Tim Standing, VP Software Engineering at OWC,
understands every creative’s nightmare.

Disaster strikes and you lose a massive amount of your precious work. It could be fire, flood, ransomware, or even something as common as a failed drive. SoftRAID warns us of an impending drive failure, and although it can’t predict earthquakes, we can rest easy knowing that we are protected.

OWC RADiO Host, Cirina Catania, interviews the man who’s made it his career-long passion to protect your work. We sleep better knowing Tim Standing and his team have our back. After listening to this interview, we think you’ll feel better too.

You’ll learn:

  • Peek under the hood and learn how SoftRAID is designed to protect your work and make you more productive.
  • The best combination of on-site and off-site storage to keep your work safe.
  • How to choose between RAID 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or even 6+.
  • What is the secret to creating the perfect pizza dough? 

Tim Standing has been writing drivers and storage utilities for Mac OS since 1986. He is the creator of SoftRAID for macOS and is currently VP of Software Development at Other World Computing, Inc.

In the past year, Tim has added APFS support to SoftRAID as well as two additional RAID levels: RAID 6 and 6+. He has also patented a write acceleration technique, which enables the write speed RAID volumes to be as fast as the read speed. Tim’s team is responsible for SoftRAID, OWC Dock Ejector, and all the Mac drivers and utilities, which make OWC products so exceptional.

And, he’s recently installed a dedicated pizza oven in his house and has already made about 500 pies for himself, friends, and family. In short, when it comes to storage and pizza, this man knows what he’s talking about!

So get comfortable. Grab a slice. And let’s dig into the details of how to keep our nightmares at bay so you can stay focused on dreaming up our next big idea.

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If you work in tech and haven’t heard about MacSales.com, you’ve had your head in the sand. Other World Computing, under the leadership of Larry O’Connor since he was 15 years old, has expanded to all corners of the world. OWC works every day to create hardware that makes the lives of creatives and business-oriented companies faster, more efficient and more stable.  Go to OWCDigital.com for more information.

Here’s the company’s official mission statement:

At OWC, we’re committed to constant innovation, exemplary customer service, and American design. 

For more than 25 Years, OWC has had a simple goal. To create innovative DIY solutions to give you the most from your technology.  

Beginning with 100% compatible memory upgrades, reliably exceeding Apple’s maximum RAM specs, OWC’s product offering has grown to encompass the entire spectrum of upgrade and expansion possibilities, all with a focus on easy, DIY setup and installation. 

Our dedication to excellence and sustainable innovation extends beyond our day-to-day business and into the community. We strive for zero waste, both environmentally and strategically. Our outlook is to the long term, and in everything we do, we look for simplicity in action and sustainability in practice.

For us, it’s as much about building exceptional relationships, as it is about building exceptional products.

2 comments on “Tim Standing – SoftRAID, Storage, and Pizza

  1. I prefer to read rather than watch or listen. Is a transcript available?

    1. OWCProducer says:

      Hi, Charles! So happy you found our show. I’ll process a transcript and send one to you. 🙂

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