Other World Computing Announces Owc Express Pocket-sized Usb 2.0 Bus Powered Enclosure For 2.5" Sata Drives

Sleek bus powered design - no AC adapter needed - offers maximum mobile data storage/backup to Macs and PCs for under $20

May 14, 2009 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading PC and Mac technology company, announced today the new OWC Express USB 2.0 Enclosure, a pocket-sized, Mac and PC compatible USB 2.0 bus powered enclosure priced under $20 that accepts a single 2.5" Serial ATA (SATA) I/II hard drive for the ultimate combination of style and value in portable data storage and backup.

Compact and Versatile – No AC Adapter Needed The 2 ounce, near iPhone-sized OWC Express USB 2.0 Enclosure offers bus powered personal storage performance in an ultra-portable design. With no AC adapter needed, a USB connecting cable and carrying sleeve included, and compatibility with Macs and PCs, the OWC Express puts music, photos, and personal data in the fast lane. And with a choice of three colors – Discreet Black, Sleek Silver, and Smooth White – the OWC Express allows users to express their digital life with personal style.

Easy Three Step, Five Minute Drive Installation Adding a 2.5" SATA I/II hard drive to the OWC Express is an easy, three-step process that can be performed at home in under five minutes and without any special tools or experience:

  1. Unscrew two Phillips #1 screws and separate the OWC Express case halves.
  2. Connect a 2.5" SATA I/II hard drive to the OWC Express bridgeboard.
  3. Reassemble the OWC Express.

“This enclosure really defines personal storage,” said Grant Dahlke, Marketing Manager, Other World Computing. “With a DIY style that anyone can perform in minutes, choice of colors, and lightweight small footprint, the OWC Express gives users total control over their storage configuration needs.”

The OWC Express is available immediately priced at $19.99 MSRP from Other World Computing at It’s compatible with Apple OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, OS X 10.0.x, and 10.2.8 or later, and Windows 98SE or later operating system and comes with a USB 2.0/1.1 Mini-B connecting cable, carrying sleeve, and one year warranty.

For more information on the OWC Express or to order, visit:

To select a hard drive from 80GB to 500GB priced starting at $47.99 for the OWC Express, visit:
OWC Express Technical Specifications: • Jmicron 20329 USB 2.0 chipset
• One USB 2.0 / 1.1 Mini-B port
• Data transfer speeds up to 60MB/s
• Supports one 2.5" Serial ATA (SATA) I/II hard drive up to 9.5mm height
• Supports hard drives up to 7200RPM
• Cool Blue status indicator LED
• Super quiet fanless operation
• Lightweight, impact resistant ABS plastic
• Dimensions: 3.07" (W) x 5.12" (D) x .55" (H)
• Weight (no drive): 2.0 ounces
• Includes carrying sleeve and interface connecting cable
• One year warranty


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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