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OWC Announces Mercury On-The-Go Pro Portable Storage Solution

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Other World Computing (OWC), a leading PC and Mac technology company, announced today the OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro, the largest capacity, fastest bus powered portable storage solution on the market. The Mercury On-The-Go Pro is a high-performance, 500GB 7200RPM pocket-sized portable storage solution for Mac or PC users featuring FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and/or USB 2.0 interfaces for data transfer speeds up to 100MB/s. With its 500GB of storage capacity, the Mercury On-The-Go Pro can hold up to 500,000 JPEG photos, 250 DVD movies, 38 hours of digital video, or 175,000 MP3 songs.

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Nice to see firewire+USB combos, hopefully they keep firewire around as much as possible, its so much better than USB....
 
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I absolutely love these cases appearance wise but don't understand why they don't have a 3.5 inch drive version. If they did I would have bought several of them already. Most of the 3.5 inch cases that OWC carries look horrible. Oh well.
 
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I absolutely love these cases appearance wise but don't understand why they don't have a 3.5 inch drive version. If they did I would have bought several of them already. Most of the 3.5 inch cases that OWC carries look horrible. Oh well.
Laptop drives can be fully powered via USB, and are much more compact.

I have a Maxtor OneTouch 160gb, uses a nice little laptop drive, with a single USB cord.

It+enclosure+ my carrying case is smaller than a desktop drive. :toast:
 
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wow no esata
 

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They should have given it FW800, USB and eSATA. Putting FW400 on it is a bit redundant, as they could just package an 800-400 adapter, thus clearing the space for the eSATA port.
 

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They should have given it FW800, USB and eSATA. Putting FW400 on it is a bit redundant, as they could just package an 800-400 adapter, thus clearing the space for the eSATA port.
can you even do that? i thought they were incompatible?
 

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can you even do that? i thought they were incompatible?
Yeah, I used to have a few FW800 to FW400 converters around. Perfectly compatible. FW800 ports use the same signal wires as FW400 port, with a few additional added for the extra throughput. If you don't use those additional wires, it operates as a FW400 port, just with a larger connector.
 
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im only like the design , nice look
 

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firewire 800? i bet its only got 400
Yeah it has the D looking 400 port..

My laptop has both still though. 400 and 800.

400 is still so much faster than USB its not even funny >.>
 
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Yeah it has the D looking 400 port..

My laptop has both still though. 400 and 800.

400 is still so much faster than USB its not even funny >.>
yeah i know, USB 2.0 was slow a long, long time ago. 30MB/s is bearable for most of its uses, but the latency and CPU usage is :S for many applications.

We'll just have to see how good USB 3.0 is, when it finally comes out.