=46ast, Economical FireWire+USB 2.0 Combo External Drive Solutions Feature
New Oxford 934 Chipset and the Latest SATA Technology

Woodstock, IL, March 14, 2008 – Other World Computing (OWC)
http://www.macsales.com, a leading Mac and PC technology company, today
announced the introduction and immediate availability of its new OWC
Mercury Elite-AL Pro FireWire+USB 2.0 Combo storage drives featuring SATA
technology with a starting price of only $107.99 and capacities up to 1.0TB
for Plug ‘N Play, hot swappable storage.

The latest in the OWC Mercury Elite-AL storage line, the Mercury Elite-AL
Pro FireWire+USB 2.0 Combo storage drives feature the latest Oxford 934
performance chipset, the best SATA mechanisms available, two FireWire 400
1394A 6 Pin, and one USB 2.0 port. Drives may be stacked or stood
vertically (stand included) and measure only 9.3″ (length) x 1.4″ (height)
x 5.6″ (width) or 237mm x 36mm x 142mm.

The drive’s two FireWire ports allow it to be daisy-chained to any
additional FireWire devices. Its Oxford chipset allows Plug ‘N Play
compatibility with virtually any Mac, PC, and Linux-based computer that
supports either a FireWire or USB 2.0 Interface. Data may be
accessed/read/written interchangeably between any of the FireWire and USB
2.0 ports allowing the seamless use of the drives between multiple systems
or for upgrading corresponding computer systems.

OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro FireWire+USB 2.0 Combo Drives Pricing:

80GB 7200RPM 8MB Cache – $107.99
160GB 7200RPM 8MB Cache – $117.99
250GB 7200RPM 8MB Cache – $137.99
320GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache – $147.99
400GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache – $159.99
500GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache – $175.99
750GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache – $239.99
1.0TB 7200RPM 32MB Cache – $369.99 ($339.99 after limited time Rebate*)

*Through 3/19/2008, purchase of the drive includes a $30 Hitachi-sponsored
Mail-In Rebate. Rebate details at:

All OWC Mercury Elite-AL drives are tested and certified for demanding
audio/video, backup, movies, graphics, music, photography, data, and more.
The drive’s sleek aluminum design optimizes function with fanless heat
dissipation while aesthetically enhancing the desktop, and is specifically
built to safely endure the rigorous demands of portability.

OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro storage drive solutions are available from Other
World Computing with everything needed for immediate Plug ‘N Play operation:
=46ireWire and USB 2.0 cables; Intech HD Speedtools utility suite; Prosoft
Data Backup for Mac OS X=AE; NovaStor NovaBackup for Windows; and a full
2-year warranty.

OWC’s full line of award winning Mercury Elite-AL storage solutions can be
found at http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/1394/USB/EliteAL .

=46or additional information contact www.MacSales.com or call toll free (80=

About Other World Computing (OWC)

Other World Computing (OWC) has been providing quality hardware products and
support to the computer industry since 1988. The Illinois based company
operates the popular e-commerce portal www.MacSales.com which features one
of the largest online catalogs of computer and iPod enhancement products,
including Mercury, Neptune, and NewerTech acceleration, storage, and
=46ireWire=AE product lines. OWC is also a strategic partner with Axiotron a=
exclusive US distributor of the award winning Axiotron Modbook=81.

OWC is a Premiere Level Apple Developer Connection member and provides
extensive technical support for Macintosh users around the world. The
company’s management umbrella includes leading Internet Service Providers
www.fastermac.net and www.owc.net and is the leading technology employer as
ranked by the McHenry County Business Journal. For more information, see
www.otherworldcomputing.com or www.macsales.com