OWC Increases Affordability on Highest Capacity Ultra Portable 2.5-inch Drive

Other World Computing lowers prices on new pro series 800 FireWire upgraded version of award-winning Mercury On-The-Go FireWire/USB2 pocket-sized portable drive solutions.

Feb 6, 2006 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC) today announced significant price reductions on its newly enhanced 800 FireWire-equipped version of the award-winning Mercury On-The-Go line of ultra-portable, high-capacity 2.5-inch drives.

With the new price reductions, Mercury On-The-Go models are now available in 40-, 60-, 80-, 100-, 120-, and 160GB capacities starting as low as $149.99 at or by calling toll free (800) 275-4576. The full line is even more affordable with up to 10% lower prices.

“Adding FireWire 800 capability to the On-The-Go line of portable storage solutions doubles the potential power and now we’re making them even more affordable,” said CEO Larry O’Connor.

On-The-Go plug-and-play drives are compatible with all Apple OS Versions 8.5 through 9.2.x; Apple OS X 10.0.3 and higher (including OS X 'Tiger' 10.4.x); Microsoft Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP; any OS or electronic device with FireWire and/or USB data ports, including digital video and still cameras. Price cuts are:

  • 160 GB 8MB 5400 RPM was $499.99, now $449.99
  • 120GB 8MB 5400 RPM was $379.99, now $339.99
  • 100GB 16MB 5400 RPM was $279.99, now $249.99
  • 100GB 8MB 5400 RPM was $259.99, now $219.99
  • 80GB 16MB 5400 RPM was $229.99, now $219.99
  • 40GB 16MB 5400 RPM was $159.99, now $149.99
  • 100GB 8MB 7200 RPM was $319.99, now $299.99
  • 80GB 8MB 7200 RPM was $269.99, now $249.99
  • 60GB 8MB 7200 RPM was $229.99, now $219.99

The full Mercury On-The-Go line can be viewed at All of OWC’s award-winning optical and fixed storage solutions can be found at


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