|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro Photo: http://eshop.macsales.com/NewsRoom/images/PR_OTG_FWusb3HD.jpg
OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro Bus-Powered Portable Drive Now Offers USB 3.0 On 'Triple Interface' Model
Pocket-Sized External Drive Offers up to 1.0TB Capacity with FireWire 800/400 and USB 3.0 Interfaces with no AC Adapter Needed
August 7, 2012, Woodstock, IL - Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, announced today the 'Triple Interface' model of its award-winning OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro™ bus-powered portable storage solution now features a USB 3.0 'SuperSpeed' port which is also USB 2.0 backwards compatible. Complemented by two FireWire® 800/400 ports, the new USB 3.0 capability enables the Mercury On-The-Go Pro to deliver real-world, benchmark-proven data transfer speeds up to 285MB/s. All that speed is housed in a pocket-sized drive offering up to 1.0TB of storage capacity—enough space to hold up to one million JPEG photos, 500 DVD movies, 76 hours of digital video, or 350,000 MP3 songs.
Other World Computing (OWC) has been providing quality hardware products and support to the computer industry since 1988 and features one of the largest online catalogs of computer, iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad® enhancement products through its e-commerce portal www.macsales.com. As a member of the Apple Developer Program, OWC also provides extensive US-based technical support for Macintosh® users around the world as well as Internet access via www.fastermac.net and www.owc.net
OWC's industry awards and recognition include: Crain's Chicago Business 2009 and 2011 "Fast 50" List of 50 Fastest Growing Companies in the Chicago Area; Inc. 5,000 "Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America" list honoree 2007-2011; Reseller Ratings Elite Member 2009-2011; Better Business Bureau Top Rating of A+ 2010-2011; About.com 2012 Readers' Choice Award for best Mac Peripheral Reseller; Computerworld Magazine Top Green-IT Companies for 2008; and McHenry County Economic Development Corporation 2008 & 2011 Business Champion Award.
In March 2010, OWC's corporate campus was designated as LEED® Platinum by the Green Building Certification Institute (http://eshop.macsales.com/green/index.html). Platinum is the highest achievable LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Program level, which began in 1998. Out of more than 14,000 LEED projects engaged worldwide since the program's inception, OWC is one of less than three hundred to achieve the Platinum standard. In September 2010, OWC's headquarters earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR® rating for building operations that perform in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency.
OWC is a registered trademark of New Concepts Development Corporation, registered in U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Canada. Mercury-On-The-Go Pro, Other World Computing and the Other World Computing logo are trademarks of New Concepts Development Corporation.