OWC Rolls Out Industry-Leading Extended Warranties On Award-Winning High Capacity FireWire/USB 2.0 Storage Solutions

Up to triple the warranty term coverage on Mercury On-The-Go™, Mercury Elite-Al Pro™, Mercury Elite Pro Classic™ and Neptune lines

Sep 2, 2008 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading Mac® and PC technology company, today announced it will increase warranty coverage by up to triple the duration on its award-winning FireWire®/USB 2.0 storage solution line.

OWC Lines extending to 3-year warranty coverage:
• Mercury On-The-Go Bus Powered Portable Solutions - from 1 year to 3-year warranty
• Mercury Elite-AL Pro Single Drive Storage Solutions - from 2 year to 3 year warranty
• Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Drive Storage Solutions - from 2 year to 3 year warranty
• Mercury Elite-AL Pro RAID and Mirror Solutions - from 2 year to 3 year warranty
• Mercury Elite Pro Classic Portable Solutions - from 2 year to 3 year warranty

b>OWC Lines extending to 2-year warranty coverage:
• OWC Neptune “Value Done Right” Single Drive Storage Solution - from 1 year to 2 year warranty

Extended warranties are for preconfigured storage solutions, including enclosure and drive.

Added Value For Diverse Product Line

New extended warranties bring even more value to the OWC Mercury and Neptune storage solutions, which feature a model for every external storage need:

• Mercury On-The-Go, the largest capacity bus-powered pocket sized drive on the market, with up to 500GB of capacity, is a palm-sized performer that weighs less than 11 ounce in a sleek, impact resistant clear acrylic enclosure. The On-The-Go is built with the latest reliable, high-performance drive mechanisms and interfaced with OWC’s custom bridge solution featuring the Oxford 924 chipset. Works with all FireWire and USB digital cameras, camcorders, as well as both Macs and PCs, for an instant on-the-go portable storage solution to quickly and safely store digital photos and video while on the road.

• Mercury Elite-AL Pro Storage Solution line offers Plug and Play external hard drive storage solutions for any Mac or PC, with capacities from 500GB–2.0TB, available in single drive, dual drive and RAID options. Available in USB, FireWire and eSATA connectivity options, the Elite-AL line offers users the capacity and connectivity choices to suit their needs, in a sleek, aluminum enclosure with shock resistant design and super quiet operation.

Mercury Elite Pro Classic Portable Solutions, available in 80GB to 500GB options, with USB and FireWire connectivity choices, are proven performers, featuring cool blue activity indicator LED, U.S./ International 90 ~ 240v AutoSwitching power supplies, super quiet operation, and all connection cables included. These Mac and PC compatible solutions are fully suitable for audio/video applications with up to 16MB of drive cache memory and the best FireWire and USB chipsets on the market.

OWC Neptune line of ‘Value Done Right’ external storage solutions, are the perfect match of economy and performance with 7200 RPM 80 GB to 1.0TB hard disk capacity, two FireWire 400 ports, and up to 32MB of data cache. Perfect for audio/video, gaming, music, photography, and backup, all Neptune external solutions feature the same industry leading Oxford chipset and heavy-duty power supplies available in OWC’s higher-end Mercury Elite storage line.

All OWC Mercury and Neptune external storage solutions are Leopard® Time Machine ready and include a $200 retail value utility software bundle consisting of ProSoft Engineering® Data Backup 3, NovaStor NovaBACKUP®, and Intech® SpeedTools Utilities software.

For more information on the Mercury On-The-Go, Mercury Elite-Al Pro, Mercury Elite Pro Classic and Neptune lines, see:

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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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