Although the outward appearance of the OWC 160GB Mercury On-The-Go portable hard drive may not exactly be out of this world, it does come from a company called Other World Computing. Under the clear casing of this backup solution, you’ll find a Seagate Momentus 7200rpm 160GB 2.5-inch hard drive. The best part is that the enclosure comes with a trio of port choices.
You can take the generic route and do the USB 2.0 dance, or alternatively, you can hop on over to FireWire 400 or 800. Regardless of your choice, the OWC drive is bus-powered, meaning that you won’t need a separate AC/DC adapter to shove into a wall outlet.
For people not quite ready to fork over the $279.99 for the 160GB model, Other World Computing (OWC) is also offering a similar package with a 100-gig drive instead. Speedy (7200rpm on a 2.5-inch platter!), clear, and with a “spiffy blue LED inside”, this portable hard drive is pretty darn neat.