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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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OWC Mercury Elite Pro Data Storage/Backup Solution Line

Now Offers Up to 8.0TB Capacity

Uses Performance-Optimized, Energy-Efficient 3.5" 4.0TB SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive to Meet the Performance Demands of Professional A/V Production Workflows

Three Models for Plug and Play Use with Macs and PCs Available Starting at $429.99

February 21, 2012, Woodstock, IL -- Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, announced today it has expanded the storage capacity of its high-performance OWC Mercury Elite Pro™ single bay and dual bay desktop storage solution line to 8.0TB. By utilizing the industry’s only 3.5" 4.0TB SATA 6Gb/s hard drive, OWC’s Mercury Elite Pro storage solutions deliver 33 percent more storage/back-up capacity per drive over current 3.0TB hard drives With up to a “Quad Interface” of FireWire® 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and eSATA connections, the Mercury Elite Pro line offers Plug and Play data transfer speeds up to 300MB/s with Mac and PC computers.

Performance-Certified Models for All Backup and Storage Needs
The OWC Mercury Elite Pro line of 4.0TB hard drive-based storage solutions are available in three configurations to meet any common to professional A/V production backup and storage need:
  • 4.0TB Mercury Elite Pro with “Combo Interface” (FireWire 400 and USB 2.0) $429.99
  • 4.0TB Mercury Elite Pro with “Quad Interface” (FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, eSATA) $469.99
  • 8.0TB Mercury Elite Pro Dual RAID 0 (4.0TB x 2) with “Quad Interface” (FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, eSATA) $869.99


The Mercury Elite Pro Dual RAID is also available in RAID 1, RAID 0+1, and RAID-ready dual eSATA models up to 6.0TB. All Mercury Elite Pro models include a disk utility software bundle retail valued at more than $100 and all interface connection cables.

For more information on all OWC External Storage Solutions, visit:
http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/

Highest Capacity, Lowest Environmental Impact
The new 4.0TB hard drive built into OWC Mercury Elite storage solutions employs a halogen-free design and power-efficient operation — up to a 28 percent idle power savings — to complement OWC’s well-regarded environmental practices. The drive also uses Advanced Format, which increases the sector size from 512 bytes to 4096 (4K) bytes, thereby increasing capacities and improving error correction capabilities.
Backed by the Best Support in the Industry
The best warranty is one a consumer should never have to use, but should the need occur, OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage. All OWC Mercury Elite Pro storage solutions come fully backed by free lifetime US-based 24/7 technical support and a three-year warranty which includes a 48-hour repair turnaround time with up to one year of complimentary Level 1 data recovery.

About Other World Computing (OWC)
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; Reflex Packaging Commitment to Excellence Recycling Award 2009; 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.

Contact:
Company Contact:
Bill Herring
512-412-4009
bherring@macsales.com
Agency Contact:
Andy Marken
408-986-0100
andy@markencom.com
OWC is a registered trademark and OWC Mercury Elite Pro is a trademark of New Concepts Development Corporation. Apple, Mac, Macintosh, FireWire, iPod, iPhone, and iPad are the trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respectful owners.