OWC Introduces Mercury Elite-AL Pro Mini Portable Hard Drive
Measuring 3.8 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini case is small enough to easily fit in a laptop bag or backpack. In terms of connectivity, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini drives come with an eSATA port, a USB 2.0 port, and a pair of FireWire 800 ports. For users who wish to connect via FireWire 400, OWC includes a FireWire 400 to FireWire 800 cable. FireWire 800, USB 2.0, and eSATA cables are also included with the drive.
For power, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini case can use FireWire, a powered USB port, or a power adapter which is sold separately.
Available models include:
- 320GB, 5400 rpm drive with an 8MB cache ($140)
- 500GB, 5400 rpm drive with an 8MB cache ($170)
- 750GB, 5200 rpm drive with an 8MB cache ($250)
- 320GB, 7200 rpm drive with a 16MB cache ($150)
- 500GB, 7200 rpm drive with a 16MB cache ($200)
- 256MB SSD drive with a 64MB cache ($820)