Other World Computing (OWC) has announced its
newest newest OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro model
which it says is the first FireWire 800/400 and
USB 2.0 bus powered 2.5-inch portable drive
offering 1TB of storage capacity on the market.

The pocket-sized portable storage solution for
Mac or PC users features FireWire 800, FireWire
400, and/or USB 2.0 connectivity for data
transfer speeds up to 100MB/s and is bus powered
so it can be used without an AC adapter. With 1TB
of storage capacity, the Mercury On-The-Go Pro
now offers 100% more data storage capacity than
the highest capacity offered in the Mercury
On-The-Go Pro line at the start of September.

Small enough to fit into a shirt pocket with a
3.5 x 5.5 x 1 inch footprint, the OWC Mercury
On-The-Go Pro 1TB model can hold up to 1,000,000
JPEG photos, 500 DVD movies, 76 hours of digital
video, or 350,000 MP3 songs in its impact
resistant acrylic case. It can be used for data
backups, transporting large files between
computers, additional storage capacity, and even
demanding uses like A/V editing and live music
recording. The drive can also be used with
storage capable digital cameras and camcorders
with FireWire and/or USB data ports for
on-location backups of images and video. The new
Mercury On-The-Go Pro 1TB line is available in
three interface models:

° “Triple Interface” with FireWire 800/400 and USB 2.0 connectivity, US$359.99;

° “Combo Interface” with FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 connectivity, $329.99;
° USB 2.0 only connectivity, $299.99.

The new OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro 1TB models are
available for pre-ordering with an expected
shipping date of Oct.15 They’re compatible with
Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, Mac OS X (all versions,
including Snow Leopard) and Windows 98SE or later
operating systems .