OWC Expands Mercury On-The-Go Pro Line With Release of Portable, Bus-Powered 1.0TB 5400RPM Hard Drive With Thunderbolt Interface

Pocket-sized, bus-powered external drive offers 1.0TB capacity at 5400RPM speed with high-speed Thunderbolt connector

Apr 3, 2014 | Las Vegas, NV


Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC upgrade and storage technology company, will highlight its OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro 1.0TB 5400RPM hard drive model with Thunderbolt interface at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas this week. The Mercury On-The-Go will be shown in Other World Computing's NAB booth #SL14016, in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The Mercury On-The-Go Pro is a high-speed, pocket-sized portable storage device for Mac or PC with a Thunderbolt port. It delivers real world data transfer speeds up to 118MB/s, and its 1.0TB storage capacity can hold up to one million JPEG photos, 500 DVD movies, 76 hours of digital video, or 350,000 MP3 songs.

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

 Designed for mobile users, the OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro is compact at 3.5"x 5.5"x 1" in size -- small enough to fit into a shirt pocket, yet big enough to offer up to 1TB of capacity. Stylishly engineered in a sleek, acrylic enclosure, the Mercury On-The-Go Pro is bus-powered, which makes it ideal for presentations, multimedia, surveyors, and other "mobile office" uses.

Works With Macs and PCs
The Plug-and-Play ready Mercury On-The-Go Pro can be used with both Macs and PCs for additional storage capacity and transporting large files between multiple computers.

"Since we launched the first Mercury On-The-Go Pro in 2002, OWC has established numerous industry innovations in portable storage," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. "With the addition of this 1.0TB 5400RPM portable drive with Thunderbolt technology, the best selling Mercury On-The-Go Pro solution line continues to deliver best in class portable performance and convenience."

Key Mercury On-The-Go Pro Features:

  • Mac and PC compatible
  • Thunderbolt interface
  • Suitable for Audio/Video applications
  • Compact size: 3.5"(W) x 5.5"(D) x 1"(H)
  • Lightweight: 12 ounces for case plus drive
  • High performance chipset with Thunderbolt interface
  • Uses 2.5" Serial ATA (SATA) 5400RPM hard drive
  • Up to 8MB hard drive data cache
  • Real world data transfer speeds up to 118MB/s
  • Super quiet fanless operation
  • Clear, shock resistant polycarbonate acrylic case design


  • Carrying case
  • OWC 0.5 meter Thunderbolt cable, premium quality, certified
  • $200 retail value disk utility software bundle:
    • Prosoft Engineering Data Backup 3
    • NovaStor NovaBACKUP®
    • Intech® HD SpeedTools Utilities™
  • Three (3) year limited warranty

Pricing and Availability:
The OWC Mercury On-The-Go Bus-powered, portable Thunderbolt device is available today from OWC and select retailers for just $214.99. For more information, visit: World Computing/MOTGTBH5T1.0/

For more information on the complete Mercury On-The-Go Pro line, visit:


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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