What’s the difference between the OWC On-The-Go drives above? All are in perfect working condition, but the one the right is from 2013, the one in the middle from 2009, the one on the left is from 2001. That’s a whopping 12 years of service.
While the interfaces may have changed over time, what we refer to affectionately internally in OWC shorthand as the “OTG”, is a drive that many an OWC customer has come to rely on for their portability coupled with a sturdy reliability.
The OTG has been an OWC top seller since its introduction in 2001, and in 2002 was the first 7200RPM portable drive on the market. The On-the-Go also has been updated numerous times in its existence to have the largest capacity and fastest possible drives available, including models driven by OWC SSDs.
“I bought an OTG as a backup drive in 2001 and this simple little HD has been through hell and high water (nearly quite literally on that part, re:Hurricane Katrina). Using it off and on throughout the last 12 years, it’s never failed me once. It’s as solid as they come and — forgive my dramatics here — it’s a testament to both the quality and care OWC puts into the drives they sell. It’s one of the reasons I always go to OWC when I’m in need of anything like this and why I always recommend OWC to everyone for what they sell.” – Ralph F., OWC Customer.
While the 2001 model’s warranty may have expired long ago, we always love when an investment in technology goes the distance. Especially since we’re all about upgrading your Mac to make it last as long and as possible.
That’s not to say every drive will last 12+ years, but it’s nice to know the possibility is there. Begin your adventure with an On-The-Go today.