OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro Bus Powered High-Performance Portable Drive 750GB 7200RPM Speed Model Added To Line With Up to 1.0TB Capacity

Macworld Australia Staff
10 November, 2010
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Pocket-sized external drive offers up to 1.0TB capacity with up to 750GB available at 7200RPM speed; Bus-powered, no AC adapter needed drive features FireWire 800/400, USB 2 and/or USB 3 interfaces

November 9, 2010, Woodstock, IL —
Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, announced today it has added four new 750GB 7200 RPM models to its award-winning OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro™ bus powered portable storage solution line. The Mercury On-The-Go Pro is a high-performance, pocket-sized portable storage solution for Mac or PC users featuring FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 3, and/or USB 2.0 interfaces for real world data transfer speeds up to 170MB/s. Available with up to 1.0TB of storage capacity, the Mercury On-The-Go Pro can hold up to one million JPEG photos, 500 DVD movies, 76 hours of digital video, or 350,000 MP3 songs.

The Mercury On-The-Go Pro 750GB 7200RPM line features four models, including a “Triple Interface” model for FireWire 800/400 and USB 2.0; a “Combo Interface” model for FireWire 400 and USB 2.0; a USB 3.0 “SuperSpeed” model for USB 3/2.0 Backwards; and a USB 2.0 model all available immediately priced from $134.99 from Other World Computing at www.macsales.com. In addition to the newest models, Mercury On-The-Go Pro models are available with up to 1.0TB in 5400RPM models and also available with Solid State Drives (SSD) with models currently up to 240GB.

For more information on the complete Mercury On-The-Go Pro line, visit: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/on-the-go

Pocket-Sized & Bus Powered – Ideal For The Mobile Office

Designed for the active “On-The-Go” computer user who needs the largest and fastest portable storage solution available on the market, the OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro is compact at 3.5″x 5.5″x 1″ in size — small enough to fit into a shirt pocket, yet big enough to offer up to 1TB of capacity. Stylishly engineered in a sleek, acrylic enclosure, the Mercury On-The-Go Pro is bus-powered, so it doesn’t require an AC adapter, which makes it ideal for presentations, multimedia, law enforcement, surveyors, and other “mobile office” uses. Additionally, notebook users with internal 5400RPM drives will find that using the OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro 7200RPM and SSD models as a start-up disk offers faster system boot-up and overall system performance.

Works With Macs, PCs, and Digital Devices

Featuring a variety of FireWire and USB interfaces, the Plug-and-Play ready Mercury On-The-Go Pro can be used with Macs and PCs for additional storage capacity, transporting large files between multiple computers and real-time A/V editing. The drive can also be used with storage capable digital cameras and camcorders with FireWire and/or USB data ports for quick, convenient backups of images and video while on the road.

“Since we launched the first Mercury On-The-Go Pro in 2001, this pocket-sized powerhouse has established numerous industry innovations in portable storage,” said Larry O’Connor, CEO, Other World Computing. “As the first 750GB 7200RPM portable drive on the market, this best selling Mercury On-The-Go Pro solution line continues to deliver best in class portable performance and convenience.”

Key Mercury On-The-Go Pro Features:

  • Mac and PC compatible
  • Fully suitable for Audio/Video applications
  • Compact size: 3.5″(W) x 5.5″(D) x 1″(H)
  • Lightweight: 11 ounces empty case, 2.5 lbs with drive
  • Bus powered or may be powered with AC adapter
  • High performance bridge chipset.
  • Uses 2.5″ Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive or SSD
  • Up to 16MB hard drive data cache
  • Real world data transfer speeds up to 170MB/s
  • Cool blue activity LED
  • Super quiet fanless operation
  • Clear, shock resistant polycarbonate acrylic case design
  • Includes carrying case, all interface connection cables, and three year complete solution warranty
  • Includes $200 retail value disk utility software bundle: Carbon Copy Cloner, ProSoft Engineering® Data Backup 3, NovaStor NovaBACKUP®, and Intech® HD SpeedTools Utilities™

About Other World Computing (OWC)

Other World Computing (OWC) has been providing quality hardware products and support to the computer industry since 1988 and features one of  the largest online catalogs of computer, iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad™ enhancement products through its e-commerce portal www.macsales.com. As an Apple Certified Developer, OWC also provides extensive US based technical support for Macintosh users around the world as well as Internet access via www.fastermac.net and www.owc.net

OWC’s industry awards and recognition include: Crain’s Chicago Business 2009 “Fast 50” List of 50 Fastest Growing Companies in the Chicago Area; Inc. 5,000“Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America” list honoree 2007-2010; Reseller Ratings Elite Member 2009 & 2010; Better Business Bureau Top Rating of A+ 2010; Reflex Packaging Commitment to Excellence Recycling Award 2009; Computerworld MagazineTop Green-IT Companies for 2008; and McHenry County Economic Development Corporation 2008 Business Champion Award.

In March 2010, OWC’s corporate campus was designated as LEED Platinum by the Green Building Certification Institute (http://eshop.macsales.com/green/index.html). Platinum is the highest achievable LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Program level, which began in 1998. Out of more than 14,000 LEED projects engaged worldwide since the program’s inception, OWC is one of less than three hundred to achieve the Platinum standard. In September 2010, OWC’s headquarters earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR rating for building operations that perform in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency.

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