OWC Announces New Mercury Elite-Al Pro Mini Firewire/Usb Bus Powered 2.5" Portable Storage Solution Line

New "Quad Interface" FireWire 800/400, USB 2.0, eSATA line offers Plug and Play portable storage capacity up to 750GB with no AC adapter needed starting at $139.99

Dec 3, 2009 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC(r)), a leading zero emissions Mac(r) and PC technology company, announced today its new OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini(tm) bus powered portable storage solution line. Featuring a "Quad Interface" of FireWire 800/400, USB 2.0, and eSATA connectivity for data transfer speeds up to 300MB/s, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini delivers high performance storage/backup to Mac or PC users in a portable, no AC adapter required Plug and Play footprint.

Portable & Bus Powered For Mobile Lifestyles
Measuring a compact 3.8" W x 5.5" L x 1.1" H, the OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini offers big storage capacity up to 750GB - enough space for up to 750,000 JPEG photos, 375 DVD movies, 57 hours of digital video, or 262,500 MP3 songs - in its fanless, aircraft grade brushed aluminum enclosure. Because it's bus-powered, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini doesn't require an AC adapter, which makes it ideal for in-the-field business professionals, creative/entertainment professionals, students, and anyone else needing to back up data, transport large files between computers, gain additional storage capacity, and even perform video editing and live music recording.

Built For Performance & Flexibility
Designed to emulate the award winning history of the larger desktop sized Mercury Elite-AL Pro, the new mini portable storage solution features the fastest 2.5" SATA hard drive mechanisms up to 7200RPM and even Solid State Drives for demanding A/V, digital photography, professional music, graphics, general data, and Time Machine ready storage needs. With two FireWire 800 ports, users can "daisy chain" multiple devices, connect legacy FireWire 400 devices via the included 800 to 400 connecting cable, and can even utilize the fastest data transfer interface, eSATA, while bus powering via FireWire. The Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini can also be used with storage capable digital cameras and camcorders with FireWire and/or USB data ports for fast, on-location backups of images and video.

"As the reputation of the Mercury Elite-AL Pro grew over the last decade, customer requests for a 'mini' version increased as well," said Larry O'Connor, CEO, Other World Computing."We listened to our customers and are very pleased to offer them this new high performance, multiple interface 2.5" bus powered Elite-AL Pro mini storage solution."

The new Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini line is available in six "Quad Interface" models offering a variety of speed and capacity options:
320GB 5400RPM 8MB Cache FW800/400+USB2+eSATA Storage Solution $139.99
500GB 5400RPM 8MB Cache FW800/400+USB2+eSATA Storage Solution $169.99
750GB 5200RPM 8MB Cache FW800/400+USB2+eSATA Storage Solution $249.99
320GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache FW800/400+USB2+eSATA Storage Solution $149.99
500GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache FW800/400+USB2+eSATA Storage Solution $199.99
Solid State Drive (SSD)
256GB SSD FW800/400+USB2+eSATA Storage Solution $839.99

The new OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini is immediately available from Other World Computing at and is compatible with Apple OS 8.6 and later 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, a $200 retail value disk utility software bundle, and an industry leading three year complete solution warranty.

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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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