updated 09:18 am EST, Wed December 20, 2000
Iomega has begun shipping its Predator CD-RW drive and will be widely available in the United States during early January. The $270 external drive offers 8x4x32x speeds and interchangeable adapters, but currently ships with a USB 1.1 interface. A FireWire adapter will be available in the first quarter of 2001 for $330, with USB 2.0 and PCMCIA adapters to follow later in the year. It is bundled with Adaptec Toast, MusicMatch Jukebox Plus and MGI PhotoSuite software.