OWC Announces Highest Capacity 7200Rpm Portable Storage Solution -- Mercury On-The-Go 200GB

Blazing Fast - 50% Faster than other 7200RPM Models 25% Greater Capacity

Jun 26, 2007 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC), a leading Mac and PC technology company, announced today the highest capacity 7200RPM portable, bus-powered storage solution on the market – the Mercury On-The-Go 200GB portable hard drive. The Mercury On-The-Go is blazing fast -- up to 50% faster than other 7200RPM drives; and at 200GB, it provides a 25% higher capacity than the competition.

Equipped with FireWire 800/400, USB2, and eSATA interfaces, the OWC Mercury On-The-Go 200GB 7200RPM is a bus powered, palm-sized, high performance storage solution. Priced at $359.99, the drive is built on the latest Hitachi 7K200 mechanism with OWC’s custom Oxford924 bridge interface for the highest performance portable storage solution available on the market.

Geared to the demanding ‘on-the-go’ professional road warrior that requires dependable, high-performance storage, the OWC Mercury On-The-Go 200GB 7200RPM portable driveis compatible with virtually all computers with an available FireWire or USB port, including all Macs and PCs. It also works with all FireWire or USB gadgets, including digital cameras and camcorders, for an instant on-the-go portable storage solution to quickly and safely store all your digital photos and video when traveling.

With The Mercury On-The-Go portable drive, you can back-up your entire desktop computer and bring it with you everywhere you go. For easy backup, the portable drive also includes the full retail versions of the latest award-winning Prosoft DataBackup III for OS X and NovaStor NovaBackup for Windows.

In addition to the 200GB 7200RPM drive, OWC now offers a 250GB 5400RPM model, the Mercury On-The-Go 250GB 5400 RPM portable solution, with a 25% higher capacity and up to a 50% better performance than competing 5400RPM solutions, as well as being faster than other vendor’s 7200RPM solutions. The OWC Mercury On-The-Go 250GB 5400RPM is available for FireWire 800/400, USB 2.0, and eSATA. Both the 200GB 7200RPM and the 250GB 5400RPM Mercury On-The-Go models are the leading capacity and performance solutions in the market today.

The OWC Mercury On-The-Go 200GB 7200RPM Portable Drive is priced at $359.99 and the Mercury On-The-Go 250GB 5400RPM Portable Drive is $319.99. Both drives are available immediately through OWC and other retailers. The drives have two FireWire 800/400 and one USB 2 ports and ship with a carrying case, FireWire 400/800 cables, USB cable, Prosoft DataRescue III for OS X and NovaStor NovaBackup for Windows. All Mercury-On-The-Go models are covered by a one-year warranty and are compatible with Apple OS Versions 8.5 through 9.2.x; Apple OS X 10.0.3 and higher (including OS X 10.4.x); and Microsoft Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP.

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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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