Other World Computing Raises Maximum Capacity of its Mercury Elite FireWire + USB 2.0/1.1 Combo Series to 250GB

Mercury Elite FireWire + USB 2.0/1.1product line expanded, existing model prices reduced

Apr 1, 2003 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC), a leading provider of products and services for the Macintosh marketplace, today announced it has increased the capacity of its line of Mercury Elite FireWire + USB 2.0/1.1 Combo storage solutions to as much as 250 Gigabytes. In addition, all prices of existing models in the Mercury Elite FireWire + USB 2.0/1.1 Combo series line of storage solutions have been reduced as much as 11 percent.

Previously, the largest capacity drive within the Mercury Elite FireWire + USB 2.0/1.1 Combo line of storage solutions was 120GB, but the line now includes models with capacities of 160GB, 180GB, 200GB and 250GB.

The 7200RPM combo drives, which feature two FireWire ports and one USB port, are compatible with Apple operating systems v8.5-9.2.x, as well as OS X 10.0.3 and higher; Microsoft Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, and XP; and any other operating system that supports FireWire and/or USB ports.

Pricing for the newest Mercury Elite FireWire + USB 2.0/1.1 Combo storage solutions is as follows:
&Mac183; 250GB with 8MB of cache: $479.99;
&Mac183; 200GB with 8MB of cache: $389.99;
&Mac183; 180GB with 8MB of cache: $339.99; and
&Mac183; 160GB with 2MB of cache: $339.99.

New pricing for the existing products in the Mercury Elite FireWire + USB 2.0/1.1 Combo series is as follows:
&Mac183; 120GB with 8MB of cache: $249.99, formerly $279.99;
&Mac183; 120GB with 2MB of cache: $229.99, formerly $259.99;
&Mac183; 80GB with 2MB of cache: $199.99, formerly $209.99;
&Mac183; 60GB with 2MB of cache: $179.99, formerly $189.99; and
&Mac183; 40GB with 2MB of cache: $167.99, formerly$169.99

“OWC takes pride in producing quality products that meet the growing needs of our customers,” said Larry O’Connor, president of OWC. “That doesn’t mean settling for what we’ve got; it means constantly improving our products. In accordance with this philosophy, we have doubled the capacity of the largest Mercury Elite FireWire +USB 2.0/1.1 Combo drive, expanded the line as a whole, and reduced prices for our existing combo drives. This is just another example of our ongoing efforts to work hard to give consumers the best value for their money.”

OWC also announced today a price reduction of up to $20 on all Mercury Elite FW 400 FireWire-only storage solutions. All OWC Mercury Elite FireWire + USB 2.0/1.1 Combo and Mercury Elite FW 400 storage solutions come with a two-year warranty and are shipped with Intech HD SpeedTools.

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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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