Other World Computing Introduces New OWC Mercury On-The-Go 60GB 2.5” Portable Firewire External Storage Solution

OWC adds largest 2.5” portable Firewire solution to its product line

Feb 4, 2002 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC), a leading provider of products and services for the Macintosh marketplace, today introduced the OWC Mercury On-The-Go 60 gigabyte (GB), 2.5-inch portable Firewire drive – the largest 2.5-inch portable Firewire storage solution available on the market.

The drive features an Oxford 911 chipset, a 60GB IBM Travelstar drive and a maximum data transfer rate of 400 megabits per second. The drive weighs less than 11 ounces and fits in the palm of a hand.

“OWC is the first to market with a 60GB portable Firewire storage solution, and we anticipate that the extra storage capacity, combined with our Firewire drives’ well-documented speeds, will be well received by the market,” said Larry O’Connor, president and chief executive officer of OWC. “We have tested our Firewire storage solutions against drives from the industry’s leading companies and have often found that our drives are the fastest in the industry. Our simple plug-and-play hardware makes it easier for anyone to upgrade their PowerMacs or PowerBooks with portable Firewire technology.”

OWC’s Mercury On-The-Go 2.5 inch portable Firewire storage solutions are available in a variety of speeds and with different storage capacities, including the 20GB, 30GB and 40GB drives at 4200 RPMs and 20GB, 48GB, and 60 GB drives at 5400 RPMs. Pricing for portable solutions begin at $199.97, and OWC also offers a variety of OWC Mercury external Firewire storage solutions beginning at $159.95.

The new 60GB, 2.5-inch, 5400RPM drive is available exclusively from OWC at for $639.97. All drives come with a one-year warranty.

A digital photo of OWC’s Mercury On-The-Go 60GB 2.5-inch portable Firewire drive is available 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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