Zip Disk

A zip disk is a removable storage device which can hold between 100 - 250Mb of data..

It was very popular from 1995 to about 2003, but is now virtually obsolete as it has been superceded by flash based storage technology such as thumb drives and SD cards.

The attraction at the time was its 100 Mb storage capacity compared to the 1.44 Mb standard floppy disk.

It looks similar to a floppy disk but is slightly larger and thicker.

A zip disk needs a seperate Zip Drive in order to read the data on the disk and save onto it.

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