May 9
QPS Ships FireWire CD-RW Drive

by David Nagel
Senior Producer

QPS Inc. today started shipping a new FireWire-based CD-RW drive. The Que! Fire offers 8x write, 4x rewrite and 32x read speeds and can be connected to any Mac or PC that can support FireWire. The drive includes a 2 MB buffer, and it ships with a FireWire controller card that provides three hot-swappable FireWire ports.

The drive also comes with CD-mastering software (Adaptec Toast for the Mac), CD-RW media, a 1394 cable and a protective carrying bag. It has a 650 MB storage capacity, 170 ms average access time and a 4.8 MB per second data transfer rate.

The Que! Fire is available for $479. For more information, visit

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