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OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro FireWire/USB Storage Solution Earns Exclusive Digidesign Pro Tools Certification

Becomes one of only two external drive brands certified for use with world s most advanced digital audio recording products (September 17, 2009)
DMN Newswire--2009-9-17--
Other World Computing (OWC(r)), a leading PC and Mac technology company, announced today its award-winning Mercury Elite-AL Pro "Combo Interface" Firewire(r) 400/USB 2.0 Storage Solution has passed Digidesign's rigorous testing to become one of only two external hard drive brands on the market certified for use with Digidesign's Pro Tools(r) software and hardware products. Utilized by audio producers and engineers in over 40 countries because it is the most advanced audio creation and production software available, Pro Tools products are used to create the majority of audio tracks heard in modern professional music, film, video, multimedia, and radio broadcasts.  

Professional Grade Storage With Plug and Play Conveniences

The OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro single drive storage solution line is available in two different interface models: the Pro Tools Certified FireWire 400/USB 2.0 "Combo Interface" and the FireWire 800/400/USB 2.0/eSATA "Quad Interface" which is currently undergoing Pro Tools certification testing. Both models are ideal for A/V, digital photography, professional music, graphics, Time Machine backups, and any use requiring up to 2TB of reliable, high performance data storage. With multiple interfaces, all connection cables included, and a $200 retail value disk utility software bundle, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro solutions offer Plug and Play ease of use with any Mac, PC, or Linux-based computer with a FireWire or USB interface.

In addition to the single drive Mercury Elite-AL line, OWC also offers a complete line of performance storage solutions from the highest capacity bus-powered portable solutions on the market to selectable RAID multiple drive solutions with up to 8TB capacity. For more information on OWC storage solution models, visit:

OWC - The Trusted Mac Music Experts
Other World Computing, well known in the Macintosh user community for high performance products and unrivaled, award-winning customer service, is rapidly becoming a favorite resource for both the amateur and professional recording musician. In a candid interview ( with Grammy(r) award-winning musician/producer and Pro Tool clinician Chris Vrenna, OWC was revealed as Vrenna's choice for data storage "because your drives were always Pro Tools compatible right out of the gate and I've never had one of your desktop or portable drives go down." 

"Beyond the praise and accolades for our products is perhaps the real performance advantage of OWC for musicians," said Rick Van Dyne, Audio Technology Manager, OWC. "All of the solutions we offer are backed by extensive Macintosh knowledge and free lifetime US-based support, so whether you're an amateur or professional, we keep you playing your instrument and not playing computer technician."

For further information on the complete line of audio products offered by OWC, visit:

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