Zip-developers Iomega has announced its first range of 3.5-inch Magneto-Optical drives, the Iomega MO 1.3GB Professional Series. Available in internal ATAPI and external SCSI configurations, the drives will ship in the middle of this month. The drives read and write up to 1.3GB MO disks and features as transfer speed of up to 5.9MB per second. It can also read and write 640MB, 540MB, 230MB and 128MB MO disks. The ATAPI version of the drive will cost £285 plus VAT, while the SCSI drive costs £299 plus VAT.