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Other World Computing (OWC), a leading Mac and PC technology company have announced the highest capacity 7200RPM portable, bus-powered storage solution on the market â€“ the Mercury On-The-Go
200GB portable hard drive. They tell us that the Mercury On-The-Go is blazing fast - up to 50% faster than other 7200RPM drives; and at 200GB, it provides a 25% higher capacity than the competition.
Equipped with FireWire 800/400, USB2, and eSATA interfaces, the OWC Mercury On-The-Go 200GB 7200RPM is a bus powered, palm-sized, high performance storage solution. The drive is built on the latest Hitachi 7K200 mechanism with OWCâ€™s custom Oxford924 bridge interface for the highest performance portable storage solution available on the market.
Designed for professionals that require dependable, high-performance storage, the OWC Mercury On-The-Go 200GB 7200RPM portable drive is compatible with virtually all computers with an available FireWire or USB port, including all Macs and PCs. It also works with all FireWire or USB gadgets for an instant on-the-go portable storage solution.
With The Mercury On-The-Go portable drive, OWC say you can back-up your entire desktop computer and bring it with you everywhere you go. For easy backup, the portable drive also includes the full retail versions of the latest award-winning Prosoft DataBackup III for OS X and NovaStor NovaBackup for Windows.
In addition to the 200GB 7200RPM drive, OWC now offers a 250GB 5400RPM model, the Mercury On-The-Go 250GB 5400 RPM portable solution, with a 25% higher capacity and up to a 50% better performance than competing 5400RPM solutions, as well as being faster than other vendorâ€™s 7200RPM solutions. The OWC Mercury On-The-Go 250GB 5400RPM is available for FireWire 800/400, USB 2.0, and eSATA.
Both drives have two FireWire 800/400 and one USB 2 ports and ship with a carrying case, FireWire 400/800 cables, USB cable, Prosoft DataRescue III for OS X and NovaStor NovaBackup for Windows. All Mercury-On-The-Go models are covered by a one-year warranty and are compatible with Apple OS Versions 8.5 through 9.2.x; Apple OS X 10.0.3 and higher (including OS X 10.4.x); and Microsoft Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP.
Pricing and Availability:
The OWC Mercury On-The-Go 200GB 7200RPM Portable Drive is priced at $359.99
The Mercury On-The-Go 250GB 5400RPM Portable Drive is $319.99