OWC Ships Fast and Furious New 1.5TB Mercury Elite-AL Pro FireWire RAID

A/V Rated High-performance 1.5TB FireWire RAID only compact 9.0" x 2.8" x 5.8"

May 4, 2006 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC), the leading technical solutions provider, today announced the introduction and immediate availability of the first dual-hd external FireWire drive RAID available up to 1.5 terabytes (TB) (1,500 gigabytes) as a part of its OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro line of dual drive storage solutions.

This new 1.5TB Elite-AL 800 Pro RAID model, introductory priced and immediately available for $1,149.99, is solidly build with a sleek aluminum design that optimizes durability and function in an extremely portable and compact enclosure only 9.0" L x 2.8" W x 5.8" H.

In celebration of the new 1.5 TB model, OWC has instituted immediate price adjustments on the entire line of OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro FireWire 800 RAID dual drive storage solutions.

160GB with 4MB of Data Buffer - Now Only $219.99
320GB with 16MB of Data Buffer - Now Only $259.99 (was $279.99)
400GB with 16MB of Data Buffer - Now Only $309.99
500GB with 16MB of Data Buffer - Now Only $319.99 (was $329.99)
640GB with 16MB of Data Buffer - Now Only $369.99 (was $389.99)
800GB with 16MB of Data Buffer - Now $549.99 (was $579.99)
TB with 16MB of Data Buffer - Now $759.99 (was $799.99)
1.5TB with 32MB of Data Buffer - $1149.99

All OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro models are tested and certified for Audio/Video, Music, Movies, Graphics, Backup, General Data, and most standard and expert technology applications and are EMC Backup Certified for direct Retrospect support.

High reliability and exceptional performance rankings garnered by the Elite Pro line in major trade and industry press result from OWC's commitment to utilizing the best hard disk mechanisms available in conjunction with Oxford chipset based custom bridge design.

Elite-AL Pro 800 RAID solutions have two FW800 ports and one FW 400 port and are shipped ready for Plug-and-Play operation complete with FireWire 800 Cable, FireWire 400 cable, EMC Retrospect Backup software, Intech HD Speedtools utility suite, and a full Two Year OWC Warranty.

OWC's full line of Mercury Elite-AL storage solutions can be found at

Other World Computing (OWC) has been providing quality hardware products and support to the computer universe since 1988. The Illinois-based company had revenues exceeding $35 million USD in 2005. OWC operates the popular e-commerce portal which features one of the largest online catalogs of computer and iPod enhancement products including Mercury, Neptune, and NewerTech acceleration and FireWire product lines. OWC is a Premiere Level Apple Developer Connection member and provides extensive technical support for Macintosh users around the world. The company management umbrella includes leading Internet Service Providers and, and is the area's leading technology employer as ranked by McHenry County Business Journal.

Information on Other World Computing is available online at or by calling locally (815) 338-8685 or toll free (800) 275-4576.


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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