OWC Ships New 750GB Mercury Elite-AL Pro FireWire 800/400+USB2 Solutions

First ever 750GB FireWire Single Drive Solutions introduced by Other World Computing

May 1, 2006 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing(OWC),the leading technical solutions provider, today announced the introduction and immediate availability of a 750 Gigabyte (GB) version of its flagship external storage solution line, the Mercury™ Elite-AL Pro FireWire400/800+USB2.0.

This new 750GB model, introductory priced and immediately available for $599.99, is the industry’s first external FireWire 800/400+USB2 single drive solution and complements the existing 80GB to 500GB models available from $149.99. As with the existing models, this new 750GB solution continues to provide exceptionally high data performance and reliability in the same conveniently small profile occupying only 9.0 x 2.1 x 5.8 inches.

The OWC Mercury Elite-AL’s sleek aluminum design optimizes function while also aesthetically enhancing the desktop, and is further built to safely endure the rigorous demands of portability. This complete, modern solution is perfect for the safe, easy, and secure transfer of work and data from the home to the office, to client facilities, or even to remote work or for use while on the road – it is not just a storage solution, it is the modern technology solution that lets consumers own the future today.

“Other World Computing is proud to make the newest technology available to consumers before they even expect it, like providing the first ever 750GB external storage solution,” says Larry O’Connor, CEO of OWC. “The latest perpendicular hard disk technology enhances performance, while increasing capacities to accommodate our ever growing storage requirements.”

OWC Mercury Elite-AL solutions are tested and certified for demanding Audio/Video, Backup, Movies, Graphics, Music, Photography, General Data, and more. From 80GB, and now to the new 750GB capacity, the OWC Mercury Elite series offers superior FireWire/USB2 performance and reliability.

All OWC FireWire and FireWire+USB Mercury Elite-AL Pro models incorporate the high speed Custom Oxford 911+ or 912 Chipsets and are ideally suited for high performance Audio, Visual, Graphics, and Backup applications. In addition, all models also are EMC Backup Certified and are directly supported by EMC’s industry respected standard Retrospect Backup software.

For users that do not require the maximum versatility of a ‘triple interface’ 800/400+USB solution, the OWC Mercury Elite also is conveniently available from 80GB and now up to 750GB capacities with FireWire 800/400 interfaces from $139.99 or with FireWire 400 + USB 2.0 interfaces from just $119.99.

Mercury Elite-AL Pro storage solutions come packaged from Other World Computing with everything needed for immediate plug-and-play operation: all necessary USB and/or FireWire cabling; Intech HD Speedtools utility suite; EMC Retrospect backup software; and a full 2 year Warranty.

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


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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