Other World Computing boosted the capacity of its line Neptune external FireWire drives Thursday, adding 750GB and 1TB configurations to its offerings. Previously, the Neptune line topped out at 500GB.
Both the 750GB and 1TB Neptune drives feature a 7,200-rpm drive mechanism, up to 32MB data buffer, and data transfer rates of up to 400Mbps. OWC’s Neptune drives include the same Oxford chipset and power supplies available in the company’s higher-end Mercury Elite storage products.
The 1.5-inch-by-9-inch-by-5.5-inch drives come with a FireWire cable, Intech HD SpeedTools and Prosoft DataBackup III software.
The 1TB Neptune FireWire drive costs $230; the 750GB model sells for $170. Other Neptune drives, ranging in capacity from 80GB to 500GB, cost between $90 and $125, depending on capacity.