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OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro Bus-Powered Portable HDD at 1.5TB

$200 with USB 3.0 and FireWire 400/800
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2012.11.23

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Other World Computing, Inc. (OWC) announced its Mercury On-The-Go Pro bus-powered portable storage solution has expanded its storage and backup capacity by 50% to 1.5TB.

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That's space to hold up to 1.5 million JPEG photos, 750 DVD movies, 115 hours of digital video, or 526,000 MP3 songs in your back pocket.

The new 1.5TB model is available
in two interface configurations:

  • USB 3.0 and FireWire 800/400 $199.99
  • USB 3.0/2.0 $179.99

With its USB 3.0 interface, a Mercury On-The-Go Pro equipped with an Mercury Electra 6G SSD up to 480GB capacity can deliver benchmark-proven transfer speeds up to 285MB/s.

Pocket-Sized and Bus Powered for Mobile Office
Designed for the active On-The-Go computer user who needs high capacity and fast portable storage solution, it measures 3.5" x 5.5" x 1". In a shock-resistant acrylic enclosure, the Mercury On-The-Go Pro is bus-powered, so it doesn't require an AC adapter, which makes it for presentations, multimedia, law enforcement, surveyors, and other mobile office uses. Additionally, notebook users with internal 5400RPM drives will find that using the Mercury On-The-Go Pro 7200RPM and SSD models as a startup disk offers faster system boot-up and system performance.

Works with Macs, PCs, and Digital Devices
Featuring the backward compatible FireWire and USB interfaces, the Plug-and-Play ready Mercury On-The-Go Pro can be used with current and legacy 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 backups of images and video while on the road.

Support
The best product warranty is one a consumer should never have to use, but should the need occur, OWC's reputation for support offers peace of mind ownership. All Mercury On-The-Go Pro 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.

"The Mercury On-The-Go Pro has been the undisputed leader in portable drive performance since the first model was introduced 11 years ago," said Larry O'Connor, founder and CEO, OWC. "Expanding its capacity by 50% underscores our commitment to providing a best-in class portable solution."

Mercury On-The-Go Pro Features:

  • Mac and PC compatible Compact size: 3.5"(W) x 5.5"(D) x 1"(H)
  • Lightweight: 2.5 lbs
  • Bus-powered or may be powered with AC adapter
  • Uses 2.5" SATA HDD or SSD
  • Up to 16MB hard drive data cache
  • Data transfer speeds up to 285MB/s
  • Quiet, fanless operation (completely silent with SSD)
  • Clear, shock-resistant polycarbonate acrylic case design
  • Includes carrying case, all interface connection cables, and a $100 retail value disk utility software bundle
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OWC Adds Four Portable 7200rpm HDDs

With FireWire 800 or USB 3.0
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2010.11.11

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Other World Computing has added four new 750GB 7200 RPM models to its OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro bus powered portable storage solution line.

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The Mercury On-The-Go Pro is a pocket-sized portable storage solution for Mac or PC users featuring FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 3, and/or USB 2.0 interfaces for 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 Interfac 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, priced from $134.99.

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.

Pocket-Sized & Bus Powered For The Mobile Office
Designed for the active On-The-Go computer user who needs a large and fast portable storage solution, 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 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 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 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 $200 retail value disk utility software bundle: Carbon Copy Cloner, ProSoft Engineering Data Backup 3, NovaStor NovaBACKUP, and Intech HD SpeedTools Utilities
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1TB OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro ($270)

2.5-inch portable unit with FireWire 800/400 and USB 2.0
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2010.03.16

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Other World Computing announced the addition of a new 1TB model to the award-winning OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro FireWire 800/400 and USB 2.0 bus powered 2.5" portable storage solution line. The pocket-sized portable storage solution for Mac or PC users features FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and/or USB 2.0 connectivity for data transfer speeds up to 100MB/s and is bus powered, so it can be used without an AC adapter. With 1TB of storage capacity, the Mercury On-The-Go Pro now offers 56% more data storage capacity than the previously highest capacity 640GB offered.

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The new Mercury On-The-Go Pro 1TB model
is available in three interface configurations:

  • Triple Interface with FireWire 800/400 and USB 2.0 connectivity, $269.99 MSRP
  • Combo Interface with FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 connectivity, $249.99 MSRP
  • USB 2.0 only connectivity, $229.99 MSRP

The new OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro 1TB models are available for immediate ordering from Other World Computing. They are compatible with Apple OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, Apple OS X (all versions) including the latest 10.6 Snow Leopard; 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 newest 1TB models, OWC also offers a full line of 5400RPM, 7200RPM, and Solid State Drive (SSD) Mercury On-The-Go Pro models with FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and/or USB 2.0 interfaces in capacities of 80GB to 640GB priced starting at $69.99. 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 For On The Go Lifestyles
Small enough to fit into a shirt pocket with a compact 3.5" x 5.5" x 1" footprint, the OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro 1TB model can hold up to 1,000,000 JPEG photos, 500 DVD movies, 76 hours of digital video, or 350,000 MP3 songs in its stylish, impact resistant acrylic case. Because it?s bus-powered, the OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro can be used without an AC adapter, which makes it ideal for in-the-field professionals, students, and even mobile entertainment uses.

Plug and Play With Macs, PCs, and Digital Devices
With a variety of FireWire and USB 2.0 interface models to choose from, the Plug and Play ready Mercury On-The-Go Pro can be used with Macs and PCs for data backups, transporting large files between computers, additional storage capacity, and even demanding uses like A/V editing and live music recording. The drive can also be used with storage capable digital cameras and camcorders with FireWire and/or USB data ports for fast, on-location backups of images and video.

"When you have one of the fastest portable drives on the market as proclaimed by various leading media sources, you don't rest on your laurels," said Larry O'Connor, CEO, Other World Computing. "We continue to push performance boundaries by adding faster and higher capacity drives to the On-The-Go so it continues to be the standard by which all other drives are measured."

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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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