Up to 12% Price Drop on On-The-Go Mobile Storage Solutions at

Apr 20, 2006 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC), the industry's leading technology solutions provider and the manufacturer of the first-ever 160GB pocket-sized, bus-powered external storage drive on the market, today announced an immediate price reduction of up to 12% on its line of popular Mercury(tm) On-The-Go ultra-portable FireWire and USB 2.0 storage solutions.

Designed specifically for the mobile worker, the On-The-Go storage solution became the first 2.5-inch ultra-portable external drive solution on the market to be offered from 40GB up to 160GB capacities. It is manufactured utilizing only the top rated Seagate, Hitatchi, and Toshiba internal drive mechanisms; and comes with FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0 combination or single interface support options for compatibility with Apple and PC lines.

Most importantly, the Mercury On-The-Go is designed to allow complete Bus Powered operation by either FireWire or USB connection. There is no external power requirement. This frees the user from being anchored to bulky power adaptors and enables total mobility in the field, from the job site, to the office, and to home.

The On-The-Go line features drives with 40- to 160GB capacity running 5400- or 7200RPM starting at just $107.99 under the new reduced pricing structure. The USB configuration models now are priced to start at the all time low $107.99, FireWire 400 models start at just $119.99, FireWire400+USB 2.0models are priced starting at only $124.99, and FireWire 800+USB2.0 models shoot out of the gate at only $147.99. The top of the line 160GB Mercury On-The-Go is now more than $100 off its original retail price, supplying unparalleled capacity for only $369.99.

New price reductions are a direct result of the volume of orders being placed for the revolutionary Mercury On-The-Go storage solution devices by the embracing business public and Other World Computing's dedication to passing savings on to customer. A joint study by Business Performance Management and the Forum to Advance the Mobile Experience reports that 71% of employers surveyed are experiencing increased mobile work on-the-go among employees.Because mobile work conditions vary, the OWC Mercury(tm) On-The-Go line is specially constructed with a shock insulation system to isolate impact to the casing and fully protect the drive under the abusive rigors of constant transport. Mercury(tm) On-The-Go storage solutions ship with carrying case; appropriate FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB cabling; EMC

Retrospect; Intech Speed Tools; and a one-year warranty officially supported by EMC Retrospect with the EMC Retrospect Backup Certification.

On-The-Go plug-and-play solutions are compatible with all Apple OS Versions 8.5 through 9.2.x; Apple OS X 10.0.3 and higher (including OS X 'Tiger' 10.4.x); Microsoft Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP; and any OS or FireWire or USB electronic device, including digital video and still cameras. The Mercury(tm) On-The-Go line is recognized by technology authorities including MacAddict, Macworld and Maximum PC for industry-leading value and performance.

The full line can be viewed at All of OWC's award-winning optical and fixed 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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