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2TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro Mini Quad Interface Portable Drive

6Gb eSATA 6G/USB 3.0 bus-powered
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2012.08.27

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Other World Computing (OWC) has expanded its OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini line with 33% more capacity to a maximum of 2TB storage capacity.

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Quad interface (FireWire 800/400, USB 2.0, and eSATA) or combo interface (eSATA 6G and USB 3.0) bus-powered portable drive, it is available in 14 different HDD or Mercury SSD-equipped configurations that deliver up to 600MB/s data rate storage/backup performance to Mac and PC users in a plug and play mobile footprint.

Portable and Bus-Powered for Mobile Lifestyles
Measuring 5.5" L x 3.8" W x 1.1" H, the Mercury Elite Pro mini offers portable storage capacity up to 2TB - enough space for up to 2 million JPEG photos, 1,000 DVD movies, 152 hours of digital video, or 700,000 MP3 songs - in its fanless brushed aluminum enclosure.

Because it's bus-powered, it doesn't require an AC adapter, so it's for in-the-field business professionals, creative/entertainment professionals, students, and anyone else needing to backup data, transport large files between computers, gain additional storage capacity, and even perform video editing and live music recording.

Performance and Flexibility
Designed to emulate the history of the larger desktop-sized Mercury Elite Pro, the Mercury Elite Pro mini portable storage solution line offers a choice of fast 2.5" SATA HDD mechanisms up to 7200rpm; or 'faster in a flash' Mercury brand SSDs for demanding A/V, digital photography, professional music, graphics, general data, and Time Machine-ready storage needs. The quad interface model offers connection flexibility among various systems; while those seeking the fastest interface offered in a portable drive will find their speed needs fulfilled by the6Gb/s eSATA/USB 3.0 combo interface model. It can also be used with digital cameras and camcorders with USB 3.0/2.0 data ports for fast, on-location backups of images and video.

Support
The product warranty is one a consumer should never have to use, but should the need occur. All OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini storage solutions come backed by free lifetime US-based 24/7 technical support and a three-year warranty which includes a 48-hour repair turnaround time with up to one year of complimentary Level 1 data recovery service.

"Now the Mercury Elite Pro mini offers even more choices, bringing a whopping 2TB of capacity for the perfect mix of speed, portability and capacity in one award-winning external solution," said Larry O'Connor, founder and CEO, OWC. "With 14 different configurations offering capacity and drive type choices, there's an Elite Pro mini model for any particular need and/or budget."

For digital photography, professional music, graphics, general data, and Time Machine backups quad interface (FireWire 800/400, USB 2.0, eSATA) and combo interface (eSATA 6G and USB 3.0/2.0) models uses a 2.5" SATA hard drive up to 7200rpm or SSD, data transfer speeds up to 600MB/s bus-powered (no AC adapter needed), quiet, fanless operation, portable size at 5.5in (L) x 3.8in (W) x 1.1in (H), brushed aluminum, impact-resistant, heat-dissipating enclosure.

All interface cables are included.

They come ready for plug and play with all interface connecting cables
included, an over $100 retail value disk utility software bundle and a
three-year warranty.

Pricing, Availability
The Mercury Elite Pro mini is available from OWC, as well as select retailers, in 14 different solutions with up to 2TB capacity from $99.97 MSRP.

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OWC Reveals 6Gb eSATA and Bus-Powered USB 3.0 Portable Drive

Mercury Elite Pro mini, $60 without HDD or SSD
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2012.01.20

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Other World Computing (OWC) has expanded its Mercury Elite Pro mini line to include the first eSATA 6G and bus-powered USB 3.0 portable external drive.

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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 and Play, mobile footprint. The Mercury Elite Pro mini and other OWC storage solutions were shown in Other World Computing's at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Portable and Bus-Powered for Mobile Lifestyles
Measuring a compact 5.5' L x 3.8' W x 1.1' H, the Mercury Elite Pro mini offers portable storage capacity up to 1.5TB - enough space for up to 1.5 million JPEG photos, 750 DVD movies, 115 hours of digital video, or 526,000 MP3 songs - in its fanless, aircraft grade brushed aluminum enclosure. Because it's bus-powered, the Mercury Elite Pro mini doesn't require an AC adapter, so it's for in-the-field business professionals, creative/entertainment professionals, students, and anyone else needing to backup data, transport large files between computers, gain additional storage capacity, and even perform video editing and live music recording.

Performance and Flexibility
Designed to emulate the larger desktop-sized Mercury Elite-AL Pro, the Mercury Elite Pro mini portable storage solution line offers a choice of 2.5" SATA hard drive mechanisms up to 7200RPM; or 'faster in a flash' OWC's Mercury brand SSDs for demanding A/V, digital photography, professional music, graphics, general data, and Time Machine-ready storage needs. 6Gb eSATA, the fastest interface offered for portable drives, offers up to 600MB/s, while the USB 3.0/2.0 port can be utilized for bus power. The Mercury Elite Pro mini can also be used with digital cameras and camcorders with USB 3.0/2.0 data ports for fast, on-location backups of images and video.

The Mercury Elite Pro mini comes backed by free lifetime US-based 24/7 technical support and a three-year warranty which includes a 48-hour repair turnaround time with complimentary Level 1 data recovery during the first year of ownership.

"When the highest speed and maximum portability are the key criteria for an external drive, there is no equal to the new Mercury Elite Pro mini USB 3.0 and eSATA 6G model," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. "With 13 different configurations offering choices of capacity and drive type, there's a model for any particular need and/or budget."

Key Features:

  • for digital photography, professional music, graphics, general data, and Time Machine USB 3.0/2.0 and eSATA 6G interfaces;
  • bus-powered via USB 3.0 data transfer speeds up to 600MB/s;
  • uses a 2.5" SATA hard drive up to 7200RPM or SSD;
  • interface cables included;
  • portable size at 5.5in (L) x 3.8in (W) x 1.1in (H);
  • Brushed aluminum, impact-resistant, heat-dissipating enclosure Super-quiet, fanless operation

Pricing, Availability
The Mercury Elite Pro mini USB 3.0 and eSATA 6G model is available from OWC as well as select retailers, in capacities ranging from 0GB Kits from $64.99 MSRP, hard drive configurations up to 1.5TB from $114.99 MSRP, and SSD based solutions up to 480GB from $159.99 MSRP. All Mercury Elite Pro mini solutions come with all interface connecting cables, an over $100 retail value disk utility software bundle and a three-year warranty.

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