Other World Computing Drops Prices 26 Percent and More on its FireWire 400 DVD-R/W+CD-R/W and CD-R/W Storage Solutions

May 7, 2003 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC) today announced that it has dropped its prices 26 percent and more on its DVD-R/W+CD-R/W and CD-R/W FireWire storage solutions.

Each OWC device supports the IEEE 1394a FireWire standard, as well as support for Universal Serial Bus ports (both USB 2.0 and USB 1.1), which means these devices offer specified data transfer speeds of up to 50 Megabytes per second and 60 Megabytes per second, respectively.

OWC's Mercury Pro DVR-105 DVD-R/RW+CD-R/RW FireWire+USB storage solutions are now priced at $339.99, down from the original price of $459.95 when introduced in December 2002.

On the CD-R/W front, the OWC Mercury Pro 52X24X52X-speed FireWire+USB 2.0/1.1 CD-R/W storage solutions are now priced from $129.99, down from the original starting price point of $179.99 when introduced in January 2003.

OWC's DVD-RW and CD-RW drives recently received rave reviews from two major trade publications (a "GREAT" in MacAddict's December 2002 issue and "four mice" from MacWorld in May 2003) and can be utilized and moved between almost any Macintosh or PC with either FireWire or USB ports available.

"Our FireWire + USB 2.0/1.1 solutions provide the maximum performance available in DVD-RW and CD-RW solutions," said Larry O'Connor, president and chief executive officer of Other World Computing. "Whether your system is equipped with FireWire or USB ports, our solutions are easy ways to add additional functionality to both new and existing machines."

Both OWC Mercury Pro FireWire storage solutions described in this news release come with a minimum of 25 pieces of CD-R media and one or more software packages for CD and/or DVD creation. Additional details and complete pricing information about each OWC Mercury Pro FireWire storage solution can be found online at /FireWireDVDCD. Digital photographs of all OWC products, as well as digital copies of OWC logos, are available for download from the online newsroom at /NewsRoom/. Pricing, ordering and availability information for other OWC products is online 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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