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OWC Intros New Mercury Elite-AL Pro FireWire+USB 2.0 Drives

 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:05 pm    Post subject: OWC Intros New Mercury Elite-AL Pro FireWire+USB 2.0 Drives Reply with quote

OWC Intros New Mercury Elite-AL Pro FireWire+USB 2.0 Drives
Friday, March 14, 2008
Posted by: Brian

Other World Computing today announced the introduction and immediate availability of its new OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro FireWire+USB 2.0 Combo Drives featuring SATA technology. The new drives feature the latest Oxford 934 performance chipset, SATA mechanisms, two FireWire 400 ports, and one USB 2.0 port. They can be stacked or stood vertically (stand included), and measure 9.3 x 1.4 x 5.6 inches.

The drive's two FireWire ports allow it to be daisy-chained to any additional FireWire devices. Its Oxford chipset allows Plug 'N Play compatibility with virtually any Mac, PC, and Linux-based computer that supports either a FireWire or USB 2.0 Interface. Data may be accessed/read/written interchangeably between any of the FireWire and USB 2.0 ports allowing the seamless use of the drives between multiple systems or for upgrading corresponding computer systems.

OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro FireWire+USB 2.0 Combo Drives Pricing:

- 80GB 7200RPM 8MB Cache - $107.99
- 160GB 7200RPM 8MB Cache - $117.99
- 250GB 7200RPM 8MB Cache - $137.99
- 320GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache - $147.99
- 400GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache - $159.99
- 500GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache - $175.99
- 750GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache - $239.99
- 1.0TB 7200RPM 32MB Cache - $369.99 ($339.99 after limited time rebate)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bet that when it comes to data transfer rates, these drives absolutely scream...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a fan of OWC drives, but I think they could do a little better on the pricing.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ben_tex wrote:
I'm a fan of OWC drives, but I think they could do a little better on the pricing.

Ditto...$15-20 less would put them on par. Maybe the Oxford 934 pushes up the price a bit. Or that they aren't manufactured in great mass.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

one reason their a bit higher is they don't skimp on the hard drive. . . Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyMontana wrote:

Ditto...$15-20 less would put them on par. Maybe the Oxford 934 pushes up the price a bit. Or that they aren't manufactured in great mass.


Being made out of heavy-duty aluminum probably adds something to the equation too. But that $15-20 sounds about right.
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