OWC Debuts Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Bay “Quad Interface” RAID Solution at
Macworld Expo

Professional Grade Storage with Four Interfaces & up to 300MB/s Transfer Speed

Dual Drive Performance Hardware RAID with up to 3.0TBs of Capacity

January 7, 2009, San Francisco, CA — Other World Computing (OWC)
http://www.macsales.com, a leading Mac and PC technology company, debuted
the new Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Bay “Quad Interface” RAID solution today
at Macworld Expo, OWC Booth # S-2218, in San Francisco.

High Performance Plug and Play HARDWARE RAID Solution for Macs and PCs

The Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Bay “Quad Interface” features a high
performance Oxford chipset with two SATA I/II hard drive bays for
high-performance RAID storage of up to 3.0TB and fast transfer speeds of
300MB/s. Built for performance-intensive applications, such as A/V,
digital photography, professional music, graphics, as well as general data,
the Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Bay “Quad Interface” is beautifully designed
for both Macs (Time Machine ready) and PCs, featuring a shock resistant,
aircraft-grade brushed aluminum housing. The “Quad” Interfaces provide
complete plug and play interoperability on/between systems equipped with
FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and/or eSATA. Quad interface support
makes it easy to use the Elite-AL Pro between multiple systems/interface
options as best suited to system availability while providing the same data
accessibility, without reconfigur ation, regardless of which interface
option is used.

Seven Pre-Configured Mac and PC Compatible Solutions from $219.99

The Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Bay “Quad Interface” FireWire
800/400+USB2+eSATA RAID Solution is now available in seven pre-configured
solutions, from 500GB to 3.0TB, priced starting at $219.99 from Other World
Computing at www.macsales.com.

Complete Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Bay “Quad Interface” Model Pricing:

500GB 7200RPM 32MB $219.99
640GB 7200RPM 32MB $234.99
1.0TB 7200RPM 32MB $259.99
1.5TB 7200RPM 64MB $339.99
2.0TB 5400RPM 64MB $399.99
2.0TB 7200RPM 64MB $419.99
3.0TB 7200RPM 64MB $499.99

Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Bay “Quad Interface” Features:
* Performance Plug and Play Hardware RAID Stripe Operation
* Up to 64MB data buffer
* Oxford 936DS chipset
* Cool Blue drive activity indicator LED
* Super quiet operation
* Shock resistant aluminum enclosure
* 2 x FireWire 800 Ports, 1 x FireWire 400 Port, 1 x USB 2.0 Port, 1 x
eSATA Port
* External US/International AutoSwitching 100/240v 50/60Hz 5A UL listed
power supply
* Measures 2.8″ (W) x 9″ (D) x 5.25″ (H)
* Industry Leading Three Year Solution Warranty
* Mac and PC compatible
* FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB, and eSATA connecting cables all included
* Includes ProSoft Engineering Data Backup 3, NovaStor NovaBACKUP, and
Intech SpeedTools Utilities software (a $200 retail value)

The Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual Bay “Quad Interface” is compatible with Apple
OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, OS X 10.0.x, and 10.2.8 or later, and Windows 98SE and
later operating systems.

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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.