Other World Computing Introduces OWC Neptune FireWire Storage Solutions

External hard drive line offers top-quality components and performance at “value done right”

Dec 2, 2003 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC) today debuted its new OWC Neptune line of external 7200RPM FireWire storage solutions. The drives are available in 60 Gigabyte (GB) to 250GB capacities and are available immediately.

“We refer to the OWC Neptune drives as ‘value done right’ because that’s just what they are,” said Larry O’Connor, president and founder of OWC. “They use the same high-performance Oxford911 bridge solution and heavy-duty power supply as found in our top-rated high-end Mercury Elite FireWire product. Also, we’ve included only the very best components, including the top-quality hard drive mechanisms from Hitachi, Maxtor and Western Digital that make the OWC Neptune anything but ordinary.”

OWC Neptune FireWire drives feature a custom Oxford911 bridge solution, two six-pin FireWire 400 (1394a) ports for convenient plug-and-play usability, a 7200RPM drive mechanism, 2 or 8 Megabyte (MB) data buffer and data transfer rates of up to 400 Megabits per second (Mbps). All drives come pre-initialized with free Mac shareware/freeware/public domain software and include a FireWire cable, Intech Hard Disk SpeedTools and Dantz Retrospect Express (for PC or Mac) backup and restore software, as well as a one-year limited warranty.

The 1.5-inch x 9-inch x 5.5-inch drives are highly portable, weighing only 2.7 pounds, and boast an extremely compact and shock resistant design for maximum portability. Prices for OWC Neptune storage solutions start at $109.99 for the 60GB version, $129.99 for 80GB, $159.99 for 120GB, $189.99 for 160GB, $239.99 for 200GB and $299.99 for 250GB versions, respectively.

“Brought to the market as a top-notch product at an unbeatable value, OWC Neptune storage solutions are the absolute best bet for any Mac- or PC-user looking for high performance on a budget without sacrificing quality when purchasing an external FireWire drive this holiday season,” O’Connor said.

OWC FireWire Solutions are available online at Photos of the OWC Neptune solutions and other OWC products are available 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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