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OWC Announces Neptune External FireWire Hard Drive Line For Up To 1 TB ofF "Value Done Right" Storage

High Performance on a Budget with Top-Quality Components (July 10, 2008)
DMN Newswire--2008-7-10--
Other World Computing (OWC), 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 year 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:  The full line of OWC FireWire, USB2, & eSATA storage solutions are also available online at

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