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OWC Mercury Elite-AL FireWire 800 Mirror RAID-1 750GB Solutions

New OWC Mercury Elite-AL FireWire 800 Mirror RAID-1 Solutions up to 750GB

RAID-1 Solutions for Mac OS X offer high-performance and Real-Time ‘Mirror’

WOODSTOCK, IL (MAY 23, 2005) – Technology solutions provider Other World
Computing (OWC) expands Mercury Elite line with new OWC Mercury Elite-AL
800 Pro RAID-1 Mirror FireWire 800/400 Solutions from $399.99.

“The Mercury Elite-AL Pro RAID-1 Mirror Solution provides for high
performance data needs while offering the security of a real-time,
‘mirrored’ backup,” said Larry O’Connor, president of OWC. “For situations
where you just can’t be too careful with mission-critical data, this
solution provides the peace of mind you’ve been looking for.”

Utilizing only the best quality components, Other World Computing’s Mercury
Elite-AL line is manufactured without compromise to provide both maximum
performance and optimum reliability.

Taking data safety to the next level, the Mirror RAID design provides a
seamless internal backup of all data – literally creating a mirror image of
all data. In the unlikely event that the primary drive should fail, the
Mercury Elite-AL Pro Mirror will automatically switch to the backup
demonstrating no loss of data or production time.

“The Mercury Elite-AL FireWire 800 RAIDs combine a custom Oxford bridge
with the most reliable disk mechanisms to provide the ultimate in
performance and reliable operation,” said Jen Soule, OWC Sales Manager.
“Using drives with a 7200RPM spindle speed and combining to feature up to a
32 Megabyte (MB) data buffer, these solutions deliver the FireWire 800
performance you expect.”

The following Mercury FireWire 800 Pro Mirror RAID solutions are
immediately available:

* 250GB x 2 Mirror with 16MB Data Buffer for $399.99
* 320GB x 2 Mirror with 16MB Data Buffer for $449.99
* 400GB x 2 Mirror with 16MB Data Buffer for $619.99
* 500GB x 2 Mirror with 32MB Data Buffer for $829.99
* 750GB x 2 Mirror with 32MB Data Buffer for $1,219.99

All OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro 800 RAID-1 Mirror models are covered by a
two-year warranty and come with EMC Retrospect Backup, Intech Hard Disk
SpeedTools, SoftRAID and all required connecting cables. OWC Mercury
Elite-AL Pro 800 RAID-1 Mirror Solutions are preconfigured specifically for
use with any Apple Macintosh running Apple OS X 10.2.x or later (including
all versions of 10.4 ‘Tiger’) with an available FireWire 800 or 400 Port.

The full line of Mercury Elite-AL Pro 800 RAID solutions, as well as the
single drive Elite-AL models available from $119.99, can be found at

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About Other World Computing

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.

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