500GB external drive offers three different interfaces
If your laptop doesn’t have a 1TB drive, then there’s a good chance that one of these days you’ll need a little extra storage. PC users have it easy when it comes to external devices, you just grab one with USB 2.0 support and you’re good to go. However, Mac users might want to take advantage of their FireWire 800 port, and yet still be able to hook it into a PC with USB. If you’re one of those people, you’ll love this Mercury-On-the-Go drive from OWC.
This external drive houses a 2.5-inch 500GB drive that spins up at 5400RPM. While that’s nothing that a hundred other units can’t claim, it does set itself apart rather nicely. On the back of the drive you’ll find three different ports to choose from. You have your pick of USB 2.0, FireWire 400 and FireWire 800. The downside? Now you have to carry around 3 different cables if you want to look cool.
The $360 price tag might seem a bit salty, but that’s the price you pay for such a small drive with all of those fancy connections.