updated 09:15 am EDT, Tue July 26, 2005
1TB FireWire 800 RAID
Other World Computing (OWC) has has introduced a 1 terabyte (TB) version of its as well a new 500GB single-bay version of the Mercury Elite-AL Pro 800. The stylish drive, designed to complement the Power Mac G5, includes a two-year warranty; Dantz/EMC Retrospect Backup, Intech Hard Disk Speed Tools and all connecting cables; and utilizes a custom Oxford 912 FireWire 800 1394B-based chipset for high performance. Available today starting at $980, the dual RAID drive transfers up data up to 800Mbit/sec, according to OWC. The 500GB version of the Mercury Elite-AL Pro 800 increases the available store in the single-bay drive line by 25 percent. is available in FW400/USB2.0 ($500), FW800/FW400 ($520), and FW800/FW400/USB2.0 ($530) models.