Fast, Economical FireWire+USB 2.0 Combo External Drive Solutions

Feature New Oxford 934 Chipset and the Latest SATA Technology

Mar 14, 2008 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC), a leading Mac and PC technology company, today announced the introduction and immediate availability of its new OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro FireWire+USB 2.0 Combo storage drives featuring SATA technology with a starting price of only $107.99 and capacities up to 1.0TB for Plug ‘N Play, hot swappable storage.

The latest in the OWC Mercury Elite-AL storage line, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro FireWire+USB 2.0 Combo storage drives feature the latest Oxford 934 performance chipset, the best SATA mechanisms available, two FireWire 400 1394A 6 Pin, and one USB 2.0 port. Drives may be stacked or stood vertically (stand included) and measure only 9.3” (length) x 1.4” (height) x 5.6" (width) or 237mm x 36mm x 142mm.

The drive’s two FireWire ports allow it to be daisy-chained to any additional FireWire devices. Its Oxford chipset allows Plug ‘N Play compatibility with virtually any Mac, PC, and Linux-based computer that supports either a FireWire or USB 2.0 Interface. Data may be accessed/read/written interchangeably between any of the FireWire and USB 2.0 ports allowing the seamless use of the drives between multiple systems or for upgrading corresponding computer systems. OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro FireWire+USB 2.0 Combo Drives Pricing:
80GB 7200RPM 8MB Cache - $107.99
160GB 7200RPM 8MB Cache - $117.99
250GB 7200RPM 8MB Cache - $137.99
320GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache - $147.99
400GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache - $159.99
500GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache - $175.99
750GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache - $239.99
1.0TB 7200RPM 32MB Cache - $369.99 ($339.99 after limited time Rebate*) *Through 3/19/2008, purchase of the drive includes a $30 Hitachi-sponsored Mail-In Rebate. Rebate details at:

All OWC Mercury Elite-AL drives are tested and certified for demanding audio/video, backup, movies, graphics, music, photography, data, and more. The drive’s sleek aluminum design optimizes function with fanless heat dissipation while aesthetically enhancing the desktop, and is specifically built to safely endure the rigorous demands of portability.

OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro storage drive solutions are available from Other World Computing with everything needed for immediate Plug ‘N Play operation: FireWire and USB 2.0 cables; Intech HD Speedtools utility suite; Prosoft Data Backup for Mac OS X®; NovaStor NovaBackup for Windows; and a full 2-year warranty.

OWC’s full line of award winning Mercury Elite-AL storage solutions can be found at . For additional information contact or call toll free (800) 275-4576.


About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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