Expands Line with Bus-Powered, Plug & Play Models with Just One Cable No Additional External Power or Secondary Cable Required

May 15, 2008 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC), a leading Mac and PC technology company, announced today the lowest cost line of OWC Mercury On-The-Go FireWire + USB 2.0 storage drives, with 500GB capacity priced at only $329. The new line of OWC Mercury On-The-Go high-performance FireWire 400 + USB 2.0 drives are fully bus powered with no additional external power or secondary powering cable required.

Immediately available and priced starting at $95.99, the Mercury On-The-Go portable drive is a palm-sized performer with a huge capacity up to 500GB that fits in a shirt pocket. Built with the latest reliable, high-performance drive mechanisms and interfaced with OWC’s custom bridge solution featuring the Oxford chipset, the Mercury On-The-Go is the portable solution you can count on.

Pricing for OWC Mercury On-the-Go FireWire + USB 2.0 models:

40GB 5400RPM $ 95.99
80GB 5400RPM $109.99
120GB 5400RPM $119.99
160GB 5400RPM $129.99
250GB 5400RPM $157.99
320GB 5400RPM $179.99 **NEW**
500GB 5400RPM $329.99 **NEW**
100GB 7200RPM $139.99 **NEW**
200GB 7200RPM $189.99 **NEW**

Built for the “On-The-Go” Road Warrior

Geared to the demanding “on-the-go” professional road warrior that requires dependable, high-performance storage, OWC Mercury On-The-Go portable drives are compatible with virtually all computers with an available FireWire or USB port, including all Macs and PCs. They also work with all FireWire and USB gadgets, including digital cameras, camcorders, and other gear, for an instant on-the-go portable storage solution to quickly and safely store all your digital photos and video while on the road.

Bring Your Computer Everywhere You Go

With the Mercury On-The-Go, you can back-up your entire desktop computer and bring it with you everywhere you go. For easy backup, the drive also includes the full retail software versions of the latest award-winning Prosoft DataBackup III for OS X and NovaStor NovaBackup for Windows. In addition, the Mercury On-The-Go is “Time Machine” ready, meaning that it keeps an up-to-date copy of all of your files and documents under OS X Leopard™, so you can go back in time, anytime, to recover anything with ease.

All Mercury On-The-Go portable drives are available immediately through OWC and other retailers. The drives ship with a carrying case; cables for all interfaces supported by Mercury On-the-Go models; Prosoft DataRescue III for OS X; and NovaStor NovaBackup for Windows. All portable drives 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 the latest OS 10.5.x); and Microsoft Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, and Vista.

Special OWC Exclusive Hitachi Rebate is available now and through May 23rd on all OWC Mercury On-The-Go 200GB 7200RPM Models. Save an additional $30 per unit on up to 5 drives on qualifying purchases. Qualifying models and more information online:

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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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