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OWC Introduces New 3.0TB Mercury Elite Pro mini Bus-Powered Storage Models with up to 50 Percent More Portable Capacity for High-Performance Needs

Eighteen OWC Elite Pro mini options now available starting at $94.99, from 500GB to 3.0TB for Mac & PC

WOODSTOCK, IL – October 6, 2015Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today that it has expanded its OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini line with the addition of a new 3.0TB drive that provides 50 percent more capacity than the previously-largest drive. The bus-powered Mercury Elite Pro mini is now available in 18 different hard drive or OWC Mercury SSD-equipped configurations. With interface options including USB 3.0, eSATA 6Gb/s, and FireWire, the Mercury Elite Pro mini delivers high performance storage to Mac or PC users in a portable plug-and-play footprint, with no AC adapter required.

Portable and Bus-Powered for Mobile Lifestyles
The Mercury Elite Pro mini features a fanless brushed aluminum enclosure and measures a compact 5.5" L x 3.8" W x 1.1" H. Because it is bus-powered, the Mercury Elite Pro mini doesn't require an AC adapter, so it's ideal for on-the-go business professionals, creative/entertainment professionals, students, and anyone else needing to back up data, transport large files between computers, gain additional storage capacity, or perform video editing, photo editing, and live music recording. The fanless drive ensures super-quiet operation, an important criteria for creative professionals.

Built for Performance and Flexibility
The Mercury Elite Pro mini line offers a choice of the fastest 2.5" SATA hard drive mechanisms, up to 7200 RPM; or OWC's Mercury SSDs for demanding audio/visual, general data and backup needs. The USB 3.0 & FireWire 800 model offers connection flexibility among various computers; while those seeking the fastest interface offered in a portable drive will find their speed needs fulfilled by the 6Gb/s eSATA/USB 3.0 model. The Mercury Elite Pro mini can also be used with digital cameras and camcorders with USB 3.0/2.0 data ports for fast, on-location backups of images and video.

Backed by the Best Support in the Industry
The best product warranty is one a consumer should never have to use, but should the need occur, OWC's reputation for superior support offers peace of mind to customers. All OWC Mercury Elite Pro minis come backed by free lifetime US-based 24/7 technical support and a three-year limited warranty.

"Now the Mercury Elite Pro mini offers even more choices, bringing a whopping 3.0TB of capacity for the perfect mix of speed, portability and capacity in one award-winning external solution," said Jen Soule, President, Other World Computing. "With 18 different configurations offering capacity and drive type choices, there's an Elite Pro mini model for any particular need and budget."

Pricing and Availability
The Mercury Elite Pro mini is available immediately from Other World Computing, as well as select retailers, in 18 different configurations with up to 3.0TB capacity. All Mercury Elite Pro mini solutions come plug-and-play ready with all interface connecting cables included, a disk utility software bundle worth over $100, and a three-year warranty. The Mercury Elite Pro mini configurations and pricing are:

FireWire 800 / USB 3.0 USB 3.0 / eSATA 6Gbps
120GB SSD $139.00 $119.88
240GB SSD $189.75 $177.50
480GB SSD $295.00 $279.00
500GB 7200 RPM $129.99 $109.00
1.0TB 7200 RPM $147.00 $129.00
500GB 5400 RPM $113.99 $94.99
1.0TB 5400 RPM $133.99 $114.99
2.0TB 5400 RPM $195.00 $178.99
3.0TB 5400 RPM – New $279.00 $249.00

OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini side-by-side with an Apple mouse for size comparison purposes.

About OWC
OWC is the manufacturer and upgrade provider of choice for Apple and PC enthusiasts and has been providing OWC memory upgrades for Apple computers since 1989. For the last decade, OWC has been building SSD upgrades specifically for Apple computers, winning multiple awards while also earning accolades for OWC external and optical drives. OWC memory, SSDs and a growing number of our products are designed, engineered and manufactured in Austin, Texas. Widely recognized for its exemplary customer service, OWC provides extensive US-based technical support for Mac and PC users around the world. As a member of the Apple Developer Program, OWC also produces a catalog of upgrades and accessories, having served the Apple community worldwide since 1988.
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