Tech PC Talk Dual Layer (8GB) CD/DVD Writer

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    No, not too sure on Zip Disk Bob, I think I did see one once.

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    No, not too sure on Zip Disk Bob, I think I did see one once.

    That’s luck, John. Once used, never forgotten.

    “If you think this Universe is bad, you should see some of the others.”
    ― Philip K. Dick, legendary SF writer.

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    Sadly I didn’t use, so I forgot

    A little off topic Bob, where are the other univere’s we should see.

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    I don’t recall the name zip disk, but after a Google, they look similar to the disk drives my Amega 500 used. Though iirc they was a little more square, like a “normal”  3.5 disks. Though I’m thinking back about 25 years. Eek!

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    The Jaz was its bigger brother and although it was an hdd Iomega gave that one crappy firmware as well! Not surprising that Iomega’s share price cratered soon after.

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    They were absolutely in the right place at the right time with the right product, with the chance to become the universal “go-to” product for portable file storage/management ( for that time ).

    It just goes to show what can happen if you don’t get the quality right.

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    JB – look for the other Universes on the other side of a Black Hole:

    http://tinyurl.com/7n7h3r4

    The quote in my Sig is from a great SF author, Philip K. Dick. I read a lot of his books, growing up.

    JayCeeDee, spot on! They were meant to replace the floppy with a lot more capacity, and also the CD, but poor quality leading to data loss meant that users were losing confidence in them. When the DVD came along, that was the final nail.

    I can still remember installing Windows 95 with 23 $$***!!!???***! floppies. Anyone else so afflicted? I still have a True Type Fonts floppy, still worked last time I tried it!

    “If you think this Universe is bad, you should see some of the others.”
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    Cheers Bob

    I learn something new every day.

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    John

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