OWC acquires Mediafour

Other World Computing, Inc. (OWC®), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, today announced that on November 1, 2017 it completed its asset acquisition of software provider Mediafour Corporation.

“Mediafour has a history of producing world-class software solutions with world-class support,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO of OWC. “They also focus on performance and reliability so for us, it was a natural pairing. We pride ourselves on giving our customers tailored, rock-solid workflow solutions for their projects and precious data. With more and more of our customers finding themselves in mixed platform environments, Mediafour’s solutions will fit seamlessly into our mission. We are very happy to have the Mediafour team as part of the OWC team.”

Read the announcement on owcdigital.com and check out the full line of OWC products.

Announcing APFS support with MacDrive 10.5

We are excited to announce MacDrive 10.5, with support for Apple’s new file system, APFS!

MacDrive 10.5 APFS (beta), available October 12, 2017, adds the ability to read disks formatted with Apple’s new file system, APFS. With MacDrive 10.5, your APFS disks appear in Windows with their own drive letter, allowing you to read files directly using your favorite Windows apps, as well as copy files from the disk to your PC. APFS support will be released as a public beta, as we continue to test and improve its implementation.

What is APFS?

For almost 20 years, HFS+ has been the standard file system used on all Macs. With the release of High Sierra, Apple is moving to a new file system, APFS. The new APFS architecture provides a foundation for the latest storage devices and adds features such as cloning, snapshots, crash protection, space sharing and more. APFS is available for all Macs with SSD drives. Support for Fusion and HDD Macs has not been announced.

APFS write support

Keeping your data safe and secure is important–because APFS is new and undocumented, MacDrive 10.5 doesn’t let you make changes to APFS disks. We’ll continue to research adding write support for APFS– sign up for Mediafour News to keep up with the latest news and developments.

MacDrive 10.4.0.1 update is now available

We a pleased to announce the release of MacDrive 10.4.0.1. This update adds support for Server 2016 and various bug fixes.

You can download the update to MacDrive 10 Standard and Pro here:  http://macdrive.wpengine.com/support/macdrive/macdrivechangelog/

Also, if you haven’t upgraded from a older version of MacDrive, we do offer discounts for previous version. Please visit our online store to see your upgrade options: http://macdrive.wpengine.com/shop/softwareupgrades.

MacDrive 10.3.0.4 update is now available

What’s new in MacDrive 10.3.0.4?

Fixed: System crash when trying to mount a corrupt volume.
Fixed: Mounting Mac OS partitions on Boot Camp systems in some situations

MacDrive 10.2.4 update is now available

What’s new in MacDrive 10.2.4?

Added: Ability to manipulate Windows partitions on mixed-partition disks in Windows Disk Manager
Added: Ability to delete Mac partitions in Windows Disk Manager (GPT and MBR partitions only)

MacDrive 10.2.0 update is now available

What’s new in MacDrive 10.2.0?

Added Support for Windows 10 Anniversary Edition.
Fixed issues that could cause main window to crash

MacDrive 10.1.0.65 update is now available

What’s new in MacDrive 10.1.0.65?

Added: Disk Aware is now built-in to MacDrive—a separate install and license is not needed.
Fixed: On some systems, MacDrive main window crashes when starting.
Fixed: System hang when coping folders that originated in a Dropbox folder.

MacDrive 10.0.3.15 update is now available

What’s new in MacDrive 10.0.3.15?
  • Added: Support for RAID disks with 4K sectors
  • Added: MacDrive now gives more information about unusable disks
  • Added: Better error recovery
  • Fixed: Reformatting a disk doesn’t refresh the MacDrive window

Service after the sale

supportA lot of companies promise to be there after the sale, but when you need support for a product you purchased they disappear. At Mediafour we look at support a little bit differently. If you are having an issue with our software, then it isn’t your problem, it’s ours.

Take a look at our March Support Snapshot….

Calling all NAB attendees

Headed to the big show in Las Vegas?

nab2015We know you’ll be gathering all kinds of swag and chotchkies in Vegas, but what about your poor, workhorse computer back home?

Fear not, we’ve got you covered. We are pleased to offer a 25% discount on MacDrive 9 Standard and Pro to all NAB 2015 attendees. It’s super easy to get the deal – send us a photo of your show badge and we’ll send you a discount code for MacDrive.

Its a win-win situation and that’s something that doesn’t happen often on a trip to Vegas!

Hurry though, this offer is only valid until April 30, 2015.