Other World Computing First to Ship 120GB 2.5-inch Portable FireWire/USB2 Solution

The latest OWC Mercury On-The-Go gives 120GBs of fast 5400RPM performance that fits in the palm of your hand or your shirt pocket

Sep 1, 2005 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing has added a 120GB version to its highly acclaimed Mercury On-The-Go line of 2.5-inch drives, making it the first company shipping a portable FireWire/USB2 drive of this capacity. The On-The-Go line is fully portable for computing on the go, and has been recognized by MacAddict, Macworld and Maximum PC for its value and performance. The newest 120GB version runs at 5400RPM and includes 8 Megabytes (MB) cache for fast and reliable performance for even your toughest audio and video work. It’s immediately available for $349.99.

“Our customers are serious about storage and so are we,” said Larry O’Connor, president of Other World Computing. “And they all have very different needs. For some it’s the additional high performance storage that’s important. For others, portability is key. Whether for serious audio/video, backup or just storage capacity on the go, our Mercury On-The-Go is the perfect shirt pocket-sized solution.”

As with all Mercury On-The-Go drives, the new 120GB version includes two FireWire 400 and one USB 2.0/1.1 ports, weighs less than 12 ounces, and ships with carrying case, FireWire cable, USB Cable, EMC/Dantz Retrospect and Intech Speed Tools. It also is covered by a one-year warranty and officially supported by Dantz Retrospect with the EMC/Dantz Retrospect

Backup Certification
On-The-Go plug-and-play drives are compatible with all Apple OS Versions 8.5 through 9.2.x; Apple OS X 10.0.3 and higher (including OS X 'Tiger' 10.4.x); Microsoft Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP; any OS or electronic device with FireWire and/or USB data ports, including digital video and still cameras. The On-The-Go line features drives with 40- to 120GB of storage space running 4200-, 5400- or 7200RPM starting at $129.99. The full line can be viewed 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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