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Other World Computing (OWC) has announced their highest capacity portable, bus-powered storage drive to date â€“ the OWC Mercury On-The-Go 500GB
, 5400RPM portable storage drive. They tell us that the Mercury On-The-Go 500GB offers blazing-fast FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0 connections, now available with 56% more data capacity than the previous Mercury On-The-Go model.
Hereâ€™s how OWC describe it in their own wordsâ€¦
The Mercury On-The-Go 500GB portable drive is a palm-sized performer with huge capacity that fits in a shirt pocket. Built with the latest reliable, high-performance drive mechanisms and interfaced with OWCâ€™s custom bridge solution featuring the Oxford924 chipset, the Mercury On-The-Go is ready for your largest projects yet.
Geared to the demanding â€œon-the-goâ€� professional road warrior that requires dependable, high-performance storage, the OWC Mercury On-The-Go 500GB 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 and USB digital cameras, camcorders, and other gadgets, for an instant on-the-go portable storage solution to quickly and safely store all your digital photos and video while on the road.
With The Mercury On-The-Go, 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 software versions of the latest award-winning Prosoft DataBackup III for OS X and NovaStor NovaBackup for Windows.
The Mercury On-The-Go is â€œTime Machineâ€� ready, meaning that it keeps an up-to-date copy of all of your files and documents under OS X Leopardâ„¢, so you can go back in time, anytime, to recover anything with ease.
All Mercury On-The-Go portable drives are available immediately through OWC and other retailers. The drives ship with a carrying case; cables for all interfaces specific on-the-go model supports; Prosoft DataRescue III for OS X; and NovaStor NovaBackup for Windows. All drives 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 the latest OS 10.5.x); and Microsoft Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, Vista.
Pricing and Availability:
Immediately available and priced at $359.99
In addition to the Mercury On-The-Go 500GB drive with 5400RPM performance, OWC also offers a full line of On-The-Go models with USB 2.0, USB 2.0+eSATA, FireWire 400+USB2, as well as additional FireWire 800/400+USB2 models in capacities of 120GB-320GB, priced from $97.99; and 7200RPM Mercury On-The-Go models in capacities of 100GB-200GB, priced from $119.99.