zip drive

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Zip Drive definition

hardware, storage
A disk drive from Iomega Corporation which takes removable hard disks storig 100 to 750 megabytes. 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 (http://byte.com/art/9607/sec11/art1.htm). It was superceded by the Jaz drive which takes one gigbyte disks.
(2008-01-21)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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