>FW/USB/eSATA Quad Interface Storage Solution Introduced by OWC

New Quad Interface Mercury Elite-AL Pro equipped with USB, FireWire 400, FireWire 800, and eSATA connections in a single external HD solution up to 750GB, enabling plug-and-play operation with virtually any computer system

Jul 20, 2006 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC), the leading technology solutions provider, today announced the introduction and immediate availability of the Quad Interface version of its flagship external storage solution line, the Mercury™ Elite-AL Pro – featuring four interface options in one external hard drive and a starting price of only $199.99 and capacities from 250 up to 750 gigabytes (GB).

This exciting new Quad Interface Mercury Elite-AL Pro features one (1) eSATA, two (2) FireWire 800 (1394B), one (1) FireWire 400 (1394A), and one (1) USB 2.0+1.1 ports and ships with all required cables to allow easy plug-and-play operation with virtually any Mac, PC, or Linux system. Seamless data accessibility from all interfaces ensures continued optimized connection of the Elite Quad as users move the storage solution device between multiple systems or upgrade their computer systems.

Engineered with the next generation, high speed Oxford 924 chipset and the fastest drive mechanisms on the market, the Quad Interface Mercury Elite-AL Pro achieves the fastest single-mechanism transfer speeds possible, sustaining up to 80 Megabytes Per Second.

The Quad Interface Mercury Elite-AL Pro is manufactured using Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 and 7200.9 SATA-2 drives and is available in capacities from 250GB to 750GB, with the 500GB model included in OWC’s Sizzlin’ Summer Sale through

Pricing is:
250GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache - $199.99
320GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache - $229.99
400GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache - $339.99
500GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache - ONLY $349.99
750GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache - $629.99

All OWC Mercury Elite-AL solutions are tested and certified for demanding Audio/Video, Backup, Movies, Graphics, Music, Photography, General Data, and more. The sleek aluminum design optimizes function while aesthetically enhancing the desktop, and is specifically built to safely endure the rigorous demands of portability. All models are EMC Backup Certified and are directly supported by EMC’s industry respected standard Retrospect Backup software.

Mercury Elite-AL Pro storage solutions come packaged from Other World Computing with everything needed for immediate plug-and-play operation: all necessary cabling; Intech HD Speedtools utility suite; EMC Retrospect backup software; and a full 2 year Warranty. A five-year warranty on the internal Seagate mechanism covers the internal drive for three full years after the solution’s warranty comes to term.

OWC’s full line of 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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