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Other World Computing (OWC) has announced the introduction and immediate availability of its new OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro
FireWire+USB 2.0 Combo storage drives featuring SATA technology with a starting price of only $107.99 and capacities up to 1.0TB for Plug â€˜N Play, hot swappable storage.
Hereâ€™s all the details directly from their press releaseâ€¦
The latest in the OWC Mercury Elite-AL storage line, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro FireWire+USB 2.0 Combo storage drives feature the latest Oxford 934 performance chipset, the best SATA mechanisms available, two FireWire 400 1394A 6 Pin, and one USB 2.0 port. Drives may be stacked or stood vertically (stand included) and measure only 9.3â€� (length) x 1.4â€� (height) x 5.6" (width) or 237mm x 36mm x 142mm.
The driveâ€™s two FireWire ports allow it to be daisy-chained to any additional FireWire devices. Its Oxford chipset allows Plug â€˜N Play compatibility with virtually any Mac, PC, and Linux-based computer that supports either a FireWire or USB 2.0 Interface. Data may be accessed/read/written interchangeably between any of the FireWire and USB 2.0 ports allowing the seamless use of the drives between multiple systems or for upgrading corresponding computer systems.
All OWC Mercury Elite-AL drives are tested and certified for demanding audio/video, backup, movies, graphics, music, photography, data, and more. The driveâ€™s sleek aluminum design optimizes function with fanless heat dissipation while aesthetically enhancing the desktop, and is specifically built to safely endure the rigorous demands of portability.
OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro storage drive solutions are available from Other World Computing with everything needed for immediate Plug â€˜N Play operation: FireWire and USB 2.0 cables; Intech HD Speedtools utility suite; Prosoft Data Backup for Mac OS XÂ®; NovaStor NovaBackup for Windows; and a full 2-year warranty.
Pricing and Availability:
80GB 7200RPM 8MB Cache - $107.99
160GB 7200RPM 8MB Cache - $117.99
250GB 7200RPM 8MB Cache - $137.99
320GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache - $147.99
400GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache - $159.99
500GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache - $175.99
750GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache - $239.99
1.0TB 7200RPM 32MB Cache - $369.99 ($339.99 after limited time Rebate*)
*Through 3/19/2008, purchase of the drive includes a $30 Hitachi-sponsored Mail-In Rebate