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OWC Announces Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini As Industry’s First 2.5″ 1.5TB “Quad Interface” FireWire/USB Bus Powered Portable Storage Solution

Other World Computing announced today that its OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini 1.5TB model is the highest capacity 2.5 “Quad Interface” bus powered portable storage solution on the market and available for immediate ordering with 12 models priced from $99.97. Featuring a “Quad Interface” of FireWire® 800/400, USB 2.0, and eSATA interface connectivity for data transfer speeds up to 300MB/s, the fanless Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini delivers the highest storage/backup performance available to Mac or PC users in a portable, brushed aluminum, no AC adapter required Plug and Play footprint.

In addition to the new 1.5TB model which offers 500GB more capacity than other competing brand portable drives, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini is available in eleven other “Quad Interface” models offering a variety of speed, capacity, and drive type options:



Solid State Drive featuring the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD

All OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini models, including the new 1.5TB model, are available for immediate ordering from Other World Computing and are compatible with Apple OS 8.6 and later, including all versions of Apple OS X, and Windows 98SE or later operating systems. Solutions come ready for Plug and Play ease of use with all interface connecting cables, an over $100 retail value disk utility software bundle, and a three year complete solution warranty.

Portable & Bus Powered For Mobile Lifestyles

Measuring a compact 3.8″ W x 5.5″ L x 1.1″ H, the OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini offers storage capacity up to 1.5TB – enough space for up to 1.5 million JPEG photos, 750 DVD movies, 115 hours of digital video, or 526,000 MP3 songs – in its fanless, aircraft grade brushed aluminum enclosure. Because it’s bus-powered, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini doesn’t require an AC adapter, which makes it ideal for in-the-field business professionals, creative/entertainment professionals, students, and anyone else needing to back up data, transport large files between computers, gain additional storage capacity, and even perform video editing and live music recording.

Built For Performance & Flexibility

Designed to emulate the award winning history of the larger desktop sized Mercury Elite-AL Pro, the Elite-AL Pro mini portable storage solution line features the fastest 2.5″ SATA hard drive mechanisms up to 7200RPM as well as OWC’s Mercury Extreme Pro SSD for demanding A/V, digital photography, professional music, graphics, general data, and Time Machine ready storage needs. With two FireWire 800 ports, users can “daisy chain” multiple devices, connect legacy FireWire 400 devices via an 800 to 400 connecting cable, and can even utilize the fastest data transfer interface, eSATA, while bus powering via FireWire. The Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini 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.

“With 500GB more capacity than other similar portable brand storage solutions, the 1.5TB Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini should be at the top of anyone’s list seeking the highest capacity and performance in a highly mobile design,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “Besides the industry’s largest capacity, the 12 different Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini models also offer choices of speed and drive type to meet any particular need and/or budget.”

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