High Performance on a Budget with Top-Quality Components

July 10, 2008, Woodstock, IL- Other World Computing (OWC)
http://www.macsales.com , a leading Mac and PC technology company,
announced today the low-cost OWC Neptune line of external FireWire hard
drive solutions with a high speed of 7200RPM and capacities up to 1TB,
double the prior highest capacity 500GB model. OWC Neptune FireWire
solutions are perfect for audio/video, gaming, music, photography, and
backup (fully Apple Time-Machine Plug n’ Play ready).

Neptune is the “Value Done Right” external storage drive solution,
providing high-performance on a budget with the same industry leading
Oxford chipset and heavy-duty power supplies available in OWC’s higher-end
Mercury Elite storage line. OWC uses only the best components and qualified
hard drive mechanisms. Compact at 1.5-inches x 9-inches x 5.5-inches, the
drives are portable, weigh only 2.7 pounds, and boast an extremely shock
resistant design for maximum data safety.

OWC Neptune External Hard Drive Pricing:

80GB 7200RPM with 8MB data buffer: $84.99
160GB 7200RPM with 8MB data buffer: $92.99
250GB 7200RPM with 8MB data buffer: $99.95
320GB 7200RPM with 16MB data buffer: $109.99
500GB 7200RPM with 16MB data buffer: $124.99
750GB 7200RPM with 32MB data buffer NEW MODEL: $169.99
1.0TB 7200RPM with 32MB data buffer NEW MODEL: $229.99

“Brought to the market as a top-notch product at an unbeatable value, OWC
Neptune storage solutions are the absolute best bet for any Mac or PC user
looking for high performance on a budget without sacrificing quality when
additional external storage is needed,” said Larry O’Connor, President and

OWC Neptune FireWire drives feature a custom Oxford bridge solution, two
six-pin FireWire 400 (1394a) ports for convenient Plug ‘n Play usability, a
7200RPM drive mechanism, up to 32MB data buffer and data transfer rates of
up to 400Mbps. All drives come pre-initialized with
shareware/freeware/public domain software and include a FireWire cable,
Intech HD SpeedTools (Mac), Prosoft DataBackup III (Mac OS X), and NovaStor
NovaBackup (Windows). In addition to a one-year limited warranty, the
premium hard drive mechanisms are further covered by an additional 4 year
replacement warranty.

The OWC Neptune external hard drive solution is available immediately,
priced from $84.99 – $229.99. For more information on the Neptune external
hard drive line solution, visit:
http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/owc-neptune-drives/ . The full
line of OWC FireWire, USB2, & eSATA storage solutions are also available
online at http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/

About Other World Computing

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 also a strategic
partner with Axiotron and exclusive US distributor of the award winning
Axiotron Modbook.