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Brief: EZQuest Ships 40x12x48 CD-RW

FireWire drive includes 2 MB buffer By Dave Nagel
EZQuest has started shipping new Boa drive for the Macintosh. Boa offers 40x write, 12x rewrite and 48x read speeds, allowing it to burn a standard CD in 1.85 minutes, according to the company. It can also rewrite an entire CD in 6.1 minutes.

The new FireWire-based Boa drive includes a 2 MB buffer and buffer underrun technology for dealing with underrun errors in fast-write modes. It has an 80 ms average access time with a data transfer rate of 19 MB per second.


The 40x Boa is housed in a light-gray case that is fully shielded with 0.6 metal. It comes ready to use and includes a built-in universal auto-switching power supply, a cable and software (Mac and PC burning software). It runs $269. For more information, visit http://www.ezq.com.


Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at dnagel@digitalmedianet.com.

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