Other World Computing (http://www.macsales.com) has expanded its OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini line to include what is says is the industry’s first eSATA 6G and bus-powered USB 3.0 portable external drive.

Available in 13 different hard drive or OWC Mercury SSD-equipped capacity configurations up to 1.5TB, the new USB 3.0/2.0 and eSATA 6G “triple interface” model delivers up to 600MB/s data rate storage/backup performance to Mac and PC users in a plug ‘n play mobile footprint. .

The Mercury Elite pro mini measures 5.5 x 3.8 x 1.1 inches. Because it’s bus-powered, it doesn’t require an AC adapter.

The Mercury Elite Pro mini USB 3.0 and eSATA 6G model is available immediately in capacities ranging from 0GB Kits from US$64.99, hard drive configurations up to 1.5TB from $114.99, and OWC Mercury 6G SSD based solutions up to 480GB from $159.99. They come ready for plug and play with all interface connecting cables.