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EZQuest Introduces Monsoon External Drives

First of company's next generation external hard drives and optical drives (August 16, 2005)

YORBA LINDA, CA EZQuest introduces Monsoon external drives, the first in its next generation of external hard drives and external optical drives.

Monsoon is the next generation of high speed, high capacity hard drives and digital recorders (DVD+/-RW & CD+/-RW) to the EZQuest product line. Monsoon offers a more compact size, lightweight, durable anodized aluminum case, external auto-switching power supply, and better heat dissipation (eliminating the need for a cooling fan) than previous models. Monsoon hard drives are designed to be fast, but affordable high capacity storage solutions.

?Their small size and lightweight design makes them an excellent accessory for road warriors to pack along with their notebook computers. Said Ebrahim Zmehrir, President of EZQuest, Inc. Ebrahim added, ?The Monsoon line of drives was designed to answer the needs of affordability, compatibility and durability.

The new Monsoon external hard drives have a FireWire 400 and high speed USB2 interface, making them hot-swappable and compatible with the widest possible range of computers. They come pre-formatted for Mac OSX and OS9 and are easily reformatted for Windows and other systems. Storage capacities include 80GB, 160GB, 200GB, 250GB and 400GB. MSRPs are: US$109 for 80GB, $139 for 160GB, $165 for 200GB, $185 for 250GB and $389 for 400GB. These hard drives are currently shipping.

The new Monsoon optical drives also include FireWire 400/USB2 interfaces. These DVD+/-RW drives allow you to write to DVD+R and DVD-R media as well as new dual layer DVD+R that can hold up to 8.5GB of data or digital media. The new Monsoon is also a CDRW drive that will write to 650MB and 700MB CD-R and CD-RW media. The MSRPs is $149. The Monsoon optical drives are expected to start shipping in September 2005.

Spec sheets and a list of dealers are available at

Founded in 1994, EZQuest develops leading edge FireWire and USB external storage devices for servers, desktop and notebook computers. Its products include Monsoon, Pro Audio, Thunder, Cobra+ and Cobra Slim FireWire and USB 2.0 hard drives; and Boa CD-RW and DVD-RW drives.

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