Other World Computing Reduces Pricing on 7200RPM Mercury Elite Pro FireWire+USB Combo Drives

Widespread savings by as much as 10 percent increase value of top-rated external storage solutions

Jan 13, 2004 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC) today announced it has reduced prices by as much as 10 percent on many of its 7200RPM Mercury Elite Pro FireWire 800+400/USB 2.0+1.1 and FireWire 400/USB 2.0+1.1 external storage solutions. The updated pricing is effective immediately online through OWC at

Mercury Elite Pro FireWire drives are available in 40 Gigabyte (GB) to 320GB capacities spinning at 5400- and 7200RPM, with FireWire 400 + USB models starting at $136.99 and FireWire 800 + USB units priced from $199.99. The largest price reduction is found on the 160GB 7200RPM FireWire 800+400/USB 2.0+1.1 solution with an 8 Megabyte (MB) data buffer, now reduced to $259.99 from $289.99.

“There isn’t a computer user alive who wouldn’t like more storage for less money,” said Larry O’Connor, president and founder of OWC. “Our Mercury Elite Pro storage solutions have received outstanding reviews by Macworld, MacAddict, Photoshop User and others, and by reducing prices by up to 10 percent per solution, we can make sure that our customers are getting more award-winning, high-speed OWC Mercury FireWire storage for the best possible price per gigabyte.”

Other newly priced FireWire 800+400/USB 2.0+1.1 solutions include the 200GB 7200RPM unit reduced to $309.99 from $329.99, and the 250GB 7200RPM unit now available for $379.99 down from $399.99. Both units feature a 8MB data buffer. Substantial reductions can also be found in the FireWire 400/USB 2.0+1.1 line of Mercury Elite Pro storage solutions.

Each Mercury Elite drive measures 1.5-inches x 9.0-inches x 5.5-inches and weighs less than three pounds. Mercury Elite drives ship with Intech HD SpeedTools, Dantz Retrospect Express backup and restore software, a FireWire cable and an external power adaptor, and come with a two-year OWC warranty. The drives are compatible with Apple OS 8.6 through 9.2.2, all versions of Apple OS X up to and including 10.3.x “Panther,” and Windows 98, 2000 and XP operating systems.

Complete pricing, ordering and availability information for Mercury Elite Pro and other external FireWire storage solutions are available online exclusively at OWC’s online newsroom is found at /NewsRoom/.


About OWC

Founded in 1988, Other World Computing (OWC), is a trusted provider of premium technology solutions tailored to enable creators and tech enthusiasts to bring their unique visions to life. The company develops high-performance end-to-end tools catering to a global community of creators at all levels of their craft, from Capture to Creation to Collaboration. The mission of extending the useful life of existing technology is a demonstration of the company's commitment to a more sustainable world. The core value of Other World Computing is to design and manufacture industry-leading products that deliver excellence and are built to last for minimal environmental impact.

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