SOURCE: Other World Computing

May 23, 2006 09:00 ET

New OWC Mercury Elite-AL FireWire 800 Mirror RAID-1 Solutions up to 750GB

RAID-1 Solutions for Mac OS X Offer High-Performance and Real-Time 'Mirror' Backup

WOODSTOCK, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 23, 2006 -- Technology solutions provider Other World Computing (OWC) expands Mercury Elite line with new OWC Mercury Elite-AL 800 Pro RAID-1 Mirror FireWire 800/400 Solutions from $399.99.

"The Mercury Elite-AL Pro RAID-1 Mirror Solution provides for high performance data needs while offering the security of a real-time, 'mirrored' backup," said Larry O'Connor, president of OWC. "For situations where you just can't be too careful with mission-critical data, this solution provides the peace of mind you've been looking for."

Utilizing only the best quality components, Other World Computing's Mercury Elite-AL line is manufactured without compromise to provide both maximum performance and optimum reliability.

Taking data safety to the next level, the Mirror RAID design provides a seamless internal backup of all data -- literally creating a mirror image of all data. In the unlikely event that the primary drive should fail, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro Mirror will automatically switch to the backup demonstrating no loss of data or production time.

"The Mercury Elite-AL FireWire 800 RAIDs combine a custom Oxford bridge with the most reliable disk mechanisms to provide the ultimate in performance and reliable operation," said Jen Soule, OWC Sales Manager. "Using drives with a 7200RPM spindle speed and combining to feature up to a 32 Megabyte (MB) data buffer, these solutions deliver the FireWire 800 performance you expect."

The following Mercury FireWire 800 Pro Mirror RAID solutions are immediately available:

* 250GB x 2 Mirror with 16MB Data Buffer for $399.99
* 320GB x 2 Mirror with 16MB Data Buffer for $449.99
* 400GB x 2 Mirror with 16MB Data Buffer for $619.99
* 500GB x 2 Mirror with 32MB Data Buffer for $829.99
* 750GB x 2 Mirror with 32MB Data Buffer for $1,219.99
All OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro 800 RAID-1 Mirror models are covered by a two-year warranty and come with EMC Retrospect Backup, Intech Hard Disk SpeedTools, SoftRAID and all required connecting cables. OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro 800 RAID-1 Mirror Solutions are preconfigured specifically for use with any Apple Macintosh running Apple OS X 10.2.x or later (including all versions of 10.4 'Tiger') with an available FireWire 800 or 400 Port.

The full line of Mercury Elite-AL Pro 800 RAID solutions, as well as the single drive Elite-AL models available from $119.99, can be found at

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About Other World Computing

Other World Computing (OWC) has been providing quality hardware products and support to the computer universe since 1988. The Illinois-based company had revenues exceeding $35 million USD in 2005. OWC operates the popular e-commerce portal which features one of the largest online catalogs of computer and iPod enhancement products including Mercury, Neptune, and NewerTech acceleration and FireWire product lines. OWC is a Premiere Level Apple Developer Connection member and provides extensive technical support for Macintosh users around the world. The company management umbrella includes leading Internet Service Providers and, and is the area's leading technology employer as ranked by McHenry County Business Journal.

OWC press release and product images can be found at

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