Wednesday, November 10th 2010

OWC Updates Mercury On-The-Go Pro Portable Hard Drive Series With 750 GB Model

Other World Computing announced today it has added four new 750GB 7200 RPM models to its award-winning OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro bus powered portable storage solution line. The Mercury On-The-Go Pro is a high-performance, pocket-sized portable storage solution for Mac or PC users featuring FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 3, and/or USB 2.0 interfaces for real world data transfer speeds up to 170MB/s. Available with up to 1.0TB of storage capacity, the Mercury On-The-Go Pro can hold up to one million JPEG photos, 500 DVD movies, 76 hours of digital video, or 350,000 MP3 songs.

The Mercury On-The-Go Pro 750GB 7200RPM line features four models, including a “Triple Interface” model for FireWire 800/400 and USB 2.0; a “Combo Interface” model for FireWire 400 and USB 2.0; a USB 3.0 “SuperSpeed” model for USB 3/2.0 Backwards; and a USB 2.0 model all available immediately priced from $134.99 from Other World Computing. In addition to the newest models, Mercury On-The-Go Pro models are available with up to 1.0TB in 5400RPM models and also available with Solid State Drives (SSD) with models currently up to 240GB.

Pocket-Sized & Bus Powered – Ideal For The Mobile Office
Designed for the active “On-The-Go” computer user who needs the largest and fastest portable storage solution available on the market, the OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro is compact at 3.5″x 5.5″x 1″ in size — small enough to fit into a shirt pocket, yet big enough to offer up to 1TB of capacity. Stylishly engineered in a sleek, acrylic enclosure, the Mercury On-The-Go Pro is bus-powered, so it doesn’t require an AC adapter, which makes it ideal for presentations, multimedia, law enforcement, surveyors, and other “mobile office” uses. Additionally, notebook users with internal 5400RPM drives will find that using the OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro 7200RPM and SSD models as a start-up disk offers faster system boot-up and overall system performance.

Works With Macs, PCs, and Digital Devices
Featuring a variety of FireWire and USB interfaces, the Plug-and-Play ready Mercury On-The-Go Pro can be used with Macs and PCs for additional storage capacity, transporting large files between multiple computers and real-time A/V editing. The drive can also be used with storage capable digital cameras and camcorders with FireWire and/or USB data ports for quick, convenient backups of images and video while on the road.

“Since we launched the first Mercury On-The-Go Pro in 2001, this pocket-sized powerhouse has established numerous industry innovations in portable storage,” said Larry O’Connor, CEO, Other World Computing. “As the first 750GB 7200RPM portable drive on the market, this best selling Mercury On-The-Go Pro solution line continues to deliver best in class portable performance and convenience.”

Key Mercury On-The-Go Pro Features:
  • Mac and PC compatible
  • Fully suitable for Audio/Video applications
  • Compact size: 3.5″(W) x 5.5″(D) x 1″(H)
  • Lightweight: 11 ounces empty case, 2.5 lbs with drive
  • Bus powered or may be powered with AC adapter
  • High performance bridge chipset.
  • Uses 2.5″ Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive or SSD
  • Up to 16MB hard drive data cache
  • Real world data transfer speeds up to 170MB/s
  • Cool blue activity LED
  • Super quiet fanless operation
  • Clear, shock resistant polycarbonate acrylic case design
  • Includes carrying case, all interface connection cables, and three year complete solution warranty
  • Includes $200 retail value disk utility software bundle: Carbon Copy Cloner, ProSoft Engineering Data Backup 3, NovaStor NovaBACKUP, and Intech HD SpeedTools Utilities
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3 Comments on OWC Updates Mercury On-The-Go Pro Portable Hard Drive Series With 750 GB Model

#1
kajson
It sounds quite good, but it's a really misleading way of presenting your products to sum up the details of your product when you are talking about 3 different products... SSD 7200rpm and 5400 rpm. And then take the best stats of all 3 to market your product...


I would really love a bus powered, 1 gig, usb 3.0, 7200 rpm, transferspeeds of 170MB external hard drive for $135.

But somehow i do not think that is what they are actually selling :/
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#2
OWC Grant
Sorry the announcement might have confused you kajson...wasn't our intent. The main news, headline, etc. is about the new model...the 750GB at 7200RPM. Previously we only had that capacity in 5400RPM speed. And this is newsworthy as the On The Go Pro is one of the best selling portable drives in the Mac community.

Hey...we'd love that 1TB (think you meant that...not 1GB) drive in 7200RPM speed too! Just not readily available. Also...that drive you'd "really love"?...we have everything you want except the RPM and at a $24 higher price...we're selling it here:
http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/MSU35T1GB8/

thanks for your interest!
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#3
kajson
Tnx for the reply,

the 750GB, 7200rpm does look good. ;)
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