Other World Computing (OWC) has announced the availability of its
Neptune 400 Storage Solution
line in a 500GB capacity. The Neptune is an external hard disk drive compatible with Macs and PCs. The new model costs $369.99.
OWC also makes Neptune drives in capacities from 80GB to 400GB at prices ranging from $99.95 to $279.95 depending on capacity.
The Neptune drives come in a shock-resistant blue chassis with blue activity indicator LED. They feature two six-pin FireWire 400 ports.
Neptune drives using the latest Oxford 911+ chipset and come equipped with EMC Retrospect backup software for Mac and PC, Intech HD Speedtools software and FireWire cabling. All the drives in the Neptune line feature 7200RPM rotational speeds; all the drives except for the 80GB model feature 8MB of data buffer cache.
The Neptune drive measures 1.5 x 9 x 5.5 inches and comes with a desk stand if you want to set it upright. It weighs less than 2.7 pounds and features an external auto-switching power adapter.