Other World Computing (OWC) has rolled out three new Mercury Elite Pro external FireWire storage drives with 8MB of cache and storage capacities of 200, 180 and 120GB.
Their improved caches offer “significant” data transfer benefits in both burst data and sustained overall performance when compared to models with 2MB of cache, said Larry O’Connor, president of OWC. The new Mercury Elite Pro models measure 1.5 x 9.0 x 5.5 inches and weigh less than three pounds.
All the drives ship with Intech HD SpeedTools, a FireWire cable, external power adaptor and a two-year OWC warranty. They’re compatible with Mac OS X as well as the traditional Mac operating system (Mac OS 8.6 and higher). The 200GB drive costs US$499.99; the 180GB model is $449.99; and the 120GB version is $295.99. All are 7200RPM units. The Mercury Elite Pro FireWire drives are available exclusively through OWC.