OWC, a developer and supplier of hardware solutions, has recently complemented its line of portable storage devices with a new model Mercury On-the-Go Pro. The preliminary data provided by the company claims that the new product will be based on triple interface template and will support USB 3.0 interface. However, this does not mean that the device won't be able to support USB 2.0 interface, since it will be backwards compatible with USB 3.0.
OWC Mercury On-the-Go Pro storage will be delivered in a refined transparent casing made of acryl. The nominal dimensions are 140x89x25 mm. The software kit will involve various applets for the backup of data (NovaBackup, Data Backup 3, Carbon Copy Cloner), as well as, a dedicated program for the monitoring over the storage condition and optimization of drives' performance.
The lineup of products will be represented by different modifications of the drives. Thereby, each customer will receive a chance to choose among several versions of portable storages: model with 1 TB hard drive, 8/16 Mb cache buffer or SSD of 480 GB capacity, and 7200/5400 spindle rotation speed. The maximal data transfer speed approximates 285 Mb/sec.
Additionally to the modifications with three interfaces, which are equipped with USB 3.0 ports and FireWire 400/800, the customers will be offered models with USB 3.0 interfaces only.
OWC representatives claim that their new portable storage device is able to store more than a million photos, about seventy-five hours of video (in digital format), and five hundred DVD movies.