OWC Announces New Low Pricing On 1tb Mercury Elite-al Pro Quad Interface Storage Drives

Provides Fastest Single Drive Transfer Rates Possible -- More than 80MB/Second Best Value for 1TB of Storage for Audio, Video, Music, Graphics, Backup and More

Apr 22, 2008 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC), a leading Mac and PC technology company, today announced lower pricing on its award-winning Mercury Elite-AL Pro “Quad Interface” storage drive line of up to 1TB for the best value on the market. The Mercury Elite-AL Pro Quad Interface storage drive provides high-speed maximum performance with a wide selection of connectivity options for FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and eSATA ports, for easy Plug ‘N Play compatibility on virtually ANY computer system.

Priced starting at $155.99, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro “Quad Interface” storage drive line features the fastest single drive transfer rates possible, exceeding an amazing 80 Megabytes per second via FireWire and up to 150MB per second via eSATA. Geared to those that want a convenient, compact single drive solution with a selection of interface options, the storage drive is ideal for audio, video, digital photography, professional music, and graphics applications. In addition, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro is also perfect for backup and is EMC® Retrospect® Backup Certified. Visit: for more information.

Award-winning Products
The winner of numerous industry awards, the OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro was most recently awarded Club Overclockers “Seal of Approval” as “A Superior Product of Ultra High Quality,” April 2008. “The Mercury Elite-AL Pro looks and feels far superior to other external hard drives and hard drive enclosures we’ve seen before,” said Club Overclocker Founder Scott Vanderford in his review.
New Pricing for Mercury Elite-AL Pro Quad Interface Storage Drive Line: 250GB w/8MB Data Buffer, 7200RPM, now $155.99
320GB w/16MB Data Buffer, 7200RPM now $169.99
400GB w/16MB Data Buffer, 7200RPM was $187.99
500GB w/16MB Data Buffer, 7200RPM now $199.99
750GB w/32MB Data Buffer, 7200RPM now $249.99
1.0 TB w/32MB Data Buffer, 7200RPM, now $349.99 Mercury Elite-AL Pro Quad Interface Line Features:

  • High Performance:employs the next-generation high-speed Oxford 924 chipset combined with the fastest drive mechanisms available for the fastest single drive transfer rates possible, exceeding an amazing 80 Megabytes per second via FireWire; up to 150MB per second via eSATA.
  • High Reliability: a top-notch design and high-quality components ensure it’s built to last.
  • High Portability: designed for eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0+1.1 for easy Plug ‘N Play on virtually ANY system.
  • Style: designed to compliment any user’s system. A blue activity LED behind the front grille shows when your drive is being accessed. Created with the Power Macintosh G5 system in mind.
  • Compact Shock Resistant Design.
  • Warranty: includes two year warranty.
  • Super Quiet Operation.
  • Cables: all cables are included.

The Mercury Elite-AL Pro Quad Interface storage drive line comes complete with utility and backup software, including Intech® Hard Disk SpeedTools Utilities™ for Mac OS 8.6-X, ProSoft Engineering® Data Backup for Mac OS v10.2.8 or later and NovaStor NovaBACKUP® for Windows 2000 or later. It also includes all the cables for FireWire 400, FireWire 800, USB2, and eSATA interfaces. The drive is compatible with all Apple® OS Versions 8.5 through 9.2.x; Apple OS X 10.0.3 and higher (including OS X “Leopard” 10.5.x), Microsoft® Windows® ME, 2000, XP, Vista; and any OS or device with FireWire®, USB, or eSATA.

Mercury Elite-AL line also includes the FireWire 400+USB Combo and the FireWire 800/400+USB2 “Triple” models. For more information on the entire OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro line of External Solutions, see:


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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