SyQuest EZ 135 Drive
A successor drive, known as the SyQuest EZFlyer, was released in 1996. It was backwards compatible with the EZ 135 disks, and could utilize a higher capacity 230 MB disk.
- Capacity: 135 MB
- Average seek time: 13.5 ms
- Burst transfer rate: 4 MB/s
- Buffer size: 64K
- Mechanism rated for 200,000 hours
At introduction, the EZ 135 Drive had the following prices (in US dollars):
- 135 MB cartridge: $20.00
- EZ 135 Drive – external SCSI: $240.00
- EZ 135 Drive – internal IDE: $200.00
- Much faster
- Higher capacity
- 2-year warranty
Additionally the removable hard disk cartridges included a 5-year warranty.
Unfortunately, the EZ 135 drive was not backwards compatible with other SyQuest drives, and the original capacity was never increased beyond 135 MB. The Zip drive became popular and SyQuest's sales declined.