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From finding out OS X Mavericks compatibility with your hardware and software, to learning about new features Apple has added to its latest OS, OWC is the best single source for all of your information needs. Check back often as we continue to update this page.

OS X Mavericks can run on the following models:
- iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
- MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, Early 2009, or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
- MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
- Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
- Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
- Xserve (Early 2009)
Here is a list of all Intel Macs and the maximum Mac OS X version they can run.

All testing completed using 13A598 build.

Mavericks Hardware Compatibility


Storage
Compatible
NewerTech
7 Port High-Speed USB 2.0 Hub
✓ yes
AdaptaDrive 2.5" to 3.5" Drive Converter Bracket
✓ yes
eSATA to USB 3.0 Adapter
✓ yes
MAXPower eSATA 6G PCIe 2.0
✓ yes
MAXPower PCIe 4-Port eSATA 6G RAID Controller with port multiplier support
MAXPower RAID mini-SAS 6G 1e1i
MAXPower RAID mini-SAS 6G 2e:
miniStack Classic FireWire 800 & USB 2.0 SATA Solution with integrated rear USB 2.0 powered hub
✓ yes
miniStack MAX Storage & Optical Drive Enclosure w/ USB hub, & SD card reader. FW800 / FW400 / USB 3.0 / eSATA
✓ yes
miniStack Storage Enclosure with FW800 / FW400 / USB 3.0 / eSATA
✓ yes
Universal Drive Adapter - connects any 2.5", 3.5" or 5.25" drive via USB 3.0
✓ yes
Voyager S3 'SuperSpeed' USB 3.0 Interface SATA 6Gb/s Drive Docking Solution
✓ yes
OWC
'Data Doubler' 2.5" Hard Drive/SSD Mounting Kit for Mac mini 2011, 2012 & Later Models.
✓ yes
Data Doubler Optical Bay Hard Drive/SSD Mounting Solution for all Apple MacBook & MacBook Pro 'Unibody' Models; all MacBook Models 'Late 2008' and Later.
✓ yes
Data Doubler Optical Bay Hard Drive/SSD Mounting Solution for Mac mini 2009. Compatible with 2009 Mac mini & 2009-2011 iMac models.
✓ yes
Elite Pro mini USB 3.0/eSATA 6G
✓ yes
Envoy USB 2.0/3.0 Enclosure for data transfer/continued external use of Apple MacBook Air 2010/11 SSD
✓ yes
Envoy Pro EX USB 3.0 Portable SSD Solution
✓ yes
Envoy Pro USB 3.0 Enclosure for data transfer/continued external use of SSD from MacBook Pro with Retina display or 2012 iMac.
✓ yes
Express 2.5" Portable USB 2.0 Enclosure
✓ yes
Express 2.5" Portable USB 3.0 Enclosure
✓ yes
Mercury Accelsior
Mercury Accelsior_E2 PCI Express SSD with two eSATA Expansion ports
Mercury AccelsiorM mSATA PCIe Controller
✓ yes
Mercury Elite Pro eSATA Dual Drive External Pro 'RAID READY'
✓ yes
Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 eSATA,FireWire 800+USB 2.0 4-Bay SATA Desktop RAID Storage Enclosure
✓ yes
Mercury Elite Pro USB 3.0 Enclosure Kit - For all 3.5" SATA Hard Drives
✓ yes
Mercury Helios Thunderbolt PCIe Expansion Chassis + Accelsior_E2 SSD
✓ yes
Mercury On-The-Go Pro USB 3.0
✓ yes
Mercury On-The-Go USB 3.0 External Enclosure for 2012 Apple Retina MacBook Pro Flash Storage
✓ yes
Mercury Pro USB 2.0, FireWire 800, & FireWire 400 Enclosure kit for 5.25" SATA Optical Drives
✓ yes
Mercury Pro USB 3.0, FireWire 800, & FireWire 400 Enclosure kit for 5.25" SATA Optical Drives
✓ yes
Mercury Rack Pro 4 Bay 1U Rackmount Hardware RAID Solution eSATA w/ Port-Multiplier capability, FW800, FW400 & USB 3.0
✓ yes
Mercury Rack Pro 4 Bay 1U Rackmount RAID Ready Solution with SAS Interface.
✓ yes
SuperSlim SuperDrive USB 2.0 External Enclosure
✓ yes
Value Line USB 2.0/1.1 Enclosure kit for 5.25" SATA Optical Drive
✓ yes
Value Line Slim USB 2.0 5.25" Enclosure Kit for 12.7mm SATA Laptop Optical Drive
✓ yes
Compatible With Some Issues
NewerTech
Guardian MAXimus mini Portable FW800&400+USB2+eSATA
Guardian MAXimus RAID-1 [MIRROR] eSATA, FireWire 800+400, USB 3.0
Voyager Q- Quad Interface FireWire 800/400/USB 3.0/eSATA Docking Solution
OWC
Mercury Elite Pro Multi-Interface Dual Drive eSATA/FireWire 800/400+USB2.0
Mercury Elite Pro Mirrored RAID eSATA/FW800/400/USB2.0
Mercury Elite Pro RAID 0+1 (Stripe w/ Mirror) eSATA/FireWire 800/400/USB 2.0
Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini bus-powered Multi-Interface RAID Storage Enclosure
Mercury Elite Pro mini 2.5" Portable FW800&400+ USB2+eSATA
Mercury On-The-Go FW800/USB 3.0 External Enclosure for 2012 Apple Retina MacBook Pro Flash Storage
Mercury On-The-Go Pro FW800/USB 3.0
Mercury Pro eSATA, FireWire 400/800 & USB 3.0
Mercury Pro Firewire 400/USB 2.0
Coming Soon
OWC
2-port Jupiter mini-SAS PCIe HBA Card
Jupiter mini-SAS 8-Bay Enterprise Class SAS HDD JBOD/Expander Rack
Jupiter mini-SAS 16-Bay Enterprise Class SAS HDD JBOD/Expander Rack

Networking
Compatible
NewerTech
MAXPower 802.11n/g/b Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter

Video
Compatible With Some Issues
NewerTech
USB 3.0 to HDMI / DVI HD Video Display/Audio Adapter
USB to DVI / HDMI / VGA HD Video Display Adapter

Mavericks Software Compatibility


Accounting
Compatible With Some Issues
Intuit
Quicken Essentials for Mac
QuickBooks 2013 for Mac

Audio Software
Coming Soon
BroadJam
MetaJam Audio Software

CD, DVD, Blu-Ray
Compatible
Roxio
Toast 11 Titanium
✓ yes
Toast 11 Titanium w/Blu-ray
✓ yes

Productivity Software
Compatible
Microsoft
Microsoft Office 2011 - All versions
✓ yes
Office 2008 Mac Edition
✓ yes
Softpress
Softpress Freeway 5 Pro
✓ yes
Compatible With Some Issues
Equinux
VPN Tracker 6.x Personal

Utility
Compatible
Prosoft Engineering
Drive Genius v3.2.x
Data Rescue 3
✓ yes
Data Backup 3
✓ yes
Alsoft
DiskWarrior 4.4
✓ yes
Intech Software
SpeedTools Utilites 3 - All versions
SpeedTools Test Suite Pro
Diglloyd
Tools Utility Suite for Mac OS X
✓ yes
Coming Soon
SubRosaSoft
FileSalvage v7.0
CopyCatX v5.0

Virtualization
Compatible
Parallels
Parallels Desktop 9
✓ yes
Compatible With Some Issues
VMware
Vmware Fusion 5
Coming Soon
Parallels
Parallels Server for Mac 4.0

Networking
Not Compatible
Tiger Technology
metaLAN - All verisons
X Incompatible
metaSAN
X Incompatible
cluStore
X Incompatible



Important Applications and Support Information

Front Row: If you love Front Row for viewing video, photos, podcasts, and music, you'll be sorry to hear it was dropped in OS X Lion 10.7 and there is still no direct replacement from Apple in OS X Mavericks.

Flash from Adobe: This is how a large portion of the webpages and videos are viewed on the Internet. Flash takes advantage of hardware acceleration to deliver High-Quality video with minimal overhead. While not a part of the install, Flash is still fully supported and can be downloaded from Adobe.

Java's Runtime Environment: Java is no longer a part of the install as of OS X Lion is still not included in OS X Mavericks. Java is a universal programming language that allows software and utilities to be compatible across a wide variety of devices. If an application needs Java to function correctly, Mac OS X Mavericks will present a prompt to download Java via Software Update.

Rosetta: OS X Snow Leopard was the last version of Mac OS X that supported Rosetta. This is the program that allows PowerPC software to run in an Intel environment. Example programs that use Rosetta are Quicken 2007 and earlier, as well as older versions of Adobe Photoshop. If you are running Creative Suite 2 or older and upgrade to Mac OS X Mavericks, CS2 will no longer run. If you run older software or suspect a software program you use relies on Rosetta, check with the software manufacturer before upgrading.

General Application Support: Generally any application that ran in OS X Mountain Lion will run in OS X Mavericks. RoaringApps has the broadest coverage of application compatibility with various Mac OS X versions: http://new.roaringapps.com

Mavericks
New Features

FAQ
Data Doubler, Envoy Pro, Jupiter, NewerTech, MAXPower, Mercury Accelsior, Mercury Helios, and Mercury On-The-Go are trademarks of New Concepts Development Corporation, registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mercury Elite is a trademark of New Concepts Development Corporation. miniStack is a trademark of Newer Technology, Inc., registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Canada. AdaptaDrive and Guardian MAXimus are trademarks of Newer Technology, Inc., registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. VOYAGER trademark used under a license from the owner of U.S. Registration No. 3,089,301. Apple, FireWire, iCloud, iMac, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, OS X, and Xserve are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Thunderbolt is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other marks may be the trademark or registered trademark of their owners.
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