OWC debuts FW/USB/eSATA Quad Interface Mercury Elite-AL Pro external HD storage solutions

Other World Computing (OWC), the leading technology solutions provider, today announced the introduction and immediate availability of the Quad Interface version of its flagship external storage solution line, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro – featuring four interface options in one external hard drive and a starting price of only $199.99 and capacities from 250 up to 750 gigabytes (GB).

This exciting new Quad Interface Mercury Elite-AL Pro features one (1) eSATA, two (2) FireWire 800 (1394B), one (1) FireWire 400 (1394A), and one (1) USB 2.0+1.1 ports and ships with all required cables to allow easy plug-and-play operation with virtually any Mac, PC, or Linux system. Seamless data accessibility from all interfaces ensures continued optimized connection of the Elite Quad as users move the storage solution device between multiple systems or upgrade their computer systems.

Engineered with the next generation, high speed Oxford 924 chipset and the fastest drive mechanisms on the market, the Quad Interface Mercury Elite-AL Pro achieves the fastest single-mechanism transfer speeds possible, sustaining up to 80 Megabytes Per Second, according to OWC.

The Quad Interface Mercury Elite-AL Pro is manufactured using Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 and 7200.9 SATA-2 drives and is available in capacities from 250GB to 750GB, with the 500GB model included in OWC’s “Sizzlin’ Summer Sale.”

Pricing is:
250GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache – $199.99
320GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache – $229.99
400GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache – $339.99
500GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache – $349.99
750GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache – $629.99

All OWC Mercury Elite-AL solutions are tested and certified for demanding Audio/Video, Backup, Movies, Graphics, Music, Photography, General Data, and more. The sleek aluminum design optimizes function while aesthetically enhancing the desktop, and is specifically built to safely endure the rigorous demands of portability. All models are EMC Backup Certified and are directly supported by EMC’s industry respected standard Retrospect Backup software.

Mercury Elite-AL Pro storage solutions come packaged from Other World Computing with everything needed for immediate plug-and-play operation: all necessary cabling; Intech HD Speedtools utility suite; EMC Retrospect backup software; and a full 2 year Warranty. A five-year warranty on the internal Seagate mechanism covers the internal drive for three full years after the solution’s warranty comes to term.

OWC’s full line of Mercury Elite-AL storage solutions can be found at http://www.macsales.com/elite

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  1. I have several OWC drives dating back to 2002 and they are great. I use them for DJing with the FW connections on my MacBook. Some new DJ products are coming out and unfortunately only use USB 2.0 so I’m glad OWC keeps that as an option. It’s crap, but that’s what happens when crap controls the majority of the market.

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