Other World Computing Releases its Most Capacious Drive Ever – the 1 Terabyte Mercury Elite-AL Pro FireWire 800 RAID

One trillion bytes of storage folded into a shiny aluminum shell

Jul 26, 2005 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC) has new a way to store up to 1 Terabyte of data in a chic, stylish package.

Immediately available, the new 1TB Mercury Elite-AL Pro 800 RAID Dual Drive is:

  • Stylish – its silver shell was designed with the new Apple G5’s in mind, but will dress up any computer,
  • Smart – covered by a two-year warranty; includes Dantz/EMC Retrospect Backup, Intech Hard Disk Speed Tools and all connecting cables,
  • Reliable – custom Oxford 912 FireWire 800 1394B-based chipset gives it high performance, and
  • Priced right – just $979.99.

“We live in a digital world,” said Larry O’Connor, president of Other World Computing. “So much of what we do is electronic and important. We want to keep it all. But the fact is, computers have limited space. Our new drive upgrades you from a studio apartment to a four-bedroom penthouse in terms of space and quality.”

OWC also is making immediately available 500GB single bay versions of the Mercury Elite-AL Pro 800:

  • OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro FireWire 400 + USB2 Combo $499.99
  • OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro FireWire 800/400 $519.99
  • OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro FireWire 800/400 + USB2 $529.99

Drives in capacities of 80 to 800GB and priced from $129.99 also are available. Give any Elite-AL the toughest audio or video project. It can handle it.

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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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