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 It was superceded by the Jaz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.