Other World Computing Introduces Massive 200GB External FireWire Drive

Company expands Mercury Elite Pro storage line to include new 8MB cache 200, 180 and 120GB models

Nov 6, 2002 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC) today introduced three new Mercury Elite Pro external FireWire storage solutions featuring the industry’s largest and fastest hardware. The new drives break performance and size barriers with 8MBs of cache and storage capacities of 200, 180 and 120 Gigabytes (GBs).

The Elite Pro hard drives’ high-performance 8MBs of cache offer significant data transfer benefits in both burst data and sustained overall performance when compared to models with only 2MBs of cache. The new models measure 1.5-inches x 9.0-inches x 5.5-inches and weigh less than three pounds. The drives offer convenient plug-and-play capability, which allows for easy transfer and connection to and from office, home or off-site presentation computers.

“These new drives offer unprecedented speed and capacity and are ideal for people who use their computers to store and edit digital photos or videos, back up internal hard drives, or work with large, high-quality graphics or multimedia files,” said Larry O’Connor, president of OWC. “With compressed digitized video taking up 13GBs per hour, storage can go quickly, while transferring the data can cause a headache. However, with the Mercury Elite Pro storage line, capacity is hardly an issue, and the large 8MB cache ensures the highest possible level of performance.”

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 Apple OS 8.6 and higher, as well as Windows 98, 2000 and XP.

Pricing for the new Mercury Elite Pro FireWire models is as follows:
– 200GB 7200RPM model w/8MBs of cache: $499.99,
– 180GB 7200RPM model w/8MBs of cache: $449.99, and
– 120GB 7200RPM model w/8MBs of cache: $295.99.

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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