High performance bus powered portable FireWire 800/400, USB 2.0, and eSATA interface storage/backup external drive now offers faster data throughput, reduced power consumption, and reduced heat
June 13, 2011 Woodstock, IL -- Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, today announced its Mercury Elite Pro mini portable external storage solution now features the next generation Oxford 944SE bridge chipset from PLX® Technology for faster data throughput, reduced power consumption, and even cooler operation. Offering a "Quad Interface" of FireWire 800/400, USB 2.0, and eSATA connectivity for data transfer speeds up to 300MB/s, the Mercury Elite Pro mini delivers high performance storage/backup to Mac or PC users in a portable, no AC adapter required Plug and Play footprint.
13 "Quad Interface" models offering a variety of speed and capacity options from $99.97:
250GB 5400RPM 8MB Cache FW800/400+USB2+eSATA Storage Solution $99.97
320GB 5400RPM 8MB Cache FW800/400+USB2+eSATA Storage Solution $104.99
500GB 5400RPM 8MB Cache FW800/400+USB2+eSATA Storage Solution $119.99
750GB 5400RPM 8MB Cache FW800/400+USB2+eSATA Storage Solution $139.99
1.0TB 5400RPM 8MB Cache FW800/400+USB2+eSATA Storage Solution $169.99
1.5TB 5400RPM 8MB Cache FW800/400+USB2+eSATA Storage Solution $274.99
320GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache FW800/400+USB2+eSATA Storage Solution $109.99
500GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache FW800/400+USB2+eSATA Storage Solution $129.99
750GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache FW800/400+USB2+eSATA Storage Solution $174.99
OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 3G Solid State Drive (SSD) Equipped
60GB SSD FW800/400+USB2+eSATA Storage Solution $209.99
115GB SSD FW800/400+USB2+eSATA Storage Solution $299.99
240GB SSD FW800/400+USB2+eSATA Storage Solution $594.99
480GB SSD FW800/400+USB2+eSATA Storage Solution $969.99
For more information on the OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini storage solution, including reseller inquiries, visit: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/EliteALmini/eSATA_FW800_FW400_USB
Built For Performance & Flexibility
Designed to emulate the award winning history of the larger desktop sized Mercury Elite Pro, the mini portable storage solution features the fastest 2.5" SATA hard drive mechanisms up to 7200RPM and even OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 3G Solid State Drives for demanding A/V, digital photography, professional music, graphics, general data, and Time Machine® ready storage needs. With two FireWire 800 ports, users can "daisy chain" multiple devices and utilize the fastest data transfer interface, eSATA, while bus powering via FireWire. The Mercury Elite Pro mini 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.
Portable & Bus Powered Storage Up To 1.5TB
Measuring a compact 3.8" W x 5.5" L x 1.1" H, the OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini offers storage capacity up to 1.5TB - enough space for up to 1,500,000 JPEG photos, 750 DVD movies, 114 hours of digital video, or 525,000 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, which makes it ideal for in-the-field business professionals, creative/entertainment professionals, students, and anyone else needing to back up data, transport large files between computers, gain additional storage capacity, and even perform video editing and live music recording. With multiple interfaces, all connection cables included, and a $100 retail value disk utility software bundle, the Mercury Elite Pro solutions offer Plug and Play ease of use with any Mac or PC.
Backed By The Best Support In The Industry
The best warranty is one a consumer should never have to use, but should the need occur, OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to its customers. The OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini comes fully backed by an industry-leading three year warranty which includes a 48-hour warranty repair turnaround time with complimentary Level 1 data recovery during the first year ownership, plus additional data recovery options available throughout the warranty period, for complete user confidence.
Complete Line Of Solutions Up To 12TB
In addition to its portable Mercury Elite Pro mini, OWC also offers a complete line of performance storage solutions from the highest capacity bus-powered portable solutions on the market to selectable RAID multiple drive desktop and rackmount solutions with up to 12TB capacity. For more information on the complete line of OWC storage solution models, visit: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/
For more information on over 2,900 performance upgrades and accessories for Macs, PCs, and iDevices offered by OWC, visit: http://eshop.macsales.com/
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 http://www.macsales.com. As a member of the Apple® Developer Program, OWC also provides extensive US based technical support for Macintosh users around the world as well as Internet access via http://www.fastermac.net and http://www.owc.net