Other World Computing Expands High-Performance Mercury On-The-Go

Product Line and Lowers Prices

Sep 24, 2002 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC) today announced an expanded lineup of portable Mercury On-The-Go 2.5-inch FireWire drives, including new 20 and 40GB models running at 5400RPMs, and a 60GB model running at 4200RPMs. OWC also lowered prices on its On-The-Go drives by as much as 30 percent.

Designed to provide both Macintosh and Windows personal computer owners with quick and mobile storage, the OWC Mercury On-The-Go FireWire drives weigh 12 ounces or less, have the speed to transfer large quantities of data quickly and the capacity to store thousands of MP3 files, hundreds of large images, and/or backup an entire internal hard drive. They are available with 20, 30, 40 and 60GBs of storage and speeds of 4200 or 5400RPMs. Pricing for the drives begins at $175.97 for a 20GB, 4200RPM model.

“Our On-The-Go FireWire drives have proven to be a reliable, high-performance storage solution that just happens to be small enough to fit in the palm of your hand,” said Larry O’Connor, president and chief executive officer of OWC. “At OWC, we are committed to providing the best hardware at the most competitive pricing, and with our recent additions and lowered pricing, the On-The-Go line is an attractive storage solution for anyone that requires mobility, capacity and performance for the computing needs.”

OWC’s Mercury On-The-Go 2.5 inch portable FireWire storage solutions are available in a variety of speeds and different storage capacities. Each drive features a shock isolation system to keep vital data safe during transportation and comes with a leather carrying case, FireWire cable, standard power transformer (not required for all computers), and a copy of Intech’s HD SpeedTools software utility. Below is a list of models and prices:
· 20GB 4200RPMs - $175.97 · 20GB 5400RPMs - $199.97
· 30GB 4200RPMs - $209.97 · 40GB 5400RPMs - $289.97
· 40GB 4200RPMs - $245.97 · 60GB 5400RPMs - $439.97

· 60GB 4200RPMs - $379.99

The Mercury On-The-Go portable storage solutions are available exclusively from OWC at All drives come with a one-year OWC 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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