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EZQuest Intros Thunder Pro A/V Firewire Hard DriveSleek new drive optimized for professional video/audio programs (January 11, 2005)
EZQuest introduced the Thunder Pro A/V FireWire 400, the first in its new generation of Pro A/V hard drives, at Macworld today. The company will add FireWire 800 drives to this product line within a few weeks. EZQuest also previewed its Thunder Pro A/V RAID FireWire 800 drive and will formally introduce it later this month. Designed for audio/video professionals, the sleek Thunder Pro A/V FireWire 400 comes in an anodized-aluminum enclosure and is one-third smaller than competitive drives. The Thunder Pro A/V is very quiet because it has no internal fan, and it offers data transfer rates of up to 36MB/sec read and 34MB/sec write. In addition, it features EZ Port, an extra front-access FireWire port that allows fast connect and disconnect, and Smart Switch, which automatically turns the drive on when it is plugged in. The Thunder Pro A/V comes in four configurations: 160GB, 200GB, 250GB and 400GB. All four configurations will be available in late March. EZQuest offers a two-year warranty and 48-hour repair turnaround for all of its Pro A/V products.
"We've worked to develop an ideal real-time editing and storage solution for audio/video professionals for the past two years. Thunder drives combine great performance with the huge storage capacity required for audio, video, digital imaging, photography and computer animation projects," said Ebrahim Zmehrir, EZQuest president. "In addition, Thunder drives have been thoroughly tested for compatibility with programs used by these professionals."
Thunder's key software features include A/V tuning and Disk De-frag. The drive is also optimized for audio-editing programs such as Digidesign Pro Tools; video-editing packages such as Apple's Final Cut Pro, Avid Express Pro Studio and Adobe's Premier Pro; and computer-animation programs such as Discreet's 3ds max 7, Alias' Maya 6 and Softimage's xsi 4. The drive has a total of three FireWire ports, and is compatible with Mac OS 9.1 and Mac OS 10.1.5 or later; and Win 98SE, Win 2000, Win ME and Win XP. MSRPs are: $249 for 160GB, $289 for 200GB, $349 for 250GB and $699 for 400GB capacities.
Spec sheets and a list of dealers are available at www.ezq.com.
Founded in 1994, EZQuest develops leading-edge Pro A/V FireWire and USB external storage devices for desktop and notebook computers. Its Thunder Pro A/V FireWire hard drives are optimized for Pro A/V editing programs -- and combine great performance with huge storage capacity. They come in sleek anodized-aluminum enclosures and have an extra front-access FireWire port that allows fast connect and disconnect. EZQuest provides a two-year warranty and 48-hour repair turnaround for all of its Pro A/V products. EZQuest also offers the award-winning Cobra+ and Cobra Slim external hard drives for general consumers.
Headquarters: 23311 La Palma Avenue, Yorba Linda, CA 92887 Phone: 714-694-0031 Fax: 714-694-0034.
For more information visit www.EZQ.com.
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