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    Other World Computing (OWC) feedback

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    Other World Computing (OWC) feedback
    I will be purchasing a OWC Mercury Elite- AL Pro external hard drive (7,200 rpm FireWire 800/400+ USB2, 250GB) next week. I am wondering if anyone has heard anything, both positive and negative, regarding this product. Also, from what i've seen OWC's reputation (as a site) is pretty good, but what is their reputation regarding products made by them?

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    I don't know about their brand of hardware, but I deal with OWC on a regular basis and have had nothing but good experiences with them.
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    I just ordered the same drive, but with FW400 and USB2. It is a great product. Well executed. I have made many pruchases from OWC and they are a class act. Great customer support.

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    I've purchased a hard drive and RAM from them - great support and speedy delivery. I'm in the market for more RAM and I am definitely going to continue buying from them.

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    Yeah I agree also they are a really good company and I've always enjoyed doing business with them. Another hard drive that I just saw released today and I would really love to get is this one.. you might want to take a look at it:

    http://www.pcuniverse.com/product.as...689573&m_id=25

    I would have given you a OWC url, but it doesn't look like they have them up on their site.. if you are interested in the drive then you might give OWC a call and see if they will be selling them.

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    Oh and newertech just slashed their prices probably due to the hard drive I mentioned above this post and this one is from OWC and it was just announced on MacMinute:

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/ministack/

    I really like the look of both this one and the one I mentioned above.. and they both have a pretty small footprint

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    I believe that a recent issue of MacWorld listed this drive as one of its "Top Hardware" choices - nothing but good things to say about it.
    My Macs: iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, PowerMac G5 Quad 2.5 GHz, G4 Cube with 1.2 GHz Upgrade
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    Murlyn, the link you provided to pcuniverse just times out when I try it. It does get to pcuniverse, but the product code just times out. No drive it shown. It looks like it must have been a Western Digital drive? It does bring up a "related searches" box that lists Western Digital drives.

    I am looking for a new drive right now and was interested. What was compelling about this new drive? Can you check the URL to see if maybe it has changed? Thanks!
    My Macs: iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, PowerMac G5 Quad 2.5 GHz, G4 Cube with 1.2 GHz Upgrade
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