Other World Computing (www.macsales.com) has enhanced its Mercury Elite Pro desktop storage solution line with an USB 3.0 interface.

Complemented by two FireWire 800 ports as well as an eSATA port, the new USB 3.0 model — which is fully USB 2.0 backwards compatible — delivers data transfer speeds up to 500MB/s. It resides in a brushed aluminum housing offering up to 4TB of plug and play storage and/or backup capacity.

The Mercury Elite Pro measures 9 x 1.5 x 4.6 inches. All interface cables are included.

The new Mercury Elite Pro model with USB 3.0 capability is available immediately from OWC, as well as select retailers, in five different capacity
configurations from 500GB to 4TB. Pricing starts at US$169.99.