OWC Announces Its First Mercury On-the-go Pro Solid State Portable bus-powered Firewire 800/400/usb 2.0 Models

Solid State Drive (SSD) models expand award-winning line with fastest, most reliable pocket-sized Plug and Play storage solutions up to available starting at $279.99

Sep 10, 2009 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading PC and Mac technology company, announced today its new OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro™ SSD models are the lowest cost portable FireWire 800/400 and USB 2.0 bus powered Solid State Drive (SSD) storage solutions on the market. The Mercury On-The-Go Pro is a high-performance, pocket-sized portable storage solution for Mac or PC users featuring FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and/or USB 2.0 interfaces for data transfer speeds up to 100MB/s. With three SSD models offering up to 256GB of the fastest, most reliable storage capacity available in a portable drive, the Mercury On-The-Go Pro SSD models offers mobile users the latest technology performance at the industry’s most affordable price starting at $279.99.

The Fastest Drive That Fits Into A Shirt Pocket
While small enough to fit into a shirt pocket, the OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro SSD models offers the fastest performance available today in a portable drive. With up to 2.5X faster boot time and up to 120X faster seek time over conventional drives, the Mercury On-The-Go Pro delivers near instantaneous data access. And because it’s powered by a USB or FireWire connection – so no external AC adapter is needed – the Mercury On-The-Go Pro is ideal for in-the-field presentations, multimedia, law enforcement, surveyors, and live music recording.

Highest Reliability For Severe Use Environments
Having no moving parts gives the OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro the ability to deliver completely silent, high performance data storage and backup with unmatched reliability in the most demanding use environments. With up to 4.5X higher shock resistance and up to 28% greater temperature operating range than conventional drives, Mercury On-The-Go Pro models equipped with SSD are ready for the most rugged of mobile uses. It’s built to last too – with up to 3X longer use hours than conventional drives.

Works With Macs, PCs, and Digital Devices
Featuring a “Triple Interface” of FireWire 800/400 and USB 2.0 connections, the Plug and Play ready Mercury On-The-Go Pro can be used with Macs and PCs for additional storage capacity, transporting large files between multiple computers and real-time A/V editing. The drive can also be used with storage capable digital cameras and camcorders with FireWire and/or USB data ports for quick, convenient backups of images and video while on the road.

“The Mercury On-The-Go Pro line has become synonymous with the highest level of performance available in a bus powered portable drive,” said Larry O’Connor, CEO, Other World Computing. “It’s a natural evolution of the line to continue our commitment to best-in-class performance by adding Solid State options. Equally gratifying was meeting our commitment to offering this cutting edge technology at the most affordable prices in the industry.”

The new Mercury On-The-Go Pro SSD line is available in three storage capacities:
• 64GB with 64MB cache, FireWire 800/400 & USB 2.0 interfaces $279.99 MSRP
• 128GB with 64MB cache, FireWire 800/400 & USB 2.0 interfaces $449.99 MSRP
• 256GB with 64MB cache, FireWire 800/400 & USB 2.0 interfaces $729.99MSRP
The new OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro SSD models are available from Other World Computing at They are compatible with Apple OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, Apple OS X (all versions) including the latest 10.6 “Snow Leopard”; and Windows 98SE or later operating systems and come ready for Plug and Play ease of use with all supported interface connecting cables, carrying case, $200 retail value disk utility software bundle, and an industry leading three year complete solution warranty. In addition to the newest SSD models, OWC also offers a full line of hard disk drive Mercury On-The-Go Pro models with FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and/or USB 2.0 interfaces in industry leading capacities up to 750GB and speeds up to 7200RPM priced starting at $62.99. For more information on the complete Mercury On-The-Go Pro line, visit:

Complete Mercury On-The-Go Pro SSD Specs:
• Fully suitable for Audio/Video applications
• Oxford bridge chipset
• 2.5" Solid State Drive (SSD) up to 256GB capacity
• 64MB data cache
• Data transfer speeds up to 100MB/s
• Cool blue activity LED
• Silent, fanless operation
• Compact size: 3.5"(W) x 5.5"(D) x 1"(H)
• Lightweight: 2.25 pounds
• Clear, shock resistant polycarbonate acrylic case
• Three years complete solution warranty
• Carrying case
• All interface connection cables included
• Mac and PC compatible
• Includes $200 retail value disk utility software bundle: Carbon Copy Cloner, ProSoft Engineering® Data Backup 3, NovaStor NovaBACKUP®, and Intech® SpeedTools Utilities™.


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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