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OWC ships portable 500GB FireWire/USB drive

updated 06:55 pm EDT, Thu April 17, 2008

500GB portable drive

Other World Computing on Thursday announced its highest capacity portable, bus-powered storage drive: a 500GB, 5400RPM portable storage drive that offers FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0 connections. Immediately available and priced at $360, the Mercury On-The-Go 500GB portable drive is a palm-sized performer with huge capacity that fits in a shirt pocket. It is built with OWC's custom bridge solution featuring the Oxford924 chipset. In addition to the Mercury On-The-Go 500GB drive with 5400RPM performance, OWC also offers a full line of On-The-Go models with USB 2.0, USB 2.0+eSATA, FireWire 400+USB2, as well as additional FireWire 800/400+USB2 models in capacities up to 320GB (pricing starts at $98); and 7200RPM Mercury On-The-Go models in capacities of up to 200GB (priced starting at $120).

All Mercury On-The-Go portable drives are available immediately through OWC and other retailers. The drives ship with a carrying case; cables for all interfaces specific on-the-go model supports; Prosoft DataRescue III for OS X; and NovaStor NovaBackup for Windows. All drives are covered by a one-year warranty and are compatible with Mac OS 8.5/9.2.x as well as Mac OS X 10.0.3 and higher (including the latest OS 10.5.x); and Microsoft Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, Vista.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. dynsight

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    rugged?

    I have had a firelight go bad over time, as well as a 16gb mini hard drive.

    Currently I am using a USB-2 (I know, I will burn in h***) Maxtor that is now acting quirky.

    I suspect that it is the constant banging around that these drives see.

    Maybe this one is different?

  1. shaunymac

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    rugged..

    has anyone used these for an extended time period, long enough to give a good suggestion on whether or not to purchase one. I was eyeing the 800 one. Curious to know peoples thoughts.

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