OWC Highlights Groundbreaking Mercury Elite Line at Macworld

Portable FireWire/USB external storage solutions pack up to 1.5 TB, EMC Retrospect Certified

Jan 9, 2007 | San Francisco, CA


Other World Computing (OWC) today announced that the award-winning line of Mercury Elite FireWire, USB, and eSATA portable external hard drive storage solutions will be featured at the Macworld 2007 Conference & Expo.

An award-winning leader in FireWire®, USB, and eSATA external storage solutions, in 2006 OWC became the first manufacturer to introduce a Quad Interface external hard drive that combines FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and eSATA connection options in one high-capacity storage solution – the OWC Mercury™ Elite-AL Pro Quad Interface.

Hailed by Mac Observer as “A Great All-In-One Package” the Mercury Elite-AL Pro Quad Interface is recognized as a must-have tool for serious graphics professionals as well as a much-appreciated resource for legacy Mac owners. Also in 2006, the OWC Mercury Elite line became the first on the market to provide single drive storage up to 750GB; and RAID 0 Striped, RAID 1 Mirrored, and RAID 0+1 Striped Redundant Mirrored high performance storage configurations up to 1.5TB.

A favored provider to photographers, graphic artists, filmmakers, musicians, and engineers, Other World Computing provides external hard drive storage solutions to most of the major film studios and recording studios in the industry. The OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro storage solution line isthe exclusive choice of the upcoming Sci-Fi Noir feature film “Yesterday Was A Lie” featuring Chase Masterson (Leeta, ‘Star Trek Deep Space Nine’) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca, ‘Star Wars’), the 2007 documentary “StreetWise,” the new PBS television series “Building Green,” and the debut album of “American Idol” star David Radford.

The OWC Mercury Elite line of high performance storage solutions are offered in Classic and Aluminum Professional (AL Pro) models starting at $89.99, with capacities up to 1.5TB. Options include combinations of eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB connection ports. Add Your Own Hard Drive kits for ATA/IDE and SATA 3.5" HDs also are offered.

OWC Mercury Elite storage solutions come packaged with all necessary connecting cables, a two year OWC warranty with additional extended HD manufacturer’s warranty of up to three years, and a $200 software package that includes EMC Retrospect and Intech SpeedTools utility suite.

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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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