Prominent Mac vendor, OtherWorld Computing, said Friday on its blog that the company will offer an eSATA "interface solution" for the 27-inch iMac that was announced this week by Apple. The details of the program such as pricing and scope have yet to be finalized.
The company said it expects to offer an upgrade service for the new iMac, including solid-state drives and memory upgrades.
Complete details on how you can have this high performance interface added to your iMac by OWC will be rolled out in the next several days. In the meantime, look for a possible news release later today on an entire turnkey upgrade program for the 27″ iMac. Now, adding an SSD to the new iMac won’t just be limited to an overpriced, under-performing factory option. And you’ll have more memory options at lower cost than factory. Multiple wins across the board for what will amount to a far superior iMac than what you can configure from the factory.
The company must expect that some owners of the 27-inch model will work on video and on its iMac performance page, Apple is promoting Final Cut video editing for these systems. Customers can pick between a 2.8-GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, and the 2.93GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor. The systems can support up to 16GB of RAM.
OWC sells a number of single hard drives and RAID systems that offer an eSATA interface.
(Note: I own a OWC eSATA drive that I purchased several years ago, which is connected to my MacBook Pro via an ExpressCard/34 adapter card.)