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OWC draws on Neptune for External FireWire HDDs

OWC ANNOUNCES NEPTUNE EXTERNAL FIREWIRE HARD DRIVE LINE FOR UP TO 1 TB OF "VALUE DONE RIGHT" STORAGE

 

High Performance on a Budget with Top-Quality Components

 

OWC draws on Neptune for External FireWire HDDs


July 10, 2008, Woodstock, IL- Other World Computing (OWC) http://www.macsales.com, a leading Mac and PC technology company, announced today the low-cost OWC Neptune line of external FireWire hard drive solutions with a high speed of 7200RPM and capacities up to 1TB, double the prior highest capacity 500GB model. OWC Neptune FireWire solutions are perfect for audio/video, gaming, music, photography, and backup (fully Apple Time-Machine Plug n' Play ready).

 

Neptune is the "Value Done Right" external storage drive solution, providing high-performance on a budget with the same industry leading Oxford chipset and heavy-duty power supplies available in OWC's higher-end Mercury Elite storage line. OWC uses only the best components and qualified hard drive mechanisms. Compact at 1.5-inches x 9-inches x 5.5-inches, the drives are portable, weigh only 2.7 pounds, and boast an extremely shock resistant design for maximum data safety.

 

OWC Neptune External Hard Drive Pricing:

 

80GB 7200RPM with 8MB data buffer: $84.99

 

160GB 7200RPM with 8MB data buffer: $92.99

 

250GB 7200RPM with 8MB data buffer: $99.95

 

320GB 7200RPM with 16MB data buffer: $109.99

 

500GB 7200RPM with 16MB data buffer: $124.99

 

750GB 7200RPM with 32MB data buffer NEW MODEL: $169.99

 

1.0TB 7200RPM with 32MB data buffer NEW MODEL: $229.99

 

"Brought to the market as a top-notch product at an unbeatable value, OWC Neptune storage solutions are the absolute best bet for any Mac or PC user looking for high performance on a budget without sacrificing quality when additional external storage is needed," said Larry O'Connor, President and CEO, OWC.

 

OWC Neptune FireWire drives feature a custom Oxford bridge solution, two six-pin FireWire 400 (1394a) ports for convenient Plug 'n Play usability, a 7200RPM drive mechanism, up to 32MB data buffer and data transfer rates of up to 400Mbps. All drives come pre-initialized with shareware/freeware/public domain software and include a FireWire cable, Intech HD SpeedTools (Mac), Prosoft DataBackup III (Mac OS X), and NovaStor NovaBackup (Windows). In addition to a one-year limited warranty, the premium hard drive mechanisms are further covered by an additional 4 years replacement warranty.

 

The OWC Neptune external hard drive solution is available immediately, priced from $84.99 - $229.99. For more information on the Neptune external hard drive line solution, visit: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/owc-neptune-drives/. The full line of OWC FireWire, USB2, & eSATA storage solutions are also available online at http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/.

 

About Other World Computing

 

Other World Computing (OWC) has been providing quality hardware products and support to the computer industry since 1988. The Illinois based company operates the popular e-commerce portal http://www.MacSales.com which features one of the largest online catalogs of computer and iPod enhancement products, including Mercury, Neptune, and NewerTech acceleration, storage, and FireWire® product lines. OWC is also a strategic partner with Axiotron and exclusive US distributor of the award winning Axiotron Modbook™.

 

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