EZQuest Doubles Portable Hard Drive Speed
Portable 250GB hard drives from EZQuest will soon communicate twice as fast.Portable 250GB hard drives from EZQuest Inc. will soon communicate twice as fast, officials of the Yorba Linda, Calif. company said Thursday. The new Cobra+ FireWire 800, using the new 1394B specification, receives and transmits data at approximately 100MBps. It also has a USB 2.0 connection. The new drive will ship by late April, said Dean Kishiyama, chief engineer. Pricing is not yet announced.
"Later on theyre going to push this up to FireWire 1600," with another speed doubling, Kishiyama said. Thats more than a year away, but while the current 1394B upgrade requires that users computers have compatible ports, the future upgrade will probably be through firmware, he said.
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