Zip 100 drive

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Date Introduced
1994
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 1 1/2 in x 5 1/4 in x 7 1/8 in
Manufacturer
Iomega
Credit Line
Gift of Ronald Garner
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
US
Keywords
magnetic; mechanical
Object ID
102673035
Memory Type
Magnetic disk

Like hard disks but unlike other floppies, ZIP drives used a non-contact read/write head that “flew” above the surface. Reliability problems and low-cost CDs eventually made ZIP disks obsolete.