's Envoy external USB-powered SSD. Mine constantly self-ejected. I sent it to OWC for inspection. They returned it (unassembled!) and declared it fine. Problem persisted. Meanwhile, I purchased another brand and had zero issues. I returned the Envoy and requested a refund. They refunded only a fraction of my cost even though the drive had a two year warranty. Considering my shipping costs too, I was out $85 even though the drive was a lemon. They acted as if they did me a favor by not charging me the customary re-stocking fee!
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38 months ago

I'll take 1,000 dozen please. Seriously though, how much and from where?



Ha ha! I found one on ebay from a local seller that cost me $500 for a 1TB drive. Worked seamlessly. And I sold the 128gb drive for $200, so $300 cost for a 1TB drive that I shouldn't have to change for 2-3 more years. And I had to take it into the Genius Bar once. Was a little worried they would notice something (and they may have) but since it was a drive from an Apple Machine, they never said a word!
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38 months ago
Really? What was the hold up?
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38 months ago

Just buy yourself a flash drive pulled from a mac pro and plug it into your macbook pro retina or imac and you are good to go. those mac pro drives are a dime a dozen.


I'll take 1,000 dozen please. Seriously though, how much and from where?
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