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OWC offers 2TB USB 2.0 hub/storage combo

updated 02:05 pm EDT, Thu August 14, 2008

2TB OWC hub storage

Other World Computing today announced it is now offering a 2TB version of its Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Drive USB 2.0 hub/storage device. The Mercury Elite is a "Plug 'N Play" external hard drive for Mac or PC that also offers three powered USB 2.0 ports. The drive runs at 7200rpm and has 64mb data buffer cache. OWC claims data transfer rates of 60MB/sec; the drive is packaged with Prosoft Engineer Data Backup for Mac OS X 10.2.9 or later, NovaStor NovaBACKUP for Windows 2000 or later, and Intech SpeedTools Utilities for Mac OS 8.6/X. A USB 2.0 cable is included with the drive. Storage capacities for the Mercury Elite series range from 500GB to 2TB, with prices ranging from $170 to $440, respectively.



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  1. ScottGG

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    Joined: Dec 2007

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    WHY THE HECK USB ? ? ?

    USB on a Mac is so Slow, why would they do that?

    Take note of what happened to the Drobo line as they just upgraded from the USB to the FW800, and I can attest there is a BIG difference from the USB to FireWire.

    Really a Bad Choice by OWC for the interface to the Mac.


  1. Gary Palter

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    Joined: Aug 2001

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    This is something new

    This seems to be a new variant of OWC's already extensive Mercury Elite Pro line where they added a USB hub to the package. Other entries in the line already include FW800 connections.

  1. Monde

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    Joined: Jan 2004

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    Only thing I can figure

    Is that the USB 2.0 interface is a nod to time machine. FW 800 is definitely the very best way to connect a peripheral drive outside of SATA.

  1. Salsa

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    Joined: Oct 2003

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    FireWire is expensive

    I like FireWire too for drive that I use a lot. For back-ups, I buy USB drives because they are so much cheaper.

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