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EZQuest To Ship Cobra+ FireWire 800 DriveExternal model will be available in capacities up to 250 GB
The new Cobra+ drives incorporate the new FireWire 800 (IEEE 1394b) standard, which offers data transfer speeds of 800 megabits per second, twice the speed of the previous generation of FireWire. The drives also include USB 2.0 connections, which offer transfer speeds up to 480 megabits per second.
The new Cobra+ models will be available in capacities up to 250 GB. However, EZQuest says it will continue selling the units with FireWire 400 connections for those who do not yet have USB 2.0 or FireWire 800 capabilities on their systems. The older models will continue to be available in capacities of 40 GB to 120 GB.
According to EZQuest, the Cobra+ drives are stackable and include Hard Disk Speed Tools, a RAID-0 striping utility for Macintosh. The drives are also compatible with the striping software included with various systems, including Windows 2000. The company has not yet announced pricing for the new models. For more information, visit http://www.ezq.com.
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