SyQuest

SyQuest

(SyQuest Technology, Inc., Fremont, CA) An earlier manufacturer of removable disk drives, founded in 1982 by Syed Iftikar (Sy's Quest). It originally made 3.9" drives for the military and introduced its first 5.25" drive in 1986, essentially pioneering the removable, hard disk industry for personal computers. Its drives became de facto standards in the graphics arts and printing industries with more than a million units sold by 1994. SyQuest subsequently introduced several new drives, all of which were incompatible with its first-generation drives and each other.

In late 1998, SyQuest filed for Chapter 11 and later sold its assets to Iomega, its archrival. The competition in the removable market was fierce in the late 1990s after Iomega's introduction of its Zip and Jaz drives. See SyQuest disk, EZFlyer disk, SyJet disk, SparQ disk and Quest disk.
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Iomega Corp is carrying on the legal battle started by the now defunct Syquest Inc against removable storage systems company Castlewood Systems Inc.
Pricing and Availability People can now purchase both SyQuest SCSI and SparQ USB 1 Gigabyte drives and cartridges at retail outlets nationwide, including CompUSA, Fry's Electronics and Best Buy.
SyQuest Technology (Nasdaq NM:SYQT), Fremont, Calif.
When a competitor created a smaller, more aesthetically pleasing drive in 1993, SyQuest decided to revamp its look.
In this kind of business, you don't like to throw away anything," says Bakshi, who archives all completed client work on Syquest removable 45 megabyte cartridges.
Everett also served as executive vice president of sales and marketing for SyQuest Technology, and earlier he was senior vice president, sales and corporate marketing, at Wyse Technology.
Iomega acquired the fixed assets and intellectual property from its bankrupt competitor Syquest Inc at the start of the year (CI No 3,575).
Because of an overwhelming demand for iMac peripherals and sub-$1,000 PC sales, SyQuest will encourage customers to secure the purchase of a SparQ USB 1 Gigabyte drive -- compatible with the iMac or a Windows-based PC -- from major catalogers and direct Internet providers.
95 from Iomega, (800) 697-8833/(801) 778-1000), or with the SyQuest EZ135 drive, which has removable 135MB disks ($199 IDE, $239 external, from SyQuest, (800) 245-2278/(510) 226-4000).
Iomega Corp has turned out to be the mystery buyer of the assets of its one-time proudest competitor, Syquest Inc, and yesterday revealed that it had agreed to pay $9.
He has held a number of executive positions with a number of notable technology and other companies over the past 30 years, including Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation, Memorex Corporation, New Media Corporation and SyQuest Technology, Inc.
Syquest Technology Inc, the struggling removable storage manufacturer which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last November (CI No 3,542), says it has commenced limited sales operations of its removable cartridges hard drives, and is once again offering troubleshooting and driver download support from its web site.