OWC On-The-Go Portable as SATA HD Do-it-Yourself Kit
July 25, 2006
Technology solutions provider Other World Computing (OWC) today announced the brand new introduction and immediate availability of a ‘Add Your Own SATA Hard Drive Kit’ version of its award-winning, ultra-portable, totally bus-powered FireWire + USB 2.0 Mercury On-the-Go 2.5″ Portable Storage Solutions, with an introductory price of less than $90.
OWC Mercury On-The-Go 2.5″ Portable Storage Solutions measure only 3″L x 5.5″W x 1″H and weigh less than 11 ounces even once the hard drive mechanism is installed, allowing maximum storage and portability in the smallest ultra-portable package possible. Solutions are bus powered without external power requirements and bootable via FireWire and/or USB 2.0 interfaces. The rugged exterior case and built-in shock protection ensure maximum data protection.
The new SATA Kit version of the pocket-sized On-The-Go, priced at only $89.99, features the high performance engineering of the Oxford 924 chipset with one USB 2.0 and two FireWire 800 connections. FireWire 800 is backwards compatible to FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 is backwards compatible to USB 1.1 allowing the On-The-Go to interface with virtually any Mac, PC, or Linux system.