WOODSTOCK, Ill., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Other World Computing (OWC), the world's leading destination for cutting-edge Mac and PC upgrades and accessories, has taken a Gold in Best in Biz Awards 2013 International, an independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. OWC's Aura Pro and Mercury solid-state drive (SSD) products were selected as Product Line of the Year for their reputation as the ultimate performance upgrade for any Mac or PC.
"We're justifiably proud of our Aura Pro and Mercury SSD products, which are designed and built here in the United States," said Larry O'Connor, founder and CEO of Other World Computing. "The OWC team is honored to receive a Gold award from Best in Biz Awards 2013 International, and we will continue to work to bring gold-level service and products to our customers every day."
OWC Aura Pro and Mercury SSDs unlock the true speed of any Mac or PC
Building on its reputation as the go-to source for a wide range of upgrades and accessories, OWC delivers a high-quality performance boost for a wide variety of computers and applications with its Aura Pro and Mercury SSD line:
- Aura Pro 6G for 2011-2012 MacBook Air and Aura Pro 6G for MacBook Pro with Retina display — these drives feature transfer rates over 500MB/s for optimum performance. Both of these Aura Pro SSDs are also available with an Envoy enclosure option that repackages the original factory drive for use as a sleek and stylish external drive.
- In addition to offering first and only upgrades for the latest MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina display models, OWC also offers 3G (3Gb/s) and 6G (6Gb/s) Mercury SSDs for nearly every Mac and PC produced over the past decade in capacities from 44GB to 960GB, including the Mercury Electra 6G and Mercury Electra 3G (for consumer applications), Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G (for prosumer applications), Aura Pro 3G (for 2010 MacBook Air models), Mercury Accelsior_E2 (PCI Express-based), Aura Pro MBA (for 2008-2009 MacBook Air models), Mercury Pro Legacy (for 3.5" IDE/ATA installations), OWC ZIF (for 2008 MacBook Air), Aura Pro 1.8" (for 1.8" SATA installations), and Mercury Legacy Pro (2.5" IDE/ATA) SSDs.
- For enterprise applications, OWC also offers the Mercury Enterprise Pro 6G SSD, a high-performance drive built specifically to handle I/O-intensive, mission-critical uses.
More than 150 public and private companies representing all sectors of the economy from more than 25 countries competed in Best in Biz Awards' International's inaugural program. Best in Biz Awards 2013 International honors are conferred in a wide range of categories, including Fastest-Growing Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Best Place to Work, Technology Department of the Year, Executive of the Year, Enterprise Product of the Year, Small/Medium Business Product of the Year, Most Innovative Product of the Year and Film or Video of the Year.
Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2013 International were determined based on scoring from a panel of 43 judges drawn from top-tier news, business, finance, and technology publications and media outlets from 18 countries, with all continents represented. This year's judging panel included writers and contributors to such publications as Advertiser Adelaide (Australia), Analyst 2.0 (Canada), ARD (Germany), Asian Power (Singapore), Australian (Australia), Bennett Business Connections (Canada), Business Insider (Australia), Canadian Business (Canada), Castleford Media (Australia), Channel NewsAsia (Singapore), CTV (Canada), Dynamic Business (Australia), Element Magazine (New Zealand), Encore Magazine (Australia), Gizmodo and Lifehacker (Australia), IAA Magazine (United Arab Emirates), InBusiness (Cyprus and Greece), Irish Independent (Ireland), Jerusalem Post (Israel), Kaiser The Sage (Philippines), Kontan Mingguan (Indonesia), Outlook Business Magazine (India), PC Authority (Australia), PC Format (United Kingdom), Pro Sound Systems (India), Regional Economic Development Blog (Australia), RTE (Ireland), Stuff.co.nz (New Zealand), TechHim (India), TechnoFILE.com (Canada), Techtalk (United States), Thoughtful China (Hong Kong), Toronto Standard (Canada), Vancouver Sun (Canada), Vyapar (India), Ventures Africa (Nigeria), Winnipeg Free Press (Canada), Wirausaha & Keuangan (Indonesia), WirelessDuniya (India), YourStory.in (India) and Xbox Plus (Brazil).
For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2013 International, visit: http://intl.bestinbizawards.com/intl-2013-winners.
About Best in Biz Awards
Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in three separate programs annually: North America, EMEA, and International. Entries are currently being accepted in the third annual Best in Biz Awards 2013 North American program, until the final entry deadline on September 20, 2013. Any organization from any industry in North America may enter any of the more than 50 company, department or team, executive and product categories. For more information about the International program, visit: http://intl.bestinbizawards.com.
About Other World Computing (OWC)
Other World Computing has been providing quality hardware products and support to the computer industry since 1988. OWC features one of the largest online catalogs of computer, iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad® enhancement products through its e-commerce portal www.macsales.com. OWC was the first privately owned light manufacturing/assembly building in Illinois to obtain LEED Platinum status. A zero-emissions company, OWC was also the first U.S. technology manufacturer/distributor to become 100-percent on-site wind-powered. The OWC wind turbine cleanly generates more net energy than is consumed by OWC's operations and datacenter, which helped the company earn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR® rating for building operations that perform in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency. Follow OWC on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube.
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