Zip Drive

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Zip Drive

A disk drive from Iomega Corporation which takes removable 100 megabyte hard disks. Both internal and external drives are manufactured, making the drive suitable for backup, mass storage or for moving files between computers. Software is included to help with file organisation. The internal SCSI model offers up to 60 MB / minute transfer rate.

The Zip drive was awarded Byte's Readers' Hardware Choice Award 1996 ( The company has started to manufacture a larger Jaz drive, which takes one gigbyte disks.

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