OWC On-The-Go Portable Storage Newly Available as SATA HD Do-it-Yourself Kit

Other World Computing introduces new 'Add Your Own SATA Hard Drive Kit' to award-winning line of Mercury On-The-Go ultra portable, totally bus-powered external storage solutions with FireWire and USB connections

Jul 25, 2006 | Woodstock, IL


Technology solutions provider Other World Computing (OWC) today announced the brand new introduction and immediate availability of a 'Add Your Own SATA Hard Drive Kit' version of its award-winning, ultra-portable, totally bus-powered FireWire + USB 2.0 Mercury On-the-Go 2.5" Portable Storage Solutions, with an introductory price of less than $90.

OWC Mercury On-The-Go 2.5" Portable Storage Solutions measure only 3"L x 5.5"W x 1"H and weigh less than 11 ounces even once the hard drive mechanism is installed, allowing maximum storage and portability in the smallest ultra-portable package possible. Solutions are bus powered without external power requirements and bootable via FireWire and/or USB 2.0 interfaces. The rugged exterior case and built-in shock protection ensure maximum data protection.

The new SATA Kit version of the pocket-sized On-The-Go, priced at only $89.99, features the high performance engineering of the Oxford 924 chipset with one USB 2.0 and two FireWire 800 connections. FireWire 800 is backwards compatible to FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 is backwards compatible to USB 1.1 allowing the On-The-Go to interface with virtually any Mac, PC, or Linux system.

The new Add Your Own SATA Hard Drive Kit version of the On-The-Go enables the use of SATA technology to gain in data transfer rate and improve cabling performance. SATA technology can ideally support bandwidth necessary for audio and video. An aluminum heatsink and pass-through cooling vents allow for silent operation and cool drive temperature.

MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini Intel owners can upgrade their existing stock 2.5" SATA hard drive to a new high capacity 160GB or 120GB HD from Other World Computing and utilize the existing factory drive for the SATA On-The-Go Kit to create an ideal external storage solution.

All Mercury On-the-Go Solutions come packaged with all necessary Connecting Cables, Carrying Case, an optional use AC Power Adapter, and a One Year OWC Warranty.

OWC's new Mercury On-The-Go Add Your Own SATA Hard Drive Kit can be found at:

OWC's full line of Mercury On-The-Go storage solutions can be found at /shop/firewire/on-the-go.

OWC's full line of 2.5 hard drive upgrades can be found at: /shop/hard-drives/2.5-Notebook/

For additional information contact or call toll free (800) 275-4576.


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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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