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OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro Goes SuperSpeed

Other World Computing (OWC) announced its new Mercury On-The-Go Pro external storage system is available with a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface.

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OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro Bus-Powered Portable Drive Now Offers USB 3.0 On ‘Triple Interface’ Model

Pocket-Sized External Drive Offers up to 1.0TB Capacity with FireWire 800/400 and USB 3.0 Interfaces with no AC Adapter Needed

August 7, 2012, Woodstock, IL – Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, announced today the ‘Triple Interface’ model of its award-winning OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro™ bus-powered portable storage solution now features a USB 3.0 ‘SuperSpeed’ port which is also USB 2.0 backwards compatible. Complemented by two FireWire® 800/400 ports, the new USB 3.0 capability enables the Mercury On-The-Go Pro to deliver real-world, benchmark-proven data transfer speeds up to 285MB/s. All that speed is housed in a pocket-sized drive offering up to 1.0TB of storage capacity—enough space to hold up to one million JPEG photos, 500 DVD movies, 76 hours of digital video, or 350,000 MP3 songs.

Pricing, Availability
In addition to the FireWire 800/400 and USB 3.0/2.0 ‘Triple Interface’ model, a USB 3.0/2.0 only model is also available. Both models offer a choice of a 5400RPM or 7200RPM hard drive in capacities up to 1.0TB, or an OWC Mercury Electra™ 6G Solid State Drive up to 480GB capacity, and are available immediately priced from $89.99.

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

Pocket-Sized and Bus Powered – Ideal for the Mobile Office
Designed for the active “On-The-Go” computer user who needs the largest and fastest portable storage solution available on the market, the 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, so it doesn’t require an AC adapter, which makes it ideal for presentations, multimedia, law enforcement, surveyors, and other “mobile office” uses. Additionally, notebook users with internal 5400RPM drives will find that using the Mercury On-The-Go Pro 7200RPM and SSD models as a start-up disk offers faster system boot-up and overall system performance.

Works with Macs, PCs, and Digital Devices
Featuring a variety of the latest and backward compatible FireWire and USB interfaces, the Plug-and-Play ready Mercury On-The-Go Pro can be used with current and legacy Macs and PCs for additional storage capacity, transporting large files between multiple computers and real-time A/V editing. The drive can also be used with storage capable digital cameras and camcorders with FireWire and/or USB data ports for quick, convenient backups of images and video while on the road.

Backed by the Best Support in the Industry
The best product warranty is one a consumer should never have to use, but should the need occur, OWC’s stellar reputation for support offers peace of mind ownership. All OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro storage solutions come fully backed by free lifetime US-based 24/7 technical support and a three-year warranty which includes a 48-hour repair turnaround time with up to one year of complimentary Level 1 data recovery service.

“USB 3.0 is fast becoming the high-performance interface standard for the majority of everyday Mac and PC computer uses,” said Larry O’Connor, CEO, Other World Computing. “Adding ‘SuperSpeed’ capability to our flagship portable Mercury On-The-Go Pro will keep it on top as one of the best-selling portable drives on the market.”

Key Mercury On-The-Go Pro Features:

• Mac and PC compatible
• Compact size: 3.5″(W) x 5.5″(D) x 1″(H)
• Lightweight: 2.5 lbs
• Bus-powered or may be powered with AC adapter
• Uses 2.5″ Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive or SSD
• Up to 16MB hard drive data cache
• Real-world data transfer speeds up to 285MB/s
• Super quiet, fanless operation (completely silent with SSD)
• Clear, shock-resistant polycarbonate acrylic case design
• Includes carrying case, all interface connection cables, and a $100 retail value disk utility software bundle

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®, 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

OWC’s industry awards and recognition include: Crain’s Chicago Business 2009 and 2011 “Fast 50″ List of 50 Fastest Growing Companies in the Chicago Area; Inc. 5,000 “Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America” list honoree 2007-2011; Reseller Ratings Elite Member 2009-2011; Better Business Bureau Top Rating of A+ 2010-2011; About.com 2012 Readers’ Choice Award for best Mac Peripheral Reseller; Computerworld Magazine Top Green-IT Companies for 2008; and McHenry County Economic Development Corporation 2008 & 2011 Business Champion Award.

In March 2010, OWC’s corporate campus was designated as LEED® Platinum by the Green Building Certification Institute (http://eshop.macsales.com/green/index.html). Platinum is the highest achievable LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Program level, which began in 1998. Out of more than 14,000 LEED projects engaged worldwide since the program’s inception, OWC is one of less than three hundred to achieve the Platinum standard. In September 2010, OWC’s headquarters earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR® rating for building operations that perform in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency.

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