OWC Announces Mercury On-The-Go Pro As First 750GB Firewire/USB Bus Powered Portable Storage Solution On Market

Pocket-sized FireWire 800/400 & USB 2.0 powerhouse with up to 100MB/s data transfer speeds offers 50% more Plug and Play storage capacity with no AC Adapter needed

Sep 3, 2009 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading PC and Mac technology company, announced today its new OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro™ 750GB model is the first FireWire 800/400 and USB 2.0 bus powered portable storage solution 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 750GB of storage capacity, the Mercury On-The-Go Pro now offers 50% more data storage capacity than existing models in the line and can hold up to 750,000 JPEG photos, 375 DVD movies, 57 hours of digital video, or 262,500 MP3 songs.

Pocket-Sized & Bus Powered – Ideal For The Mobile Office

Small enough to fit into a shirt pocket with its diminutive 3.5" x 5.5" x 1" footprint, the OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro offers 750GB of high performance data storage/backup capacity in a stylish, impact resistant acrylic case. Because it’s bus-powered, the OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro can be used without an AC adapter, which makes it ideal for presentations, multimedia, law enforcement, surveyors, and other “mobile office” uses.

Works With Macs, PCs, and Digital Devices

Featuring a variety of FireWire and USB 2.0 interface models, 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.

“Over the past eight years, the innovations and performance of this portable drive have continually raised the bar by which all other portable drives are measured,” said Larry O’Connor, CEO, Other World Computing. “Not just high capacity, these high-performance solutions are ideal and widely used for Audio/Video, Music, and even live recordings in addition to being a great solution for backup, data transport, and just additional storage in general. Several leading industry media outlets regularly use the Mercury On-The-Go Pro as the standard to beat in performance reviews and the new 750GB model just provides more to love.”

The new Mercury On-The-Go Pro 750GB 5200RPM line is available in three interface models:

• “Triple Interface” with FireWire 800/400 and USB 2.0 connectivity, $269.99 MSRP

• “Combo Interface” with FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 connectivity, $249.99 MSRP

• USB 2.0 only connectivity, $229.99 MSRP

The new OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro 750GB 5200RPM models are immediately 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 750GB 5200RPM models, OWC also offers a full line of 5400RPM and 7200RPM Mercury On-The-Go Pro models with FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and/or USB 2.0 interfaces in capacities of 80GB to 500GB priced starting at $62.99. For more information on the complete Mercury On-The-Go Pro line, visit:

Complete Mercury On-The-Go Pro Specs:
• Fully suitable for Audio/Video applications
• Oxford (all FireWire equipped models) or JMicron bridge chipset
• 2.5" Serial ATA (SATA) drive up to 750GB capacity
• Up to16MB hard drive data cache
• Data transfer speeds up to 100MB/s
• Cool blue activity LED
• Super quiet fanless operation
• Compact size: 3.5"(W) x 5.5"(D) x 1"(H)
• Lightweight: 11 ounces empty case, 2.5 lbs with drive
• 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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