EZQuest has announced the release of its latest Boa optical drive, a
16X DVD+/-R FireWire drive
that writes to CDs and DVDs, including 8.5GB dual layer DVDs. Write speeds are 4X for DVD+R dual layer and DVD+/-RW, 16X for DVD+/-R, 24X for CD-RW and 32X for CD-R. The new Boa drive comes in two versions, one with Toast Lite and Dantz Retrospect for US$199 and one with Toast Titanium 6 and Dantz Retrospect for $259. Both require Mac OS X v10.2.8, a G4 running at 500MHz and 512MB RAM. In addition, an
that ships with Toast 6.0 and Dantz Retrospect is available for $139. It needs a G3 running at 266MHz (a G4 is required for authoring), Mac OS X v10.2 and 512MB RAM.