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OWC Introduces 300GB Mercury Elite Storage Solutions

Prices reduced on 400GB Mercury Elite storage solutions (February 01, 2005)

Other World Computing (OWC) today expanded its popular line of Mercury Elite external storage solutions with the introduction of 300 Gigabyte (GB) models priced beginning at $299.99 for a FireWire 400+USB 2.0 combo version, $319.99 for a FireWire 800/400-only version and $339.99 for a FireWire 800/400+USB 2.0 version.

Additionally, OWC has reduced prices on all of the company's Mercury Elite 400GB external storage solutions, which now start at $429.99.

All 300GB Mercury Elite drives spin at 7200RPM and feature an 8 Megabyte (MB) data buffer. Designed to combine high-speed Oxford bridge solutions and the fastest drive mechanisms available, the new 300GB Mercury Elite solutions provide data transfer rates from 60 Megabytes per second (MBps) for the FireWire 800 solutions to more than 40MBps for the FireWire/USB combo solutions.

"Our Mercury Elite drives are not just fantastic performers when it comes to providing extra storage space and world-class data backup capability, they are built to last," said Larry O'Connor, president of OWC. "These solutions have been highly recommended by publications such as Photoshop User, and others. The 300GB Mercury Elite drives are an excellent addition to our product line, and it's very satisfying to discount our massive 400GB solutions across the board."

Each Mercury Elite drive measures 1.5- x 9.0- x 5.5-inches, weighs less than three pounds, ships with Intech HD SpeedTools, Dantz Retrospect backup and restore software, all necessary cables and an external power adaptor, and comes with a two-year OWC warranty. The drives are compatible with Mac OS 8.6 through 9.22, all versions of Apple OS X, Linux, and Windows ME, 2000 and XP.

Complete pricing and ordering information is available online at or by calling 1-800-275-4576.

About Other World Computing
Other World Computing (OWC) has been providing quality hardware products and support to the Macintosh universe since 1988. The Illinois-based company operates the popular website, which features one of the largest online catalogs of enhancement products, including OWC's own Mercury acceleration and FireWire product lines. Along with its proprietary XPostFacto, which allows select pre-G3 computers to run Mac OS X, OWC is an Apple Certified Developer, and provides extensive technical support for Macintosh users around the world. OWC owns and operates OWC.Net and, which provide Internet access, web design and hosting solutions.


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