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EZQuest Ships New Cobra+ Drive

External FireWire drive offers 200 GB capacity By Dave Nagel
EZQuest has shipped its new Cobra+ external FireWire drive. The new model is targeted toward audio and video professionals and offers a capacity of 200 GB in a 7,200 RPM mechanism. It's available now for Macintosh and Windows.

According to EZQuest, for audio, the new drive is compatible with Digidesign Pro Tools and eliminates the need to record to tape. It's stackable and ships with Intech Hard Disk Speed Tools RAID level-0 striping software for the Macintosh. It's also compatible with the striping software that comes with Windows 2000 and XP.

The Cobra+ features an average seek time of 8.9ms and a burst transfer rate of 35 MB per second. It comes ready to use, and includes a built-in universal auto-switching power supply, a cable and software.

Cobra+ is compatible with Macintosh and WIndows systems out of the box and sells for $439. Other configurations include 40 GB, 60 GB, 80 GB, 100 GB and 120 GB models. 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, 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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