Other World Computing Pushes the Storage Envelope with Introduction of its Mercury Elite 320GB FireWire/USB Combo Drive

Company also reduces Mercury Elite storage line prices by as much as $50

May 13, 2003 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC) today expanded its popular line of Mercury Elite external FireWire (1394a)/USB 2.0+1.1 combo storage solutions with the introduction of a 320 Gigabyte model priced at $459.99.

Additionally, OWC reduced prices on all of the company’s Mercury Elite external FireWire/USB storage solutions, with the exception of its 250GB 7200RPM model with 8MBs cache memory that debuted in March. The new prices are from $10 to $50 lower and constitute reductions of up to 14 percent.

New pricing for the Mercury Elite FireWire/USB combination drives range from $149.99 for a 40GB 7200RPM model w/2MBs cache up to $339.99 for a 200GB 7200RPM model w/8MBs cache. Complete pricing and ordering information is found online at

“Technology continues to progress at an extremely quick pace, which makes the introduction of this 320GB storage solution and these price reductions possible,” said Larry O’Connor, president of OWC. “Advancing technology translates into better products appearing in the marketplace. It also means the high-quality technology already on the market is becoming much more affordable.”

Also new from OWC is a 250GB 7200RPM model, which is being introduced at $439.99. Each Mercury Elite drive measures 1.5-inches x 9.0-inches x 5.5-inches, weighs less than three pounds, and ships with Intech HD SpeedTools, a FireWire cable, external power adaptor and a two-year OWC warranty. The drives are compatible with Mac OS 8.6 and up, and Windows 98, 2000 and XP.

Mercury Elite FireWire/USB combo drives are available exclusively from OWC at OWC also offers a variety of FireWire interface cards for desktop and notebook computers.


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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