New Apple MacBook Pro and OWC On-The-Go Drive

Embrace Mobile Work Force and Business Travelers

Jan 18, 2006 | Woodstock, IL


Steve Jobs, CEO, officially opened the door to the Intel era at Apple during his keynote address at Macworld in San Francisco, unveiling the first Macintosh computers to use Intel chips and embracing the mobile, on-the-go work force.

The MacBook Pro notebook, scheduled to begin shipment in February, features a built-in Webcam feature for mobile workers.

“Now you can have videoconferencing on the go,” stated Jobs.

Apple’s dedication to the mobile, on-the-go work force mirrors the commitment established by Other World Computing (OWC) with its portable storage solutions, including the aptly named MercuryOn–The–Go 2.5 inch, pocket-sized drive.

Macworld served as the stage for OWC’s introduction of the 160 gigabyte (GB) FireWire 800+USB2 Mercury™ On-The-Go Pro Series portable storage solution – the highest capacity ultra-portable 2.5 inch external drive available, yet small enough to fit in a shirt pocket and weighing less than 12 ounces.

Other World Computing is dedicated to always striving to exceed consumer expectations by providing innovative solutions for today’s technology users that are faster, more powerful, more reliable and more affordably priced than those available anywhere else,” stated CEO Larry O’Connor.

Designed specifically for the mobile worker, the new On-The-Go introduction is the only 2.5-inch 160GB ultra-portable storage solution on the market. It features a Seagate drive; FireWire 800 and USB2 interface supports for compatibility with Apple and PC lines; and is bus powered for total mobility.

Because mobile work conditions vary, the OWC Mercury™ On-The-Go line is constructed with a shock insulation system to prevent any transfer of impact from the casing to the drive. Units are so secure they can sustain a table or desk fall without drive damage.

Other World Computing respects just how incredibly valuable your data is. We strive for the undisputable maximum means to protect your data for you at all costs,” says O’Connor.

According to “America On The Go…U.S. Business Travel”, a report compiled by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, more than 405 million long-distance business trips are taken each year in the United States alone.

A joint study by Business Performance Management and the Forum to Advance the Mobile Experience reports that 71% of employers surveyed are experiencing increased mobile work on-the-go among employees.

Mercury™ On-The-Go drives ship with carrying case, FireWire 400 cable, FireWire 800 cable, USB cable, EMC/Dantz Retrospect, Intech Speed Tools, and a one-year warranty officially supported by Dantz Retrospect with the EMC/Dantz Retrospect Backup Certification.

On-The-Go plug-and-play drives are compatible with all Apple OS Versions 8.5 through 9.2.x; Apple OS X 10.0.3 and higher (including OS X 'Tiger' 10.4.x); Microsoft Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP; and any OS or electronic device with FireWire and/or USB data ports, including digital video and still cameras.

The Mercury™ On-The-Go line is recognized by technology authorities including MacAddict, Macworld and Maximum PC for industry-leading value and performance.

The On-The-Go line features drives with 40- to 160GB of storage space running 4200-, 5400- or 7200RPM starting at $129.99. The full line can be viewed at All of OWC’s award-winning optical and fixed storage solutions can be found at


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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