Build with New Drives or Re-Use Your Old Laptop SATA 2.5” Hard Drives – Turn into Bus-Powered Portable Drives that Work with Any Computer

Mar 29, 2007 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC), a leading Mac and PC technology company, announced today two new Mercury On-The-Go Hard Drive Enclosure Kits for 2.5” SATA hard drives. Priced at $39.99 with USB 2.0 and $54.99 with USB 2.0+eSATA interface options, OWC Mercury On-The-Go Kits let you build your own new portable hard drives or re-use your old SATA internal laptop hard drives to turn them into portable external drives that hook up to any computer via its USB 2.0 port. Why not upgrade your laptop’s internal drive and re-use your old drive in an OWC Mercury On-The-Go portable external case?

Cool Design – Shock Protection

Mercury On-The-Go Enclosure Kits feature a cool see-through design with shock protection for full portability for use on the road or in the office. Fully bootable, the enclosure kits include all the necessary cables to work with any computer with USB port for a light-weight storage device or a backup solution that travels with you wherever you go. The enclosures run silently and keep your drive cool with a built-in aluminum heat-sink under the hard drive and pass-through cooling vents on the top.

OWC, who last year was the first to introduce a FireWire 800 and 400/USB 2.0 2.5” portable enclosure for SATA 2.5” hard drives, provides the highest performance award-winning hard drive enclosures in the market. In addition to the OWC Mercury On-The-Go enclosures for SATA 2.5” laptop hard drives, OWC also offers 4 different Mercury On-The-Go models for IDE/ATA 2.5” laptop drives starting at $29.99.

The OWC Mercury On-the-Go Hard Drive Enclosure Kits for 2.5” SATA notebook hard drives are priced at $39.99 with USB 2.0 and $54.99 with USB 2.0+eSATA Interfaces and include cables and accessories required for supported interfaces. For more information, see: and
Also, view the full line of OWC Mercury On-The-Go Enclosure Kits for 2.5” Hard Drives here:


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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