OWC Releases 500GB Portable Hard Drive (FireWire 400/800, USB 2.0)

Other World Computing (OWC) announced Friday the OWC Mercury On-The-Go 500GB, 5400RPM portable storage drive. This device is a bus-powered, palm-sized portable hard drive with support for FireWire 800, FireWire 400 (the original FireWire), and USB 2.0 connections. The company said it is the largest portable hard drive it has yet offered.

The unit is priced at US$359.99, and is available today. It includes:

  • A carrying case
  • Cables for all interfaces specific to this model
  • Prosoft DataRescue III for OS X and NovaStor NovaBackup for Windows.

The company noted that all drives are covered by a one-year warranty and are compatible with Apple OS Versions 8.5 through 9.2.x; Apple OS X 10.0.3 and higher (including the latest OS 10.5.x), as well as Microsoft Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, Vista.

The OWC Mercury On-The-Go 500GB
Photo courtesy of OWC