Other World Computing is shipping the Mercury line of FireWire drives now bundled with Intechis SpeedTools 3.5. SpeedTools is a hard drive management utility designed for increased drive performance and sustained data transfer rates. According to Other World Computing:
Other World Computing (OWC), a leading provider of products and services for the Macintosh marketplace, today announced that beginning immediately all OWC Mercury FireWire drives will ship with a free copy of Intechis Hard Drive SpeedTools 3.5, the best performing hard drive management utility available for Macintosh computers.
The software accelerates OWCis Mercury FireWire drivesi performance drives by as much as 20 percent compared to other drive management software programs, such as Appleis stock utility. With SpeedTools, several of OWCis Mercury FireWire models are now able to provide sustained data transfer rates of more than 40 Megabytes per second. SpeedTools is compatible with Mac OS 7.0 through 9.2.x. SpeedTools version 3.5 also introduces two new utilities, Integrity X and QuickBench X, which are designed exclusively for Mac OS X.
You can find more information about the Mercury FireWire drives at the Other World Computing Web site. The Mercury line of drives start at US$159.99.