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EZQuest Ships Boa Slim DVD-RW Drive

Bus-powered portable drive offers FireWire and USB 2.0 connectivity By Dave Nagel
EZQuest today announced the Boa Slim DVD-RW drive. The new model offers DVD-R/RW and CD-R/RW burning in a portable, external configuration. It's available now for Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and Windows.

The Boa Slim DVD-RW is a portable unit weighing less than a pound and measuring 6" x 5.5" x 0.75". It operates off bus power through its FireWire port and also includes USB 2.0 connectivity. It offers speeds of 2x for DVD-R and DVD-RW, 8x DVD-ROM, 16x CD-R, 8x CD-RW and 24x CD-ROM. FOr the Macintosh, the Boa Slim drive comes with Pixela IMX for converting iMovie projects to MPEG-2 and burning DVDs and Charismac for burning DVDs and CDs. For Windows, it includes Sonic MyDVD Video & CD Burning Suite. It also includes Mac and Windows versions of Retrospect Express.

The Boa Slim DVD-RW drive comes with a carrying case, cable and software and supports Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and Windows. It sells for $359 in the FireWire/USB combo configuration and $339 in a USB-only configuration. For more information, visit

Contact the author: 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, 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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