A Response to COVID-19 From OWC Founder and CEO, Larry O'Connor
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To start with, if your device is still under warranty and you are able to return it for repair, or you can purchase a new spare part that matches the defective component, we recommend doing so. If that’s not an option, because there isn’t enough time and you need to use the device urgently, or you are currently unable to leave your home, please keep on reading.

Some of the tips in this article are intended for an emergency only and, if not done carefully and properly, could potentially damage the product. Therefore, whenever possible, we recommend returning the device to us for repair.

Bluefish video card compatible with Node Lite

Bluefish444 is the manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K SDI, ASI, Video Over IP & HDMI I/O cards for Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems. Their video cards are used not only in traditional broadcast and post-production, but also in emerging workflows such as live events, immersive graphics, augmented reality and Video Over IP.

In combination with our Thunderbolt 3 PCIe expansion chassis, these cards can now also be used as an external solution over Thunderbolt.

Compatible with Thunderbolt

Does your company design or produce PCIe cards that you think would be a great solution for your customers to be used as an external Thunderbolt solution? We'd love hearing from you and setup a test to confirm the compatibility, hopefully adding your card to our growing list of compatible PCIe cards for our customers to choose from.

Or, are you the proud owner of a PCIe expansion chassis from Akitio and found that the PCIe card you are using works just perfect over Thunderbolt? If the card is not already on our compatibility list, we'd love knowing more about your setup!

RAID

When using a storage enclosure that can house multiple drives, depending on the hardware, you can either use the built-in hardware RAID controller to manage your drives or you can use software on the computer instead to create and manage a RAID.

How did you set up your drives? Are you using a RAID for increased data transfer rates or to backup your data?

60W Power Delivery

The USB Power Delivery (PD) specification enables power delivery up to 100W but how much power exactly is provided depends on the device.

In general, 27W is enough to maintain or slightly recharge the battery when the computer is not under load and 60W is enough to recharge the battery even when the computer is under moderate load.