OWC Summer Sale Makes 500GB External Solutions a Super Value from $259.99

Other World Computing offers Independence- inspired sale prices on all 500GB FireWire, eSATA, & USB storage solutions at up to 28% off & $100 or more less than competing brand solutions!

Jul 11, 2006 | Woodstock, IL


Technology solutions provider Other World Computing (OWC) today announced a Summer Sale that significantly lowers prices on all 500GB model Mercury Elite-AL Pro, Neptune, and NewerTech miniStack V2 external storage solutions by more than $100. The highly touted OWC storage solutions have received Top Product accolades, Top Ratings, and Editor's Choice awards by publications, including Macworld and MacAddict, and are now priced far lower than competitor designs.

Sale Prices Include:
NewerTech miniStack V2 500GB 7200RPM now w/16MB Buffer was $419.99 now $299.00
Mercury Elite-AL Pro 500GB FireWire 400+USB 2.0 was $389.99, now $299.99
Mercury Elite-AL Pro 500GB FireWire 800/400+USB 2.0 was $419.99, now $319.99
Neptune Value Done Right 500GB FireWire 400 was $369.99, now $259.99

The Mercury Elite-AL is the storage choice of professional video, music, graphics, and high capacity data users and is in active use on the PBS series "Building Green" as well as by staff of major Hollywood studios. 500GB models now start as low as $299.99 and are offered in FireWire 400+USB 2.0, FireWire 800 and 400, FireWire 800/400+USB 2.0, and FireWire eSATA/800/400/USB 2.0.

On sale for just $299, the 500GB NewerTech miniStack V2 is not only the top ranked external storage solution and FireWire/USB integrated port expansion hub on the market, it is the most affordable model in its class, beating imitation models on price by nearly $100 according to the latest indexes by CNET.

With a profile of only 6.5" wide by 6.5" long by 1.5" high, the miniStack has gained fame and popularity as the industry's first ever, external FireWire 400/USB 2.0 single-drive solution that also integrates added USB 2.0 and FireWire powered ports. The NewerTech storage solution was named Accessory of the Year by 123 Macmini, Top Product by MacWorld, and Editor's Choice by MacAddict. It specifically meets the demands of today's Audio/Video, Backup, Movie, Music, Photography needs, while saving space and enhancing function via three additional integrated powered USB 2.0 ports and one additional integrated powered FireWire port.

Leading the industry in quality standards, both Other World Computing and NewerTech manufacture all storage solutions with only brand new, top quality drive mechanisms. All components are selected based on best operational performance and reliability measures. As a result, OWC offers Mercury Elite-AL and NewerTech storage solutions with an industry-leading 2-year warranty that has the further support of 3-year or 5-year factory warranty for the internal hard disk mechanism itself. The OWC quality and selection standard is a stark contrast to imitation models that may utilize arguably inferior components, have a 1-year or shorter warranty, and carry no extended warranty support for the drive mechanism itself.

All OWC and NewerTech storage solutions work with any Mac, Intel Mac, PC, or Linux computer with an available FireWire or USB port. The NewerTech miniStack V2 and OWC Mercury Elite-AL are offered in single bay capacities from 80GB to 750GB with up to a 16MB data cache. The Elite-AL is offered in RAID configurations up to 1.5TB. The OWC Neptune is available in 80GB to 500GB capacities. A 0GB Add Your Own Hard Drive miniStack V2 kit is also offered for only $79.95.

All of the storage solutions from Other World Computing and NewerTech feature a high speed Oxford custom bridge and are packaged with everything needed for immediate plug-and-play operation: appropriate FireWire and/or USB cabling, Intech HD Speedtools utility suite, EMC Retrospect backup software, and an OWC or NewerTech Warranty.

Other World Computing's special sale pricing on 500GB external storage solutions and additional internal drive specials is available at

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

Photo1: NewerTech miniStack V2, rear view
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Photo2: OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro
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Photo3: OWC Neptune Value Done Right
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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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