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Unformatted text preview: KarbosGuide.com. Module 4d. 1 Other drives Super floppies With the increasing performance in magnetic hard disks you may expect a similar development in the production of the floppy drives. However,it took many years to get alternatives to the 1.44 MB floppy disk. Now we have three drives to choose from, all using special 3 inch media. All of them perform very well and are stable and pretty fast: Drive Capacity Comments Iomega Zip 100 MB 10 million sold units makes it the most compatible drive LS120 120 MB Read and write on 1.44 MB floppies as well Sony HiFD 200 MB Read and write on 1.44 MB floppies as well Use the Zip, the LS120 or the HiFD in new PCs - they are cheap and good for backup. You also find portable PC Card versions of these drives. The Zip drive The Zip drive uses a kind of diskette, which can hold 100 MB. In my opinion, the Zip drive works excellently. They are stable, inexpensive, and easy to work with. The drives are not the fastest. I and many others have used Zip drives since they came on the market. This provides us with a common standard to move large files and to make back-ups. For example, you can use this drive to install Windows 95/98 on a computer without a CDROM and avoid having to insert numerous floppy disks. The 100 MB Zip disk is borderline size. However, compared to the work I had to do previously, compressing files with PKZIP onto multiple diskettes, these are very...
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This note was uploaded on 07/31/2011 for the course ISM 4300 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of South Florida - Tampa.
- Fall '08