OWC have updated their Mercury Elite-AL Pro dual-drive external hard-drive with a powered USB 2.0 hub, still keeping the Mac-style design while boosting capacity up to 2TB. There are now two USB 2.0 ports on the back and a third on the front, handy for plugging in USB memory sticks, with a high-performance USB bridge to ensure maximum speed to all of the ports and the internal drives themselves.
The drive is bundled with a USB cable and backup software. This includes Intech Hard Disk SpeedTools Utilities for Mac OS 8.6-X, ProSoft Engineering Data Backup III for Mac OS v10.2.8 or later and NovaStor NovaBACKUP for Windows 2000 or later. Prices are as follows:
- 500GB w/32MB Data Buffer, 7200RPM – $169.99
- 640GB w/32MB Data Buffer, 7200RPM – $189.99
- 1.0TB (1000GB) w/32MB Data Buffer, 7200RPM – $209.99
- 1.5TB (1500GB) w/64MB Data Buffer, 7200RPM – $319.99
- 2.0TB (2000GB) w/64MB Data Buffer, 5400RPM – $419.99
- 2.0TB (2000GB) w/64MB Data Buffer, 7200RPM – $439.99
Available now, each of the OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro USB 2.0 Dual-Drive’s comes with a two-year warranty. They work with both PC and Mac systems.