Storage peripheral maker
has introduced a new of FireWire 800-equipped Cobra+ Pro Audio hard drives that it says are optimized for use with digital audio applications. The drives feature 7200RPM mechanisms and 8MB buffers, and are available in 120, 200 and 250GB capacities.
Preformatted for Macs, the new drives have been qualified by Digidesign for use on their Pro Tools HD systems, according to EZQuest President Ebrahim Zmehrir. They’re compatible with Mac OS X and Mac OS 8.6 or higher, as well as various versions of Windows. Drives come equipped with both FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 interfaces. The drives include power supply, software, carrying case and cables. Hard Disk Speedtools and Dantz Retrospect Backup is included.
Prices run from US$289 for the 120GB model to $349 for the 200GB model to $419 for the 250GB model. The new drives are available in the US through
only, and in Europe through authorized dealers.