Other World Computing Releases Faster Mercury Pro CD and DVD Read/Write Solutions

Dec 2, 2002 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC) today introduced six new models of its popular Mercury-brand external optical storage line. Offered with FireWire and USB/FireWire compatibility options, add-on software, writable and re-writable media, and complete one-year warranties, these drives are more than hardware devices – they are high-value, high-speed information storage solutions.

The CD Read/Write (R/W) solutions come with Roxio Toast 5.2.x Lite, 25 pieces of CD write once/read many media, and one piece of rewritable media and all necessary cables. The 44x24x44 CD/RW models also come with Yamaha Safe-Burn & Exclusive Disc T@2 Labeling Technology, while the 48x12x48 models come with Lite-On SMART-BURN technology,

The Mercury DVD R/W solutions ship with CharisMac Discribe 5.x, five pieces of DVD-R 2X Media in Jewel Case, 25 pieces of CD-R media, one piece of CD-RW media, and all the necessary cables.

“Our new Mercury optical storage drives make data and file management more efficient and more affordable than ever before,” said Larry O’Connor, president and chief executive officer of OWC. “These drives have started selling at a pretty good clip before we even had a chance to formally announce them. This validates both the high-value/performance level of these drives, as well as the fact that people are doing more and more with their computers, increasing the need for faster file transfer rates and larger data storage capacities.”

Designed to work with both Macintosh and Windows-based personal computers, the OWC Mercury and Mercury Pro drives weigh approximately 7 pounds, have the speed to transfer large quantities of data very quickly and the capacity to store thousands of MP3 files, hundreds of large digital images, and/or backup an entire internal hard drive. Pricing for the new drives is as follow:

– OWC Mercury Pro 48x12x48 CD-RW External FireWire Solution – $139.99
– OWC Mercury Pro 48x12x48 CD-RW External FireWire & USB 2.0/1.1 Combo Solution – $159.99
– OWC Mercury Pro 44x24x44 CD-R/W FireWire Solution – $229.97
– OWC Mercury Pro 44x24x44 CD-R/W FireWire/USB 2.0+1.1 Solution – $249.97
– OWC Mercury DVR-105 DVD-R/RW + CD-R/RW FireWire Solution – $439.95
– OWC Mercury Pro DVR-105 DVD-R/RW + CD-R/RW FireWire & USB 2.0/1.1 Combo Solution – $459.95

The Mercury and Mercury Pro optical storage solutions are available exclusively from OWC at All drives come with a one-year OWC warranty.


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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