Press Release Summary:
Universally accessible on any computer with USB Port, OWC Mercury On-The-Go USB2+eSATA Portable Drive Solution works with USB and USB 2.0 bus interfaces and features external SATA (eSATA) port connection. This 2.5 in. portable hard drive comes in impact-resistant acrylic enclosure and incorporates shock-isolation technology. Offered in capacities from 80-200 GB, drive comes with cables for USB2 and eSATA as well as data backup software utilities for Apple OSX and Windows.
Original Press Release:
OWC Launches New Mercury On-the-Go USB2+eSATA Portable Drive Solution
Universally Accessible on Any Computer with a USB Port - No A/C Adapter Needed
Also Supports eSATA for Maximum Drive Performance
April 26, 2007, Woodstock, IL -- Other World Computing (OWC) www.macsales.com, a leading Mac and PC technology company, announced today the new OWC Mercury On-The-Go USB2+eSATA Portable Drive Solution. Universally accessible on any computer with a USB Port, the new OWC 2.5" portable hard drive provides exceptional performance via USB and USB 2.0 bus interfaces. Even greater levels of performance are available via the solution's external SATA (eSATA) port connection, providing transfer rates well beyond what USB and USB 2.0 Bus interfaces are able to support.
Shock-Isolation for Maximum Data Protection
Stylishly designed in a sleek, impact-resistant acrylic enclosure, the OWC Mercury On-The-Go USB2+eSATA Portable Drive Solution incorporates shock-isolation technology to give maximum protection for your precious data. Weighing less than 11 ounces, the portable drive is a must-have for users requiring reliable high-performance compact storage small enough to fit in a shirt pocket.
OWC Mercury On-The-Go Portable Drives can be used between any computer with an available USB or eSATA port. The solutions are portable and low-cost, utilizing the latest SATA 2.5" hard drives for maximum performance and reliability. Via USB, the drives power via the bus through the USB interface cable, so no A/C adapter is needed. However, since eSATA does not provide bus power, the included A/C Adapter must be used for powering the drive when connecting to eSATA.
The OWC Mercury On-The-Go USB2+eSATA Portable Drive Solution includes the cables for USB2 and eSATA and full retail licensed versions of the award-winning data backup software utilities, Prosoft DataBackup III for Apple OSX and NovaStor NovaBackup for Windows (a $59 and $49.95 retail value). The OWC Mercury On-The-Go USB2+eSATA Portable Drive Solutions are available immediately priced starting at $117.99, with capacities of 80GB to 200GB. A USB 2.0-only version is also available, priced starting at $99.97. It uses the same drives as the OWC Mercury On-The-Go USB2+eSATA Portable Drive Solutions and is fully USB bus-powered, but does not offer eSATA port support. For more information, see http://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.