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OWC Receives Dantz/EMC Retrospect Backup Certification

Certification for iMac G5 and Cube G4 8X DVD Superdrive uprgrades (May 12, 2005)

In an ongoing effort to provide its customers with confidence and quality, Other World Computing (OWC) has secured Dantz/EMS certification and Dantz Retrospect backup support for additional Mercury SuperDrives.

Dantz has certified and is providing backup support for OWC Mercury internal 8X SuperDrives for iMac G5 and Cube G4 models. The OWC Mercury External FireWire/USB solutions and PowerBook and PowerMac internal options also have received Dantz certification.

"We feel so strongly about making our customers' investment as foolproof as possible, we have and will continue to seek Dantz/EMC certification for Dantz Retrospect support," said Larry O'Connor, president of OWC.

The OWC MercuryCUBE and MercuryG5 internal 8X SuperDrives clock burn speeds of up to 8X DVD (up to twice as fast as the original iMac G5 drive), 2.4X DVD Dual Layer and 24X CD. Dantz certification means the drives have full Dantz Retrospect backup support in addition to burn support of audio, data, music/video, etc, with nearly any Apple/Mac DVD- or CD-authoring application.

The OWC Mercury iMac G5 SuperDrive option is available for $169.95 and includes 10 pieces of media, Dantz Retrospect Backup and NTI Dragonburn software. The Dantz-certified MercuryCube SuperDrive upgrade is offered for $259.95 with the same software and media.

Other models with up to 16X DVD burn speeds are available for other Apple PowerMac, eMac and iMac models. An external solution compatible with nearly any system equipped with either FireWire or USB 2 also is available.

For more information, and to view the entire line of SuperDrive solutions available from OWC visit, call 1-800-275-4576 or e-mail

About Other World Computing
Other World Computing has been providing quality hardware products and support to the Macintosh universe since 1988. The Illinois-based company operates the popular Web site, which features one of the largest online catalogs of computer enhancement products, including OWC's own Mercury acceleration and FireWire product lines. Along with its proprietary XPostFacto, which allows select pre-G3 computers to run Mac OS X, OWC is an Apple Certified Developer, and provides extensive technical support for Macintosh users around the world. OWC also owns and operates, a national Internet Service Provider designed specifically for Macintosh users, as well as OWC.Net, an ISP that provides Internet access, design and hosting solutions in the greater Chicago area. Other World Computing ranks as the largest technology services employer in McHenry County according to the McHenry County Business Journal.

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