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OWC Ships Elite-AL Pro External Storage Solution

Other World Computing adds to Mercury Elite series of Firewire/USB solutions (June 16, 2005)

Other World Computing (OWC) is proud to announce another addition to its popular line of Mercury Elite external storage solutions - the Elite-AL Pro series.

These new drives, in capacities of 80- to 800 Gigabytes (GB) and priced from $129.99, use the same Oxford-based bridge solutions as the existing Mercury Elite line, except in a new modern, all-aluminum case.

"You get a hot new look but with the same cool performance and reliability you've come to expect from our Elites; it doesn't get any better than that," said Larry O'Connor, president of OWC. "We've seen a lot of requests for a design that matches up to Apple's aluminum style and our new Elite-AL Pro is our answer to that."

Four versions of the drives are immediately available:
* OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro FireWire 400 + USB2 Combo Solutions in capacities of 80- to 400GB with prices starting at $129.99,
* OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro FireWire 800/400 Solutions in capacities of 80- to 400GB with prices starting at $149.99,
* OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro FireWire 800/400 + USB2 Combo Solutions in capacities of 80- to 400GB with prices starting at $159.99, and
* OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro FireWire 800/400 RAID Solutions in capacities of 160- to 800GB with prices starting at $249.99.

"These drives are sleek, fast and totally plug-and-play," O'Connor said. "They are perfect for the most demanding audio/video work, music creation, data storage and more. These drives have also received Dantz/EMC Retrospect Backup Certification for our customers' full confidence when it comes to the safety of their stored data."

All Elite-AL Pro models are covered by a two-year warranty and include Dantz/EMC Retrospect Backup, Intech Hard Disk SpeedTools and all connecting cables. The drives also are compatible with Apple OS X 10.1 and later (including 'Tiger'), Windows 98SE and later, in addition to Linux. Apple OS X 10.2.8 or later or Windows 2000 or later are required for FireWire 800 performance.

The full line can be viewed at

About Other World Computing
Other World Computing has been providing quality hardware products and support to the Macintosh universe since 1988. The Illinois-based company operates the popular Web site, which features one of the largest online catalogs of computer 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 also owns and operates, a national Internet Service Provider designed specifically for Macintosh users, as well as OWC.Net, an ISP that provides Internet access, design and hosting solutions in the greater Chicago area.

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