Other World Computing (OWC) has announced that iMac owners can now upgrade their iMac to 8TB of storage while maintaining correct system fan control with the OWC in-line digital thermal sensor.
The new drive option, one of many upgrade options for the iMac from OWC, extends the iMac upgrade path and provides increased storage capacity with 23 percent lower energy consumption, according to Larry O’Connor, founder and CEO, OWC.
OWC upgrade kits (http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/imacdiy/) for iMacs provide the tools and equipment required to install a new hard drive or solid state drive in the Apple all-in-one. All OWC drive upgrade kits include a 14-piece toolkit, two suction cups for outer glass removal and a microfiber cleaning cloth. Solid state drive upgrade kits include a SATA data cable and an SSD power cable.
OWC hard drive upgrade kits include the OWC In-line Digital Thermal Sensor, which works though the iMac System Management Controller to eliminate excessive fan noise and maintain proper system fan control. This device is designed specifically for the iMac, requires no software hacks and is designed to be compatible with Apple’s built-in diagnostic processes.
The OWC 8TB iMac upgrade option utilizes the HGST 8.0TB Ultrastar He8 hard disk drive. The drive is sealed with helium inside rather than air, which leads to 23 percent less power consumption than air drives. The HGST drive comes with a five-year warranty and usually ships on the same day as ordered.
OWC drive upgrade kits for Apple iMac computers are available immediately with prices starting at $39. Various disk drive options are available and are sold separately from the upgrade kit.
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