In case you were too caught up in our Facebook images covering our wind turbine arrival, you might have missed the plethora of media attention that our newest OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro™ model received yesterday. What’s the big news? How does the first FireWire 800/400 and USB 2.0 bus powered 2.5” portable drive offering 1TB of storage capacity on the market grab ya?
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 with its 1TB of storage capacity, now offers 100% more data storage capacity than the highest capacity offered in the Mercury On-The-Go Pro line at the start of September.
It’s small enough to fit into your shirt pocket yet 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 (teaser alert…VERY cool video coming on this soon…) acrylic case. Because it’s bus-powered, it can be used without an AC adapter which makes it perfect for road warriors, students on the go, and even the outdoors types that want to watch that latest blockbuster movie while communing with nature.
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.
OWC Larry was like a proud new papa when we realized that the OTG was going to be the first FireWire/USB 2.5″ 1TB external drive announced. “This was quite a month of innovations. The first week of September came the first 750GB FireWire/USB bus powered portable on the market. Mid-month we debuted solid state drive based models that are the most affordable SSD based portables on the market. Then to finish off the month with the new 1TB On-The-Go models really goes to show we put a big emphasis on even the smallest of our drives.”
The new Mercury On-The-Go Pro 1TB line is available in three interface models:
- “Triple Interface” with FireWire 800/400 and USB 2.0 connectivity, $359.99
- “Combo Interface” with FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 connectivity, $329.99
- USB 2.0 only connectivity, $299.99
All three models are available for pre-ordering with an expected shipping date of October 19. 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 which also features 48 hour warranty service.