Other World Computing Begins Bundling Leading Dantz Retrospect Backup Software with its Entire Line of External Mercury FireWire Drives

OWC enhances customer value by adding true cross-platform Retrospect backup and restore software for both Macintosh and Windows to its line of Mercury FireWire storage solutions

Oct 2, 2003 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC) today announced it has begun bundling Dantz® Development Corporation’s Retrospect® backup and restore software with all external OWC Mercury FireWire storage drives. Dantz is a leader in backup and restore software for small and midsize businesses.

OWC also announced today the addition of several new models to its line of Mercury FireWire storage solutions, as well as the lowering of prices on many models within the Mercury product line.

“Bundling Dantz Retrospect for Macintosh and Windows is a great way for us to enhance the value of our Mercury FireWire storage solutions for our customers,” said Larry O’Connor, president of OWC. “Retrospect has earned a reputation as a reliable, easy-to-use, true cross-platform backup program, and it will complement the capabilities of our Mercury hard drives nicely.”

Retrospect enables users to protect valuable data stored on their computers’ internal hard drives by backing it up with a number of different sources. Regardless of which connection method is used (i.e. FireWire, USB, ATAPI, SCSI or otherwise), Retrospect provides backup to CDs and DVDs, hard drives and other devices.

“We’re pleased to be featuring our backup software on OWC’s Mercury FireWire drives,” said Don Chouinard, director of product marketing at Dantz. “The cross-platform usability of both the hardware and software in each unit ensures lasting compatibility for Mac-users and PC-users alike.”

OWC’s Mercury FireWire storage solutions include the Mercury Elite external FireWire hard drives, the popular line of Mercury On-The-Go pocket-sized hard drives and more. All OWC Mercury solutions featuring FireWire and/or USB connection types are Dantz-certified. For complete pricing and technology details please see


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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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