EZQuest today introduced the Thunder Pro A/V FireWire 400, the first in its new generation of Pro A/V hard drives. The new drive comes in an anodized-aluminum enclosure and is one-third smaller than competitive drives, claims the company. In addition, the Thunder Pro A/V FireWire 400 is very quiet because it has no internal fan, offers data transfer rates of up to 36MB/sec read and 34MB/sec write, features EZ Port (an extra front-access FireWire port that allows fast connect and disconnect), and Smart Switch to automatically turn the drive on when it is plugged in. Pricing has been set at US$249 for 160GB, $289 for 200GB, $349 for 250GB and $699 for 400GB capacities. EZQuest also noted that it will add FireWire 800 drives to this product line within a few weeks.