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OWC Mercury Elite Pro Now Offers USB 3.0 ‘SuperSpeed’ Performance

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 | Author:

Other World Computing announced today it has enhanced its award-winning, high-performance Mercury Elite Pro desktop storage solution line with the USB 3.0 ‘SuperSpeed’ interface. Complemented by two FireWire 800 ports as well as an eSATA port, the new USB 3.0 model – which is fully USB 2.0 backwards compatible – delivers data transfer speeds up to 300MB/s. All of that speed resides in a brushed aluminum housing offering up to 4.0TB of Plug and Play storage and/or backup capacity.

High Performance for Professional Use

The Mercury Elite Pro is ideal for demanding A/V, digital photography, professional music, graphics, Time Machine backups, as well as general data uses requiring up to 4.0TB of reliable, high performance storage. With multiple interfaces, all connection cables included, and a $100 retail value disk utility software bundle, the Mercury Elite Pro offers Plug and Play ease of use with any Mac, PC, or Linux-based computer with a FireWire or USB interface. Article Continues…

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Newer Technology Announces New miniStack Storage Solution Design As The Perfect Complement To Apple Mac mini

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 | Author:

Newer Technology, Inc. announced today its new miniStack external storage solution specifically designed to match the appearance and size of 2010 and later Mac mini computers. With the same 1.4″ H x 7.7″ W x 7.7″ D dimensions and aluminum finish, the two devices can be stacked together to conserve precious desktop workspace while the miniStack is used for storing or backing up large music, photo, and video libraries.

Stackable Design with Big Performance

While designed to complement the Mac mini, the miniStack is also an ideal space-saving, high-performance external drive that can be used with any Mac or PC. Users have found they can create a ‘power tower’ of storage capacity by stacking two or more miniStacks while still preserving desktop workspace. miniStack offers up to 4.0TB of storage with data rates up to 500MB/s thanks to a ‘Quad Interface’ of FireWire 800/400, USB 3.0, and eSATA ports. Article Continues…

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Thunderbolt Display – Data Transfer Speed Testing

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 | Author:

We were pretty exited to receive our first few Thunderbolt Displays yesterday. If you want a closer look – we released some unboxing photos before we started our testing. We set off to see just how good essentially the world’s first Thunderbolt hub performs – not to mention the only way so far to add FireWire compatibility to your MacBook Air.

We’re pleased to announce that for read speeds across the board, whether plugging in via USB or FireWire 800, there is no speed degradation whatsoever.

With FireWire 800 write speeds though, we found an interesting anomaly.

When running a FireWire 800 external drive hooked up to the Thunderbolt display, there was roughly a 3-5MB/s slowdown in write speeds versus the same drive plugged in directly to the FireWire 800 port on the host machine. Admittedly, that 3-5MB/s is quantitatively not that large of a difference, but when the interface itself maxes out at roughly 80MB/s transfer speeds – that 3-5MB equates to a 4-7% total difference, which can seem significant. USB speeds remained constant and did not show any slowdown.

Here’s an example: Article Continues…

OWC Announces Five New Models In Mercury Elite Pro Dual Mini “Quad Interface” Portable RAID Storage Solution Line

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 | Author:

Other World Computing announced today it has expanded the new Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini bus powered (no AC adapter needed) portable hardware RAID storage solution with two new hard drive and three new OWC SSD based models. Now offering 10 pre-configured choices with hardware RAID-1 “mirrored” redundancy for “live activity” data protection; or RAID-0 “stripe” for maximum performance capacity, the Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini contains two 2.5″ hard drives or OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSDs for up to 2.0TB of capacity and a “Quad Interface” of FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, & eSATA connections for Plug and Play data transfer speeds up to 300MB/s with Mac and PC computers. Article Continues…

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NewerTech Introduces Highest Capacity 2.0TB Guardian MAXimus mini “Quad Interface” Portable RAID Solution For Macs And PCs

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 | Author:

Newer Technology, Inc. announced today that it has added a new model – featuring dual 2.5″ 1.0TB SATA drives for up to 2.0TB of storage – to its bus powered (no AC adapter needed) ultra portable Guardian MAXimus mini storage solution line. The new model provides 1.0TB hardware RAID-1 redundancy for a MAXProtect “mirrored” copy of data or a 2.0TB RAID-0 mode for MAXPerform speed and a “Quad Interface” of FireWire 800/400, USB 2.0, & eSATA connections to offer Mac and PC users Plug and Play data transfer speeds up to 300MB/s.

The NewerTech Guardian MAXimus mini, a Visionary Product Awards finalist at CES in the Storage Visions 2011 Awards Program, is available immediately in seven hard drive based models with up to 2.0TB of capacity and three Solid State Drive (SSD) models with up to 960GB of storage capacity starting at $179.99 MSRP from NewerTech’s exclusive distributor, Other World Computing, as well as through the retail channel. Article Continues…

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