Portable Hard Drive is palm-sized.

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Featuring 160 GB storage capacity and 7,200 rpm, OWC Mercury On-The-Go portable drive is equipped with FireWire 800/400 and USB2 interfaces and is suited for all Macs and PCs. Compatible with digital cameras and camcorders, bus powered storage solution comes with FireWire 400 and FireWire 800 cables, USB cable, and Prosoft DataRescue III for OS X and NovaStor NovaBackup for Windows.




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OWC Announces Fastest 160GB Portable Drive - New OWC Mercury On-the-Go 7200RPM



60% Greater Capacity than 100GB 7200RPM Models

High-Speed at 7200 RPM

April 10, 2007, Woodstock, IL -- Other World Computing (OWC) www.macsales.com, a leading Mac and PC technology company, announced today the highest capacity, fastest portable storage drive solution on the market- the OWC 160GB Mercury On-The-Go portable hard drive. Equipped with FireWire 800/400 and USB2 interfaces, the OWC Mercury On-The-Go 160GB 7200RPM is a palm-sized, bus powered, high performance storage solution offering a full 60% greater capacity than the next available 7200RPM capacity in the market of only 100GB.

Priced at $279.99, the powerful OWC Mercury On-The-Go 160GB 7200RPM model is geared towards the demanding 'on-the-go' professional, who requires dependable, high-performance storage. The 'fits in your shirt pocket' 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 or USB gadgets, including digital cameras and camcorders, for an instant on-the-go portable storage solution to quickly and safely store all your digital photos and video when traveling.

Take your computer on the road!

Back-up your desktop computer and bring it with you everywhere you go with the Mercury On-The-Go portable drive. For added convenience when backing up, the portable drive also includes the full retail versions of the latest award-winning Prosoft DataRescue III for OS X (just released last week) and NovaStor NovaBackup for Windows.

"OWC has been a leader in portable storage solutions for over half a decade," said Larry O'Connor, CEO, OWC. "We understand the need for reliable, high-performance, high-capacity portable solutions, with our Mercury On-The-Go series filling that need quite nicely. Whether it's taking work between the office and home, or needing that extra capacity when you're traveling 30,000 feet up, these solutions truly let you get it done On-The-Go."

The OWC 160GB Mercury On-The-Go Portable Drive is immediately available and shipping at $279.99 through OWC and other retailers. It has two FireWire 800/400 and one USB 2.0/1.1 ports and ships with carrying case, FireWire 400, and FireWire 800 cables, USB cable, Prosoft DataRescue III for OS X and NovaStor NovaBackup for Windows. It is covered by a one-year warranty and is compatible with Apple OS Versions 8.5 through 9.2.x; Apple OS X 10.0.3 and higher (including OS X 10.4.x); and Microsoft Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP.

For more information, see: eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/on-the-go.

About Other World Computing (OWC)

Other World Computing (OWC) has been providing quality hardware products and support to the computer industry since 1988. The Illinois based company is a strategic partner with Axiotron and worldwide and exclusive US distributor of the award winning Axiotron ModbookTM. OWC operates the popular www.MacSales.com e-commerce portal which features one of the largest online catalogs of computer and iPod enhancement products, including Mercury, Neptune, and NewerTech acceleration, storage, and FireWire product lines.

OWC is a Premiere Level Apple Developer Connection member and provides extensive technical support for Macintosh users around the world. The company's management umbrella includes leading Internet Service Providers www.fastermac.net and www.owc.net and is a leading technology employer as ranked by McHenry County Business Journal. For more information, see www.otherworldcomputing.com or www.macsales.com.

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