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New 1TB OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro Model Adds 56% More Capacity To
Award-Winning FireWire/USB Bus Powered 2.5" Portable Storage Solution Line

Newest model in pocket-sized FireWire 800/400 & USB 2.0 portable line offers highest
available Plug and Play storage capacity for Macs and PCs with no AC adapter needed

March 15, 2010 Woodstock, IL -- Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, announced today the addition of a new 1TB model to the award-winning OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro™ FireWire 800/400 and USB 2.0 bus powered 2.5" portable storage solution line. The high-performance, pocket-sized portable storage solution for Mac or PC users features FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and/or USB 2.0 connectivity for data transfer speeds up to 100MB/s and is bus powered, so it can be used without an AC adapter. With 1TB of storage capacity, the Mercury On-The-Go Pro now offers 56% more data storage capacity than the previously highest capacity 640GB offered.

The new Mercury On-The-Go Pro 1TB model is available in three interface configurations:

"Triple Interface" with FireWire 800/400 and USB 2.0 connectivity, $269.99 MSRP

"Combo Interface" with FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 connectivity, $249.99 MSRP

USB 2.0 only connectivity, $229.99 MSRP

The new OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro 1TB models are available for immediate ordering from Other World Computing at They are compatible with Apple OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, Apple OS X (all versions) including the latest 10.6 "Snow Leopard"; and Windows 98SE or later operating systems and come ready for Plug and Play ease of use with all supported interface connecting cables, carrying case, $200 retail value disk utility software bundle, and an industry leading three year complete solution warranty.

In addition to the newest 1TB models, OWC also offers a full line of 5400RPM, 7200RPM, and Solid State Drive (SSD) Mercury On-The-Go Pro models with FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and/or USB 2.0 interfaces in capacities of 80GB to 640GB priced starting at $69.99. For more information on the complete Mercury On-The-Go Pro line, visit:

Pocket-Sized & Bus Powered For On The Go Lifestyles

Small enough to fit into a shirt pocket with a compact 3.5" x 5.5" x 1" footprint, the OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro 1TB model can hold up to 1,000,000 JPEG photos, 500 DVD movies, 76 hours of digital video, or 350,000 MP3 songs in its stylish, impact resistant acrylic case. Because it’s bus-powered, the OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro can be used without an AC adapter, which makes it ideal for in-the-field professionals, students, and even mobile entertainment uses.

Plug and Play With Macs, PCs, and Digital Devices

With a variety of FireWire and USB 2.0 interface models to choose from, the Plug and Play ready Mercury On-The-Go Pro can be used with Macs and PCs for data backups, transporting large files between computers, additional storage capacity, and even demanding uses like A/V editing and live music recording. The drive can also be used with storage capable digital cameras and camcorders with FireWire and/or USB data ports for fast, on-location backups of images and video.

"When you have one of the fastest portable drives on the market as proclaimed by various leading media sources, you don’t rest on your laurels," said Larry O'Connor, CEO, Other World Computing. "We continue to push performance boundaries by adding faster and higher capacity drives to the On-The-Go so it continues to be the standard by which all other drives are measured."

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, and iPhone enhancement products through its e-commerce portal As a Premiere Level Apple Developer Connection member, OWC also provides extensive US based technical support for Macintosh users around the world as well as Internet access via and

OWC's industry awards and recognition include: Crain's Chicago Business 2009 "Fast 50" List of 50 Fastest Growing Companies in the Chicago Area; Computerworld Magazine Top Green-IT Companies for 2008; BizRate's Gold Circle of Excellence, 2004 to 2009; Inc. 5,000 Top 100 Computers & Electronics Companies 2007 to 2009; and McHenry County Economic Development Corporation 2008 Business Champion Award.

OWC corporate headquarters in Woodstock, IL, completed in 2008, is built to LEED "Platinum" requirements, the highest level given by the United States Green Building Council's LEED program, for compliance with environmentally sound building methods which incorporate innovative use of "green" systems and materials. OWC continued its leadership role in environmental stewardship by activating an on-site wind turbine in October 2009 that cleanly generates more net energy than is consumed by OWC's operations and datacenter.

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Company Contact:
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