OWC Introduces 1 TB Single Drive System

Other World Computing (OWC) has announced the immediate availability of their quad interface, single drive, 1 TB (one terabyte) Mercury Elite-AL Pro hard disk system.

This is a high-speed, maximum performance system with a wide selection of connectivity options for FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and eSATA ports.

OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Series

"This drive is is geared to those that want the convenience of a single drive-based, compact solution with a selection of interface options. EMC Retrospect Backup Certified, it is also perfect for back-up applications. The 1.0 TB drive solution is compatible with all Apple OS Versions 8.5 through 9.2.x; Apple OS X 10.0.3 and higher (including OS X "Tiger" 10.4.x), Microsoft Windows ME, 2000, XP, Vista; and any OS or device with standard FireWire, USB, or eSATA," according to OWC.

Using the next-generation high-speed Oxford 924 chipset combined with the fastest drive mechanisms available, transfer rates exceeding 80 MB/s via FireWire and up to 150 MB/s via eSATA were cited.

The 1 TB Mercury Elite-AL Pro comes with a 2 year warranty and cables are included. It is available immediately and priced at US$599.99.