On Monday at
Macworld Conference & Expo,
Other World Computing
(OWC) announced new Mercury On-The-Go pocket hard drives and a new Mercury Extreme G4 1.25GHz processor upgrade that the company guarantees will run at actual clock speeds of up to 1.467GHz.
The 80GB 5400RPM Mercury On-The-Go drives feature an 8MB data buffer and sport either FireWire-only connectivity or both FireWire and USB 2.0. The former retails for US$349.97, the latter for $359.97. The FireWire interface offers two ports, one powered 6-pin and one un-powered 4-pin, and the USB interface supports USB 1.1.
OWC also reduced prices on the following Mercury On-The-Go drives: 40GB 5400RPM w/16MB buffer, $249.97 (FireWire only) and $259.99 (FireWire+USB); 60GB 4200RPM, $249.97 (FireWire only) and $259.99 (FireWire+USB); 60GB 7200RPM, $339.97 (FireWire only) and $349.99 (FireWire+USB); and 80GB 4200RPM w/8MB buffer, $299.97 (FireWire only) and $309.97 (FireWire+USB).
The new Mercury Extreme G4 1.25GHz card replaces the 1.25-1.26GHz entry in OWC’s line of processor upgrades. It uses Motorola’s new PowerPC G4 7455B 1.25GHz processor and features 256K of 1:1 L2 cache on-chip and 2MB of high-speed SPD or DDR L3 cache. It’s compatible with Power Mac G4 AGP Graphics (Sawtooth), Gigabit Ethernet, Digital Audio and Quicksilver models and it’s available now for $429.99.
You can find OWC at booth #2233 in Macworld’s Moscone Center.