Quantum ships first Ultra ATA hard drives

Storage specialist Quantum today announced the first hard drives that host the super-fast Ultra ATA interface. The new drives will achieve burst rates up to 33Mb per second, twice the former best of 16.

Storage specialist Quantum today announced the first hard drives that host the super-fast Ultra ATA interface. The new drives will achieve burst rates up to 33Mb per second, twice the former best of 16.6Mb per second. Also backed by Intel, Ultra ATA is part of the Ultra DMA/33 protocol that is expected to become an industry standard.

The Ultra ATA drives debut as part of the new 3.5-inch Quantum Fireball ST line. The new line ranges from a 1.6Gb model (£140 + VAT) to a 6.4Gb Ultra ATA model (£300 + VAT) and Ultra SCSI model (£380 + VAT).

Also new is a version of the 5.25-inch Quantum Bigfoot with magneto-resistive (MR) heads. The drive comes in three versions: 1.6Gb (£140 + VAT), 4.3Gb (£200 + VAT) and 6.4Gb (£250 + VAT).

The third new drive family is the 3.5-inch Quantum Pioneer SG drive which is available in one-disk 1Gb (£115 + VAT) and two-disk 2.1Gb models (150 + VAT). All drives are available now.

Quantum can be contacted by telephone on 00-41-22-929 9126.