Kano Technologies announced on Wednesday the introduction of its new Blue-Wav drives, which utilize blue-violet lasers to pack up to 23.3GB of data onto a Sony Professional Disc for Data (ProData) cartridge. The Blue-Wav is available in both
($2,995) models and features a 16MB cache and LVD SCSI connectivity for transfer rates as high as 11MB per second. Both versions of the drive ship with Dantz Retrospect Express backup and disaster recovery software as well as a SCSI host adapter, SCSI cable, SCSI terminator and one ProData rewriteable cartridge. The Blue-Wav drives are also compatible with Sony’s write-one ProData cartridges.