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OWC Drops Prices on FireWire Devices

Portable models decreased up to 20 percent By Dave Nagel
Other World Computing has announced price drops on most of its FireWire devices. The new pricing sees decreases of up to 20 percent on on portable and desktop models, including combination hard drives and CD and DVD burners. The changes are effective immediately.

According to OWC, the largest price drops can be seen on the portable Mercury "On The Go" line of external hard drives. The 60 GB, 5,400 RPM model is down to $297.97, from $347.97. The portable models can be bus-powered but also include an AC adapter, as well as a FireWire cable and Intech HD SpeedTools. Combo models are also available and come with a USB cable as well.


OWC's Elite FireWire 800/400 + USB 2.0/1.1 Combo drives see price cuts up to 12.5 percent. The 200 GB model now sells for $349.99 (formerly $399.99). It offers a 7,200 RPM mechanism and an 8 MB buffer and includes a FireWire 800 cable, a FireWire 400 cable, a USB cable and Intech HD SpeedTools.

The combo Elite FireWire 400 + USB 2.0/1.1 drives see similar discounts, with the 200 GB model coming in at $299.99, down from $339.99. It uses a 7,200 RPM mechanism with an 8 MB buffer and includes a FireWire 400 cable, a USB cable and Intech HD SpeedTools.

OWC has also dropped prices on its CD-R and DVD-R FireWire drives by up to 10 percent. They include a FireWire cable, USB cable and 25 pieces of CD-R 52x media (as well as five DVD-R discs with the DVD burners). Roxio Toast Lite 5.x is also included withthe CD-R drives, while Charismac Discribe is included with the DVD burners.

For more information, visit http://www.macsales.com.


Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Mac OS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at dnagel@digitalmedianet.com.

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