Other World Computing Drops Prices on External FireWire Drives

Company reduces Mercury Elite Pro storage line prices by as much as $50

Jan 30, 2003 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC) today reduced prices on all of the company’s Mercury Elite Pro external FireWire storage solutions, which feature some of the industry’s largest and fastest hardware components. The new prices are from $20 to $50 dollars lower, and are a direct result of OWC’s efforts to pass any savings it gains through volume purchases on to its customers.

New pricing for the Mercury Elite Pro FireWire models is as follows:
&Mac183; 200GB 7200RPM model w/8MBs cache: was $449.99; now $419.99
&Mac183; 180GB 7200RPM model w/8MBs cache: was $399.99; now $349.99
&Mac183; 120GB 7200RPM model w/8MBs cache: was $309.99; now $279.99
&Mac183; 120GB 7200RPM model w/2MBs cache: was $299.99; now $259.99
&Mac183; 80GB 7200RPM model w/2MBs cache: $199.99
&Mac183; 60GB 7200RPM model w/2MBs cache: $179.99
&Mac183; 40GB 7200RPM model w/2MBs cache: $159.99

“These price reductions are possible because our costs dropped,” said Larry O’Connor, president of OWC. “We work hard to provide our customers with the best values on the market. And while the previous prices represented a great value, the new prices on our Mercury Elite Pro FireWire storage solutions are an even better value because we are passing the savings directly on to our customers.”

The Mercury Elite Pro hard drives configured with 8MBs of high-performance cache offer significant data transfer benefits in both burst data and sustained overall performance when compared to models with 2MBs of cache. Each Mercury Elite Pro drive measures 1.5-inches x 9.0-inches x 5.5-inches and weighs less than three pounds. The convenient plug-and-play capability of the Mercury Elite Pros also allows for easy transfer and connection to and from office, home or off-site presentation computers.

All Mercury Elite Pro drives ship with Intech HD SpeedTools, a FireWire cable, external power adaptor and a two-year OWC warranty. The drives are compatible with Mac OS 8.6 and up, and Windows 98, 2000 and XP.

The Mercury Elite Pro FireWire drives are available exclusively through OWC at OWC also offers a variety of FireWire interface cards for desktop and notebook computers. Evaluation units are available for credentialed media upon request.


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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