Other World Computing Introduces 300GB Mercury Elite Storage Solutions

Prices reduced on 400GB Mercury Elite storage solutions

Feb 1, 2005 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC) today expanded its popular line of Mercury Elite external storage solutions with the introduction of 300 Gigabyte (GB) models priced beginning at $299.99 for a FireWire 400+USB 2.0 combo version, $319.99 for a FireWire 800/400-only version and $339.99 for a FireWire 800/400+USB 2.0 version.

Additionally, OWC has reduced prices on all of the company’s Mercury Elite 400GB external storage solutions, which now start at $429.99.

All 300GB Mercury Elite drives spin at 7200RPM and feature an 8 Megabyte (MB) data buffer. Designed to combine high-speed Oxford bridge solutions and the fastest drive mechanisms available, the new 300GB Mercury Elite solutions provide data transfer rates from 60 Megabytes per second (MBps) for the FireWire 800 solutions to more than 40MBps for the FireWire/USB combo solutions.

“Our Mercury Elite drives are not just fantastic performers when it comes to providing extra storage space and world-class data backup capability, they are built to last,” said Larry O’Connor, president of OWC. “These solutions have been highly recommended by publications such as Photoshop User, and others. The 300GB Mercury Elite drives are an excellent addition to our product line, and it’s very satisfying to discount our massive 400GB solutions across the board.”

Each Mercury Elite drive measures 1.5- x 9.0- x 5.5-inches, weighs less than three pounds, ships with Intech HD SpeedTools, Dantz Retrospect backup and restore software, all necessary cables and an external power adaptor, and comes with a two-year OWC warranty. The drives are compatible with Mac OS 8.6 through 9.22, all versions of Apple OS X, Linux, and Windows ME, 2000 and XP.


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.

Follow OWC

  1. facebook
  2. instagram
  3. youtube
  4. twitter

Company Contact

Matt Burkey