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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:11 pm    Post subject: OWC Intros Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini Hard Drive Reply with quote

OWC Intros Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini Hard Drive
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Posted by: Kenan

OWC today announced the release of their Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini Hard Drive. With your choice of a 2.5" SATA hard drive or solid-state drive, the latest Oxford 934DSB chipset, and a "Quad Interface" of FireWire 800/400/USB 2.0/eSATA connectivity, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini Hard Drive offers up to 300MB/s data transfer speeds in a stackable brushed aluminum enclosure. It also includes all connecting cables and a pretty impressive software bundle. Pricing for the Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini Hard Drive starts at $139.99. OWC also offers barebone kits starting at $89.99.



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice looking enclosure, but a tad pricey.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I like this one. Can't believe how small the Magic Mouse looks in comparison though. That thing is flat.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aquaman wrote:
Nice looking enclosure, but a tad pricey.


Just what I thought! Very universal in connections though... My MiniStack of 3 years old is end of life (Spotlight is indexing on/off/on/off) When I start my mini, I do eventual backups to the discs and then I disconnect de drive on the desktop. In that case the hub still works, but I'm looking for a replacement. Something with a hub would be nice though... Confused

Oh, wait a minute, it's a 2.5" drive.... Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James T Kirk wrote:
Something with a hub would be nice though... Confused

At least you can daisy-chain with FW800. I'm not sure if the FreeAgent Go for Mac drives offer two ports. I have the USB one and it's pretty nice though. I just like 2.5" externals for the noise levels. I can't even hear this one running. I'm not giving up much storage at 500GB either.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

devo wrote:
James T Kirk wrote:
Something with a hub would be nice though... Confused

At least you can daisy-chain with FW800. I'm not sure if the FreeAgent Go for Mac drives offer two ports. I have the USB one and it's pretty nice though. I just like 2.5" externals for the noise levels. I can't even hear this one running. I'm not giving up much storage at 500GB either.


I own a 2.5" external, but that's more for travelling. Anyway, my 2007 Mini doesn't have FW800. When buying new casing/drive, FW 800 connecting would be wise to consider though... I like the G-Drives best, but they never come without HD. Seems they have least problems, is that true?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360195739292&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_2558wt_1167


in 2.5 size above

this comes empty can be d-chained. if you look around it has a good rating

in 3.5 size below

http://cgi.ebay.com/FireWire-800-USB-eSATA-3-5-External-Enclosure-Case-SATA_W0QQitemZ400086053678QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPCC_Drives_Storage_Internal?hash=item5d26fcb32e#ht_2246wt_1167
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

philiparcario wrote:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360195739292&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_2558wt_1167


in 2.5 size above

this comes empty can be d-chained. if you look around it has a good rating

in 3.5 size below

http://cgi.ebay.com/FireWire-800-USB-eSATA-3-5-External-Enclosure-Case-SATA_W0QQitemZ400086053678QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPCC_Drives_Storage_Internal?hash=item5d26fcb32e#ht_2246wt_1167


Nice!
Expensive!!

I own a P-ATA/IDE drive!!! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2.5 inch

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817146604&cm_re=ide_firewire-_-17-146-604-_-Product

3.5 inch

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817146608&cm_re=ide_firewire-_-17-146-608-_-Product
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

philiparcario wrote:
2.5 inch

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817146604&cm_re=ide_firewire-_-17-146-604-_-Product

3.5 inch

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817146608&cm_re=ide_firewire-_-17-146-608-_-Product


Good price, probably not free shipping to Europe... Laughing Not the most pretty drives I've ever seen though... Very Happy I just made a bid on a reasonable looking casing with FW and USB, see if that works...
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