updated 07:50 pm EST, Tue March 9, 2010
Drive offers eSATA, USB 2.0, FireWire 800/400
OWC has launched its OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini 1TB portable drive, which it claims is the first ever 2.5-inch 1TB drive shipped with a quad interface. The bus-powered drive has eSATA, USB 2.0, and FireWire 800/400 connectivity in a brushed aluminum, fanless enclosure. In addition to the new 1TB capcity, the drives are also available with 7200RPM 500GB drives and solid-state drives up to 200GB.
Both the new 640GB and 1TB models use 5200RPM drives; the enclosure itself ships with an eSATA port, USB 2.0 port and two FireWire 800 ports and a FireWire 800-400 converter cable. It also includes Intech SpeedTools, Prosoft Engineering Data Backup and Carbon Copy Cloner.
The OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini series with Mac OS X Snow Leopard (as well as older Mac systems as far back as Mac OS 8.6 using the FireWire 400 interface). The 1TB model is $300, the 640GB is $190, the 200GB SSD model is $850 and the high performance 500GB 7200rpm model is $190.