Other World Computing Now Packs Up to 100GB of 7200RPM Storage Performance in a Pocket-sized Package

Award-winning OWC Mercury On-The-Go FireWire/USB2 solutions continue to set the standard for quality, reliability and performance with the highest capacities and fastest speeds available

Oct 4, 2005 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing today announced it is significantly enhancing its highly acclaimed Mercury On-The-Go line by adding 80 and 100 Gigabyte (GB) models that spin at 7200RPM, as well as updating its 60GB model with the most cutting-edge data transfer technology available. These new models provide the highest performance ever available in a pocket-sized package and can read and write data up to 10 percent faster than previous 7200RPM models.

The On-The-Go ultra-portable external storage solution line is meticulously designed for maximum functionality and convenience on the go, and has been recognized by MacAddict, Macworld, Maximum PC and others for its value and performance. The new models set the bar even higher and handle the most intense audio and video projects with greater ease.

“It’s amazing what advances in technology allow us to do, and OWC will continue to deliver,” said Larry O’Connor, president of Other World Computing. “Our sizzling new 7200RPM On-The-Gos now offer 80- and 100GB capacities, which is a significant evolutionary leap among 2.5-inch drives. Better yet, they still sport the same attractive design and maximum portability that have made them so popular. When you combine the performance, reliability and value offered in the On-The-Go line, it’s truly mind-blowing.”

The 7200RPM Mercury On-The-Go drives feature 8 Megabytes (MB) of cache and are available with either a FireWire-only interface or with both FireWire and Universal Serial Bus (USB) interfaces. They are built using shock isolation technology to provide maximum protection and peace of mind.

The new drives are immediately available for the following prices:

  • 80GB 7200RPM FireWire only - $289.99
  • 80GB 7200 RPM FireWire + USB 2.0/1.1 - $299.99
  • 100GB 7200RPM FireWire only - $349.99
  • 100GB 7200RPM FireWire + USB 2.0/1.1 - $359.99

All Mercury On-The-Go drives measure 3.5-inches x 5.5-inches x 1-inch, weigh less than 12 ounces and ship with carrying case, FireWire cable, USB Cable, EMC/Dantz Retrospect and Intech Speed Tools. The custom Oxford bridge solution ensures maximum reliability as well as performance. They also are 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 And, all of OWC’s award-winning optical and fixed storage solutions can be found 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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