Other World Computing (OWC) said it’s shipping its 160GB FireWire 800+USB2 Mercury On-The-Go Pro Series portable external hard drive. The drive costs $499.99.
The drive features EMC/Dantz Retrospect backup software, Intech Speed Tools, Firewire 400, FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 cables and a carrying case. It’s compatible with Mac OS 8.5 or higher, including Mac OS X v10.0.3 or later, as well as various flavors of Windows.
Using a 2.5-inch mechanism, the drive operates at 5400RPM and features 8MB of cache. The drive weighs less than 12 ounces and is small enough to fit in a shirt pocket, according to OWC. It’s also encased in shock insulation to protect the mechanism from being damaged while it’s being moved around.
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