Wednesday, March 10th 2010

OWC Announces Mercury Elite-AL Pro - 2.5 inch 1.0TB External Storage Solutions

Other World Computing, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today its OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini is the first 2.5" 1TB "Quad Interface" bus powered portable storage solution on the market and available for immediate ordering with 10 models priced from $119.99. Featuring a "Quad Interface" of FireWire 800/400, USB 2.0, and eSATA interface connectivity for data transfer speeds up to 300MB/s, the fanless Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini delivers high performance storage/backup to Mac or PC users in a portable, brushed aluminum, no AC adapter required Plug and Play footprint.

In addition to the new 1TB model, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini is available in nine other "Quad Interface" models offering a variety of speed, capacity, and drive type options:

5200/5400RPM
250GB 5400RPM 8MB Cache FW800/400+USB2+eSATA Storage Solution $119.99
320GB 5400RPM 8MB Cache FW800/400+USB2+eSATA Storage Solution $129.99
500GB 5400RPM 8MB Cache FW800/400+USB2+eSATA Storage Solution $154.99
640GB 5400RPM 8MB Cache FW800/400+USB2+eSATA Storage Solution $189.00
1.0TB 5200RPM 8MB Cache FW800/400+USB2+eSATA Storage Solution $299.99

7200RPM
320GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache FW800/400+USB2+eSATA Storage Solution $144.99
500GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache FW800/400+USB2+eSATA Storage Solution $189.99

Solid State Drive featuring the OWC Mercury Extreme Enterprise SSD
50GB SSD FW800/400+USB2+eSATA Storage Solution $299.99
100GB SSD FW800/400+USB2+eSATA Storage Solution $469.99
200GB SSD FW800/400+USB2+eSATA Storage Solution $849.99

All OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini models, including the new 1TB model, are available for immediate ordering from Other World Computing at this page, and are compatible with Apple OS 8.6 and later including the latest 10.6 "Snow Leopard"; and Windows 98SE or later operating systems; and come ready for Plug and Play ease of use with all supported interface connecting cables, a $200 retail value disk utility software bundle, and an industry leading three year complete solution warranty.
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4 Comments on OWC Announces Mercury Elite-AL Pro - 2.5 inch 1.0TB External Storage Solutions

#1
Ripper3
Mind readers these guys are, I was just looking to get a portable FW800 drive that's bus powered, and BAM! 1TB for... admittedly more than I can afford, but still!

BAM!
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Gian-Pa
i'm sure can't have esata or firewire with out and extra power supply
only with usb
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timta2
Even though they are expensive they really are worth it in my opinion. They are quality enclosures and OWC is an awesome company (up there with Newegg in my list of favorites). I have an Elite AL Pro Raid enclosure sitting on my desk right now. If you go to OWC's site you can usually buy just the enclosure itself and find a hard drive on sale somewhere. This can save you a lot of money, although I'm sure the 2.5" 1 gig drives aren't going to be cheap anywhere.
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Ripper3
by: Gian-Pa
i'm sure can't have esata or firewire with out and extra power supply
only with usb
eSata is the only one one without power delivery integrated; USB has 5v at 500mA, which I'm surprised is even enough to a 1TB drive, even if it is 2.5", my internal 250GB has a rating of 700mA. Firewire has up to 12V, which is easily enough for an external drive, and some silly amount of Amps. I imagine that when using eSata, you just have to plug in a USB or Firewire cable, even if just for power.

@timta2: I'm considering buying just the enclosure, I have a few 2.5" drives lying about, and finding a decent enclosure has been tough, they're all crap and expensive. Only the most expensive support FW800 too (I already have an expresscard in the slot, so I'd rather not use eSata, as I'd have to swap them about I imagine).
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