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OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro Bus-Powered Portable Drive Now Offers Up To 1.5TB Storage/Back Up Capacity

Fastest Pocket-Sized External Drive Available Offers 50% More Capacity
Along with FireWire 800/400 and/or USB 3.0 Interfaces and No AC Adapter Needed

November 15, 2012, Woodstock, IL — Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, announced today its award-winning OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro™ bus-powered portable storage solution has expanded its storage and back up capacity by 50% to a massive 1.5TB. That's enough space to hold up to 1.5 million JPEG photos, 750 DVD movies, 115 hours of digital video, or 526,000 MP3 songs in your back pocket.

The new Mercury On-The-Go Pro 1.5TB model is available in two interface configurations: With its USB 3.0 'SuperSpeed' interface, a Mercury On-The-Go Pro equipped with an OWC Mercury Electra™ 6G Solid State Drive up to 480GB capacity can deliver real-world, benchmark-proven data transfer speeds up to 285MB/s.

For more information on the complete Mercury On-The-Go Pro line, visit:
http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/on-the-go

Pocket-Sized and Bus Powered – Ideal for the Mobile Office
Designed for the active "On-The-Go" computer user who needs the highest capacity and fastest portable storage solution available on the market, the Mercury On-The-Go Pro measures a compact 3.5" x 5.5" x 1" in size. Stylishly engineered in a sleek, shock-resistant acrylic enclosure, the Mercury On-The-Go Pro is bus-powered, so it doesn't require an AC adapter, which makes it ideal for presentations, multimedia, law enforcement, surveyors, and other "mobile office" uses. Additionally, notebook users with internal 5400RPM drives will find that using the Mercury On-The-Go Pro 7200RPM and SSD models as a start-up disk offers faster system boot-up and overall system performance.

Works with Macs, PCs, and Digital Devices
Featuring a variety of the latest and backward compatible FireWire and USB interfaces, the Plug-and-Play ready Mercury On-The-Go Pro can be used with current and legacy Macs and PCs for additional storage capacity, transporting large files between multiple computers and real-time A/V editing. The drive can also be used with storage capable digital cameras and camcorders with FireWire and/or USB data ports for quick, convenient backups of images and video while on the road.

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 stellar reputation for support offers peace of mind ownership. All OWC Mercury On-The-Go 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 service.

"The Mercury On-The-Go Pro has been the undisputed leader in portable drive performance since the first model was introduced 11 years ago," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. "Expanding its capacity by 50% underscores our commitment to providing a best-in class portable solution."

Key Mercury On-The-Go Pro Features:
  • Mac and PC compatible
  • Compact size: 3.5"(W) x 5.5"(D) x 1"(H)
  • Lightweight: 2.5 lbs
  • Bus-powered or may be powered with AC adapter
  • Uses 2.5" Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive or SSD
  • Up to 16MB hard drive data cache
  • Real-world data transfer speeds up to 285MB/s
  • Super quiet, fanless operation (completely silent with SSD)
  • Clear, shock-resistant polycarbonate acrylic case design
  • Includes carrying case, all interface connection cables, and a $100 retail value disk utility software bundle
About Other World Computing (OWC)
Other World Computing 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.

Widely recognized for the high quality of its products and exemplary customer service, OWC's industry awards and recognition include: Crain's Chicago Business 2009 and 2011-2012 "Fast Fifty" List of the Fastest Growing Companies in the Chicago Area; Inc. 5,000 "Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America" list honoree 2007-2012; Reseller Ratings Elite Member 2009-2012; Better Business Bureau Top Rating of A+ 2010-2012; About.com 2012 Readers' Choice Award for best Mac Peripheral Reseller; Computerworld Magazine Top Green-IT Companies; and McHenry County Economic Development Corporation 2008 and 2011 Business Champion Award.

Company 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 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.

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