|[2:00 PM] EZQuest Raises The Bar In The FireWire Hard Drive Biz
EZQuest began shipping its new 45GB and 60GB FireWire hard drives today. The drives are rated at 7200 RPM. According to EZQuest:
The Boa 45GB and 60GB FireWire hard drives are shipping to Apple dealers worldwide.
The Cobra 45GB and 60GB drives tout transfer rates of 12/13MB/sec*, dual 6pin FireWire ports, internal power supply, hot plug ease of use and 3 year warranties. The Cobra series hard drives are compatible with the iMac DV line, blue and white G3s as well as G4 Macintosh computers.
* on tests with a G4 400MHZ with Mac Bench 5.0
All drives are shipping with an "ice" flavored exterior, internal auto switching power supply, Firewire cable and EZQuest's Disk Controller software.
Here are the prices for these drives: US$379 for 20GB, US$489 for 30GB, US$599 for 45GB and US$699 for 60GB. You can find more information on EZQuest's site.
The Mac Observer Spin: That's a lot of storage and speed for a decent price when compared to the overall market.