OWC ANNOUNCES LOWEST-COST MERCURY ON-THE-GO FIREWIRE + USB 2.0 PORTABLE
Expands Line with Bus-Powered, Plug & Play Models with Just One Cable
No Additional External Power or Secondary Cable Required
May 15, 2008 Woodstock, IL — Other World Computing (OWC)
(http://www.macsales.com), a leading Mac and PC technology company,
announced today the lowest cost line of OWC Mercury On-The-Go FireWire +
USB 2.0 storage drives, with 500GB capacity priced at only $329. The new
line of OWC Mercury On-The-Go high-performance FireWire 400 + USB 2.0
drives are fully bus powered with no additional external power or secondary
powering cable required.
Immediately available and priced starting at $95.99, the Mercury On-The-Go
portable drive is a palm-sized performer with a huge capacity up to 500GB
that fits in a shirt pocket. Built with the latest reliable,
high-performance drive mechanisms and interfaced with OWC’s custom bridge
solution featuring the Oxford chipset, the Mercury On-The-Go is the
portable solution you can count on.
Pricing for OWC Mercury On-the-Go FireWire + USB 2.0 models:
40GB 5400RPM $ 95.99
80GB 5400RPM $109.99
120GB 5400RPM $119.99
160GB 5400RPM $129.99
250GB 5400RPM $157.99
320GB 5400RPM $179.99 **NEW**
500GB 5400RPM $329.99 **NEW**
100GB 7200RPM $139.99 **NEW**
200GB 7200RPM $189.99 **NEW**
Built for the “On-The-Go” Road Warrior
Geared to the demanding “on-the-go” professional road warrior that requires
dependable, high-performance storage, OWC Mercury On-The-Go portable drives
are compatible with virtually all computers with an available FireWire or
USB port, including all Macs and PCs. They also work with all FireWire and
USB gadgets, including digital cameras, camcorders, and other gear, for an
instant on-the-go portable storage solution to quickly and safely store all
your digital photos and video while on the road.
Bring Your Computer Everywhere You Go
With the Mercury On-The-Go, you can back-up your entire desktop computer
and bring it with you everywhere you go. For easy backup, the drive also
includes the full retail software versions of the latest award-winning
Prosoft DataBackup III for OS X and NovaStor NovaBackup for Windows. In
addition, the Mercury On-The-Go is “Time Machine” ready, meaning that it
keeps an up-to-date copy of all of your files and documents under OS X
Leopard, so you can go back in time, anytime, to recover anything with ease.
All Mercury On-The-Go portable drives are available immediately through OWC
and other retailers. The drives ship with a carrying case; cables for all
interfaces supported by Mercury On-the-Go models; Prosoft DataRescue III
for OS X; and NovaStor NovaBackup for Windows. All portable drives are
covered by a one-year warranty and are compatible with Apple OS Versions
8.5 through 9.2.x; Apple OS X 10.0.3 and higher (including the latest OS
10.5.x); and Microsoft Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, and Vista.
Special OWC Exclusive Hitachi Rebate is available now and through May 23rd
on all OWC Mercury On-The-Go 200GB 7200RPM Models. Save an additional $30
per unit on up to 5 drives on qualifying purchases. Qualifying models and
more information online:
For more information, see: (http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/on-the-go).
Mercury On-The-Go FireWire 400 + USB 2.0 Photo at:
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 FireWire product lines.
OWC is a Premiere Level Apple Developer Connection member and provides
extensive technical support for Macintosh users around the world. OWC is
also a strategic partner with Axiotron and exclusive US distributor of the
award winning Axiotron Modbook.
OWC is the winner of numerous awards, including Computerworld Magazine’s
Top Green-IT Companies for 2008 and the 2008 “Business Champion Award” from
McHenry County Economic Development Corporation. 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
(http://www.otherworldcomputing.com) or (http://www.macsales.com).