Other World Computing introduced its newly engineered Mercury On-The-Go Pro Series external hard drives. The drives weigh less than 12-ounces, have up to a 160GB storage capacity and run at speeds of up to 5,400 revolutions per minute (RPM), according to the company.
The Mercury On-The-Go features both FireWire 800/400 and USB2 ports, making it compatible with any Apple Macintosh or PC with an available FireWire or USB port. The new 2006 On-The-Go Pro series adds FireWire 800 capability to double the potential performance power of the previous incarnation of the On-The-Go line. Each drive comes with two FireWire 800/400 and one USB 2.0/1.1 ports and ships with a carrying case, FireWire 400 cable, FireWire 800 cable, USB cable, EMC/Dantz Retrospect and Intech Speed Tools. They also are covered by a one-year warranty and officially supported by Dantz Retrospect with the EMC/Dantz Retrospect Backup Certification.
The On-The-Go line features drives with 40-160GB of storage space running 4200, 5400 or 7200RPM starting at $130. The drives will be available for purchase at Macworld Conference and Expo.