OWC has announces their Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini, a 2.5-inch, 1.0TB FireWire/USB-bus powered portable storage device. Compatable with both Windows and Apple OS, the FireWire 800/400, USB 2.0, eSATA interface delivers up to 300MB/s data transfer and the fanless design is sure to keep the unit silent. Pricing for the models start at $120 for the 250GB (5400RPM) model, while the 1TB (5200RPM) goes for $299.
Measuring a compact 3.8″ W x 5.5″ L x 1.1″ H, the OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini offers storage capacity up to 1TB – enough space for up to 1,000,000 JPEG photos, 500 DVD movies, 76 hours of digital video, or 350,000 MP3 songs – in its fanless, aircraft grade brushed aluminum enclosure. Because it’s bus-powered, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini doesn’t require an AC adapter, which makes it ideal for in-the-field business professionals, creative/entertainment professionals, students, and anyone else needing to back up data, transport large files between computers, gain additional storage capacity, and even perform video editing and live music recording.