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500GB 7200rpm 2.5-Inch Portable Solution by OWC

The Mercury On-The-Go Pro ($240), with FireWire 800/400 and USB 2.0 interfaces
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2009.06.01

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Other World Computing (OWC) announced the OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro,
the largest capacity, fastest bus powered portable storage solution on
the market. The Mercury On-The-Go Pro is a high-performance, 500GB
7200RPM pocket-sized portable storage solution for Mac or PC users
featuring FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and/or USB 2.0 interfaces for
data transfer speeds up to 100MB/s. With its 500GB of storage capacity,
the Mercury On-The-Go Pro can hold up to 500,000 JPEG photos, 250 DVD
movies, 38 hours of digital video, or 175,000 MP3 songs.

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The Mercury On-The-Go Pro 500GB 7200RPM line features three 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; and a USB 2.0
model priced starting at $189.99.

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

Designed for the active 'On-The-Go' computer user that 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 500GB
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 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 2.0 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 500GB 7200RPM portable drive on the market, the Mercury
On-The-Go Pro continues to deliver best in class portable performance
and convenience
.”

OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro 500GB 7200RPM Pricing

  • OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro 'Triple Interface' FireWire 800/400 + USB 2.0:
    $239.99, featuring Oxford 934 chipset, two FireWire 800 ports, USB 2.0
    Mini-B port, FireWire 800/FireWire 800 to 400 and  USB 2.0 connecting
    cables, carrying case, $200 retail value disk utility bundle, and a
    three year warranty.
  • OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro 'Combo Interface' FireWire 400 + USB 2.0
    $219.99, featuring Oxford 934 chipset, FireWire 400 port, USB 2.0
    Mini-B port, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 connecting cables, carrying case,
    $200 retail value disk utility bundle, and a three year warranty.
  • OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro USB 2.0
    $189.99, featuring JMicron 20339 chipset, USB 2.0 Mini-B port, USB 2.0
    Mini-B connecting cable, carrying case, $200 retail value disk utility
    bundle, and a three year warranty.

The three new OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro 500GB 7200RPM models are
available immediately from Other World Computing. They are compatible
with Apple OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, OS X 10.0.x, and 10.2.8 or later; and
Windows 98SE or later operating systems and come ready for Plug and
Play ease of use with all supported interface connecting cables,
carrying case, $200 retail value disk utility software bundle, and an
industry leading three year complete solution warranty.

In addition to the new 500GB 7200RPM Mercury On-The-Go Pro drives, OWC
also offers a full line of 5400RPM Mercury On-The-Go Pro models with
FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and/or USB 2.0 interfaces in capacities of
80GB-500GB, priced starting at $72.99; and 7200RPM models in capacities
of 250GB and 320GB priced starting at $89.99.

Mercury On-The-Go Pro Specs:

  • Fully suitable for Audio/Video applications.
  • Oxford or JMicron bridge chipset.
  • 2.5” Serial ATA (SATA) 500GB 7200RPM hard drive.
  • 16MB hard drive data cache.
  • Data transfer speeds up to 100MB/s.
  • Cool blue activity LED.
  • Super quiet fanless operation.
  • Compact size: 3.5″(W) x 5.5″(D) x 1″(H).
  • Lightweight: 11 ounces empty case, 2.5 lbs with drive.
  • Clear, shock resistant polycarbonate acrylic case.
  • Industry leading warranty:  Three years complete solution.
  • Carrying case.
  • All interface connection cables.
  • Mac and PC compatible.
  • Includes $200 retail value disk utility software bundle: Carbon Copy
    Cloner, ProSoft Engineering Data Backup 3, NovaStor NovaBACKUP, and
    Intech SpeedTools Utilities.
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