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EZQuest Ships 8x Dual-Format DVD Recorder

Boa FireWire drive includes Toast Titanium By Dave Nagel
EZQuest this week introduced a new model in its Boa line of media burners. The new Boa 8x DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW drive is available in three external configurations and supports Mac OS X and Windows. The company also launched a new Boa Slim portable combo DVD drive. Both are available now.

The new Boa external drive offers 8x DVD-R and DVD+R write speeds, 4x DVD-RW and DVD+RW rewrite speeds and 24x CD-R write speeds. It reads DVDs at 12x and CDs at 40x, and it offers new technologies for automatically adjusting the write to minimize DVD-RW deterioration and to provide more reliable writes, including writing to warped or uneven discs, according to the company.

The Boa 8x drive is available in FireWire and USB 2.0 configurations. The FireWire (Mac OS X) model is available in two further configurations. A base model includes Roxio Toast Lite and Dantz Retrospect Express and sells for $249. There's also a model that include Roxio Toast Titanium and Retrospect Express for $299. The USB 2.0 model (Windows) comes bundled with Sonic My DVD and Dantz Retrospect Express for $249.

EZQuest also started shipping a new Boa Slim dual-format drive. The Boa Slim line is a portable solution offering both FireWire and USB 2.0 connectors. The new model includes support for DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW and offers write speeds of 2x (DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW), 16x CD-R and 8x CD-RW. It reads DVDs at 8x and CDs at 24x. The new model weighs in at less than a pound and measures 6" x 5.5" x 0.75". It's available now for Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and Windows for $319.

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Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the editor and producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Apple DVD Studio Pro, Mac OS, 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

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