Other World Computing (OWC) has dropped the prices on all its FireWire storage solutions by up to 20 percent.
The cost reductions involve products in the company’s Elite FireWire 800/400 + USB 2.0/1.1 Combo line, its Elite FireWire 400 + USB 2.0/1.1 Combo line, its Mercury On-The-Go lines (both FireWire and FireWire + USB Combo), as well as its lines of Mercury CDRW + USB 2.0/1.1 Combo and Mercury Pro DVD-R/RW FireWire + USB 2.0/1.1 Combo storage solutions.
Many of the OWC models come with SpeedTool — a utility suite for Mac OS X and 9 that handles disk defragmentation, backup, testing, benchmarking and FireWire tuning. The CD and DVD FireWire products come with Roxio Toast Lite 5.x (backup software for Mac OS X and Mac OS 9.x). And CharisMac Discribe 5.x comes with each OWC DVD-R/RW + CD-R/RW combo solution.
Discribe is CD/DVD mastering software that’s Mac OS X compatible. It provides mastering capabilities for more than 250 supported mechanisms, according to CharisMac, including CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW and DVD+RW systems. Additionally, the software supports formats including CD Extra, Hybrid, ISO-9660, and track-at-once and disc-at-once audio.