Other World Computing (OWC) today launched its Mercury Elite Pro FW800 series of storage solutions, the company’s first products to support the new IEEE 1394b FireWire 800 standard. The new drives feature a custom Oxford922 bridge, two nine-pin FireWire 800 (1394b) ports, one six-pin FireWire 400 (1394a) port, one USB 2.0/1.1 port, and one 7200RPM “nearly silent” hard drive with either 2MB or 8MB of cache. Pricing for the Mercury Elite Pro FW800 drives range from US$249.99 (80GB) to $519.99 (250GB).