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OWC Launches Portable Thunderbolt HDD

Other World Computing (OWC) announced its new Mercury On-The-Go Pro 1.0TB 5400RPM hard disk drive with Thunderbolt interface at NAB Show 2014.

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Unedited press release follows:

OWC Expands Mercury On-The-Go Pro Line With Release of Portable, Bus-Powered 1.0TB 5400RPM Hard Drive With Thunderbolt Interface

Pocket-sized, bus-powered external drive offers 1.0TB capacity at 5400RPM speed with high-speed Thunderbolt connector

Las Vegas, NV — April 3, 2014 — Other World Computing, (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC upgrade and storage technology company, will highlight its OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro 1.0TB 5400RPM hard drive model with Thunderbolt interface at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas this week. The Mercury On-The-Go will be shown in Other World Computing’s NAB booth #SL14016, in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The Mercury On-The-Go Pro is a high-speed, pocket-sized portable storage device for Mac or PC with a Thunderbolt port. It delivers real world data transfer speeds up to 118MB/s, and its 1.0TB storage capacity can hold up to one million JPEG photos, 500 DVD movies, 76 hours of digital video, or 350,000 MP3 songs.

Pocket-Sized & Bus Powered – Ideal For The Mobile Office
Designed for mobile users, the OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro is compact at 3.5″x 5.5″x 1″ in size — small enough to fit into a shirt pocket, yet big enough to offer up to 1TB of capacity. Stylishly engineered in a sleek, acrylic enclosure, the Mercury On-The-Go Pro is bus-powered, which makes it ideal for presentations, multimedia, surveyors, and other “mobile office” uses.

Works With Macs and PCs
The Plug-and-Play ready Mercury On-The-Go Pro can be used with both Macs and PCs for additional storage capacity and transporting large files between multiple computers.

“Since we launched the first Mercury On-The-Go Pro in 2002, OWC has established numerous industry innovations in portable storage,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “With the addition of this 1.0TB 5400RPM portable drive with Thunderbolt technology, the best selling Mercury On-The-Go Pro solution line continues to deliver best in class portable performance and convenience.”

Key Mercury On-The-Go Pro Features:

• Mac and PC compatible

• Thunderbolt interface

• Suitable for Audio/Video applications

• Compact size: 3.5″(W) x 5.5″(D) x 1″(H)

• Lightweight: 12 ounces for case plus drive

• High performance chipset with Thunderbolt interface

• Uses 2.5″ Serial ATA (SATA) 5400RPM hard drive

• Up to 8MB hard drive data cache

• Real world data transfer speeds up to 118MB/s

• Super quiet fanless operation

• Clear, shock resistant polycarbonate acrylic case design

Includes:

• Carrying case

• OWC 0.5 meter Thunderbolt cable, premium quality, certified

• $200 retail value disk utility software bundle:

Prosoft Engineering Data Backup 3
NovaStor NovaBACKUP®
Intech® HD SpeedTools Utilities™

• Three (3) year limited warranty

Pricing and Availability:
The OWC Mercury On-The-Go Bus-powered, portable Thunderbolt device is available today from OWC and select retailers for just $214.99. For more information, visit: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/MOTGTBH5T1.0/

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

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; Crain’s Chicago Business 2008-2013 “Largest Privately Held Businesses in the Chicago Area”.  Inc. 5,000 “Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America” list honoree 2007-2013, and Inc. “Hire Power Awards” honoree 2012-13; Reseller Ratings Elite Member 2009-2013; Better Business Bureau Top Rating of A+ 2010-2013; About.com 2012 & 2013 Readers’ Choice Award for best Mac Peripheral Reseller; 2013 Green Tech Company of the Year by Business Intelligence Group; CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Award Honoree.

Other World Computing, OWC and Mercury On-The-Go are registered trademarks of New Concepts Development Corporation, registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Canada. The OWC logo, the Other World Computing Logo and Mercury On-The-Go Pro are Trademarks of New Concepts Development Corporation. Thunderbolt and the Thunderbolt logo are the trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S and/or other countries. Apple, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mac, and Macintosh are the trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Other marks may be the trademark or registered trademark property of their respective owners.

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