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EZQuest Ships Cobra+

FireWire drive available in capacities up to 120 GB By Dave Nagel
EZQuest has started shipping a new 120 GB external FireWire drive. The Cobra+, with a 7,200 RPM mechanism, is being targeted toward the professional audio and video markets. According to the company, the drive is one of only two that has been tested by Digidesign for use with Pro Tools systems.

The Cobra+ is stackable and offers an average seek time of 8.9 ms and a burst transfer rate of 35 MB per second. The drive ships with Intech Hard Disk Speed Tools. HDST is a disk utility that provides striping for the drives on Macintosh systems.


The Cobra+ 120 GB FireWire drive is compatible with Windows and Macintosh systems. It sells for $489 but is also available in 40 GB, 60 GB, 80 GB and 100 GB configurations. 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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