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OWC Intros 160 GB FireWire Drive

Company lowers prices on all Mercury drives By Dave Nagel
Other World Computing has introduced a new 160 GB model in its line of Mercury external FireWire drives. The company has also announced that it has lowered prices on all of its Mercury brand FireWire drives, including its Mercury On the Go line of ultraportable models and its Mercury Elite line.

OWC's Mercury drives use a 5,400 RPM mechanism and sport an Oxford 911 bridge chipset. Mercury On the Go drives also use a 5,400 RPM mechanism and come in sizes as small as 3.0" x 5.5" x 1.0". Mercury Elite models use a 7,200 RPM mechanism and are designed for desktop configurations, measuring 9" x 1.5" x 5.5". They're also designed to be stacked.


New pricing on OWC FireWire drives is as follows:

Mercury Elite

  • 20 GB, $159.99
  • 40 GB, $179.99
  • 60 GB, $199.99
  • 80 GB, $239.99
  • 100 GB, $295.99
  • 120 GB, $309.99

Mercury 5,400 RPM

  • 20 GB, $149.95
  • 40 GB, $169.95
  • 60 GB, $189.95
  • 80 GB, $215.95
  • 120 GB, $295.95
  • 160 GB, $379.95

Mercury On the Go 2.5" Portable

  • 20 GB, $189.97
  • 30 GB, $215.97
  • 40 GB, $279.97
  • 48 GB, $395.97
  • 60 GB, $519.97

All OWC Mercury drives are available at http://eshop.macsales.com.


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, 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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